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A Complete List of Recognized Colleges and Universities in Manila, Philippines

The City of Manila

They say if you make it in New York, you'll make it anywhere. I say if your child graduates from college in the city of Manila, you have a child who's ready to face the harsh part of the working world.

The traffic, the smoke, the constraints of dorms and boarding houses, the daily encounters with all kinds of people, the race for jeepneys and buses, the stretching of the peso, the struggles to complete projects without any help from parents or siblings, and the lack of comforts normal at home -- these are the things that will make your child strong.

The Monument of Jose Rizal, the Philippines' national hero, at the Luneta Park in Manila, photographed by lenareh of

The Monument of Jose Rizal, the Philippines' national hero, at the Luneta Park in Manila, photographed by lenareh of

Since Manila is the oldest of the cities that make up what has been called Metro Manila, it's here where most of the public and private universities built their campuses. There are now other large universities outside Manila, but many of the biggest universities are still in Manila, with a number of them establishing bigger campuses in the suburbs, where plenty of open land is still available.

Part of Manila Bay, photographed by maryan54 of

Part of Manila Bay, photographed by maryan54 of

Here's a list of colleges and universities in the city of Manila, part of Metro Manila or the National Capital Region (NCR), which are recognized by the Commission on Higher Education.

There are 2,180 higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country as of August 2010, according to the CHED, with most of the HEIs in the Metro Manila area or NCR and in Region 4A (Calabarzon Region). HEIs refer to colleges, universities, institutes and other post-secondary learning institutions.

The NCR hosts 312 HEIs and Region IV-A hosts 276 HEIs. Region III (Central Luzon) follows with 227 HEIs.

Of the 2,180 HEIs, 607 or 27.84 percent are public, and 1,573 or 72.16 percent are private.

Private Universities in Manila

UniversityLocation in ManilaWebsite




Adamson University (AdU)


Arellano University


Centro Escolar University (CEU)

San Miguel

De La Salle University


Far Eastern University (FEU)


FEATI University

Sta Cruz

Lyceum of the Philippines University


Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU)


National University (NU)


Philippine Christian University (PCU)


Philippine Women's University (PWU)


University of Manila (UM)


University of Santo Tomas (UST)


University of the East (UE)


Interior square of one the main buildings of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the oldest university in Asia, having been founded in April 1611, photographed by anyoflores of

Interior square of one the main buildings of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the oldest university in Asia, having been founded in April 1611, photographed by anyoflores of

