UFSC is the 4th best university in the country according to MEC index

03/05/2021 21:28

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is the 4th best federal university in the country, according to the latest Índice Geral de Cursos Avaliados da Instituição (IGC), an index published by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC). Among all universities, UFSC was ranked 5th best, with a score of 4.14 in the continuous IGC ‒ in a scale from 1 to 5. This places UFSC as one of the 15 Brazilian universities ‒ all public ‒ to reach the maximum band score (5) in the IGC.

The data, released last month, are from the year of 2019. The top four positions are occupied, respectively, by the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp).


The IGC is a quality indicator that assesses Higher Education Institutions. Its calculation considers the average grade obtained by the institution’s undergraduate programs and graduate programs (master’s and doctoral degrees) in the latest national evaluations, as well as the distribution of students among the different levels of higher education.

The National Institute for Educational Studies and Research (Inep) highlights that the results of the 2019 edition were only calculated in 2021 due to a new data collection for graduate programs. A total of 2,070 public and private institutions were assessed in this edition.

See the full results on the Inep website.

Translated and adapted by SINTER/UFSC

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