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University of Baguio

University of Baguio
Pamantasan ng Baguio
Unibersidad ti Baguio
Motto In the Pursuit of Perfection
Established August 8, 1948
Type Private, Non-sectarian
President Mr. Johann Ben A. Bautista
Location General Luna Rd. Baguio City, Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines
Former names Baguio Technical and Commercial Institute (1948-1950)
Baguio Technical and Commercial College (1950-1969)
Hymn UB Loyalty Song
Colors Red and Gray         
Nickname UB
Website .edu.ubaguiowww

The University of Baguio (acronym: UB) is a private, multidisciplinary university located in the City of Baguio, Philippines. The school was founded by Dr. Fernando Gonzaga Bautista and Rosa Castillo Bautista on August 8, 1948 as the Baguio Technical and Commercial Institute with 80 students. The student population as of year 2000 is about 18,000 students in its tertiary, secondary, and primary levels.


  • History 1
  • Institution 2
  • Schools 3
  • Basic Education 4
  • Accreditation 5
  • Athleticism 6
  • Accidents in the university 7
  • External links 8
  • References 9


The University of Baguio, then known as the Baguio Technical Commercial Institute, was situated in a rented building along Session Road in its first two years of existence. Colloquially, students and citizens of the city loved to call it Baguio Tech. It was headed by its Dr. Fernando "Tatay" G. Bautista and Mrs. Rosa "Nanay" Castillo Bautista on the 8th of August in 1948.

On August 7, 1969, the institute was granted university status. After 21 years of service, then-Secretary of Education Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz signed its university charter attended by officials of the Department of Education, officials of the city of Baguio, 20 heads/representatives of educational institutions in the United States and Great Britain and presidents of more than 60 colleges and universities in the Philippines. Dr. Fernando Bautista became the first president of the University of Baguio.


From the initial five course offerings of Baguio Tech, the University of Baguio now an autonomous University, offers 21 undergraduate programs, 12 graduate programs and 10 short-term programs where students can choose from, a Preparatory High School, Science High School and a Grade School. It is proud top claim its prominent status as an education pioneer and leader in this country. It has grown to be an institution of close to 18,000 students and more than 400 faculty members. It now counts 12 buildings, which house 11 colleges, two high schools, and one elementary school.

The university acquires various modern facilities and equipment such as a science, technical, and computer laboratories, libraries, multi-purpose and function halls, an audio-visual center, a 5,000-seat gymnasium, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a fitness gym, a dental/medical laboratory, x-ray laboratory, a research center, and a community outreach center.

After six decades of productive endeavors, UB gears itself to meet the complex challenges of the third millennium. It will continue to pursue perfection, to perpetuate its culture of excellence, and to develop its students into integral and balanced persons who are imbued with Christian values, academic excellence, social awareness, and involvement, sense of responsibility and accountability, dynamic Filipinism, consciousness of their personal health and physical well-being and a deep concern for the environment.


School of Business Administration and Accountancy

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major in Operations Management, Financial Management,
Marketing Management, Human Resource Development Management
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Business Education
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Ladderized Courses:
Certificate in Accounting Technology
Associate in Accounting Technology

School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Forensic Science
  • Master of Science in Criminology
Major in Law Enforcement Administration
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Education
with Specialization in Criminology

School of Dentistry

  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine

School of Engineering and Architecture

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Sanitary Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
Major in Mechatronics

School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Pre-Professional General Education (Various Courses)
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master in Public Administration
  • Special Programs
UB English Language Academy Network (ELAN)
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Training

School of Information Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Associate in Computer Technology, with specialization in:
Multimedia and Web Design
Computer and Network Servicing
  • Short Courses
Cisco Certified Entry Level
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Linux System Administration
Computer Troubleshooting for Non-Technicians
Desktop Publishing using Adobe Application
Web Design and Development

School of International Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management,
with Specialization in Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Culinary Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
  • Associate of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management

