Universidad de Sta. Isabel

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Universidad de Santa Isabel
Universidad de Sta.Isabel.jpg
Former names
Escuela-Colegio Diocesano de Sta. Isabel (April 12, 1867)
Escuela Normal de Maesras of Colegio de Sta. Isabel (Sept. 18, 1875)
Colegio de Sta. Isabel
Motto in English
Where Love is Service
Type Private
Established April 12, 1868
Affiliation Roman Catholic
(Daughters of Charity)
President Sr. Lourdes L. Albis, DC
Basic Education
Simonet A. Barrosa, MA Ed
Students (High School)
Location Naga City, Camarines Sur,  Philippines
13°37′44″N 123°11′19″E / 13.62902°N 123.18861°E / 13.62902; 123.18861Coordinates: 13°37′44″N 123°11′19″E / 13.62902°N 123.18861°E / 13.62902; 123.18861
Campus Main campus - Bagumbayan Sur, Naga City
Annex campus - Panganiban Drive, Naga City
Pili campus - Pili, Camarines Sur
Alma Mater Song "The University Hymn"
Colors Yellow USI colors.PNG Green
Nickname Vincentians
Affiliations CEAP
Website www.usi.edu.ph

The Universidad de Sta. Isabel (USI) is a private Catholic Vincentian university owned and run by the Daughters of Charity in Naga City, Philippines. It was established by six Daughters of Charity sisters who arrived in the Bicol region (Philippines) on April 4, 1868 with Bishop of Caceres, Most Rev. Francisco Gainza, O.P., founder of Colegio de Sta. Isabel. A Royal Decree of Queen Isabella II of Spain dated 5 November 1867 granted to the Lord Don Fray Francisco Gainza, Bishop of Nueva Caceres, the creation of a school for girls (escuela de niñas) which will be under the care of the Hijas de Caridad (Daughters of Charity).

The school was opened on April 12, 1868. In Sept. 18, 1875, Colegio de Sta. Isabel became the first normal school for women in the Philippines and Southeast Asia under the name Escuela Normal de Maestras of Colegio de Sta. Isabel.

Colegio de Sta. Isabel achieved its university status in August 2001, and was renamed Universidad de Sta. Isabel.


The main campus of the Universidad de Sta. Isabel is campus is located at Elias Angeles St., Bagumbayan Sur, Naga City. An annex campus is located at Panganiban Drive, Naga City and a satellite campus in Pili, Camarines Sur.


Higher Education Department Programs[edit]

Graduate Programs[edit]

  • Doctor of Philosophy major in Human Development Management
  • Master of Arts in Education major in Administration and Supervision, Guidance and Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Nursing with specialization in Community Health Nursing,
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternal Child Nursing
  • Master in Management
  • Master of Science in Social Work

College Courses[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Service & Institutional Management
  • Bachelor of Arts major in: Economics, Psychology, Mathematics, English, Mass Communications, Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science major in: Biology, Human Ecology & Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in: Management, Marketing, Management Information System, Banking & Finance, Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Music major in: Piano, Voice, Music Education
  • Diploma Course in Applied Music

Special Programs[edit]

  • Call Center Training Program, Teacher Certificate Program


  • Debate Society
  • Vincentian Performing Arts Company (VPAC)
  • Teatro de Sta. Luisa
  • Marillac Alternative Program Student Organization
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP)
  • FACADE - Official Student Publication of HED
  • Children of Mary Immaculate
  • USI Red Cross Youth Council

Basic Education Department Programs[edit]

  • Lower Basic Education Department (Grades 1 to 6 Elementary/Primary Ed.)
  • Upper Basic Education Department (Grades 7 to 12 High School/Secondary Ed.)

Night Courses Programs[edit]

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