Established in 1996, academic activities began in the 1997/98 academic year. The Miguel Hernández University of Elche has 4 campuses (Elche, Sant Joan d'Alacant, Orihuela, and Altea) and 75 buildings, and its total surface area covers 947,635 m2. Its constructed surface area is 209,876 m2. There are currently 16,000 full-time students and 26,700 alumni since the university's creation. The 2016 budget is 97,474,171 €.
The Miguel Hernández University has 7 faculties (Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of Elche, Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of Orihuela, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Faculty of Medicine) and 2 schools (School of Engineering of Elche and School of Engineering of Orihuela).
Regarding academics, the Miguel Hernández University of Elche offers 25 bachelor's, 47 master's, and 13 doctoral programs.
Annual tuition varies between 978.60 € (experimentality level 1 degrees) and 1493.40 € (experimentality level 5 degrees).
The total number of employees at the the Miguel Hernández University is 1,729.
During the 2015-16 academic year, the UMH employed 1,729 persons, of which 1,073 were faculty and 656 were staff. Concerning UMH faculty, 552 were full-time and 521 part-time. Of these, 693 held PhD's. As for university staff, 426 were administration and services personnel, with the remaining 230 contracted through projects.
The average research resources committed to the UMH (research income) over the past five years has been 10,230,016 € and our position in the 2016 U-Ranking of Spanish Universities in terms of performance is 4th.
Regarding journal publications for 2014, 1,166 papers were published, of which 798 were indexed in the ISI Web of Science.
The Miguel Hernández University has 336 international agreements with other universities.
During the 2014/15 academic year, there were 147 outgoing international exchange students, 230 incoming international exchange students, and 47 national exchange students.