Benguet State University

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Benguet State University
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Motto Bringing Service with Utmost Quality and Dedication
Type Government, state university
Established 1916
President Dr. Feliciano Calora Jr.
Students 10,000++ (elementary, secondary and tertiary)
Location La Trinidad, Benguet,  Philippines
Campus La Trinidad (Main Campus),
Buguias Campus,
Bokod Campus
Colors Green and Yellow

Benguet State University is a state university located in the municipality of La Trinidad in the province of Benguet in the Philippines.[1]

It was originally named Trinidad Farm School, which was later changed to Trinidad Agricultural School (TAS). From TAS its name was changed to Trinidad Agricultural High School (TAHS). When the school was nationalizedits name was again changed to Mountain National Agricultural School (MNAS). It was soon converted into the Mountain National College (MNAC); Mountain Agricultural College (MAC); and eventually, the Mountain State Agricultural College (MSAC) in 1969 through Republic Act 5923.[2]

On January 12, 1986, the school was converted into a chartered state university by virtue of Presidential Decree 2010.[3] At present Benguet State University is home to various Center of Excellence (COE) and Center of Development (COD) programs such as Agriculture, Education and Nursing.

Colleges, campuses and institutions[edit]

BSU has two satellite campuses, eight colleges, two academic institutes, and a Graduate School. It also runs an Open University. These units offer graduate and undergraduate degree programs in agriculture, forestry, teacher's education, nursing, physical sciences and the arts. Some units offer non-degree programs and short courses. Colleges:


  • Institute of Public Administration
  • Institute of Human Kinetics


Elementary and secondary schools[edit]

Besides having college campuses, the school had also elementary and secondary campuses. The elementary was called Elementary Laboratory School (ELS) and the secondary as the Secondary Laboratory School (SLS). Both of these were connected with the College of Teacher's Education by helping college students practice teaching children and adolescents. The ELS campus is located at KM. 5, La Trinidad while the SLS campus is in the Out Post, La Trinidad.


  1. ^ "Benguet State University Website". Benguet State University. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  2. ^ "An Act Converting the Mountain Agricultural College in the Municipality of La Trinidad, Province of Benguet, to a State College to be known as the Mountain State Agricultural College". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 21 June 1969. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Presidential Decree 2010". Philippine Government. January 12, 1986. Retrieved 2008-10-09.