Established in 1986, Universidade Regional do Cariri (Regional University of Cariri) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Crato (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Ceara. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Regional do Cariri (URCA) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Regional do Cariri (URCA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 31 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. URCA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.