Established in 1968, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (Rio Grande do Norte State University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Mossoro (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Norte. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Assu, Pau dos Ferros, Patu, Natal. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 49 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UERN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.