The Polytechnic University of the Philippines is a coeducational, research state university located in Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines. It was founded on October 19, 1904 as the Manila Business School, under the Division of City Schools – Manila as the city's business school. PUP is also known as the country's 1st PolytechnicU.PUP Manila has 48,213 students enrolled. It is also the flagship campus and the seat of administration of the PUP System, the country's largest university in terms of geographical reach and student population, which has an estimated of 80,000 students as of 2015. It confers diploma, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and is composed of a graduate school, a distance learning education program, 14 colleges, two high school departments including a laboratory school, and the Institute of Technology.