Universidad San Francisco de Quito is a private non-profit liberal arts college located in Quito and various locations in Ecuador, including the Gal├ípagos Islands. Founded in 1988, the college offers 46 different Bachelors' programs, 16 Associates' degree and 14 Masters' programs. The college employs half of the Ph.Ds in Ecuador, and its peer-reviewed journal is ranked number one nationally. The school has strong ties to over 100 different universities across the U.S., so credits easily transfer back to American universities. The school is located about 40 minutes away from Quito and has a small student body of 5000 and 600 staff members.