Oldest Universities in the Philippines

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in the Philippines? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 232 Philippine Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Philippine higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Philippine Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in the Philippines

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6 University of San Carlos Cebu City
3 University of Santo Tomas Manila
113 Colegio de San Juan de Letran Manila ...
215 Santa Isabel College Manila
2 Ateneo de Manila University Quezon City ...
173 Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University Bacolor
148 Universidad de Sta. Isabel Naga City
153 Sacred Heart College Lucena City
81 Father Saturnino Urios University Butuan City
90 National University, Philippines Manila
66 Technological University of the Philippines Manila ...
64 San Beda University Manila ...
9 Silliman University Dumaguete City
50 Philippine Normal University Manila ...
83 West Visayas State University Iloilo City ...
75 Cebu Normal University Cebu City
133 La Consolacion College Manila Manila
45 Western Mindanao State University Zamboanga City ...
94 University of San Agustin Iloilo City
Un Filamer Christian University Roxas City
8 Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila ...
198 St. Paul University Dumaguete Dumaguete City
46 Manila Central University Caloocan City
128 Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology Cabanatuan City ...
48 University of the Immaculate Conception Davao City
156 Iloilo Science and Technology University Iloilo City ...
53 Christ the King College Calbayog City
24 Central Philippine University Iloilo City
221 St. Paul University Surigao Surigao City
124 University of Northern Philippines Vigan City
97 Tarlac State University Tarlac City
87 St. Scholastica's College Manila
121 Eastern Visayas State University Tacloban City
35 Central Luzon State University Science City of Muñoz
105 St. Paul University Philippines Tuguegarao City
21 Centro Escolar University Manila ...
11 University of the Philippines Manila Manila ...
1 University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City ...
99 Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University Bacnotan ...
5 University of the Philippines System Quezon City
20 University of the Philippines Los Baños Los Baños
131 President Ramon Magsaysay State University Iba ...
116 Western Philippines University Aborlan ...
150 Negros Oriental State University Dumaguete City ...
222 Union Christian College City of San Fernando
37 Central Mindanao University Maramag
16 Saint Louis University, Baguio City Baguio City
4 De La Salle University Manila ...
144 Samar State University Catbalogan City ...
31 Ateneo de Zamboanga University Zamboanga City
122 St. Paul University Manila Manila
218 Pasig Catholic College Pasig City
197 College of the Holy Spirit Manila
183 The University of Manila Manila
140 Nueva Vizcaya State University Bayombong ...
69 Adventist University of the Philippines Silang
228 Guagua National Colleges Guagua
178 University of Eastern Philippines Catarman ...
134 University of the Visayas Cebu City ...
86 José Rizal University Mandaluyong City
42 The Philippine Women's University Manila ...
137 Leyte Normal University Tacloban City
194 Northern Luzon Adventist College Pangasinan
14 Visayas State University Baybay ...
207 Meycauayan College Meycauayan City
154 University of Pangasinan Dagupan City
19 Mapúa University Manila ...
171 Baliuag University Baliuag
28 Miriam College Quezon City
136 Isabela State University Echague ...
157 University of Southern Philippines Foundation Cebu City
219 Lourdes College Cagayan de Oro City
32 Saint Mary's University of Bayombong Bayombong
23 Far Eastern University Manila ...
175 National Teachers College Manila
101 Misamis University Ozamiz City ...
205 St. Joseph's College of Quezon City Quezon City
119 Northwestern University, Philippines Laoag City
22 Adamson University Manila
49 Holy Angel University Angeles City
15 Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan Cagayan de Oro City
72 Lorma Colleges City of San Fernando
208 La Consolacion University Philippines Malolos City
84 Arellano University Manila ...
168 Chiang Kai Shek College Manila
227 Holy Trinity University Puerto Princesa City ...
27 Ateneo de Naga University Naga City ...
145 University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos Bacolod City ...
155 Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology Sampaloc
141 Tarlac Agricultural University Camiling
204 Republic Central Colleges Angeles City
100 Cebu Institute of Technology Cebu City
189 FEATI University Manila
18 University of the East Manila ...
196 St. Paul University Quezon City Quezon City
108 Philippine Christian University Manila ...
169 University of Bohol Tagbilaran City
62 Southwestern University PHINMA Cebu City
43 University of Batangas Batangas City
71 University of the Cordilleras Baguio City
160 Wesleyan University-Philippines Cabanatuan City ...
30 University of Mindanao Davao City ...
26 University of San Jose-Recoletos Cebu City ...
Un Lipa City Colleges Lipa City
147 University of Iloilo - PHINMA Iloilo City
111 Manuel L. Quezon University Quiapo
109 Holy Name University Tagbilaran City
123 Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Lucena City ...
216 Notre Dame University Cotabato City
117 John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University Iloilo City
209 University of Luzon Dagupan City
210 STI West Negros University Bacolod City ...
225 University of Cagayan Valley Tuguegarao City
10 Ateneo de Davao University Davao City
38 University of Nueva Caceres Naga City
77 Aquinas University of Legazpi Legazpi City
54 University of Baguio Baguio City