Private Colleges in Manila

CollegeLocation in ManilaWebsite or Telephone Numbers




ABE International College of Business and Accountancy


(02) 400-0208 and 400-0209

ABE International College of Business and Economics


(02) 736-2894

Access Computer and Technical Colleges


AMA Computer College

Sta. Mesa

(02) 714-8881 and 715-6078

Asian Social Institute


Chiang Kai Shek College


Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing and Liberal Arts

Sta. Cruz

Colegio de San Juan de Letran


College of the Holy Spirit of Manila

San Miguel

Concordia College


De Ocampo Memorial College

Sta. Mesa

(02) 715-1891 to 94

Emilio Aguinaldo College


Family Clinic


(02) 731-2901

FEU-East Asia College


Guzman College of Science and Technology


iCollege of the Philippines


(02) 786-2000

Informatics College


Interface Computer College


Jesus Reigns Christian College Foundation


(02) 307-0883 and (02) 404-1027

La Consolacion College

San Miguel

(02) 736-0235 and (02) 313-0513

Manila Business College

Sta. Cruz

(02) 314-6861

Manila Law College

Sta. Cruz

(02) 314-8513 and (02) 314-8509

Manila Theological College

Sta. Mesa

(02) 714-1583

Manila Times College

Port Area

Mapua Institute of Technology


Mary Chiles College


(02) 735-5341

Mary Johnston College


(02) 245-0765

Metropolitan Hospital College of Nursing

Sta. Cruz

02) 255-0401 and (02) 253-8769

National Teachers College


Perpetual Help College of Manila


(02) 731-8199 and (02) 731-1550

Philippine College of Criminology

Sta. Cruz

Philippine College of Health Sciences


02) 733-9480 and (02) 734-0339

Philippine Cultural College


Philippine Maritime Institute-Manila

Sta. Cruz

(02) 242-0265

Philippine Merchant Marine School-Manila

Sta. Cruz

(02) 742-3372

Philippine School of Business Administration


Philsin College Foundation

Sta. Mesa

(02) 715-0018

Saint John Berchmans School of Manila Foundation


(02) 735-4670 and (02) 735-4695

Saint Paul University


(02) 524-5687 loc 211

Saint Rita College


(02) 736-4360

Saint Rita Hospital College of Nursing and School of Midwifery


(02) 251-4929

Saint Scholastica's College


San Beda College

San Miguel

San Sebastian College


(02) 734-8931 to 39 loc 111, 112

Santa Catalina College


(02) 734-6861

Santa Isabel College


STI College-Recto


STI College-Taft


Technological Institute of the Philippines


Unciano Colleges and General Hospital

Santa Mesa

(02) 716-7292

The Arch of the Centuries of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), photographed by anyofloresof

The Arch of the Centuries of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), photographed by anyofloresof

Public Universities or State Universities in Manila

***PUP has 11 branches in Metro Manila and suburbs
***UP-Manila is part of the University of the Philippines System, whose main campus is in Diliman, Quezon City and whose website is







Philippine Normal University


Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)

Sta. Mesa

Technological University of the Philippines


University of the Philippines Manila





One of the main buildings of De La Salle University in Manila, photographed by fated2bme of

One of the main buildings of De La Salle University in Manila, photographed by fated2bme of

Public College or State College in Manila

CollegeLocation in ManilaTelephone Numbers



EARIST State College formerly Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology


715-1319 / 716-50-59




City-Financed Universities in Manila

CollegeLocation in ManilaWebsite




Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila


Universidad de Manila (formerly City College of Manila)





Tuition Fees at Some Universities in Manila, Philippines


Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on August 26, 2015:

A useful directory.

Nora Tamba (author) on June 22, 2015:

Hi grand old lady, thank you very much for your input. Have another great day!

vine on June 22, 2015:

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Anong school po ba ang nag ooffer ng night or half day classess ? Yung para po sa HRM course?

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on March 23, 2015:

Hi Nera, this is a very comprehensive list of colleges and universities in Metro Manila. However, I just wanna inform you that the cheapest and best would be UP. It's amazingly cheap and it's the best university in the country. Also, if you want your child to pursue further studies abroad, to qualify for a top tiered college overseas, they consider only graduates of UP, La Salle, Ateneo and UST. There is a second tier of colleges, which includes College of St. Benilde, but students here can only be accepted based on grades and academic accomplishments.

At least, this was my experience when my daughter pursued her master's degree overseas.

jonathan A. on February 09, 2015:

Ask q lng po kung meron png public universities malapit sa PUPQC with low tuition fee and pd ang working students?

anneng... on July 16, 2014:

Ahm, ano po kasi i'm incoming freshmen po. So balak kong kunin na course fine arts na yung ART EDUCATION TEACHER, ang alam ko parang sa TUP lang sya meron & EARIST. Ahm gusto ko po sana sa private. Nahihirapan po ako maghanap. So patulong po sana:) any suggestion? Pls,pls,pls! Thank you:)))))

Nora Tamba (author) on July 13, 2014:

Hi anneng, PCU offers B in Secondary Education Major in Arts. You can also study Fine Arts at UST, PWU, etc. and then teach, if you like. EARIST offers 3-year courses Associate in Fine Arts (Painting) and Associate in Fine Arts (Advertising).

anneng... on July 13, 2014:

Hi, ask lang po san po kayo na university/colleges na may course na art education, bokod sa TUP po?

Thank you! :)

kieffer on July 06, 2014:

If you're a geek go to UP Diliman but if you're just an ordinary student enroll yourself in the university which tops in the accreditation level of PACUCOA or PAASCU, at least Level II, III Re-accredited status, IV is the highest.

Meeen on June 08, 2014:

Hi sir ask ko lng po maganda ba mag aral ng bsba sa university of manila ? Or should I say maganda b ang school n yun kasi people say mahihirapan daw ako dun dahil sa kailangan bilhin lht ng libro and pag nag transfer ka eh di nila binibigay sayo yung transcript mo yung kaibigan ko po kasi one year pa daw nya bago nakuha yung transcript nya eh ?

