(Updated as of Apr 05, 2019)
Divine Word College of Laoag (DWCL) is a private, Catholic educational institution in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. It was founded as St. William's College in 1946 by priests of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) to provide Catholic education to residents of the area. The year of its establishment, the college offered courses in Commerce, Education, Liberal Arts, Secretarial, Junior Normal Education and a program in High School. In 1964, the school changed its name to Divine Word College in honor of its founders, the SVD.
DWCL offers K-12 basic education and higher education programs. Incoming Grade 11 students can choose from strands from the Academic and the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) tracks. For college students, the school has undergraduate and graduate programs available in Accountancy, Business, Nursing, Teacher Education, Information Technology, Architecture, Engineering, and Humanities.
The Divine Word College of Laoag is acknowledged by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The school is a member of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) and the Divine Word Educational Association (DWEA). Its Teacher Education, Business Administration, and Arts and Sciences Programs have been also granted with Level II accreditation status
by Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).
For more than 70 years, DWCL has been continuously providing quality Christian education and helping its students develop into skilled graduates that will contribute to the growth and development of their respective communities.
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