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Benguet State University is a state university located in the municipality of La Trinidad in the province of Benguet in the Philippines.[1]

Benguet State University
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Former names
  • Trinidad Farm School (1916–1920)
  • Trinidad Agricultural School (1920–1946)
  • La Trinidad Agricultural High School (1946)
  • La Trinidad National Agricultural School
  • Mountain National Agricultural School
  • Mountain National College
  • Mountain Agricultural College
  • Mountain State Agricultural College (1969-1986)
MottoBringing Service with Utmost Quality and Dedication
TypePublic state university Co-educational Non-profit Research higher education institution
Academic affiliations
PresidentDr. Feliciano Calora Jr.
Vice-presidentKenneth Laruan
(VP for Academics)
Carlito Laurean
(VP for Research & Extension) Silvestre Aben
(VP for Business Affairs)
John James Malamug
(VP for Administration & Finance)
Students10,000++ (elementary, secondary and tertiary)
Location, ,
  • Main campus (La Trinidad)
  • Satellite campuses (Buguias and Bokod)
ColorsGreen and Yellow
Sporting affiliations
SportsBasketball Football Softball Athletics

It was originally named Trinidad Farm School, which was later changed to Trinidad Agricultural School (TAS). From TAS its name was changed to Trinidad Agricultural High School (TAHS). When the school was nationalized its name was again changed to Mountain National Agricultural School (MNAS). It was soon converted into the Mountain National College (MNAC); Mountain Agricultural College (MAC); and eventually, the Mountain State Agricultural College (MSAC) in 1969 through Republic Act 5923.[2]

On January 12, 1986, the school was converted into a chartered state university by virtue of Presidential Decree 2010.[3] At present Benguet State University is home to various Center of Excellence (COE) and Center of Development (COD) programs such as Agriculture, Education and Nursing.

Colleges, campuses and institutionsEdit

BSU has two satellite campuses, eight colleges, two academic institutes, and a Graduate School. It also runs an Open University. These units offer graduate and undergraduate degree programs in agriculture, forestry, teacher's education, nursing, physical sciences and the arts. Some units offer non-degree programs and short courses. Colleges:


  • Institute of Public Administration
  • Institute of Human Kinetics


Elementary and secondary schoolsEdit

Besides having college campuses, the school had also elementary and secondary campuses. The elementary was called Elementary Laboratory School (ELS) and the secondary as the Secondary Laboratory School (SLS). Both of these were connected with the College of Teacher's Education by helping college students practice teaching children and adolescents. The ELS campus is located at KM. 5, La Trinidad while the SLS campus is in the Out Post, La Trinidad.


  1. ^ "Benguet State University Website". Benguet State University. Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  2. ^ "An Act Converting the Mountain Agricultural College in the Municipality of La Trinidad, Province of Benguet, to a State College to be known as the Mountain State Agricultural College". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 21 June 1969. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Presidential Decree 2010". Philippine Government. January 12, 1986. Retrieved 2008-10-09.