About the University

Batangas State University is a Level IV state university in the province of Batangas, Philippines. Established in 1903, the university is strategically located at the second largest economic region in the Philippines, which puts it at a prime position not only as a premier provider of higher and advanced learning, but also as a viable economic development zone.

As one of the country’s model higher education institutions recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), BatStateU is the first and thus far the only state university in the Philippines with engineering, IT, and computer science programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) – Engineering Accreditation Commission and Computing Accreditation Commission. With 15 development centers, it is recognized by the Regional Development Council of Region IV-A as the Regional Center for Technology Business Incubation and Development, and as the Regional Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Environment Research.

The university's Electronics Engineering program is designated by CHED as a national Center of Excellence, and its Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Development Communication, and Teacher Education programs are national Centers of Development It has also maintained high academic standards in architecture, industrial technology, computing sciences, business, agriculture, allied health, and the social sciences. It received ISO 9001:2015 certification from TÜV Rheinland Philippines, Inc., and is host to the first China-Philippines Silk Road Institute in the country.

With over 40,000 students facilitated by 1,700 faculty and staff in 11 campuses, Batangas State University remains steadfast in its adherence to international standards. It was given a three-star rating by Quacquarelli Symonds Stars University rating, and is part of the Top Universities list. Through Proclamation No. 947, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte designated the BatStateU Knowledge, Innovation, and Science Technology or KIST Park as a Special Economic Zone. It is the first KIST Park registered by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority or PEZA.

1903

Established as a Manual Training School for young men

1905

Renamed Batangas Trade School

1953

Became the Pablo Borbon Memorial Trade School by virtue of RA 746

1957

Renamed Pablo Borbon Regional School of Arts and Trades; Started offering technical courses

1968

Converted into a state college by virtue of RA 5270, called the Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology, the 23rd state college in the Philippines

1971

Offered industrial education and engineering programs

1974

Started offering graduate degree programs

1984

Expanded operations in its first extension campus in Alangilan, Batangas City

1987

Started offering basic education through a special science class in the laboratory school

2001

Converted into a state university by virtue of RA 9045, called the Batangas State University

2006

Established stronger international partnerships and linkages

2015

Modernized infrastructure to create a 21st century learning environment

2016

Established research and development centers; Shifted academic calendar with the first semester opening in August

2017

Recognized as Center of Excellence in Electronics Engineering and Center of Development in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Teacher Education and Development Communication; Classified as a Level IV state university; Received international accreditation of engineering and IT programs

2018

Received ISO 9001:2015 certification; Recognized as a Regional Center for Disaster Risk Management Education and Research

2019

Launched the new vision towards becoming a premier national university

2020

Received presidential proclamation of the BatStateU Knowledge, Innovation and Science technology (KIST) Park as a Special Economic Zone; Awarded three stars by the QS stars rating; Approved the offering of emerging programs in engineering and allied fields

University Vision
A premier national university that develops leaders in the global knowledge economy.

University Mission
A university committed to producing leaders by providing a 21st century learning environment through innovations in education, multidisciplinary research, and community and industry partnerships in order to nurture the spirit of nationhood, propel the national economy, and engage the world for sustainable development.

Core Values
  • Patriotism
  • Service
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Excellence
  • Faith
 
University Hymn

Hail to you dear BSU
Hail Alma Mater mine
Onward to the sunrise
Onward to the best.

Refrain:
With dignity, we’ll carry your name
With pride we shall proclaim
Your honor and your vision
To the nation and the world.

Chorus:
Hail the red and white
Hail the heroes’ blood
Hail BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Forever we shall shine.
(Repeat Refrain and Chorus)

The Red Spartans is the official mascot of the university. It was launched on 23 September 2014 during the 111th Foundation Anniversary of the institution. Designed by John Jeffrey Alcantara, a Fine Arts major of the university, it was officially registered at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines on 15 April 2016 with Certificate of Registration No. 4/2014/00013631.

Leading Innovations, Transforming Lives is the official motto of the university. It was registered at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines on 15 April 2016 with Certificate of Registration No. 4/2014/00013632. This is used in all official publications, newsletters, pamphlets, and brochures published by the University, as well as in official university merchandise sold at the University Shop. It carries with it the University's long standing tradition of service, excellence, and virtue, as specified in its official seal, and is anchored on the goal of maximizing its relevance and transformative impact through innovations in instruction, research, and community service.

