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STI West Negros University

STI West Negros University (STI WNU; or colloquially shortened to West Neg) is a private university located in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.

STI West Negros University
Pamantasang STI ng Kanlurang Negros
Former names
  • West Negros College (1948-2008)
  • West Negros University (2008-2015)
  • "Education For Real Life"
  • "Veritas et Virtus"
    (Truth and Virtue)
    (as West Negros University)
TypePrivate university, for-profit studies, nonsectarian, co-educational
EstablishedFebruary 14, 1948
Academic affiliations
PACU-COA, Baptist Protestant (formerly)
EndowmentNo available figures
PresidentAtty. Monico V. Jacob
Burgos St., Bacolod City
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CampusUrban, 4 hectares
Colors     Yellow      Blue      White
NicknameSTIers, STI Wesnecans, STI WNU Mustangs
Sporting affiliations
MascotGlobe, Mustang

The university is a second level-accredited school by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities - Commission On Accreditation (PACU-COA) and awards degrees in associate, bachelor, master, and doctorate levels. STI West Negros University has an enrollment of about 10,000 students per semester and produces 1,500 graduates every school year.

It also offers complete pre-school and basic education (elementary & junior high school) through its School of Basic Education, formerly Integrated School (IS). Senior high school is being offered in the institution as well.

The acronym STI is an orphan initialism.


West Negros University seal from 2008–2014
Old school seal as West Negros College

West Negros College (WNC) was founded in 1948 by three Baptist women leaders - Luciana Aritao, Teresa Padilla and Rosario Remitio. They believed that the school would fulfill their dream of Filipinos embracing Christian ideals and tenets. Leodegario Natividad Agustin became the school President in the 1970s; he provided the impetus, despite financial odds, to make West Negros College a successful academic community.

On February 11, 2008, the Commission on Higher Education found West Negros College to be in full compliance of their requirements and granted West Negros College status as a university.

In April 2013, STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc. announced in a disclosure that they had signed a memorandum of agreement with West Negros University for the acquisition of a controlling interest in the school. The acquisition was done on October 31, 2013.[1][2]

In 2015, STI College in nearby Lacson Street transferred and merged all of its operations to the newly renovated campus of West Negros University in Burgos Street and completely changed the institution's name to STI West Negros University.


The new STI West Negros University facade along Burgos St., Bacolod City

The school's gymnasium served as a competition venue for indoor volleyball in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games.

Notable alumniEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Morales, Neil Jerome (2013-04-17). "STI acquires West Negros University". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  2. ^ Austria, Jennifer (2013-04-17). "STI signs deal to acquire West Negros University in Bacolod". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2013-04-09.