List of Philippine Presidents by college education

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This is a complete list of Philippine Presidents by college education that consists of the 14 heads of state in the history of the Philippines.

Almost all Presidents (except Emilio Aguinaldo and Joseph Estrada) completed a college degree program. College and postgraduate education have prepared Presidents in their future roles as heads of state, architects of foreign policy, commanders-in-chief of the armed forces, and managers of the entire government bureaucracy.

By law, under the Philippine Constitution, any Filipino citizen aged forty and above who can read and write and can meet residency requirements is eligible to run as President.

However, in practice, popularity, political machinery and financial resources are the key elements which make or break a Presidential Candidate.

List of educational institutions[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

School President(s)
Assumption College
Ateneo de Manila University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Georgetown University
Jose Rizal College (now Jose Rizal University)
Mapúa Institute of Technology
Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines (now Central Colleges of the Philippines)
Silliman University
United States Military Academy
Colegio de San Juan de Letran
University of Manila
University of the Philippines ManilaA

Note: A The University of the Philippines was not declared as a university system before 1972. Although the respective colleges attended by Roxas, Quirino, and Marcos now belong to UP Diliman, they attended the original UP campus which is now UP Manila.

Law school[edit]

School President(s)
Escuela de Derecho de Manila (now Manila Law College Foundation)
Silliman University College of Law
Philippine Law School
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law
University of the Philippines College of Law
Yale Law School

Other graduate/postgraduate education[edit]

School President(s)
Ateneo de Manila University
National Defense College of the Philippines
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Santo Tomas
University of the Philippines Diliman

List by Presidents[edit]

President School(s)
Emilio Aguinaldo
Manuel L. Quezon
Sergio Osmeña
José P. Laurel
Manuel Roxas
Elpidio Quirino
Ramon Magsaysay
Carlos P. Garcia
Diosdado Macapagal
Ferdinand E. Marcos
Corazon C. Aquino
Fidel V. Ramos
Joseph Ejercito Estrada
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Benigno S. Aquino III

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