University of Pangasinan
The University of Pangasinan is the first and oldest private university north of Manila, Philippines. It is located in the province of Pangasinan. It is a member of the PHINMA Education Network.
The University of Pangasinan is located at the heart of the City of Dagupan which is the commercial center of Pangasinan. Its campus, where the main buildings are erected, lies along Arellano Street. Located in the commercial city as Dagupan, the University has the opportunity to serve students from the farming, fishing, and industrial areas of the province as well as from the entire Ilocos Region. The University of Pangasinan is offering practically all undergraduate and graduate courses which Metro Manila universities are offering. It has a staff of about three hundred faculty members and employees.
=College of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
=College of Physical Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
=College of Medical Technology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
=College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering
=College of Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
=College of Business and Accountany
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Human Resource Development Management
=College of Information and Computer Studies
Bachelor of Science in Information Management
Bachelor of Science in Information System
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Associate in Computer Technology
=College of Education
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Bachelor of Secondary Education
=College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts
=College of Law
Bachelor of Laws
=College of Criminology
Bachelor of Science in Criminology
=School of Graduate Studies
Master of Arts in Education Major in School Administration and Supervision
Master of Arts in Education Major in College Teaching
Master of Arts Major in Filipino
Master of Science in Management Engineering
Master in Business Administration
Associate in Computer Technology
Certificate in Building Technology
Medical Assistant Course
The University of Pangasinan started operation in 1925 as the Dagupan Institute. It was founded by the late Dean Francisco Benitez of the University of the Philippines, who became the chairman of the Board of Directors; the late Dr. Apolinario delos Santos, then President of the University of Manila; the late Dr. Mariano delos Santos, then Dean of the University of Manila; Dr. Sylvestre Pascual; and the late Dr. Blas F. Rayos, then Dean of the College of Education of the University of Manila. Dr. Rayos became the President of the school and headed it for 45 years until 1975 when he died and was succeeded by his son, George O. Rayos, who sat as president of the institution until 1987.
The Dagupan Institute was officially opened with elementary, secondary and vocational courses as initial offerings. In 1937, the College of Liberal Arts was established with the late President Blas F. Rayos Sr. as its first Dean.
Dagupan Junior College
In 1941, the school was renamed the Dagupan Junior College. Its operation was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II in December of that year. It resumed operation in 1945 immediately after the war. Four courses were added to its offering soon after. These were (1) Civil Engineering, (2) Architecture, (3) Graduate School, and (4) Secretarial Science. Shortly thereafter, additional courses were offered such as Secondary Education, Law, Home Economics, Nursing, and Commerce, with major in Accounting, Management, Banking and Finance, and Economics.
In 1950, the school assumed the name Dagupan Colleges and the Graduate School enriched its offerings with the addition of courses leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Philosophy and Master of Science in Business Administration. Aware of the need to maintain a remarkable performance in the board examinations, particularly for Nursing graduates, the school started to offer a review class in Nursing in 1954. Eventually, review classes in Accounting, Civil Engineering and Law were offered. The year 1959 saw further expansion of curricular offerings with the opening of courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition, and Bachelor of Science in Journalism.
Within the next decade following were done: the organization of Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NROTC) and the Naval Women's Auxiliary Corps in 1960, and the offering of the Sanitary Engineering course in 1965.
In July 3, 1968, the college was converted into a university by virtue of the University Charter granted by the Department of Education. Thereforth, the school operated as the University of Pangasinan.
In 2009- Present, it became a member of the PHINMA Education Network.
2400 Dagupan City