Central Philippine University

Iloilo City, Iloilo
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>Type: Private University
>Entrance exam: Required
>Religious affiliation: Baptist
>Term structure: Semester
>School year: starts in June

Tuition fees

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

Courses offered


Based on the FindUniversity.ph Weighted Board Exams Ranking
Rank in Iloilo 3rd out of 8 schools view
Rank in Western Visayas 5th out of 20 schools view
Rank in Philippines 57 out of 271 schools view

Centers of Excellence

Centers of Development

Board exams performance

Displaying the passing rates of First Time Examinees only.
Based on the results of the past 4 exams of each board exam.
Exam Passing Rates
(first timers)
Rank in Philippines
Master Electrician Licensure Exam 100%
1 of 162 schools
Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam 97%
11 of 148 schools
Nurses Licensure Exam 95%
44 of 317 schools
Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam 93%
Very Good
19 of 132 schools
Medical Technology Board Exam 89%
Above Average
42 of 108 schools
Electronics Technicians Board Exam 87%
Above Average
63 of 150 schools
Pharmacist Licensure Exam 86%
Very Good
13 of 84 schools
Physician Licensure Exam 85%
20 of 38 schools
Social Workers Licensure Exam 83%
Above Average
38 of 89 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 82%
14 of 206 schools
Licensure Exam for Secondary Teacher 78%
119 of 1225 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 75%
102 of 1037 schools
CPA Licensure Exam 75%
28 of 389 schools
Librarian Licensure Examination 73%
23 of 50 schools
Agriculturist Licensure Exam 63%
9 of 171 schools
Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination 58%
83 of 157 schools
Electronics Engineer (ECE) Licensure Exam 55%
Very Good
32 of 159 schools
Chemical Engineer Licensure Exam 54%
Below Average
19 of 32 schools
Licensure Exam for Psychometricians 54%
Above Average
48 of 213 schools
Environmental Planner Licensure Exam 46%
34 of 68 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 35%
Above Average
47 of 130 schools
Chemistry Licensure Exam 30%
Below Average
28 of 37 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
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