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

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