Founded in 1924, Visayas State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Baybay (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Eastern Visayas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Tolosa, Isabel, Alangalan, Villaba. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, Visayas State University (VSU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Visayas State University (VSU) 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 92 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Philippine higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. VSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.