Baguio Central University

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Baguio College Technology
Pamantansang Technolohiya
Baguio Central University Logo.jpg
Motto Libertad, Justicia, Veritas, Equitas
Motto in English Liberty, Justice, Truth, Equality
Established 1945
Type Private / Non-Sectarian
Budget Manong Pepe Saldevar
Officer in charge Eugene Pucay
Principal C. Azares
Dean John Daoas, PHD of Educ
Director Mrs. Paulita C. Reyes
Admin. staff Stella Aquino, Clarita Botor
Location Baguio City, Cordillera, Philippines
16°25′02″N 120°35′48″E / 16.417222°N 120.596667°E / 16.417222; 120.596667Coordinates: 16°25′02″N 120°35′48″E / 16.417222°N 120.596667°E / 16.417222; 120.596667
Campus Urban
Former names Centro Academy, Eastern Philippines College(EPC), Lyceum of Baguio
Colours Gold and Blue         
Nickname BCU Eagles
Mascot none

Baguio City was known to be the Philippine's Summer Capital because of its cool climate. Baguio is 8 degrees cooler on the average than any place in lowlands. When Manila is at 35°C or above, Baguio seldom exceeds 26°C at its warmest.[1] With its beautiful, amusing and wonderful tourist destinations like the Burnham Park and Mines View, Baguio City just not only cater travelers and tourists, it also caters to youths who want to have quality education since the city has many outstanding privates and non-sectarian schools.[2] The Baguio Central University is one of these schools aiming to excel by offering educational training to students who wants success in their various fields. The university also offers education to high school and pre-school students. It is also known for its vocational courses.[3]


Right after World War II ended in 1945, this educational institution was established by Godofredo Fernandez in 1945 and started offering vocational courses. The school was first known as Centro Academy. After four years of success, the school started to offer high school program together with its vocational courses to serve students for another option after their vocational training.[4] With its desire for helping many students in the city, the school evolves itself offering degree programs in 1951.The Board of Directors then decided to change its name into Lyceum of Baguio in 1976, then later changed to Baguio Central University in 1977. The school continued to expand their academic programs until 2002. The school have also build different campuses within the city to give their students a comfortable environment.[5]

Present Time[edit]

The university now has nine Collegiate Divisions that includes College of Criminology, College of Liberal Arts and Public Administration, College of Physical Therapy, College of Nursing, College of Information Technology as well as College of Administration. The university also has Associate Courses such as Associate in Computer Technology, as and Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

One of the aims of this university is to help the students. So, for those students who suffers financially to continue their education, the university offers scholarship programs as well as financial aid programs to students.

Associate in Health Science was included in the medical courses in 1998 and the Pio H. Joven Research Center Inc. was established and the university's services were extended outside the Philippines. Sisterhood ties has been established with Presbyterian General Assembly Theological College and Seminary in Korea.[5]

As per Executive Order 330, the university has been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education and gave the certificate of authorization to the university to accredit, provide equivalency, and to confer academic degree in BS Education, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Master of Arts in Education, Master in Public and Business Administration, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy.[6]


  1. ^ "About Baguio City". 
  2. ^ "City of Baguio". NERBAC. 
  3. ^ "Baguio Education". 
  4. ^ "Baguio Central University in Baguio City - Philippines". 
  5. ^ a b "Baguio Central University: Student recognition through social participation". Manila Bulletin. August 30, 2004. 
  6. ^ "Executive Order 330". Supreme Court E-Library. 

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