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IPO’s operating schools are listed below.


Mapúa University is widely considered to be the leading and largest private Engineering and I.T. University in the country.  Don Tomas Mapúa, the first registered Filipino architect, founded Mapúa Institute of Technology on January 25, 1925.  Mapúa University operates in two (2) major campuses: its main campus in Intramuros and its extension campus in Makati.

Mapúa University’s commitment to its Continuous Quality Improvement philosophy has earned for the Institution the reputation as a recognized leader in providing quality education in the country, especially in the field of Engineering. The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (“PACUCOA”) confirmed Mapúa’s Level IV status having programs, which are highly respected as very high academic programs in the Philippines and with prestige and authority comparable to similar programs in excellent foreign universities.  PACUCOA is a private accrediting agency, which gives formal recognition to an educational institution by attesting that its academic program maintains excellent standards in its educational operations, in the context of its aims and objectives.

The Commission on Higher Education (“CHED”) confirmed Mapúa with the Autonomous Status effective from April 2016 to May 2019.  The CHED also recognized eight (8) of University’s Engineering programs as Centers of Excellence (“COE”) and one (1) as Center of Development (“COD”).  Mapúa is the only private higher education institution that has the most number of Engineering programs with COE status in the Philippines.

Mapúa University is also the first school in Southeast Asia that has received the prestigious accreditation from the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (“ABET”) in the United States for 11 of its engineering programs and 2 of its computing programs.  This means that the graduates from those degree programs are considered to have received education and training comparable to similar degree programs in the US and Europe that have also received the ABET accreditation.  Mapúa has the highest number of ABET-accredited programs in any single academic corporate entity in the Philippines.

Mapúa University is the first private educational institution in the country to have programs awarded with full accreditation by the Philippine Technological Council – Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (“PTC-ACBET”).  Mapúa University is also accredited by the Philippine Computer Society – Information and Computing Accreditation Board (“PICAB”).  A total of eight (8) of its engineering programs are accredited with PTC-ACBET, while three (3) of its computing programs are accredited with PICAB.

In further testament to its strive for excellence, Mapúa has been granted university status by the Commission on Higher Education on May 18, 2017. This milestone in Mapúa University’s history recognizes the institution’s sustained efforts to raise the standards of technological education and research in the Philippines.

Also in 2017, Mapúa University was awarded an overall rating of three (3) stars by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Stars.  The QS Stars is a rating system that gives students and the international community a wider picture of a higher education institution’s strengths and qualities. Mapúa received a five-star rating in the categories of employability, facilities, and social responsibility; and four stars in inclusiveness and teaching.

Mapúa University continues to be ranked among the top performing schools in licensure examinations regulated by the Professional Regulation Commission. Its graduates consistently rank among the top ten of the various board examinations. In 2017, the school produced 17 top finishers bringing the total top ten finishers from Mapúa to 344 from the past seventeen years alone.

Mapúa graduates are also the highest paid employees for: (a) 1-4 years experienced employees, (b) supervisor / 5 years and up experienced employees, and (c) assistant manager or manager positions.  This is according to Jobstreet’s database as published by Entrepreneur.com on July 18, 2017. 


Located in Cabuyao, Laguna, alongside several science and industrial parks, Malayan Colleges Laguna was established to extend the brand of the Mapúa Institute of Technology to the south by offering programs in engineering, computer science, information technology, business, accountancy, and hotel and restaurant management to students who prefer to stay closer to home.

The institution’s community started with 854 students in its first year in the academe. Today, there are over 6,000 students under both college and Senior High School (“SHS”).  MCL, like its parent company Mapúa University, offered SHS.  MCL also adopted Mapúa’s design for its SHS curricula and imbedded Internet of Things (“IoT”).  IoT is an emerging technology that primarily deals with communication between smart / intelligent devices through the internet. This gave MCL a unique advantage in the secondary education sector, ensuring that our students and curricula remain competitive on a global scale as well.

In 2006, the CHED gave the approval for MCL to offer eight programs of study in Engineering, Information Technology, and Business. This was after MCL’s satisfactory compliance with the standards of the CHED’s Regional Quality Assurance Team. To date, the campus offers 22 bachelor’s degree programs and two diploma programs under five colleges and one institute: the Mapúa Institute of Technology at Laguna, the E.T. Yuchengco College of Business, the College of Computer and Information Science, the College of Arts and Science, the Mapúa-PTC College of Maritime Education, and the Institute for Excellence in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.

As part of its pledge to provide quality education to its students, MCL has reached yet another milestone in 2017 by having its Chemical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs granted a 2-year accreditation term for Academic Year 2018-2019 to 2019-2020 by the PTC-ACBET. MCL’s Electronics Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) programs, which were granted their certificates of accreditation last March 2016, were also awarded re-certification for another period of 4 years (AY 2017-2018 to 2020-2021), which is tantamount to eventually getting PTC-ACBET’s Full Accreditation certification.

