One of the highly urbanized cities in Mindanao, Zamboanga features an impressive roster of colleges and universities. These schools greatly contribute to a well-organized and highly efficient Zamboanga education system. These institutions provide students with good quality education at super reasonable rates. Furthermore, they also offer competitive curricula, great scholarships and challenging academic programs.
Universidad de Zamboanga
Established in 1948, this private university is located within the area of Barangay Tetuan. This place is popular for producing competitive and outstanding students, most of which top board examinations. The degree programs available under its College of Engineering and Information Technology include Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. It also boasts of very good degree programs under its School of Allied Medicine such as Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. For those who like non-degree programs, they can go for the Certificate in Respiratory Therapy and Associate in Radiologic Technology.
Western Mindanao State University
One of the nicest schools in the area, Western Mindanao State University is found within the area of Barangay Baliwasan. This university has accomplished a lot. For instance, the best school for social work in the country was given to its College of Social Work and Community Development. Meanwhile, a Center of Development status was granted to the College of Architecture. Moreover, a Center of Excellence status was awarded to its College of Education. Some of the highly interesting undergraduate courses available inside this school include the Certificate of Proficiency in Food Processing, Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. It is also very proud of the various auxiliary units available within its area such as the Women’s Research and Resource Center, the University Training and Review Center as well as the Center for Peace and Development.
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Founded in 1912, this university has two campuses, the most important of which can be found along La Purisima Street. It features various kinds of interesting academic degree programs such as B.S. in Mass Communications, A.B. Philosophy and B.S.C. in Financial Management. For those who wish to pursue careers in the field of education, they can enroll in courses like Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education. For computer-related courses, the available options include an Associate in Computer Networking, B.S. Management Information Systems and B.S. Information Technology. Furthermore, it also offers very good Master?s Programs including Master of Science in Computer Science, Master in Business Education and Master in Business Administration.