University of San Carlos

P. del Rosario St. Cebu City 6000, Cebu
PHP 70,000 to 90,000
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(Updated as of Aug 23, 2018)

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Biology Laboratory

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Airconditioned Classrooms

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What does University of San Carlos stand for?

University of San Carlos (USC) is a private educational and research institution in Cebu City. Its history starts in 1595 with the establishment of the Colegio de San Idelfonso in Cebu City. This colegio operated until 1769 and was opened again in 1783 as the Colegio-Semiario de San Carlos. In 1930, the colegio and the seminario became independent from each other, after which, in 1948 the Colegio de San Carlos became a university. At present, USC has 5 campuses in Metro Cebu—Downtown Campus (formerly Main Campus), North Campus (formerly Boys' High School), South Campus (formerly Teacher Education Center and Girls’ High School ), Talamban Campus, and Montessori Academy.

The university currently caters to 57 undergraduate and 64 graduate programs under seven college units, namely Architecture, Fine Arts and Design, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Healthcare Professions, and Law and Governance. The USC Basic Education Department also implements the Senior High School (SHS) program, which has available strands from the Academic, Arts and Design, Sports, and Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) tracks.

USC is considered to be one of the biggest universities in Cebu and the Visayas. The five campuses cover a total of about 88 hectares, of which 78 is occupied just by the Talamban Campus. There is about 22,000 Carolinians, of which more than 200 are international students. USC is also regarded as one of the most prominent universities in the country. It currently has 12 Centers of Development (COD) and 8 Centers of Excellence (COE) as recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). CHED also recognizes USC with Full Autonomous status since 2001. The Supreme Court of the Philippines Legal Education Board conferred to USC School of Law and Governance an Excellence Award for being the top 4 performing law school in the Bar exams from 2013 to 2017. It also has an (ISO) 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System for Institutional and Student Support Services as of September 2017

University of San Carlos Facts:

  • The institution is a charter and founding member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges & Universities (PAASCU) and one of the first PAASCU accredited university since 1961.
  • USC School of Engineering is the lone accredited engineering school in Visayas by the Philippine Technological Council (PTC) in accordance with international standards of Washington Accord.
  • In the Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) University Rankings of Southeast Asia for 2018, USC is ranked 56th. It also ranked fifth among the universities in the Philippines.
  • USC is designated by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) as Regional Zonal Research Center and Philippine Higher Education Research Network (PHERNET) Regional Coordination Center for Central Visayas.
  • British Council UK and Philippines Transnational Education (TNE) Partnership bilateral cooperation granted long term institutional support and funding to USC School of Engineering dual graduate studies program on Doctor of Engineering with Coventry University in London, and the USC School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design graduate program on Master of Design and Arts with Cardiff Metropolitan University in London. 


What programs & courses does University of San Carlos offer?

Choosing the right program can help you set your future goals and visualize where you want to be. Whether you want to be an engineer, a teacher, an accountant, or you want to level up in your profession, making yourself informed with the right choices will surely back you up in the future. Are you ready to map your career with University of San Carlos? Make the best decision in choosing the right path for you, click through the list of programs offered by University of San Carlos below:

Centers of Excellence & Development

COE Centers of Excellence

Teacher Education
Business Administration
Office Administration
Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

COD Centers of Development

Hotel and Restaurant Management
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Marine Science

Where is University of San Carlos located?

(Updated as of Feb 27, 2020)

P. del Rosario St. Cebu City 6000, Cebu
Contact Number
(032) 253-1000 / (032) 255-8392
Mobile Number
0908 880 3012

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