Cebu Doctors' University

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Cebu Doctors' University
CDU Logo.png
Motto Primum Homo Esto
Motto in English
"Let Him First Be a Man"
Type Private, Medical University
Established 1975
President Dr. Potenciano Larrazabal
Students 17,000+
Location #1 Dr. P.V. Larrazabal Jr. Avenue, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Campus 1 campus; urban
University Hymn CDU Our Alma Mater
Colors Blue and White
Nickname CDU White Stallions

Cebu Doctors' University (CDU) is a private university located in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.

It was founded in 1975 at Cebu City as Cebu Doctors' College (CDC) adjacent to the present Cebu Doctors' University Hospital with the opening of its College of Nursing, one of the first nursing colleges in Cebu.

CDC was granted university status by 2005 and moved to its present campus in Mandaue City by 2007. It has eight colleges and a graduate school. It is the only school in the Philippines declared as a university without having basic education (pre-school - high school) curriculum and catering mainly to courses related to the health services field. As of 2016, the university offers senior high school (grades 11 and 12).


Cebu Doctors' University in Mandaue City
  • College of Nursing (CDU-CN, established 1973)
– Level III status granted by PAASCU
  • College of Arts and Sciences (CDU-CAS, established 1975)
– offers undergraduate degrees on biology, computer science, psychology, AB English major in ESL/EFL and International Studies. It also offers associate degrees in computer technology and health science education.
  • College of Medicine (CDU-CM, established 1977)
PBL system; associated with Cebu Doctors' University Hospital (ranked number 9 during the February 2011 PRC Results).
  • College of Dentistry (CDU-CD, established 1980)
  • College of Optometry (CDU-CO, established 1980)
  • College of Allied Medical Sciences, formerly Institute of Allied Medical Sciences (CDU-CAMS, established 1982)
– offering degrees in medical laboratory science and radiologic technology.
  • College of Rehabilitative Sciences (CDU-CRS, established 1992)
– created after restructuring of CAMS, offering degrees on physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and respiratory therapy.
  • College of Pharmacy (CDU-CP, established 2004)
  • Graduate School (established 1980)

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