229 La Consolacion College Iriga City
179 Eastern Samar State University Borongan ...
188 University of La Salette Santiago City
58 Holy Cross of Davao College Davao City
88 University of St. La Salle Bacolod City
78 University of Southern Mindanao Kabacan ...
56 Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila ...
104 Notre Dame of Dadiangas University City of General Santos
85 Mountain View College Valencia City
220 Marinduque State College Boac
115 Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong City
103 Central Colleges of the Philippines Quezon City
143 University of Antique Sibalom
127 Liceo de Cagayan University Cagayan de Oro City
142 Laguna State Polytechnic University Sta. Cruz ...
61 University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Quezon City
193 Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology Zamboanga City
224 Siena College of Taytay Taytay
211 Western Institute of Technology Iloilo City
184 Cebu Institute of Medicine Cebu City
202 Notre Dame of Kidapawan College Kidapawan City
138 Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation San Carlos City
112 Assumption College San Lorenzo Makati City
186 Cor Jesu College Digos City
130 Saint Pedro Poveda College Quezon City
74 University of the Philippines Baguio Baguio City
63 Mindanao State University Marawi City ...
199 Romblon State University Odiongan
164 Asian Social Institute Manila
52 De La Salle Lipa Lipa City
29 Technological Institute of the Philippines Manila ...
70 Angeles University Foundation Angeles City
Un Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology Claveria
57 Trinity University of Asia Quezon City
139 University of the Assumption City of San Fernando
76 National Defense College of the Philippines Quezon City
98 University of Cebu Cebu City ...
180 Southern Luzon State University Lucban
170 Biliran Province State University Biliran ...
190 Aldersgate College Solano ...
149 University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao City
146 Palawan State University Puerto Princesa City ...
68 Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Manila
152 San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite Cavite City
201 National College of Business and Arts Quezon City ...
33 Our Lady of Fatima University Valenzuela City ...
25 University of Asia and the Pacific Pasig City
191 Guimaras State College Buenavista
65 Universidad de Zamboanga Zamboanga City ...
12 Asian Institute of Management Makati City
214 Saint Jude College Manila
13 Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology Iligan City
166 PATTS College of Aeronautics Parañaque City
59 Bicol University Legazpi City ...
110 Rizal Technological University Mandaluyong City
129 Capitol University Cagayan de Oro City
226 Saint Joseph Institute of Technology Butuan City
79 Cebu Doctors' University Mandaue City
39 Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila ...
206 St. Paul University Iloilo Iloilo City
159 Lyceum-Northwestern University Dagupan City
162 Davao Doctors College Davao City
51 University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Piñas City ...
60 New Era University Quezon City ...
200 Saint Michael's College of Laguna Biñan City
93 University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta City of Biñan ...
213 Quirino State University Diffun
165 Olivarez College Parañaque City
163 St. Louis College Valenzuela Valenzuela City
47 Mariano Marcos State University Batac ...
96 Cagayan State University Tuguegarao City ...
17 University of Southeastern Philippines Davao City ...
34 University of the Philippines in the Visayas Iloilo City ...
92 De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute Dasmariñas City
91 Pangasinan State University Lingayen ...
114 Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication San Juan
102 AMA Computer University Quezon City
73 Philippine School of Business Administration Manila ...
192 Central Philippine Adventist College Murcia
120 Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges Nabua ...
203 Abra State Institute of Science and Technology Lagangilang
212 Colegio de Dagupan Dagupan City
36 Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies Silang
55 Benguet State University La Trinidad ...
7 De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila
67 Asia Pacific College Makati City
125 FEU Institute of Technology Manila
167 Notre Dame of Marbel University Koronadal City
185 Camarines Norte State College Daet
181 Sorsogon State College Sorsogon City ...
174 Surigao del Sur State University Tandag ...
161 St. Luke's College of Medicine - WHQM Quezon City
217 Asian Institute of Maritime Studies Pasay City
172 Aurora State College of Technology Baler ...
89 Bulacan State University Malolos City ...
41 University of the Philippines Mindanao Davao City
95 Cavite State University Indang ...
177 Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College Ilocos Sur ...
195 Bulacan Agricultural State College San Ildefonso
106 Aklan State University Banga ...
135 Partido State University Goa ...
40 Batangas State University Batangas City ...
107 University of Rizal System Tanay ...
223 St. Mary's College Quezon City
118 Southern Leyte State University Sogod ...
182 Capiz State University Roxas City ...
151 La Salle University, Ozamiz City Ozamiz City
132 Bataan Peninsula State University Balanga City ...
126 Bukidnon State University Malaybalay City
158 Bohol Island State University Bilar ...
82 Cebu Technological University Cebu City
80 Caraga State University Butuan City ...
176 Catanduanes State University Virac
44 University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines Cagayan de Oro City ...
187 Northwest Samar State University Calbayog City
Legend: Un Unranked

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