The UDESC offers free education through 48 undergraduate, 23 Master's and 11 Doctoralgraduate programs and its 12 Colleges in ten cities around Santa Catarina State. Over 15 thousand students within fields of health, engineering, education, art and business administration with goals contributing to development of the Santa Catarina State and Brazil. Evaluation of Ministry of Education of Brazil ranked UDESC as the 4th best state university in Brazil and 18th overall among 192 evaluated. The UDESC team teachers is highly qualified. Over 95% of teachers are masters and doctors - these, 10% participated in post-doctoral training.