Catanduanes State University

The Catanduanes State University is a public university in the Philippines mandated to provide higher professional and technical instruction and training in business education and commerce; and for special purposes, to promote research, advance studies, and progressive leadership in the field of education, business education and commerce



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  • Center of Development (COD) for Teacher Education

  • Center of Development (COD) for Business Administration

  • Center for Island Climate Change Solutions

  • Weather Station Center with TELETRANS AND DATAGRAPH storage and processing

  • Abaca Technology Innovation Center (ATIC) – (In Partnership with DOST, RO-5)

  • PhilRice-Bicol Center for One Stop Information Shop (OSIS) for IEC and Knowledge Management Products (KMP) – (In Partnership with DA, RO-5)

  • Sports and Cultural Center

  • Tech4Ed Center for Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) Program (In Partnership with DICT, RO-5)

  • Shared Service Facilities (SSF) for Industrial Technology Center (In Partnership with DTI, RO-5)

  • Entrepreneurship Technology Center

  • Center for International Relations and Continuing Professional Development Services (CIRCPDS)

  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center

  • Assessment Center for Caregiving and Health Care Services (NC II)- TESDA Accredited Centers in Catanduanes

  • Provincial Institute of Agriculture and Fisheries in Catanduanes

  • Provincial Research and Technology Center for:

  • Catanduanes Mangrove Resource Mapping and Stakeholders’ Engagement for Sustainable Crab Industry Development (In Partnership with DA- PRDP)

  • Fisheries Enhancement of Inland Freshwater Areas in Catanduanes (In Partnership with BFAR, RO-5)

  • Community Engagement for Science-Based Sustainable Use of Marine Resources and Community-Based Mangrove Biodiversity Conservation in Catanduanes Island(SURMABIOCON) – (In Partnership with CHED)

  • Academe for Community Empowerment through Holistic and Ecosystem-based Approach for Mangrove Crab Sustainability – (In Partnership with CHED)

  • Advanced Evaluation of Abaca Hybrids with High Fiber Yield and Resistance to Bunchy Top Virus in selected Areas in Catanduanes – (In Partnership with UPLB and Select Municipalities in Catanduanes)

  • Revitalizing the Abaca Industry through Science and Technology Intervention for Higher Crop Productivity using High Yielding and Bunchy Top Resistant Abaca Hybrids

  • Bicol Studies Center – (In Partnership with the University of Sto. Tomas- Legazpi City Campus)

  • Knowledge Resource Collection (KRC) Center launched with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for Catanduanes Partner Libraries in 2018

  • Center for Cow Dairy Farm Technology Project in Catanduanes – (In Partnership with the Provincial Local Government Unit of Catanduanes in 2018)

  • Converted as a University on October 19, 2012 through RA 10229 authored by HON. CESAR V.SARMIENTO, Congressman of the Lone District of Catanduanes and signed by His Excellency, President Benigno Simeon S. Aquino III.

  • ISO 9001: 2015 ACCREDITED Public Higher Education Institution (PHEI) conferred by TUV Rheinland- Germany on December 18, 2018

  • AACCUP CERTIFIED with 100% of the 39 undergraduate and graduate programs evaluated as of December 2019, where 28 of which were either accredited or re-accredited (Level 1-3), and 11 in a candidate status.

  • ACCREDITED Assessment Center of TESDA for Caregiving (NC II) and Health Care Services (NC II)

  • Best SMOKE-FREE Government Agency Awardee in Region 5 (Bicol) conferred by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Regional Office No. 5, Legazpi City on September 21, 2018

  • PRIME-HRM LEVEL 2 AWARDEE / ACCREDITED conferred by the CSC RO-5, Legazpi City in 2018 for the government’s program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management

  • SUC Level- III Certified Higher Educational Institution (Qualified for Level-IV based from FY 2016 SUC Leveling Scorecard)

  • Bicol SARINGAYA AWARDEE (2008) for Innovative Environmental Education

  • National and Regional WINNER (2011 and 2009) Search for Eco-Friendly Schools


  • AUTHORIZED PHEI by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) since 2014 to accept FOREIGN STUDENTS in the following baccalaureate programs: BSND, BS in Biology, BS Mathematics, BS Accountancy, BS Business Administration, AB Political Science, Bachelor of Elementary Education, and Bachelor of Secondary Education

  • Verticalized program offering since 2014 and ladderized BS Agriculture program since 2013

  • BEST NURSING SCHOOL IN THE PHILIPPINES (Rank 25) conferred by Local Pulse School Rankings with an overall score of 64.38% out of 514 schools in the Philippines offering Nursing degree in 2018

  • BEST ENGINEERING SCHOOL IN THE PHILIPPINES (Rank 18) cited by UGuide on September 29, 2018 with an overall score of 64.34% out of 269 Engineering Schools in the Philippines

  • National AWARDEE of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), Manila as TOP (2010 and 2008), SECOND (2011, 2006, 2005) and Third (2007) Best Performing School in Midwifery Board Examination

  • AWARDEE as Winner in the Search for Best National Government Agency in Region 5 (2007); 3rd PLACE (2004), FINALIST (2010, 2008, and 2005) conferred by the CSC, RO-5

  • AWARDEE for the Seal of Good Implementation of the Students’ Grant-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation conferred by Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Quezon City

  • ACCREDITED by CHED,RO-5 Legazpi City with Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) as of December 2019 in the operation of the following programs: BS Accountancy, BS Accounting Information System, BS Business Adm., Ph.D. Educ. Management, Ed. D. in Educ. Management, MA in Educ. Management, MA in Filipino, MA in Guidance and Counseling, MA in Mathematics Education, MA in Teaching Chemistry, MA in English, MA in Teaching Biology, MA in Teaching Physics, Bachelor of Elementary Education, BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Computer Engineering, BS Nursing, BS in Nutrition & Dietetics, BS in Industrial Technology, BS in >Information System, and BS in Information Technology.

  • ACCREDITED as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider by the PRC-Manila in Agriculture, Professional Teachers, Nursing, and Accountancy

  • AWARDEE for Quality Management System (QMS) conferred by Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for Government Organizations with prior ISO 9001: 2018 (Quality Management System Certification) Certification

  • PLACER in the TOP RANKS during NATIONAL BOARD/ LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS administered by the PRC- Manila in the Agriculturist, Civil Engineer, CPA, Nurse, Teachers, and Midwifery

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