Nora Tamba (author) on May 30, 2014:

Hi again csm, great to know that local school continues to produce CPAs, and that your child is in UP. Not all who dream of going there are able to study there. Indeed, that's our top university (I hear disapproval from the neighboring school :) ). Have another great day, csm!

angel on May 29, 2014:

maganda po ba medtech sa eac?

Jennel on May 26, 2014:

Hello! Can you suggest good schools that offer Medtech course within Metro Manila? Thankyou!

Consolacion Miravite from Philippines on May 22, 2014:

Yep, there are other schools that are not anywhere near the horizon, but you see some of their students beating the daylights out of everybody. That same local college, has two of its graduates making it to no. 4 and 6 in the recent final pre-board in CPAR (Certified Public Accountants Review School) just recently. They are still waiting for the schedule of the CPA Board Exam this coming May or June to know if they will make it as topnotchers.

I am a graduate of the Santa Isabel College, BSC Accounting years ago (pls.don't ask the year, :D) I managed to pass the board, even if the school was not known for its accountancy program, during my time.

Nonetheless, if you ask my kid, there is no other school for her except UP. It is UP and other schools. Nothing comes next as far as she is concerned. Heheh!


Nora Tamba (author) on May 22, 2014:

Hi csmiravite, thanks for commenting.

Yes, that's true, some little known public schools, specially in the provinces, have better passing rates in some board licensure exams than known private schools in Metro Manila.

I've read your posts on two financially struggling students who became successful CPAs, and these have inspired me. Have another great day!

Nora Tamba (author) on May 22, 2014:

Hi lalalaalay, yes. Study well and you'll find your way to success.

Consolacion Miravite from Philippines on May 21, 2014:

There are several good schools in Manila that we may say are the cream of the crop --- University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Ateneo University, and University of Santo Tomas. There are other equally good schools that are tops in their field: Mapua for engineering, Centro Escolar University for dentistry, Santa Isabel College for music and many others. But it would entirely depend on the student if he succeeds in his chosen course or not. I formerly taught in one local public college run by the one city government, and they were able to produce top notchers in the accountancy field even beating the top notch schools mentioned above.

lalalaalay on April 14, 2014:

Maganda po ba yung HRM sa St scholastica manila?

Nora Tamba (author) on April 04, 2014:

Please call the PMI Admissions Office for enrolment inquiries: 241-9694 / 921-2638

Christian25 on April 04, 2014:

Sir kelan po ang entrance examination sa PMI Sta. Cruz?? Salamat po! :)

Nora Tamba (author) on March 27, 2014:

Hi Lalaine, I know you know that the really affordable schools are the state or city universities. But the entry to these state/city schools is not easy as they require residency and they're besieged by several thousand admission applicants. Try RTU in Mandaluyong.

Among the not-Enderun-DeLaSalle-ADMU private schools, Lyceum Manila's HRM program is becoming popular because it built its own hotel partly for training students.

EARIST, University of Manila, PCU and Arellano charge more affordable fees than other schools; but I have not researched about their facilities.

Lalaine Ramos on March 27, 2014:

Hi po, ask ko lang kung saan po ba mayroong school na affordable pero may mgndang facilities ang school for HRM courses?

Nora Tamba (author) on March 07, 2014:

Hi karla mae, Philippine Normal University has that course and major.

EARIST in Sta. Mesa offers BS in Education.

Rizal Technological University in Mandaluyong offers BSED in Computer Education, English, Filipino, Physical Science, Mathematics, Social Studies.

Philippine Christian University offers BSED in English, Science, Filipino, Mathematics, Music, Arts, Physical Education

New Era University offers BSED in English, Filipino, Science, Math, MAPE

Polytechnic University of the Philippines offers BSED in English, Filipino, Mathematics, Social Studies

It seems that the History major is not a popular offering. The other colleges, even schools in the provinces, that I searched do not offer History major.

karla mae on March 06, 2014:

San po ba pwde kumuha ng course na secondary education major in history pero mababa ang tuition ?

Nora Tamba (author) on December 10, 2013:

Yes, Georgina is right. The name of the school helps, but ultimately, it depends on the effort and resourcefulness of the student and the readiness of the student to take hold of great opportunities coming by.

georgina on December 10, 2013:

i think even your school is not popular as others it's up to the student how/she will respond towards on academic and how you are going to face the reality of the world

Nora Tamba (author) on October 18, 2013:

Hi rachel, try Lyceum Manila. They own a hotel nearby, Bayleaf Hotel, where their students can train.

racheL aLimboyogen on October 18, 2013:

heLLo po ..

