Mariano Marcos State University - Main

Batac City, Ilocos Norte
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Type of school: State University
Term type: Semester (2 terms per year)
Entrance exam: Required
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Tuition fees:

Bachelor's degree ₱ 8,000-10,000 per year
Master's degree ₱ 6,000 per year

Courses offered at MMSU Main Campus:


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking
Rank in Ilocos Norte 1st out of 3 schools view
Rank in Ilocos Region 2nd out of 15 schools view
Rank in Philippines 60 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
Nurses Licensure Exam 99%
22 of 355 schools
Forester Licensure Exam 85%
Very Good
3 of 35 schools
Pharmacist Licensure Exam 81%
Very Good
19 of 70 schools
Electronics Technicians Board Exam 80%
Very Good
84 of 154 schools
Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam 76%
Above Average
42 of 127 schools
Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination 76%
Very Good
22 of 286 schools
Master Electrician Licensure Exam 75%
Above Average
64 of 158 schools
CPA Licensure Exam 73%
Very Good
38 of 352 schools
Licensure Exam for Secondary Teacher 73%
Very Good
163 of 1167 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 72%
Very Good
175 of 1016 schools
Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam 72%
79 of 146 schools
Physical Therapist Licensure Exam 69%
27 of 51 schools
Agriculturist Licensure Exam 61%
Very Good
9 of 170 schools
Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exam 53%
Above Average
57 of 164 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 47%
Above Average
89 of 203 schools
Fisheries Technologist Licensure Exam 46%
8 of 57 schools
Agricultural Engineer Board Exam 37%
Below Average
29 of 45 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 29%
Below Average
73 of 112 schools
Electronics Engineer (ECE) Licensure Exam 23%
Below Average
98 of 153 schools
Chemical Engineer Licensure Exam 12%
29 of 33 schools


Mariano Marcos State University - Main
Barangay 16, Batac City, Ilocos Norte

Scholarships at MMSU Main Campus:

A. Entrance Scholarship

Entrance scholarship is awarded to those who graduated as valedictorian (with highest honors), salutatorian (with high honors) and first, second or third honorable mention (with honors) of a class of 50 or more students for the first semester.

1. Valedictorian enjoys free tuition fee and a stipend of 1,500php.

2. Salutatorian enjoys free tuition fee and a stipend of 1,000php.

3. First, second and third honorable mention enjoy free tuition fee.

B. Academic Scholars

1. College Scholarship is awarded to a student who obtains a weighted average of 1.75 to 1.46. He enjoys free tuition fee and a stipend of 1,000php for the semester.

2. University Scholarship is awarded to a student who obtains a weighted average of 1.45 to 1.00. He enjoys free tuition and a stipend of 1,500php for the semester.

C. Cultural, Band Member, Athletic/Sports Study Grants

1. Cultural Study Grant is awarded to members of the Cultural Troupe and the University Band. They enjoy free tuition fee.

2. Athletic/Sports Study Grant is awarded to athletes who have competed in regional athletic competitions. Tuition fee exemption is based on the highest medal won.

D. CMT Cadets Grant. Free tuition fee is given to CMT Corps of Officers.

E. CSC/SC Officer Grant. Free tuition fee is given to all CSC officers.

F. Privately-funded Scholarship. Guidelines are specified by the donor of the scholarship.