17 May 2015

Costs of College Education: Comparing University Tuition Rates


The tuition I first paid to De La Salle University-Manila back in 1975 when I enrolled as a freshman was PHP 1,200. In those days, that was a lot of money that my parents had to scrounge for just to send me to the university.

I took a year’s leave of absence and overstayed for a year to be able to play varsity football. That was why I did not graduate until 1981. My last tuition rate was PHP 1,600.

The education web site finduniversity.ph lists DLSU-Manila’s current tuition range as from PHP 210,000-225,000. Taking just the base rate, that is still PHP 70,000 per trimester. Of course, we were still under the semestral system, so you do the maths: my last annual rate was PHP 3,200 per annum to the present base rate of PHP 210,000. The present rate is almost 66 times as expensive as it was in 1981.

At any rate, just for the sheer heck of it, I examined the comprehensive listings at finduniversity.ph and came up with the tuition listings below. The web site is a great resource for parents and students alike.

I have no idea how accurate or how updated the rates are, but finduniversity.ph went to great lengths to contact these schools for information. The web site first went live in November 2010 so the figures contained in the lists below ought to be still close to what the exact figures are in the present day.

A few notes: 1) as stated, DLSU-Manila is on a trimestral system, so the annual rate is divided by three; 2) the sorting is based on the lower figure of the tuition range provided; 3) I obviously picked out schools that I am familiar with excepting those outside of Metro Manila and the CALABARZON, which I picked rather randomly; and 4) the rates given are for bachelor’s programs only and are on an annual basis.

The purpose of this article is to show tuition rates in different parts of the country. For those who wish to see schools not included in the lists that I provide, please follow the links back to finduniversity.ph.

METRO MANILA

De la Salle University-Manila
210,000-225,000
Ateneo de Manila University
170,000
Univ. of Asia & the Pacific
160,000-170,000
San Beda College
140,000-150,000
Assumption College
120,000-130,000
Miriam College
110,000-120,000
Mapua Institute of Technology
105,000-155,000
Phil. Women's University Manila
87,000-105,000
San Sebastian College
87,000-100,000
University of Sto. Tomas
80,000-120,000
St. Scholastica's College
80,000-110,000
Adamson University
80,000-96,000
Far Eastern University
77,000-100,000
Lyceum University Manila
74,000-84,000
University of the East
72,000-91,000
Centro Escolar University
70,000-80,000
Trinity University of Asia
66,000-76,000
Technological Institute of the Phil.
62,000-74,000
Univ. of Perpetual Help Las Piñas
60,000-66,000
PSBA
55,000
De La Salle Araneta University
48,000-56,000
UP Manila
40,000
UP Diliman
6,000-40,000
University of Makati
3,000-7,000
Philippine Normal Univesity
3,000-6,000
PUP Manila
2,600-4,000
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
600-16,000

CALABARZON

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
110,000-130,000
Malayan Colleges Laguna
90,000-105,000
De La Salle Lipa
72,000-90,000
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas
70,000-125,000
CSJ Letran Calamba
70,000-80,000
Emilio Aguinaldo College Dasmariñas
56,000-62,000
UP Los Baños
50,000-60,000
Sacred Heart College Lucena
50,000-60,000
Lyceum University Batangas
46,000-70,000
University of Batangas
46,000-52,000
Lipa City Colleges
44,000-58,000
Roosevelt College Cainta
40,000-46,000
Batangas State University
24,000-26,000
Southern Luzon State Univ. Lucban
8,000-22,000

CENTRAL/NORTHERN LUZON

Baliuag University
58,000-74,000
La Consolacion University Malolos
46,000-68,000
University of Pangasinan PHINMA
40,000-50,000
Araullo University Cabanatuan
32,000-36,000
Divine World College of Laoag
32,000-36,000
Virgen Milagrosa Univ. Pangasinan
30,000-36,000
University of La Salette Santiago City
30,000-36,000
Tarlac State University
20,000-24,000
Urdaneta City University
16,000-20,000
Pangasinan State Univ. Urdaneta
14,000-16,000
Ifugao State University
10,000-12,000
Don Mariano Marcos State University
8,000-12,000
Nueva Vizcaya State University
8,000-10,000
Isabela State University Cauayan City
8,000-10,000

SOUTHERN LUZON

Ateneo de Naga University
50,000-70,000
Universidad de Sta. Isabel Naga
50,000-60,000
University of Nueva Caceres Naga
40,000-50,000
Aquinas University Legazpi
40,000-50,000
Divine Word College Legazpi
36,000-46,000
Naga College Foundation
26,000-54,000
Cam. Sur Polytechnic College Nabua
14,000-40,000
Partido State University Goa
10,000-16,000
Bicol University Legazpi
10,000-14,000

VISAYAS

Silliman University Dumaguete
57,000-81,000
St. Paul University Dumagueta
56,000-66,000
University of San Carlos Cebu
50,000-80,000
St. Theresa's College Cebu
50,000-54,000
University of St. La Salle Bacolod
46,000-80,000
Central Philippine University Iloilo
44,000-50,000
University of San Agustin Iloilo
40,000-50,000
University of the Philippines Visayas
30,000-40,000
TUP Talisay City
24,000-27,000
Bohol Island State Univ. Tagbilaran
14,000-18,000
Cebu Technological University
12,000-16,000
Univ. of Eastern Phil. Catarman
12,000-14,000
West Visayas State University Iloilo
8,000-16,000
Samar State University Catbalogan
8,000-12,000
Aklan State University Kalibo
8,000-12,000
Cebu Normal University
6,000-44,000

MINDANAO

Ateneo de Davao University
84,000-100,000
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
58,000-64,000
Xavier University CDO
50,000-60,000
Notre Dame of Marbel University
40,000-50,000
Univ. of the Immaculate Con. Davao
39,000-42,000
La Salle University Ozamis
38,000-52,000
Misamis University Ozamis
36,000-38,000
University of Mindanao Davao
34,000-40,000
Cagayan de Oro College PHINMA CDO
30,000-40,000
Holy Cross of Davao College
30,000-36,000
Min. Polytechnic College Gensan
28,000-36,000
University of SE Philippines Tagum
14,000-20,000
Bukidnon State Univ. Malaybalay
14,000-16,000
MSU-IIT Iligan
7,000-18,000
Mindanao State University Gensan
2,000-2,400




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