Pangasinan State University, commonly referred to as PSU, is a state university in the Philippines. The university was founded in its current form in 1979, although its origins trace back to the 1920s. PSU is notable for its many locations throughout the province of Pangasinan. It is mandated to provide advanced instruction in the arts, agricultural and natural sciences as well as in technological and professional fields. Its main campus is located in Lingayen, Pangasinan. Other campuses are located in Alaminos City, Asingan, Bayambang, Binmaley, Infanta, San Carlos City, Santa Maria, and Urdaneta City. The PSU Graduate School is located in Urdaneta City and the Open University Systems (OUS) is located in Lingayen Campus and Binmaley Campus.HistoryFoundingThe Pangasinan State University was chartered by Presidential Decree No. 1497 promulgated on June 11, 1978. It became fully operational on July 1, 1979. The University is an integration of the college courses of six government-supported institutions in the province with the Central Luzon Teachers College as the only tertiary education component then. The Western Pangasinan College of Agriculture created through P.D. No. 1494 was also integrated although it was not yet operational at the time of integration. The Central Luzon Teachers College maintains laboratory units in the elementary and secondary levels.