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Article: Education in Iloilo - 27 Sep 2007
Iloilo City has 30 public and private high schools and 7 universities. On the whole, Iloilo has one of the highest literacy rates in the country and is an educational center in the western visayas region. 

Iloilo City has 30 public and private high schools and 7 universities.

Aside from the government-subsidized University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV - Iloilo) and West Visayas State University (WVSU), Iloilo City also has four private universities:

  • the Catholic University of San Agustin (USA) located in the city proper,
  • the Protestant Central Philippine University (CPU) in Jaro district, the secular and Lopez-owned University of Iloilo (UI),
  • the Catholic, St. Paul University and
  • the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University which specializes in Maritime courses which is the first maritime university in the Philippines and Southeast Asia located at Molo and Arevalo district.

Likewise there are also a number of colleges, such as Iloilo Doctor's College which provides Medicine and Nursing Degrees, De Paul College which provides courses in business and arts, the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology formerly Iloilo School Of Arts and Trade (ISAT) which specializes in Science and Technology related courses and Western Institute of Technology (WIT) specializing in Engineering courses.

Additionally there are several Computer colleges in the city such as AMA, STI and Informatics as well as several English language "schools" that cater almost exclusively to Korean students. The city is a home of oldest catholic schools administered by the Daughters of Charity, namely, Colegio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (CSCJ) and Colegio de San Jose (CSJ).

The city is also home to four educational institutions that are affiliates of prominent universities: UPV - Iloilo, St. Paul's University, University of San Agustin and Ateneo de Iloilo. The state of education in Iloilo City is considered to be at par with national standards.

Some of the aforementioned educational institutions rate highly in licensure examinations in nursing, accountancy, medicine and in the bar exams when it comes to law. In accountancy courses, UPV and CPU belongs to the top three schools in the country, it maintains a passing rate of 85% and above in the accountancy board exams. In Law, USA belongs to one of the few schools in the country that rates 50% or more in the bar exams. Western Institute of Technology and CPU is known for its good passing percentage in the engineering board exams. In nursing, St. Paul University consistently make it to the top 5 top performing schools with passing rate of 99% in the board exam.

Iloilo is also known for its high school institutions with high standards of teaching. These includes science schools like Philippine Sience High School Western Visayas Campus and Iloilo Provincial High School Special Science Class, as well as Chinese and exclusive schools such as Iloilo Central Commercial High School, Assumption (for girls), and PAREF-Westbridge School (for boys), which provides the necessary learnings and skills for their students in preparation for college education.

On the whole, Iloilo has one of the highest literacy rates in the country and is an educational center in the western visayas region.

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