St. Michael's College (Iligan)

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St. Michael's College of Iligan
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Motto "Initium Sapientiae, Timor Domini" (To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.)
Type Private, RVM sisters.
Established 1915
President Sister Maria Aida Mariano, RVM
Principal Mrs.Estrella V. Layno
Location Iligan City, Philippines Philippines
Campus Don Gregorio T. Lluch Avenue (Formerly Quezon Avenue.), Iligan City, Philippines
Colors Blue & White          
Nickname SMC

St. Michael's College is a school in Iligan City, Philippines. It is a Catholic and Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) institution of higher learning founded as a catechetical center by Rev. Fr. Felix Cordova, S.J., in 1914. It is administered by the RVM Sisters, offering four levels of education: Elementary, Secondary, Tertiary, Graduate School and Short Term Courses


The school was founded as a catechetical center by Rev. Fr. Felix Cordova, SJ in 1914. It was formally established as Escuela de San Miguel in the year 1915, in honor of Iligan's Patron Saint, St. Michael the Archangel. The Religious of the Virgin Mary sisters were invited to teach at the Escuela with Rev. Mo. Ma Micaela Cuenca, RVM as the first superior and principal. Since then the RVM Sisters have run the school. The school became St. Michael's Academy in 1938 and St. Michael's College in 1952 when it attained full collegiate status.

Distinguished as the oldest Catholic institution of higher learning in Lanao area, St. Michael's College continues to grow in physical structures, organizational capabilities, courses offered and services rendered to the community. The school has attained Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities accreditation for the Grade School, High School and the three collegiate programs namely, Arts and Science, Education and Business Administration. Its philosophy of objectives, mission and vision are anchored on the teaching of Christ and the Catholic Church provide the substance of its core values, goal and objectives.


Now on its active bid to become the city's first private Catholic university and the third RVM school in Northern Mindanao, Saint Michael's College of Iligan offers seven disciplines: Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Accountancy, Engineering and Information Technology, Nursing, Criminology, Education, Arts and Sciences and the Basic Education. It also offers the TESDA Ladderized Courses and the education-related graduate studies program. SMC is expanding its infrastructures to support the growing needs of the academic community and even to the City of Iligan.

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