Founded in 2006, Universidade Estadual de Alagoas (State University of Alagoas) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Arapiraca (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Alagoas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Santana do Ipanema, Palmeira dos Índios, São Miguel dos Campos, União dos Palmares. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Estadual de Alagoas (UNEAL) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Estadual de Alagoas (UNEAL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. UNEAL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.