University of Cebu

Coordinates: 10°17′49″N 123°53′49″E / 10.29692°N 123.89693°E / 10.29692; 123.89693
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University of Cebu
Former names
  • Cebu College of Commerce (1964–1972)
  • Cebu Central Colleges (1972–1992)
MottoEducation towards global competitiveness
TypePrivate, Non-sectarian, Research, Coeducational
Established1964; 60 years ago (1964)
Academic affiliations
ChancellorCandice G. Gotianuy
PresidentAtty. Augusto W. Go
Vice-ChancellorAtty. Manuel Elijah Sarausad (Executive Vice-Chancellor)
Dr. Anna Liza Son (VC-Academics Affairs Prof. Ed.)
Dr. Yolanda Sayson (VC-Academics Affairs Gen. Ed.)
Dean Ofelia G. Maña (VC-Business Development and Innovations)
Sanciangko St. Cebu City
10°17′49″N 123°53′49″E / 10.29692°N 123.89693°E / 10.29692; 123.89693
Campus5 urban campuses:
  • Main Campus
    Sanciangko St., Brgy. Kalubihan, Cebu City / J. Alcantara St., Brgy. Sambag I, Cebu City (Senior high school)
  • Maritime Education and Training Center (METC) Campus
    Alumnos St., Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City
  • Banilad Campus
    Gov. Cuenco Ave., Brgy. Banilad, Cebu City
  • Lapu-Lapu–Mandaue (LM) Campus
    A.C. Cortes Ave., Brgy. Looc, Mandaue
  • Pardo–Talisay (PT) Campus
    (formerly the St. Paul College Foundation, Inc.)
    N. Bacalso Ave., Cebu South Road, Brgy. Bulacao Pardo, Cebu City
NewspapaerThe Umalohokan
Sporting affiliations
University of Cebu is located in Visayas
University of Cebu
Location in the Visayas
University of Cebu is located in Philippines
University of Cebu
Location in the Philippines

The University of Cebu (UC; Cebuano: Unibersidad sa Sugbo; Filipino: Pamantasan ng Cebu) is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational basic and higher education institution in Cebu City, Philippines. It was founded in 1964 offering preschool, grade school, junior & senior high school, undergraduate degrees, and post-graduate degrees. It currently has five campuses.


A group of young men headed by lawyer Augusto W. Go formed an alliance and set up an educational institution of what was then called the Cebu College of Commerce, then later renamed Cebu Central Colleges (CCC). Starting with a handful of enrollees, the college was established in 1964. It grew over time and became the University of Cebu.[1]

The University of Cebu has been recognized by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA).

In January 2016, the University was declared as a Center of Excellence for different fields by the Commission on Higher Education.[2]


The university currently has five campuses spread across Metro Cebu:

  • Main Campus along Sanciangko St. and J. Alcantara St., Cebu City
  • Banilad Campus along Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City
  • Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue Campus (LM) (near the border of Lapu-Lapu City and Mandaue) situated near the foot of the Mactan–Mandaue Bridge, along A.C. Cortes Ave., Looc, Mandaue
  • Maritime Education and Training Center (METC) Campus, also known as Mambaling Campus, along Alumnos St., Mambaling, Cebu City
  • Pardo–Talisay (PT) Campus (formerly the St. Paul College Foundation, Inc.) along N. Bacalso Ave., Bulacao Pardo, Cebu City (near the border of Cebu City and Talisay)

Another campus, the former UC South Campus also along Sanciangko St., was demolished and replaced by an expansion of UC's sister company Elizabeth Mall (E-Mall).


The University of Cebu is a member of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI). It was also a member of the CESAFI's precursor, the Cebu Amateur Athletic Association (CAAA).[3]

In 2010, their basketball team, known as the Webmasters, became the first team other than the University of Visayas to win the basketball championship.[4] The Webmasters were able to defend their title the following year.[5] Their MVP, June Mar Fajardo, along with Brian Heruela, went on to have successful careers in the pros.[6] Another former player, Dondon Hontiveros, was also a star player for UC in the CAAA.[3]

The University of Cebu has also been successful in other sports. In 2010, they won the men's football tournament.[7] Five years later, the men's football team won once again.[8] UC also won six gold medals in taekwondo in 2014.[9] In 2017, they won the dancesport competition.[10] In 2019, weightlifter Elreen Ando won gold in the 64-kg category of the CESAFI women’s division.[11] She went on to represent the Philippines in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.[12] In 2022, they won the most medals in swimming.[13] In 2023, they won the men's beach volleyball tournament.[14]


Hazing Death[edit]

Ronnel Baguio, a Marine Engineering student at the University of Cebu, died in December 2022, allegedly due to injuries from a fraternity hazing.[15][16]


  1. ^ "University of Cebu's History". Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  2. ^ "7 universities named centers of excellence, development". 4 January 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  3. ^ a b Panerio, Jonas (August 21, 2018). "Hontiveros returns to his roots in new role as UC Webmasters consultant". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  4. ^ Malagar, Gabby G. (October 13, 2010). "End of basketball dynasty UC dethrones UV to emerge as new king of CESAFI collegiate hoopdom". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  5. ^ "UC Webmasters mi-iskor og back-to-back title". (in Cebuano). November 9, 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  6. ^ Lozada, Bong (January 2, 2019). "June Mar Fajardo sad to see Brian Heruela go, but hopes pal gets longer minutes at TNT". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  7. ^ Magsumbol, Caecent No-ot (October 18, 2010). "University of Cebu bags CESAFI collegiate football crown". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  8. ^ Songalia, Ryan (October 4, 2015). "University of Cebu claims 2015 CESAFI men's football title". RAPPLER. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  9. ^ "University of Cebu bags six gold medals in taekwondo". SUNSTAR. August 9, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  10. ^ Savellon, James Nicole Franz R. (December 1, 2017). "Webmasters rule Cesafi dancesports tilt". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  11. ^ Librea, Jerra Mae (March 16, 2019). "Ando TOPS Cesafi weightlifting". SUNSTAR. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  12. ^ "University of Cebu's Elreen Ando makes Tokyo Olympics". June 12, 2021. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  13. ^ Rosal, Glendale G. (November 27, 2022). "USC rules Cesafi swim meet's college division". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  14. ^ Rosal, Glendale G. (February 13, 2023). "Cesafi: UC Webmasters bag men's, high school boys' beach volleyball titles". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  15. ^ Patag, Kristine Joy. "PAO working on case of alleged hazing death in Cebu". Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  16. ^ Sitchon, John (2023-03-02). "Mother of University of Cebu student says son died from hazing injuries". Rappler. Retrieved 2023-07-29.

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