Established in 1961, Mindanao State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Marawi City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Naawan, Buug, General Santos City, Iligan City, Maigo, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Marawi City, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Naawan, Jolo, Bongao. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, Mindanao State University (MSU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Mindanao State University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 55 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Philippine higher education organization a very selective institution. MSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.