Guagua National Colleges (GNC)
is a private Catholic school in the municipality of Guagua, Pampanga
. It was founded in 1918 as the Guagua National Institute (GNI)
through the initiatives of Rev. Fr. Nicanor M. Banzali, the then parish priest of Guagua. Fr. Banzali wanted to establish a school that would provide a Catholic education for his underprivileged parishioners. Over the years, the school built on its programs; it started with a basic education department, then had Junior Normal and Associate in Arts programs in 1939, until it eventually opened full degree courses.
At present, GNC offers basic education and higher education programs. Its basic education department includes a Senior High School (SHS) program with the Academic Track
available. For college students, the institution has bachelor's degree courses in Teacher Education, Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Accountancy,
and Allied Health
. Additionally, GNC has a Graduate School
department with degree courses in Education, Business Administration, Public Administration, and Educational Management.