State university and college

State University and College Systems in the Philippines, or also known by its acronym SUC refers to any public institutions of higher learning that were created it by an act passed by the Philippine Congress, and is fully subsidized by the national government. An SUC is also considered as a corporate body.Guadalquiver, Nanette L. " [ SUCs lament govt's inadequate financial aid] " "Sun Star Iloilo". July 07, 2004.]


SUCs lamented the Philippine government's inadequate financial aid. For the 2003-0204, SUCs only had PHP 16.8 billion, and about 40 percent of it went to the University of the Philippines and the Mindanao State University. However, in 2008, the Philippine Congress alloted PHP 20.8 billion in subsidy for the operations of state universities and colleges.

Collectively, SUCs have a student population of approximately 865,000, which means that every student is subsidized by an average of PHP 24,000 per school year. Each Filipino family contributes PHP 1,185 a year to run these schools through their tax payments.Martin, Sammy. " [ Congress gives state colleges,universities increased subsidy] " "The Manila Times Internet Edition". May 29, 2008.] Of the total amount, PHP 15.4 billion for the salaries of faculty members and employes.

Naming Conventions

During the growth and restructuring of the state systems, names such as "University of the Philippines" have changed their meanings over time. Conventions

* In these two cases, the unqualified name has become the official name of the multi-campus system that includes the campus which is the original bearer of the name. Examples include:
** "University of the Philippines". "flagship university in Quezon City is better called UP Diliman than simply UP".
** "University of Rizal System". "main campus in Morong is better called URS-Morong than simply URS."

* In other cases, the unqualified name remains the official name of an individual main campus which is now part of a larger system. Examples include:
** "Polytechnic University of the Philippines".
** "Western Mindanao State University".


SUCs are confronted by similar problems such as poor education spending and annual budget cutbacks. As a result, these schools impose enrolment quotas and increase fees. In recent years, tuition rate and miscellaneous fees in the SUCs have seen the biggest increases

In 2007, the University of the Philippines hiked its tuition by 300 percent, from PHP 300 to PHP 1,000 per unit, while Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology implemented a 600 percent tuition hike, from PHP 15 per unit to PHP 100 per unit, resulting in a 50 percent drop in enrollment. During the same period, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, the largest SUC in the whole country in terms of student population, was poised to increase its rate by 525 percent, but because of massive student demonstration the administration had to shelve the plan.

SUCs are also forced to accept only a limited number of students due to budget cuts. In 2007, some 66,000 high school graduates took the UPCAT but only around 12,000 were admitted. The same is true in PUP where only 10,000 to 13,000 are admitted from more than 50,000.

Enrollment rate

Only 10 percent of college students were in state-run schools in 1980, but this rose to 21 percent in 1994 and to almost 40 percent at present.Hachero, Ashzel. " More students expected to transfer to state-run colleges" "Malaya Newspaper Internet Edition". June 05, 2008.]

List of SUCs per Region

The SUCs are banded together in one organization called the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC). As of 2004, PASUC's membership comprises of 111 SUCs and 11 satellite associations. There are 436 state universities and colleges in the Philippines (including satellite campuses).

The following is a list of SUCs in each administrative region of the country.

Region I

* Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
* Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
* Mariano Marcos State University
* Pangasinan State University
* University of Northern Philippines


* Abra State Institute of Science and Technology
* Apayao State College
* Benguet State University
* Ifuguao State College of Agriculture and Forestry
* Kalinga Apayao State College
* Mountain Province State Polytechnic College
* Philippine Military Academy

Region II

* Batanes State College
* Cagayan State University
* Isabela State University
* Nueva Vizcaya State University
* Nueva Vizcaya State Polytechnic College
* Quirino State College

Region III

* Aurora State College of Technology
* Bataan Peninsula State University
* Bulacan National Agricultural State College
* Bulacan State University
* Central Luzon State University
* Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades
* Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
* Pampanga Agricultural College
* Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
* Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
* Tarlac College of Agriculture
* Tarlac State University


* Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
* Marikina Polytechnic College
* Philippine Normal University
* Philippine State College of Aeronautics
* Polytechnic University of the Philippines with PUP Manila as the flagship university.
* Rizal Technological University
* Technological University of the Philippines
* University of the Philippines System with University of the Philippines Diliman as the flagship university.

Region IV-A

* Batangas State University
* Cavite State University
* Laguna State Polytechnic University
* Southern Luzon Polytechnic University
* University of Rizal System

Region IV-B

* Marinduque State College
* Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology
* Occidental Mindoro National College
* Romblon State College

Region V

* Bicol University
* Camarines Norte State College
* Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
* Camarines Sur State Agricultural College
* Catanduanes State College
* Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology
* Partido State University
* Sorsogon State College

Region VI

* Aklan State University
* Capiz State University
* Carlos C. Hilado Memorial State College
* Guimaras State College
* Iloilo State College of Fisheries
* Negros State College of Agriculture
* Norther Iloilo Polytechnic State College
* Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
* Palawan State University
* Polytechnic State College of Antique
* Western Philippines University
* Westernern Visayas College of Science and Technology
* West Visayas State University

Region VII

* Cebu Normal University
* Cebu State College of Science and Technology
* Central Visayas Polytechnic College
* Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology
* Siquijor State College

Region VIII

* Eastern Samar State University
* Eastern Visayas State University
* Leyte Institute of Technology
* Leyte Normal University
* Naval Institute of Technology
* Palompon Institute of Technology
* Samar State College of Agriculture and Forestry
* Samar State University
* Southern Leyte State University
* Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology
* University of Eastern Philippines
* Visayas State University

Region IX

* Basilan State College
* Jose Rizal Memorial State College
* Josefina H. Cerilles State College
* Western Mindanao State University
* Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College
* Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology

Region X

* Bukidnon State University
* Camiguin Polytechnic State College
* Central Mindanao University
* Mindanao Polytechnic State College
* Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology
* Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology

Region XI

* Davao del Norte State College
* Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology
* Southern Philippines Agri-Business, Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
* University of Southeastern Philippines

Region XII

* Cotabato City State Polytechnic College
* Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology
* Mindanao State University
* Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College
* University of Southern Mindanao

Region XIII

* Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology
* Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology
* Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College
* Surigao State College of Technology


* Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College
* Sulu State College
* Taw-tawi Regional Agricultural College


External link

* [ Chartered Colleges and Universities]
* [ List of SUCs]

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