 

Leading Innovations,
Transforming Lives

In an evening fellowship on 19 November 2016, the university marker named Tower of Wisdom was inaugurated in its Main Campus during the 113th founding anniversary of Batangas State University. The design was conceptualized by Dr. Tirso Ronquillo, and was applied at the Intellectual Property Office as an Industrial Design on 15 November 2016. The structure rests on a 16 meter long and 11.3 meter wide platform, to symbolize the 16th year of the current century and the 113th founding anniversary of the institution. It is 19.03 meters high, symbolic of the year the institution was founded. Through Resolution No. 729, s.2017, the Board of Regents declared the Tower of Wisdom as the official landmark of the university.

Historical Timeline

1903 - Manual Training School was established under the supervision of an American principal, Mr. Scheer.

1905 - The school was renamed Batangas Trade School, admitting only male students.

1953 - Republic Act 746 authored by then Congressman Babao, bestowed upon the school a national status. Its name was changed to Pablo Borbon Memorial Trade School.

1957 - The school became the Pablo Borbon Regional School of Arts and Trades and started offering technical courses under the able stewardship of Mr. Arsenio Galauran who served as superintendent from August 1957 to November 1962.

1968 - The regional school was converted into a state college by virtue of R.A. 5270 known Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology. It was the 23rd state college of the country at the time of conversion. Mr. Rosauro de Leon was sworn in as its first president.

1974 - Civil Engineering was added to the course offering, The Graduate School was opened with the offering of a master’s program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Industrial Education, major in Administration and Supervision.

1984 - The College acquired a three-hectare site at Alangilan, Batangas City through the efforts of the second college president, Mr. Isabelo Evangelio.

1987 - A pilot class of the general secondary curriculum with emphasis on science and mathematics was introduced.

1988 - The doctoral program in Industrial Education Management (Ed.D.) in consortium with TUP was offered.

1989 - Dr. Ernesto M. De Chavez was sworn as fourth President of the College. More relevant courses were introduced to produce globally competitive manpower.

1990 to 2000 - Offered dual training system and new academic programs that were responsive to the needs of the time

2001 - Became a state university by virtue of RA 9045

2006 - Started building international partnerships and linkages

2014 - Underwent massive infrastructure development to build 21st century university

2015 - Established the Center for Technopreneurship and Innovation

2016 - Recognized by CHED as a Model Higher Education Institution Academic Programs designated as Centers of Excellence and Development

2017 - Elevated to a Level IV university Engineering programs accredited by ABET-EAC

2018 - Established the VIP CORALS and STEER Hub KIST Park endorsed by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority

2019 - Launched the ten-year strategic plan to make BatStateU a premier national university

2020 - Offered online courses through online distance education

Vision, Mission and Core Values

University Vision
A premier national university that develops leaders in the global knowledge economy.

University Mission
A university committed to producing leaders by providing a 21st century learning environment through innovations in education, multidisciplinary research, and community and industry partnerships in order to nurture the spirit of nationhood, propel the national economy, and engage the world for sustainable development.

Core Values

  • Patriotism
  • Service
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Excellence
  • Faith

University Hymn

University Hymn

Hail to you dear BSU
Hail Alma Mater mine
Onward to the sunrise
Onward to the best.

Refrain:
With dignity, we’ll carry your name
With pride we shall proclaim
Your honor and your vision
To the nation and the world.

Chorus:
Hail the red and white
Hail the heroes’ blood
Hail BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Forever we shall shine.
(Repeat Refrain and Chorus)

University Symbols

The Red Spartans is the official mascot of the university. It was launched on 23 September 2014 during the 111th Foundation Anniversary of the institution. Designed by John Jeffrey Alcantara, a Fine Arts major of the university, it was officially registered at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines on 15 April 2016 with Certificate of Registration No. 4/2014/00013631.

 

"Leading Innovations, Transforming Lives" is the official motto of the university. It was registered at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines on 15 April 2016 with Certificate of Registration No. 4/2014/00013632. This is used in all official publications, newsletters, pamphlets, and brochures published by the University, as well as in official university merchandise sold at the University Shop. It carries with it the University's long standing tradition of service, excellence, and virtue, as specified in its official seal, and is anchored on the goal of maximizing its relevance and transformative impact through innovations in instruction, research, and community service.

 

In an evening fellowship on 19 November 2016, the university marker named Tower of Wisdom was inaugurated in its Main Campus during the 113th founding anniversary of Batangas State University. The design was conceptualized by Dr. Tirso Ronquillo, and was applied at the Intellectual Property Office as an Industrial Design on 15 November 2016. The structure rests on a 16 meter long and 11.3 meter wide platform, to symbolize the 16th year of the current century and the 113th founding anniversary of the institution. It is 19.03 meters high, symbolic of the year the institution was founded. Through Resolution No. 729, s.2017, the Board of Regents declared the Tower of Wisdom as the official landmark of the university.