Centro Escolar University

Malolos, Malolos
Km 44 Mc Arthur Highway,, Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines
(+63 44) 791-6359

Centro Escolar University is a private, non-sectarian higher education institution with an enrollment of over 20,000 students in its three campuses: Manila, Makati and Malolos. Established in 1907, Centro Escolar de Señoritas, from a small school in Azcarraga has grown to become one of the top universities in the country today. Besides being highly recognized for its programs in the health sciences (Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medical Technology, Optometry, and Nursing) it is also best known for its undergraduate and graduate programs in Education, Business Administration, Accountancy, Hospitality Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Psychology, Cosmetic Science, Social Work and Mass Communication. The recognitions from several institutions attest to its quality programs: Full Autonomy Status from the Commission on Higher Education, Institutional Accredition certified by the Federation of Accrediting Associations of the Philippines, Philippine Quality Award by the Philippine Government, ISO 9001:2008 System Certification and Papal Award Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice (For the Church and the Pope).

Two years before CEU’s centennial celebration, on March 22, 2005, the community witnessed the birth of CEU Makati, Gil Puyat Campus. The academic offerings included degree programs that responded to the global market particularly Hotel and Restaurant Management, Tourism Management, Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Mass Communication major in Broadcasting, Master of Business Administration and first-class health science programs for which CEU has always been known such as Doctor of Dental Medicine, Medical Technology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, and Psychology. Dr. Maria Cristina D. Padolina became the seventh CEU President in August 2006. As CEU Centennial President, she brought to her post an impressive international educational background with sterling and extensive leadership and management experience in academe and government, a wisdom she gathered over the years after having been the Open University (UPOU) Chancellor of the University of the Philippines and a Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education of the Republic of the Philippines.
She spearheaded the opening of the second campus of Centro Escolar University Makati-Legazpi in 2007, the School of Law and Jurisprudence in 2009 and the establishment of a program on Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) to address the clamor and the need for lifelong learning in the light of continuing scientific and technological innovations and change.

Located on a 7-hectare property along McArthur Highway in Bulacan, Centro Escolar University Malolos campus is the first branch in the CEU system to be established outside the boundaries of Metro Manila. The school’s founders envisioned a premier institution on the northern part of Luzon that would deliver the same quality education that empowers the youth of the city to aspiring students in the provinces.
Aside from continued curriculum upgrading and facilities improvement, a mini-hotel called Ada Hotel (nickname of co-foundress Doña Librada Avelino) was built for the practicum needs of the Hotel and Restaurant Management students in Malolos. It is a replication of a 5-star hotel facility with suites and a cafeteria. A gymnasium called Centrodome, with a seating capacity of 5,000 people, was also built to promote sports development in Bulacan area.
The academic programs of CEU Malolos have also been re-accredited level 3 by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP). Together with the collective efforts of the schools and colleges of the Manila campus, CEU Malolos has applied for international accreditation with the International Standards Organization. Acquiring ISO certification is another affirmation of the quality educational services that Centro Escolar University provides.
Over the years, the University has steadily developed its Malolos campus with the thrust of expanding its services to the northern part of the country. Today, the Malolos campus inspires and produces leaders, movers and professionals in various industries around the world.

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