Founded in 1980, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia (State University of Southwest Bahia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Vitória da Conquista (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Bahia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia (UESB) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia (UESB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 36 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UESB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.