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What Open Universities Can You Find in the Philippines?

With everything online, it’s inevitable to find anything that you want to learn on the internet, especially if you think your expenses won’t be able to make the cut. There are plenty of colleges and universities around the world that can take you to different heights.

But if you’re the type who doesn’t have the time or energy to travel to another campus or stick to a fixed schedule everyday, open universities are there to help you earn a college degree from the comforts of your own home.

Unlike other colleges that require you to study the traditional way (e.g. going to school with a fixed schedule), open universities make use of distance learning to help you earn your college degree under your own pace at any time.

So if you’re willing to take your college education online, here are some open universities that offer online courses to get you started:

University of the Philippines Open University

Known for upholding its standards of excellence in its craft, the University of the Philippines Open University uses the distance learning system to teach students. The CHED-recognized Center for Excellence also offers various undergraduate to doctoral degrees, particularly in education, information and communication studies, and faculty of management and development studies.

PUP Open University System

Also known as the “Pamantasang Bayan”, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines has opened its doors to students who wish to study independently. You may opt to get a teacher or a tutor to grade and comment on your work, or choose to study online by communicating with your teacher and other students in an “online” classroom.

PUP’s Open University system also allows professionals to pursue their studies and earn degrees without taking leaves from their respective jobs.

AMA University Online Education

Known as the first full online education in the Philippines, AMA University’s online hub offers short and wide-ranged courses for learners around the world. Aside from certificate courses and masteral degrees, the school also offers doctoral degrees in Business Administration and Information Technology.

Asian Institute for Distance Education

With the goal of providing quality education for students who are unable to take part in regular school curriculums, AIDE also offers undergraduate degrees, all of which are CHED-approved. The school offers three baccalaureate degrees for its students as of late, including Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management.

New Era University

NEU’s Open and Online University offers its services to students who believe in learning through non-traditional means. Students can opt to take their courses, either through course materials or through virtual classrooms, which are conducted through NEU’s Internet Broadcast Station.

Benguet State University Open University

First installed in 1997, the state-run university has a great deal of diploma and masters programs for students who wish to pursue higher education but are unable to attend regular classes. Students can either choose to converge with their tutors and classmates once a month or pursue online education as a full-time student.

Visayas State University Open University

The state-run university offers a Masters of Agricultural Development program with varying specializations to government staffers and other students who have to work in agricultural affairs. Students can also choose from nine specializations to take for their MA degree.

CAP College Foundation, Inc.

Known for being a pioneer in educational methods since 1988, CAP College Foundation is equipped with CHED and TESDA-recognized programs that Filipinos can acquire, both in the country and abroad. Additionally, the open university offers ten Bachelor of Arts degrees and two Business Administration-related courses.

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

PLM’s first encounter with the Distance Learning method first began when the College of Nursing first attempted to incorporate the midwifery program through the school’s Bachelor of Community Health Services program.

After a successful run with the program, PLM focused on improving its programs that were designed for the public governance sector, and eventually offered more governance-related programs such as bachelor’s degrees in public administration and master’s degrees in business administration, to name a few.

Central Luzon State University

Officially established in 1997, CLSU Open University offers degree and non-degree programs to individuals who wish to pursue higher education but are unable to avail of the usual models of instruction.

The open university provides students with self-learning modules, which are thoroughly prepared by a “quality circle” consisting of a content critic, a curriculum designer, a language editor, a media specialist, and a subject matter specialist.

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