With its excellent facilities, technologically advanced and IT-integrated curricula, MCL was envisioned to be a Center of Excellence for science and technology education in Southern Luzon. Over a decade later, the institution finds itself succeeding, as proven by its graduates’ and students’ consistent excellent performance in licensure and certification exams, and in local and national competitions and quiz bowls. In 2016, FindUniversity.ph marked it as the number one private school in CALABARZON and the 10th best school in the Philippines.

As a result of its quest to continually improve 21st century education, MCL took home the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Leading Change during the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference Asia 2017 in Singapore on October 4.  The Catalyst Award for Leading Change is given to institutions that are steering educational innovation by developing and implementing high impact strategies.

Driven by passion for knowledge, MCL seeks to meet the challenges of globalization in order to produce graduates who can exercise their skills in the global labor market. Given its excellent location, the MCL campus gives students the opportunity to train and apprentice with technology-driven companies during their academic years.


Incorporated in 2015, Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A Mapua School), Inc. was established to offer Mapua-education in Davao and Mindanao. It started school operations on July 2, 2018.

Malayan Colleges Mindanao welcomed 1,280 college freshmen and grade 11 students in its first year of school operations.  The school offered 14 programs in the AY2018-2019. The school also offered Senior High School in all 5 strands.


MHSS is a science- and math-oriented high school located in Pandacan, Manila.  Modeled after similar but publicly funded science high schools, MHSS offers a rigorous academic program geared towards graduating hard-working, mathematical and scientific-trained students that will excel in their university studies and beyond.  The school is focused on optimizing student-to-teacher time and currently has 280 students.

MHSS is envisioned to be a global Center of Excellence in secondary education with a special focus on science and technology, thus giving the same quality education that its parent school, Mapúa Institute of Technology, is known for.  It has a top-notch faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a curriculum that will allow students to “fully express not only their scientific inclinations but also their artistic bent.”  At its young age, MHSS has already gained recognitions from numerous academic and non-academic events both here and abroad.


Founded in 1928, the National Teachers College (NTC) was the first Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the Philippines to offer collegiate programs dedicated to teacher education. Among private educational institutions in the Philippines, it has attained a preeminent place in educational leadership, particularly in the field of teacher education. Its performance in the Licensure Examination for Teachers is always above the national passing rate.

Gearing toward industrialization and developing professionals for national productivity and global competitiveness, collegiate programs were expanded to include business, hospitality, information technology, and psychology. The Senior High School program was likewise opened offering both Academic and Tech-Voc tracks.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) granted the Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Elementary Education programs Level III re-accredited status, while the  Bachelor of Science in Office Administration, Master of Arts in Education, and Doctor of Education have Level I accreditation.

With a student population of close to 13,000, NTC continues to perform its share in educating and training teachers, administrators, supervisors and other professionals, bringing accessible quality education to the lives of Filipinos.


Located in Naga City, Camarines Sur, the University of Nueva Caceres (UNC) is the first university in Southern Luzon. It was formed in 1948 and attained university status five years later.

Currently, the University offers complete basic education, four programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, thirteen in the College of Business and Administration, five in the College of Computer Studies, thirteen in the College of Education, six in the College of Engineering, Nursing, Criminal Justice Education, Juris Doctor, and three Doctorate and fifteen Masters Degree programs in the Graduate Studies department.

As of 2019, a total of 29 programs are accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). It conferred Level III status in five Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs, in four Master of Arts in Education programs, and in Master of Business Administration. Seven Bachelor of Secondary Education programs, two Bachelor of Elementary Education programs, two Bachelor of Arts programs, and Bachelor of Science in Biology were also accredited with Level II status. It also recognized Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Information technology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy major in Behavioral Management, and Elementary Education with Level I accreditation status.

UNC continues to be a leading school in Bicol which offers good education accessible by the community, and serves as a key factor of progress in Naga and the Bicol region.


APEC Schools was founded in 2013 with the vision of providing affordable but quality private education to thousands of Filipinos. It is a chain of private high schools that offers the K-12 program of the Department of Education. In 7 years, it has grown to 22 branches with over 10,000 students.

In 2018, APEC Schools celebrated its 5th year anniversary and graduated the first batch of 2,000 Senior High School students. Most students have gone on to top colleges and universities, while some have gone on to be employed within three months of graduation.

APEC Schools’ commitment has always been creating a better future for students, and this is what guides this institution to move forward. It envisions itself to be the school of choice for real-world learning in every community with a mission to transform lives through accessible and innovative education.