If you’re the adventurous type who loves to go hiking, biking, or mountaineering, then chances are, you have visited (or planned to visit) the great terrains and landscapes up North.
Aside from its breathtaking sceneries, Northern Luzon is home to some of the country’s leading higher education institutions. (Imagine studying hard with an #aesthetic view!) Thanks to the Free Tuition Law, more students can now enjoy free quality education from state universities and colleges in the Cordilleras, the Cagayan Valley, and the Ilocos region.
If you’re heading up North for college, check out these five awesome schools in the region with free tuition:
Are you a nature lover? If yes, then ISPSC might be the green light you’re looking for! Strategically located in six different campuses across Ilocos Sur, this state college offers various undergraduate and graduate studies with a focus on education and agriculture. Located in Santa Maria, its main campus started out as a farm school, which now serves as the Provincial Institute of Agriculture. Talk about hands-on training!
Address: Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Established in 1916, this state university boasts of nothing less but quality standard education in the Cordilleras—with various Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) in Agriculture, Education, and Nursing. It has since opened its doors to more than 10,000 students with campuses in La Trinidad, Buguias, and Bokod, Benguet. Aside from its undergraduate and postgraduate studies, you might want to check out its short diploma courses and non-degree programs!
Address: La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines
In terms of student population and curricular offerings, CSU is the largest state university in the Cagayan Valley, with more than 30,000 students and 12 fields of study, respectively. With eight campuses strategically located across the region, the school has been successfully providing access to free quality education for rural communities, even in far-flung areas. Talk about public service!
PS. Did you know they also have their own jeep transport system within the university?
Address: Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines
This state college makes history as the first of its kind in the Cordilleras. Being the only public higher education institution in the Mountain Province, MPSPC proudly offers 24 undergraduate courses and six graduate courses to an average of 5,000 students per semester. Located in two campuses in Bontoc and Tadian, the school has been providing extensive education, research, and extension in various fields such as agriculture, education, and forestry.
Address: Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
Established in 1979, this state university is remarkably known for its multi-campus locations throughout Pangasinan. Its main campus can be found in Lingayen and has eight satellite campuses located across the six districts. With around 20,000 students in number, the school continues to equip students with advanced education in the arts, agriculture, and natural sciences. If you’re interested to pursue postgraduate studies or distance learning too, PSU has both options available for you!
Address: Maniboc, Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines
When it comes to your education, there is no other way but up. (In this case, up North!) Whether it’s one of these five schools or not, make sure to choose your future alma mater with no less than an informed mind. There can be A LOT of good schools out there, but there is only one perfect for you. Don’t worry though, we’re pretty sure you’ll figure it out!
Want to explore more options in the Northern Luzon? Find the best school for you in our list. If you also want tips on how you can thrive in college, check out our College Life section at Edukasyon.ph now!