The University of the Philippines Cebu College is an autonomous unit of the premier Philippine university, the University of the Philippines. It is popularly referred to as UP Cebu or UPCC.
UPCC was previously under the administration of the University of the Philippines Visayas, along with two other satellite campuses namely the University of the Philippines Visayas in Miag-ao, Iloilo City and the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College.
The college was founded in 1918, a decade after the UP system was founded in 1908. Next to that of UP Diliman, UP Cebu is the second oldest UP unit. In 2010, the college that was previously known as UPVCC was granted an elevated status as an autonomous unit. After five to seven years, the division aims to reach its constituent university status.
In 2007, the Commission on Higher Education gave UP Cebu the recognition of being a National Center of Excellence on Information Technology.
The campus is located along Gorordo Ave., in Lahug, Cebu City. The 12-hectare site is adorned with the UP Oblation, a symbol of the academic freedom pursued by the university. The property was donated by the Cebu Provincial Government to the university in 1929.
The college offers undergraduate and graduate courses. It also has short-term trainings anchored on the liberal education, equality, human rights, and people empowerment. Passers of the U.P. College Admission Test (UPCAT) can enroll in baccalaureate degrees including BS Computer Science, BS Management, BFA Major in Industrial Design/Painting, BS Biology, BA Mass Communication, BS Mathematics, BA Political Science, and BA Psychology. Its graduate courses include MBA, MCS, Master of Education, and MS Environmental Studies. A Certificate in Fine Arts is also available.
UP Cebu also offers a high school program for passers of the U.P. High School Admission Test (UP HSAT).
For more information regarding UP Cebu College, you can visit their Web site at http://www.upcebu.edu.ph/ or their FB page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-the-Philippines-Cebu/183927851691508 or you can contact the Office of Student Affairs at (032) 232-8185 and e-mail address [email protected] or [email protected]