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STI College, formerly known as Systems Technology Institute, is the largest network of for-profit information technology based colleges in the Philippines. This private college system offers a curriculum including accountancy and business administration, and computer science. The acronym STI has been declared as an orphan initialism after their name change in 2006.

STI College
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STI College
Motto"Education For Real Life"
TypePrivate, for-profit studies (PSESTI)
EstablishedAugust 21, 1983
ChairmanEusebio H. Tanco [1]
PresidentMonico V. Jacob
(also Chief Executive Officer)[2]
Students62,500 nationwide
Undergraduates13,200 a year
CampusMultiple campuses nationwide
ColorsYellow, Blue & White               

STI uses a trimester calendar as opposed to the typical semester collegiate education program mostly used by Philippine universities. It has branches all over the Philippines and claims to be the second largest IT-based educational institution in Asia.[3]

STI Academic Center at University Parkway Drive in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila.

STI College is wholly owned by the STI Education Services Group, Inc. (STI ESG), a subsidiary of the STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc. of Dr. Eusebio "Yosi" H. Tanco, PhD from the Tanco Group (parent company of STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc.). Tanco also serves as the majority and principal owner of the STI Investments, Inc., another subsidiary of the STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc.[4]


STI was a former pepet[check spelling] organized in 1983, when entrepreneurs Augusto C. Lagman, Herman T. Gamboa, Benjamin A. Santos and Edgar H. Sarte set up the Systems Technology Institute to train people in programming and IT. At first there were two schools, and now there are more than 70.

Programs include information and communications technology, engineering, health care, accountancy, business & management, hospitality and tourism management.[5]

In 2006, the acronym of STI no longer stands as Systems Technology Institute because it offers not just Technology and Science courses, but also Health, Arts, Managements, Businesses, Hospitality, and Culinary, albeit that up to this present time though, IT and CS courses are still the largest population in the institution. The initials STI therefore has been orphaned and becomes a pseudo-acronym.

DLS - STI College and MMCCEdit

In 2002, STI obtained a majority share in De los Santos College to create the DLS-STI College of Health Professions. In 2006, they acquired a stake in the De Los Santos Medical Center, now known as De Los Santos - STI Medical Center.[6]

On October 2013, STI Health Professionals, Inc., a subsidiary of STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc. and operator of De Los Santos-STI, purchased Makati Medical Center College from Medical Doctors, Inc. through its sister school PWU. PWU was in a joint venture arrangement with STI at the time. That arrangement has since ended and PWU has sold Makati Medical Center College.


STI College is the Philippines' largest network of colleges with over 100 campuses nationwide. Some campuses uses various STI brand names.

STI College Campus, Santa Cruz, Laguna

According to the latest CHED data, the STI Network is the Philippines’ largest, private, for profit tertiary education provider in the Philippines, by number of students, with a network of education institutions comprising approximately 67,361 students in 65 STI branded college campuses and 20 educational centres.

The Group (STI ESG, Inc.) also owns and operates two non-STI branded colleges and manages one newly acquired university.

Other higher education institutions owned by STI

See alsoEdit

STI Novaliches Academic Center in Novaliches, Quezon City

Other higher education institutions in the Philippines of similar type:


  1. ^ "Company Overview of Asian Terminals Inc. – Executive Profile: Eusebio H. Tanco Ph.D."
  2. ^ "Company Overview of STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc. – Executive Profile: Monico V. Jacob".
  3. ^ "STI Colleges and Education Centers". Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  4. ^ "Company Overview of STI Investments Inc".
  5. ^ "STI Colleges and Education Centers - Education for Real Life". Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  6. ^ "STI, De los Santos hospital merge". Archived from the original on 2007-11-09. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
  7. ^ "STI College Caloocan". Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  8. ^ "STI College Munoz - EDSA | Angat Estudyante! Angat STI! – Education for Real Life!". 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-09-14.

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