Ask ko Lang po kung saan maganda mag araL ng HRM ..

T.Y :)

Nora Tamba (author) on September 24, 2013:

Thanks for commenting tata

tata on September 24, 2013:

nice.. thanks for sharing this.. gives me idea where to go in college next month..

Kim Thao on September 14, 2013:

Hi you,

Sorry for being late.

I mean that I'll take a Master course in Philippines . So I need your help to find a good university in Philippines. Thank you


Nora Tamba (author) on August 29, 2013:

Hi Kim, do you mean to take the course purely online? When I'm done with my current task, I'll check if there's a master's course on Tesol offered online by Philippine schools.

Or do you plan to come to the Philippines to complete your master's?

Kim Thao (Ms) on August 29, 2013:

Hi everyone.

I am Vietnamese and I'm living in Vietnam now. I'l like to take a master of Tesol which is International Accreditation in Manila but I dont know where I begin. Please advise me. Thank you very much for your help.

pao on May 18, 2013:

may hair cut policy ba sa university of the east?

sachie on May 07, 2013:

Hi I'm looking for a school na may BSOA NA course.. and yung tuition fee ndn po per sem. Yung malapt lang po sana sa quezon city or manila area.


morp on May 07, 2013:

may hair policy ba sa university of manila /

John on March 25, 2013:

Meron po bang haircut policy sa TUP? Thanks. :)

miguel on March 24, 2013:

gusto ko ng bussiness management na course kaso saang school ako pedeng mag enroll na makakamura pa po


Tin on October 22, 2012:

TUP is one of the best school for ENGINEERS. Always have topnatchers in Board exam. And they are good in Automotive.

ara on October 18, 2012:

Gusto ko ng accountancy pero yung mura lang. Ano katang school ang pwede kong pasukan??!

maryam on October 14, 2012:

wer po b ang rght school para sgusto ko kumuha ng IT yun anak ko kc gusto nya yun ,yun di p kmahaln ang tfee thnks

mark on October 05, 2012:

Hi everyone, I am currently a freshman student in one of the public college schools in Valenzuela, I`m taking Secondary Education major in English. I am planning to transfer but I dont know what school suites me. If possible I also want to avail a scholarship since I graduated with flying colors in high school. Please help me where to transfer with course offering related to what I am taking right now. Tnx

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darrin :)))) on August 28, 2012:

dito tayo , dito tayo sa BIDA ang aircon , my elevator pa !

so what are you waiting for ?

mag MMC kana .

pahagin hangin din ..

marvilyn on August 18, 2012:

gusto ko po sanang mag enroll this SY:2013-2014 sa pup pero di ko po alam kung kailan ang admission exam for 2013-2014 dito po sa maynila.pwede po kaya ako sa university na mayroon po kaya silang murang tuition fee para po sa coares ko na HospitalityManagement....pero di ko po alam kung anong klaseng hospitality management po akong pwedeng mabilang

Nora Tamba (author) on August 18, 2012:

Hi Marithony, here's a list of good medical technology schools, based on the results of the March 2012 Medical Technologists Licensure Exam Given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC):

jhec2 on August 17, 2012:

hellow po sir...gusto q pong mag school sa murang college school...saan po kaya aq pwede? gusto q pong maging call center agent,,,,,pero d q p po alam qng saang cuorse po dpat aq...

Marithony on August 11, 2012:

Best university for MedTech? With good facilities and quality standard. Thanks

Nora Tamba (author) on July 29, 2012:

Hi ikon, I'm glad you've joined hubpages. University of Manila offers HRM. UM's tuition fees are more affordable than those of many other private schools.

mang kulas on July 29, 2012:

hi po, im ikon from sampaloc...i just wanna know kung san magandang school mag enroll yung di nman ganun kamahal ang tuition...hrm po course

Nora Tamba (author) on July 14, 2012:

Hi Vipul, email EAC at best regards

VIPUL SHARMA on July 13, 2012:

hey...can you please tell me.,who are the official representatives of Emilio Aguinaldo College in INDIA.

michelle on June 22, 2012:

tnx po........:)

mika on June 16, 2012:

San po pinaka murang BsHrm na course? Im from marikina. Thanks.

