LIST: State colleges and universities with free tuition starting 2018

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LIST: State colleges and universities with free tuition starting 2018

A total of 112 state colleges and universities (SUCs) in the country will open classes with free tuition starting Academic Year 2018-2019.

This is confirmed by several news outlets after free tuition law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday.

The Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, which Congress ratified in May and transmitted to the Office of the President on July 5, gives full tuition subsidy for students in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges, and state-run technical-vocational schools.

The law covers 8 SUCs in Metro Manila, 49 in the rest of Luzon, 26 in the Visayas, and 29 in Mindanao.

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The lists in the 2018 National Expenditure Program and the joint guidelines of the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Budget and Management on the grant of free tuition appear to have 114 SUCs, however, because they specify two campuses of the Mindanao State University. These are the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology and the MSU-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography.

Here is the list of all state universities and colleges covered by the law:

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR)

  • Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
  • Marikina Polytechnic College
  • Philippine Normal University
  • Philippine State College of Aeronautics
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Rizal Technological University
  • Technological University of the Philippines
  • University of the Philippines System

Region I – ILOCOS

  • Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
  • Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
  • Mariano Marcos State University
  • North Luzon Philippines State College
  • Pangasinan State University
  • University of Northern Philippines

CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (CAR)

  • Abra State Institute of Science and Technology
  • Apayao State College
  • Benguet State University
  • Ifugao State University
  • Kalinga State University
  • Mountain Province State University (formerly the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College)

Region II – CAGAYAN VALLEY

  • Batanes State College
  • Cagayan State University
  • Isabela State University
  • Nueva Vizcaya State University
  • Quirino State University

Region III – CENTRAL LUZON

  • Aurora State College of Technology
  • Bataan Peninsula State University
  • Bulacan Agricultural State College
  • Bulacan State University
  • Central Luzon State University
  • Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University
  • Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
  • Pampanga State Agricultural University
  • Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
  • Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
  • Tarlac College of Agriculture (now the Tarlac Agricultural University)
  • Tarlac State University

Region IV-A – CALABARZON

  • Batangas State University
  • Cavite State University
  • Laguna State Polytechnic University (Laguna State Polytechnic College)
  • Southern Luzon State University
  • University of Rizal System

Region IV-B – MIMAROPA

  • Marinduque State College
  • Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Occidental Mindoro State College
  • Palawan State University
  • Romblon State University
  • Western Philippines University

Region V – BICOL

  • Bicol University
  • Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Camarines Norte State College
  • Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
  • Catanduanes State University
  • Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
  • Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Partido State University
  • Sorsogon State College

Region VI – WESTERN VISAYAS

  • Aklan State University
  • Capiz State University
  • Carlos C. Hilado Memorial State College
  • Guimaras State College
  • Iloilo State College of Fisheries
  • Central Philippines State University
  • Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College
  • Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
  • University of Antique
  • Iloilo Science and Technology University
  • West Visayas State University

Region VII – CENTRAL VISAYAS

  • Bohol Island State University
  • Cebu Normal University
  • Cebu Technological University
  • Negros Oriental State University
  • Siquijor State College

Region VIII – EASTERN VISAYAS

  • Eastern Samar State University
  • Eastern Visayas State University
  • Leyte Normal University
  • Naval State University
  • Northwest Samar State University
  • Palompom Polytechnic State University (formerly the Palompon Institute of Technology)
  • Samar State University
  • Southern Leyte State University
  • University of Eastern Philippines
  • Visayas State University

Region IX – ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA

  • J.H. Cerilles State College
  • Jose Rizal Memorial State University
  • Western Mindanao State University
  • Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College
  • Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology

Region X – NORTHERN MINDANAO

  • Bukidnon State University
  • Camiguin Polytechnic State College
  • Central Mindanao University
  • University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines – Cagayan De Oro Campus
  • MSU – Iligan Institute of Technology
  • University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines – Claveria Campus
  • Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology

Region XI – DAVAO REGION

  • Compostela Valley State College
  • Davao Del Norte State College
  • Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology
  • Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
  • University of Southeastern Philippines

Region XII – SOCCSKSARGEN

  • Cotabato State University (formerly the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College)
  • Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology
  • Sultan Kudarat State University
  • University of Southern Mindanao

AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM)

  • Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College
  • Basilan State College
  • Mindanao State University
  • MSU-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography
  • Sulu State College
  • Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College

Region XIII – CARAGA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

  • Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Caraga State University (Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Surigao del Sur State University
  • Surigao State College of Technology

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