Baguio Central University

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Baguio Central University
Pamantansang Technolohiya
Baguio Central University Logo.jpg
Former names
Centro Academy, Eastern Philippines College (EPC), Lyceum of Baguio
Motto Libertad, Justicia, Veritas, Equitas
Motto in English
Liberty, Justice, Truth, Equality
Type Private / non-sectarian
Established 1945
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
Region Cordillera Autonomous Region
Colours Gold and Maroon
Nickname BCU Eagles
Mascot none

Baguio Central University is a university in Baguio City, Philippines. It offers education to high school and preschool students. It is also known for its vocational courses.[1]


This 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 a high school program with its vocational courses to serve students for another option after their vocational training.[2] With its desire for helping many students in the city, the school evolves itself offering degree programs in 1951.

The Board of Directors changed its name into 'Lyceum of Baguio' in 1976, then changed it to Baguio Central University in 1977. The school continued to expand their academic programs until 2002. The school has many campuses in the city to give their students a comfortable environment.[3]


The university 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 has associate courses such as Associate in Computer Technology and Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

One of the aims of this university is to help the students. For those students who suffer financially to continue their education, the university offers scholarships and financial aid.

Associate in Health Science was included in the medical courses in 1998. 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.[3]

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.[4]


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