Nora Tamba (author) on June 09, 2012:

Hi, Michelle, UP, PUP, and TUP are among the best, but the 2012-2013 admission exams for these schools are past. If you like to wait for the 2013-2014 school year, then you can start applying now. For UP, the deadline for application is June 15 for Metro Manila high school students and June 22 for those outside of Metro Manila. PUP and TUP have later deadlines, but visit their websites now and take note of the deadlines. These schools, however, require that you have not taken any college course before taking the exam. Check your city-funded university; admission might still be open.

Nora Tamba (author) on June 09, 2012:

Hi Jhec, ito ang mga top accounting schools in the Philippines based on the latest CPA exam results

Mr. Mendoza on June 08, 2012:



michelle on June 03, 2012:

hi mam/ michelle asido.turning freshman this year.i just want to ask if what public university i should be enter if im going to enroll 2nd semester.w/c has a low fee and has a course of I.T?i hope you will respond..thank you.:)

Jhec on May 27, 2012:

Hello. Gusto ko lng po itanong kung saan po maganda mag-aral ng Accountancy. Thanks po :)

harry on May 24, 2012:

maganda po ba ang engineering ng adamson?

Nora Tamba (author) on April 22, 2012:

Hi Shin and Phen, visit this post, check the tuition fees, scan some of the comments, and then choose some schools for your final consideration.

Claire, I'll research first. Best regards to all.

SHIN VALENZUELA on April 22, 2012:

i am searching for universities w/c has low tuition fee and has civil engineer course .. can you help me to find a university i am refer to ? tnx please email the info in my fb acc. tnx :)

Phen on April 03, 2012:

Sa Perpetual po kaya magkano po kaya tuition fee pag BSIT? saka saan po ang pinaka murang university na may IT course? Di naman ako pwede sa mga state university kasi mababa lang ang average ko. Pls help. Thx

claire on April 03, 2012:

I am planning to go to canada and study there. But I am advised first to get a degree here in Philippines..

I want to know which University here in manila That has International Accreditation.I want to know on which University here in manila. which after completing my course. It will be credited in Canada or USA. Hope you can help me guys thanks

Nora Tamba (author) on March 31, 2012:

Hi zainullah, which school? and where are you from?

Nora Tamba (author) on March 31, 2012:

Thanks, ewater, for commenting.

Nora Tamba (author) on March 31, 2012:

Thanks, Herbert, for your kind comment.

Nora Tamba (author) on March 31, 2012:

Thanks vin43, yes, I'll improve it when I have more time. Meanwhile, if you're interested, I have a post on tuition fees here

Nora Tamba (author) on March 31, 2012:

Hi my, thanks for your comment, it's an encouragement.

Nora Tamba (author) on March 31, 2012:

Hi dave, thanks for sharing your tip.

Nora Tamba (author) on March 31, 2012:

Hi bryan, check this list of schools which did well in the guidance counseling board exam. Kung okay sila sa guidance counseling, okay rin sila sa Psychology. Best regards

Nora Tamba (author) on March 31, 2012:

Hi dionie, I checked again, and it's really . Ano ba dapat? Thanks anyway for commenting.

dionie on March 31, 2012:

the given web address of PCCr was wrong .........

my on March 28, 2012:

thanks...very informative

bryan on March 22, 2012:

hi! just wanted to ask if may alam kang school na walang rules for hair cut. tas aroud manila area malapit sa pasig..... thanks.. im looking for a good school for psychology..

avic on November 09, 2011:

dave suggest ko lang kung naghahanap ka ng Engineering school, go for TIP.

dave on October 27, 2011:

..i really need a university school na may bsie na kurso... ang hirap mag hanap im from pup bataan

Nora Tamba (author) on September 05, 2011:

Thanks too Herbert. See you around. Would be back to read some of your hubs.

HERBERT ubaldo on September 05, 2011:


vin43 from india on June 17, 2011:

really your hub is interesting , but you can make it more interesting by adding fee structure and renownwed branches of colleges

ewater on May 23, 2011:

Thank you for taking the time and sharing this information with us. It was indeed very helpful and insightful while being straight forward and to the point.

zainullah on April 07, 2011:

i want admossion

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