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Who We Are

An institution promoting scholarship, leadership, character, and service as its core values, Bicol University remains to be the premier state university in the Bicol Region.  It boasts a population of 26,352 scholars for school year 2015-2016, served by 542 faculty and 329 non-teaching personnel.  Founded in 1969, it has risen to SUC Level IV status, a prestige it has enjoyed since 1998.  It is home to top notchers in the fields of Accountancy, Engineering, Midwifery, Nursing, and Social Work.

As a comprehensive university, it caters to the needs of the society in the following fields:

  • Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Sciences
  • Arts and Letters, Culture, Recreation and Sports
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Health and Medicine
  • Social Sciences
  • Education


By virtue of Republic Act 5521 Bicol University was founded on June 21, 1969 and was formally organized on September 22, 1970

Bicol University is proud of its Profile of Excellence:

  • SUC Level IV by DBM Standards
  • 9th biggest among SUCs in enrolment and 5th in GAA Budget
  • One of the 22 leading SUCs
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified (by Institution)
  • CHED’s Center for:

            * Teaching Excellence (BUCE)

            * Development for Fisheries Education (BUTC)

            * Development for Nursing (BUCN)

            * Higher Education Research

  • BUCE as DepEd’s Teacher Training Institute
  • Base Agency for Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) and Bicol Consortium for Agriculture Resources Research and Development (BCARRD)