What does Centro Escolar University - Manila stand for?
Centro Escolar University (CEU) is a private institution founded as Centro Escolar de Señoritas by Doña Librada Avelino and Doña Carmen de Luna on June 3, 1907 as a school offering Kindergarten, Elementary, and General Secondary Education programs. The institution also has music and home arts courses while its first college program, Pharmacy, opened in 1921. The Colleges of Liberal Arts, Education, Dentistry, and Optometry followed one by one. The institution was granted university status by the government in 1932.
At present, CEU has campuses located in the cities of Manila, Makati, and Malolos in the province of Bulacan. It acquired Centro Escolar Las Piñas (former Las Piñas College Inc.) in September 2015.
The university aims to foster excellence in its pursuit of knowledge while establishing personal integrity and social responsibility. CEU is committed to providing a rich academic environment among its faculty and students, enhancing the development of higher education through its academic programs, and contributing to the promotion of human health and well-being through healthy and professional education, research, and community service.
Presently, CEU offers programs in the senior high school, undergraduate, and post-graduate levels. It takes pride in its programs: Accountancy and Management, Dentistry, Medical Technology, Medicine, Optometry, Nutrition and Hospitality Management, Pharmacy, Science and Technology, Nursing, Education, Liberal Arts, Music, and Social Work.
The Manila Campus is recognized for its quality programs by other institutions. It has several awards and accreditation, which are a full Autonomy status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), an institutional accreditation certified by the Federation of Accrediting Associations of the Philippines (FAAP), the Philippine Quality Award by the Philippine Government, the ISO 9001:2008 System Certification, and Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice (For the Church and the Pope) Papal Award.
Centro Escolar University Facts:
- Centro Escolar University’s notable alumni include former President Fidel V. Ramos, former Vice President Salvador Laurel, and actress and director Gina Alajar.
- CEU plans to expand its institutions to Cebu and Davao.
- The institution was originally named as Centro Escolar de Señoritas.