School of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws and Letters

School of Natural Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

School of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Special Programs
Diploma in Midwifery
Certificate in Health Care Services

School of Teacher Education

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
Major in General Education, Special Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
Major in Biological Science; Filipino; English;
Mathematics; Social Studies; Music, Arts, and Physical Education
  • Master of Arts in Education
Major in Educational Management; Physical Education;
Filipino; Pre-Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching
  • Doctor of Philosophy
Major in Development Education
  • Doctor of Education
Major in Educational Management

Basic Education

Presidents of
University of Baguio
President Term
Dr. Fernando G. Bautista 1969-1971
Dr. Fernando C. Bautista Jr. 1971-1980
Dr. Reinaldo C. Bautista 1980-1989
Atty. Wilfredo Wi 1989-1992
Dr. Virgilio C. Bautista 1992-2004
Engr. Herminio C. Bautista 2004-2009
Mr. Johann Ben A. Bautista 2009–present

University of Baguio Laboratory Elementary School

University of Baguio Preparatory High School
The University of Baguio High School, popularly known as UB High School, is the Mother-department of the University of Baguio. It provides a well rounded education and always there to guide and prepare our youth for the next step in life. The high school department was established at the same year the university was born, 1948. Since then, it has become one of Baguio's most prominent and leading high schools. [1]

University of Baguio Science High School
The University of Baguio Science High School, otherwise known as Science High, is the science department of the university. In 1963, sixth grade students from the high school (and some from the city) took a special examination. Passers of the test were put in one class called the Special Science Scholars Section or SSSS. Following the test, an annual scholarship examination was administered for the best and brightest pupils. Thus, in 1967, the University of Baguio Science High School ushered its first graduates. In 1970, the UB Science High Schools received its legal recognition and has since then become the pioneer of Science Education and first-class learning in the country. It has also become one of Asia's best and competitive schools. (Main article: University of Baguio Science High School)

The first true high school varsity team, the Greyhounds, is well known in the local sporting circles. The first true mixed youth choir in Baguio, the Sonus Juventus. The first socially relevant programs conducted in a secondary school, the Immersion Camps and Outreach, were started in the Science High.[1]


Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities

Level IV Accredited Status
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Business Administration
  • Liberal Arts
Level III Accredited Status
  • Dentistry
Level II 2nd Reaccredited Status
  • Criminology
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Medical Technology
Level II Status
  • Computer Science
Level I Accredited Status
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Science High School
  • Liberal Arts
  • Accountancy
  • Tourism

Commission on Higher Education

Autonomous Status


The University of Baguio is home to an assortment of athletic organizations. The UB Cardinals is the head name of various sports in the school-basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, chess, and athletics. Soccer was once a major sport in the university but was removed recently.

UB is also in partnership with the multi-award winning taekwondo team of Baguio, the Baguio Defenders. UB also has a national award-winning team of Arnisadors or Arnis players and judo players.

The university is a member of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League or BBEAL along with several top universities in the city.

Accidents in the university

Back in February 2008, the University of Baguio Preparatory High School (as it was called) was engulfed in flames until firemen came to put out the fire. The main building was razed to the ground while several floors of the then-FRB (now FGB) and RCB building were hit with fire.

Another fire-related accident happened in the university as the dome of the RCB building caught fire until it was put down.

In August of 2013, another fire targeted the university. The building was a physical education building as well as classrooms for the fourth year students. The building was not entirely burned but remnants of the building still remain. It also shows that the building was once the Baguio Tech facility located at Kalantiao Street, one of the university's first and oldest infrastructures. Two people were affected by the fire-Caesar Badicao, a faculty of the high school and well-renowned Arnis coach and Frederick Chaloy, a security marshal. Chaloy was suffocated due to the intense billowing of the smoke. Badicao sustained second-degree burns. Both were rushed to the nearby Saint Louis University Sacred Heart Hospital. Badicao, however, died one month later.

External links

  • University of Baguio official website


  1. ^ a b [1] University of Baguio Site

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