University of Cebu – UC
The University of Cebu (UC) is an educational institution in Cebu City, Philippines founded in 1964 by Atty. Augusto W. Go. With over 58,000 students from pre-school to post-graduate students in 5 campuses including the UC School of Medicine, UC is the country’s biggest private university. UC is consistently producing topnotchers in Board exams for Engineering, Maritime Studies, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Nursing, Accounting, Criminology and Customs Administration. In 2012, 5 out of the top 10 places in Mechanical Engineering went to UC. While the university is one of the youngest Law Schools in the country, it has produced 2 of the top 10 places in the Bar Exams in successive years. In 2008, UC signed an agreement with the Norwegian Shipowner’s Association to educate approximately 900 maritime scholars. These scholars enjoy free tuition, board and lodging, books and uniforms. To date, UC has around 1,000 maritime scholars from local and international companies and most are assured of employment after graduation. The university is recognized as one of the top 10 universities nation-wide with the most number of accredited programs by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities – Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA) in 2004. Awarded with ISO and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) accreditation in 1998, UC played an important role in allowing Filipino seafarers to continue working onboard international vessels and ensure the continuous flow of billions of pesos in overseas remittances. UC was also named #9 Employers’ Most Preferred School in the country in the 2018 Jobstreet Fresh Graduates Report. UC was granted autonomous status by the Commission of Higher education (CHED) in June 01, 2019.