University of the Cordilleras
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Unibersidad ng Kordillera
Baguio Colleges Foundation
|Motto||A Beacon of Higher Education Beaming from these Majestic Mountain Highlands...|
|Type||Non-profit, Non-sectarian Private, University|
|Established||June 19, 1946|
|Chairman||Jesus Benjamin Salvosa|
|President||Ray Dean Salvosa|
|Location||Baguio, Benguet, Philippines|
|Hymn||The UC-BCF Hymn by Dr. Rodolfo Cornejo|
(formerly BCF Shields)
The University of the Cordilleras is a private university in Baguio City, Philippines. The school is in the heart of the city, near Our Lady of Atonement Church (the Baguio Cathedral), hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls. It has Autonomous status and is an ISO certified university, formerly known as Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF).
Baguio Colleges was founded on June 19, 1946 by Atty. Benjamin R. Salvosa and his wife Evangelina D. Salvosa. BC was the first higher learning institution in this highland city after World War II. This milestone inspired the creation of Baguio City as the education center of the north. The college started with 156 students in teacher training and liberal arts at rented spaces in the Arevalo and the Antipolo buildings along Session Road.
The founders converted the college into a foundation as Baguio Colleges Foundation in 1967, providing access to more students in the region and the whole country.
In 2003, the school became the University of the Cordilleras (UC), extending its services in three core areas — to teach, to research, and to give back. The university has grown to a complex of 10 colleges, collectively offering over 40 certificate, tertiary, graduate, and post-graduate programs, including a laboratory school for pre-school, grade school and high school, catering to around 2 students from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and other regions of the country and overseas.
The University of the Cordilleras has over 21,000 students.
- Granted the "Autonomous Status" by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Some of the programs offered by the university were accredited by CHED as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development.
- ISO 9001: 2008 Certified by TÜV Rheinland
- A Teaching University: IQuAME Assessment & Certification
- 3 Centers of Excellence: Information Technology, Teacher Education & Criminology
- 2 Bar first placers
- 226 Topnotchers across the board
- Burnham Park Master Development Plan
University of the Cordilleras is an accredited member of national and international organizations:
- Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
- Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA)
- Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
- Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP)
- Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU)
- Baguio-Benguet Athletes League (BBEAL)
- Mauricio Domogan, LL.B., Baguio City mayor (1992–2001; 2010–present), congressman (2001-2010)
- Eduard Folayang, MMA Champion, athlete
- Daniel Parantac, athlete
- University of the Cordilleras Official Website
- University of the Cordilleras Official Facebook Page
- University of the Cordilleras Official Google+ Page
- University of the Cordilleras Official Twitter Account
- Official press release, University of the Cordilleras. 2007.