Benguet State University

As an institution of higher learning, Benguet State University is created by PD 2010 to carry out programs along instruction, research, extension, and agribusiness through dynamic and responsible governance. .It started as the La Trinidad Farm School with 30 Grade V pupils in 1916. It became a University in 1986 by virtue of the Presidential Decree 2010 signed by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1986. At present, the University maintains a Graduate School, the Open University, 8 colleges, and 3 institutes offering seven doctorate degrees, 39 masters programs, 19 undergraduate degrees, and a number of diploma/certificate special short courses. The research and extension programs are pursued to enhance the impact of these curricular offerings as well as to help improve the livelihood and health of the communities it services. The production sector serves as a lifeline that provides additional resources to carry out the various operations of the University and a sound avenue as well to showcase that the technologies generated are economically feasible, socially acceptable, and environment-friendly. Its status as a CHED-SUC-Level-IV University has been mainly attributed to the majority of its programs, projects, and activities having attained Level III based on the standard of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP). At present, the University consists of three campuses. The Main campus is sprawled on a 605.7855 hectare-land grant in the heart of La Trinidad, the capital town of the Benguet Province about 255 kilometers north of Manila and 5 kilometers away from Baguio City. The Buguias Campus formerly the Buguias-Loo Polytechnic College integrated to the University in 2001 is 81-km away from the La Trinidad campus while the Bokod Campus formerly the Benguet School of Arts and Trades integrated in 2002 is 51-km away. The University is governed by a Board of Regents whose composition as the policy-making body is made up of the CHED Chairperson/Representative as Chair, the University president as Vice-Chair, and the following as members: legislators both from the upper and lower houses, regional directors of Government Line Agencies, prominent private citizens, federated faculty representative, federated supreme student government, and an alumni representative