According to statistics from
the Commission of Higher Learning (CHED), there are over two thousand
Philippine universities and colleges as of October 2008. About a hundred and
twenty of them are state-owned.
The colleges and universities in the Philippines are classified into either
state universities and colleges (SUCs), which are subsidized by the national
government, local universities and colleges (LUCs), which are supported by
the local government, private universities and colleges, CHED supervised
Institutions (CSI), and other government schools (OGS). There are also
special higher education institutions (HEIs) providing specialized training
in areas such as military science and national defense.
The WWW.ILINK.PH portal provides Philippine university listings and presents
them in a visual manner. You can find state universities, Christian and
other private universities in Manila, Cebu and all over the Philippines.
In the 2008 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University survey, four
Philippine universities made it to the list of Top 500 universities in the
world. These are the University of the Philippines in Diliman (UP), Ateneo
de Manila University (ADMU), De LaSalle University (DLSU), and University of
Santo Tomas (UST).
Many students from other countries in Asia such as Korea are studying in
several universities in the Philippines. English proficiency and price
affordability are some of the reasons they choose a Philippine university
rather than those in their home country. As a result, ESL (English as second
language) schools are also sprouting in Manila, Cebu, and other major
The University of the
Philippines in Diliman (U.P. Diliman), offers the largest number of
courses among all Philippine universities. It has 246 undergraduate degree
programs and 362 graduate degree programs offering courses in liberal arts,
history, social sciences, law, business and economics, natural sciences,
engineering, music, fine arts and many others.
Popular courses among Philippine university students include nursing,
medical technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other medical
courses. Also popular are courses in engineering, architecture, law, IT,
computer science, education, and mass communications.
Learn more about Philippine
universities in WWW.ILINK.PH