University of Cebu

The University of Cebu (UC) (Cebuano: Unibersidad sa Sugbo; Filipino: Pamantasan ng Cebu) is an educational institution in Cebu City, Philippines founded in 1964 offering preschool, grade school, junior & senior high school, undergraduate degrees, and post-graduate degrees. It currently has four campuses.

University of Cebu
Unibersidad sa Sugbo
Pamantasan ng Cebu
Former names
Cebu College of Commerce
Cebu Central Colleges (1972–1992)
MottoEducation towards global competitiveness
TypePrivate, Non-sectarian, Research, Coeducational
Academic affiliations
ChancellorCandice G. Gotianuy
PresidentAtty. Augusto W. Go
Vice-ChancellorAtty. Baldomero Estenzo (Executive Vice-Chancellor)
Dr. Anna Liza Son
(VC-Academics Affairs Prof. Ed.)
Dr. Ulysses B. Aparece (VC-Academics Affairs Gen. Ed.)
Ms. Maria Teresa Jochin (VC-Administrative Affairs)
Sanciangko St. Cebu City
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Campus4 Urban Campuses:
Main Campus
Banilad Campus
METC Campus
LM Campus
Sporting affiliations


A group of young men headed by lawyer Augusto W. Go, formed an alliance and set up an educational institution of what was then called the Cebu College of Commerce, then later renamed Cebu Central Colleges (CCC). Starting with a handful of enrollees, the college was established on April 1, 1964. It grew over time and became the University of Cebu. Its philanthropic mantra has been "No tuition fee increase."

The University of Cebu has been recognized by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA). As of 2014 it had more than 60,000 students.

Below is a much comprehensive timeline on the University of Cebu's history:

University of Cebu Campuses

The university has four campuses:

  • Main Campus along Sanciangko Street;
  • Banilad Campus along Gov. Cuenco Ave., Brgy. Banilad;
  • LM Campus (stands for the cities Lapu-Lapu & Mandaue) situated along A.C. Cortes Ave., Brgy. Looc, Mandaue City;
  • METC Campus along Alumnos St., Brgy. Mambaling.

Another campus, the former UC South Campus along Sanciangko Street, was demolished and replaced by an expansion of UC's sister company Elizabeth Mall (E-Mall).


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