Central Philippine University

Iloilo City, Iloilo
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Type of school: Private University
Term type: Semester (2 terms per year)
Entrance exam: Required
Religious affiliation: Baptist

Tuition fees:

Bachelor's degree ₱ 40,000-50,000 per year
Master's degree ₱ 9,500-26,000 per year

Courses offered at Central Philippine University:


Based on the FindUniversity.ph Weighted Board Exams Ranking
Rank in Iloilo 3rd out of 8 schools view
Rank in Western Visayas 4th out of 19 schools view
Rank in Philippines 61 out of 259 schools view

Centers of Excellence and Development:

Board exams performance:

Displaying the passing rates of First Timers only (does not include people who took the exam for the 2nd or 3rd time).
Based on the results of past 4 exams of each board exam.
Exam Passing Rates
(first timers)
Rank in Philippines
Master Electrician Licensure Exam 100%
1 of 158 schools
Nurses Licensure Exam 93%
55 of 355 schools
Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam 90%
13 of 127 schools
Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam 88%
Very Good
35 of 146 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 85%
Very Good
58 of 1016 schools
Medical Technology Board Exam 85%
Very Good
49 of 100 schools
Electronics Technicians Board Exam 84%
Very Good
68 of 154 schools
Physician Licensure Exam 83%
Very Good
19 of 36 schools
Social Workers Licensure Exam 81%
Very Good
40 of 78 schools
Licensure Exam for Secondary Teacher 81%
Very Good
76 of 1167 schools
Pharmacist Licensure Exam 76%
Above Average
27 of 70 schools
Librarian Licensure Examination 75%
Above Average
22 of 49 schools
CPA Licensure Exam 72%
Very Good
40 of 352 schools
Agriculturist Licensure Exam 65%
Very Good
6 of 170 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 64%
36 of 203 schools
Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination 63%
Above Average
67 of 286 schools
Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exam 58%
Above Average
39 of 164 schools
Chemical Engineer Licensure Exam 53%
17 of 33 schools
Licensure Exam for Psychometricians 51%
Above Average
42 of 185 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 50%
Above Average
26 of 112 schools
Electronics Engineer (ECE) Licensure Exam 37%
Above Average
53 of 153 schools
Chemistry Licensure Exam 36%
Below Average
28 of 34 schools


Central Philippine University
Lopez Jaena St., Jaro, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo

Scholarships at Central Philippine University:

A. University Scholarships

1. Entrance Scholarships

• Valedictorian – full free tuition for the entire school year and until second year subject to grade requirement and P3,000.00 book allowance per semester, subject to grade requirement.

• Salutatorian – half free tuition for the entire school year and until second year subject to grade requirement and P1,500.00 book allowance per semester, subject to grade requirement.

• With Honors – one third free tuition for the entire school year, and until second year subject to grade requirement (40 slots only, applicants must submit requirements and take the qualifying examination for ranking on May 10, 2013 (Friday), 10:00A.M., Educational Media Center (EMC) Conference Room)

In order to continue availing the privileges, the grade requirements are:

- Tuition - A grade of not lower than 2.0 in all subjects and/or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of not lower than 1.63

- Book Allowance - A grade of not lower than 2.25 in all subjects and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of not lower than 1.63


- Original Certification with school seal from the Principal that she/he is an honor student specifying the number of graduates (for Valedictorian and Salutatorian: at least 40 graduates, if less than 40, an applicant must take the scholarship qualifying examination).

- Photocopy of good moral certificate.

- Photocopy of High School Card.

2. Continuing Entrance Scholarships

Continuing Entrance scholars may continue to avail full tuition (regardless of the form of scholarship previously enjoyed – i.e. Valedictorian, salutatorian or freshmen with honors) until fourth/fifth year as long as the scholars have a grade point average of not lower than 1.63 provided he/she has no grade lower than 2.25 in all subjects for the semester. The first and second semesters’ grades during the second year are the bases for the continuance of scholarship in the first semester of third year.

B. Other University – Funded Scholarships

1. College of Theology (1st Yr.-50% tuition; 2nd Yr.-75% tuition; 3rd Yr.-100% tuition, 4th & 5th Yrs.-full tuition and fees (CPBC members only) contact the College Dean

2. CPU Sari-Saot (tuition discount)

3. Central Echo

4. Free tuition for Faculty and Staff Dependents

5. Free tuition for CPBC Workers and Pastors’ Kids

6. Half free tuition for IMH Dependents

7. University Symphonic Band (contact the Band Director at Fine Arts Building at Tel. No. 329-1971 local 2128) – with categories: A- full tuition and fees and B – full tuition (maximum of 21 units only in all categories).

8. Athletics (contact the Sports Director at Sports Office, Covered Gym at Tel. No. 329-1971 local 2155) – with categories: A – full tuition and fees, A1 – full tuition and half miscellaneous fees, B – full tuition and C – half tuition (maximum of 21 units only in all categories)

9. Grants-In-Aid of P4,000.00 per semester for Freshmen CPBC Members (recommendation from CPBC General Secretary is required).

C. Scholarships and Grants-In-Aid

1. Academic Scholarships (P4,500.00/sem) after 3 semesters of study at CPU

2. Other Grants-In-Aid (P4,000/sem) after 1 semester of study at CPU

Note: Filing of application form for Grants-In-Aid and Academic Scholarship starts every first week of November of the current year and ends every last week of January of the following year. Applicants must be aware of the announcements for the interview.

3. Work-Student Study Program (WSSP):

Deadline of application - March 29, 2013. (For more information, contact the WSSP Coordinator at Tel. No. 329-1971 local 1063 at Franklin Hall)

4. Other Externally Funded Scholarships:

• Government Scholarships (CHED, Iloilo City Government Scholarship, DOST, PVAO and GSIS) - application is directly made at the respective agencies

• Private Agencies and Associations’ Scholarships - application is directly made at the respective agencies or associations

• Individual Donors – scholars are chosen by the respective Donors or by the Scholarship Committee


CPU has two dormitories, Franklin Hall (for male residents) and Weston Hall (for female residents), which could provide living accommodations to some 223 students: Weston HaIl (115 residents); Franklin Hall (108 residents). Living in the dormitory is considered a privilege that is granted to those few who comply with the rules and regulations of the University. Formal admission procedures shall be followed before admitting anyone to these dormitories.