Baguio City is considered as the center of education in the northern part of the Philippines. Its 49 square kilometer land area is mostly occupied by the young population of students coming up to the highlands to be educated in the following premier colleges and universities.
University of the Philippines Baguio was established because the Benguet and Baguio UP alumni wished to share to the city the quality of education that they themselves received. It was officially inaugurated in April of 1961. It boasts of its various academic offerings through its 5 colleges, its diploma programs, and its growing research centers. Visit their website at www.upb.edu.ph.
The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is officially the educational training institution for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) located at Fort Bonifacio along Loakan Road. It was established in 1935 through the National Defense ACt. Aside from becoming future soldiers, graduates of the PMA also receive their Bachelor of Science degree. Questions and inquiries may be directed at (074) 447-2634. Visit their website at www.pma.ph.
Saint Louis University (SLU) is ideally located along Bonifacio Street making is accessible to Session Road, the city market, and the Baguio Cathedral. It was put up by the CICM Missionaries in 1911 and started with only about 10 students. Currently, SLU consistently maintains more than 20, 000 students within its 9 colleges. It also has elementary and high school departments. Call (074) 443-2001 for any inquiries or go to their website, www.slu.edu.ph.
University of the Cordilleras, formerly known as Baguio Colleges Foundation, was founded in June of 1946, primarily offering courses in Liberal Arts and Education. It has twice produced Law graduates that have topped the Bar Examinations. They are located along Governor Pack road, at the upper end of Session Road. They can be reached through (074) 442-3316. Browse their website at www.uc-bcf.edu.ph.
University of Baguio (UB) is located along Assumption Road, only a few minutes walk from Session Road and the Cathedral. It has 13 different colleges, as well as an elementary and high school department. Its high school department boasts of being the first science curriculum school in Asia. UB’s contact number is (074) 445-3540. Learn more about them through www.ubaguio.edu.
Pines City Colleges, previously known as Pines City Educational Institution, is located along Magsaysay Avenue and is just a short ride away from the Central Business District. It has made its mark as a producer of a good stock of Nursing graduates even before the Nursing boom. It was established in 1965. Four years later opened its own hospital to accommodate its graduates from its medical-related courses.
Baguio Central University (BCU) is located along Bonifacio Street. It is a private and non-sectarian university that started off with simple vocational courses and going by the name Centro Academy. Currently, they offer a wide range of courses, both undergraduate and graduate course in their 9 colleges.
Easter Colleges is located along Guisad Road. It is still popularly known through is former name, Easter School. It provides education from day care and pre-school level, to elementary and high school. Easter Colleges’ course focus more on Business Administration, Nursing, Hotel and Restaurant Management and Education. Emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of the numerous educational opportunities in Baguio, the number of student enrollees in the different colleges and universities also steadily increase. Thus, year-round business and commerce also rely heavily on student needs and demands.