The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in its en banc meeting on February 13, 2018 has approved the inclusion of 78 Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) that are eligible to accept students who will avail of free tuition and other school fees under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017 or RA  10931 starting SY 2018-2019.Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) are educational institutions established by local government units through an ordinance and other enabling acts.

The 78 LUCs have undergone institutional and program evaluation by CHED since 2017. The LUCs are given 2 years to comply with all other institutional and program requirements in order to be part of RA 10931. Failure to do so will result in their exclusion from the list of LUCs under RA 10931.

Included in the list are:

Region Name of LUC
I Ilocos Sur Community College
I University of Eastern Pangasinan
I Binalatongan Community College
I Urdaneta City University
III Mabalacat College
III Baliuag Polytechnic College
III Bulacan Polytechnic College
III City College of Angeles
III City College of San Fernando, Pampanga
III Eduardo L. Joson Memorial College
III Guagua Community College
III Kolehiyo ng Guiguinto
III Kolehiyo ng Subic
III Limay Polytechnic College
III Norzagaray College
III Pambayang Dalubhasaan ng Marilao
III Polytechnic College of Botolan
III Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan
IV Balian Community College
IV City College of Calamba
IV Colegio de Montalban
IV Colegio ng Lungsod ng Batangas
IV Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng Lucena
IV Kolehiyo ng Lungsod ng Lipa
IV Laguna University
IV Pambayang Kolehiyo ng Mauban
IV San Mateo Municipal College
IV Trece Martires City College
IV Antipolo Institute of Technology (AiTech)
IV Tanauan City College (TCC)
IV Pamantasan ng Cabuyao (PNC)
IV Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo
IV City College of Tagaytay (CTT)
V Community College of Manito
V Ligao Community College
V Baao Community College
V Calabanga Community College
V Caramoan Community College
V City College of Naga
V Daraga Community College
V Libon Community College
V Oas Community College
V Polangui Community College
V Rapu-Rapu Community College
V San Jose Community College
V Sorsogon Community College
V Donsol Community College (DCC)
V San Pascual Polytechnic College (SPPC)
V Aroroy Municipal College (AMC)
V Governor Mariano E. Villafuerte Community Colleges
VI Iloilo City Community College (ICCC)
VI Passi City College
VI Libacao College of Science and Technology
VI Bago City College
VII Buenavista Community College
VII Carcar City College
VII Sibonga Community College
VII Trinidad Municipal College
VIII Maasin City College
 IX Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Government College (ZdSPGC)
 X Pangantucan Bukidnon Community College (PBCC)
X Magsaysay College
X Initao College
X Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College
X Northern Bukidnon Community College
X Opol Community College
X Tagoloan Community College
XI Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology (KCAST)
XI Governor Generoso College of Arts, Sciences and Technology (GGCAST)
XI Monkayo College of Arts, Sciences and Technology
XI Kolehiyo ng Pantukan (KNP)
XII Glan Institute of Technology
XII Makilala Institute of Science and Technology
NCR Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
NCR Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa
Caraga Hinatuan Southern College
MIMAROPA Baco Community College
MIMAROPA City College of Calapan

CHED will continue to monitor and evaluate the program offering of the LUCs and assist them as needed to ensure that they will provide quality education to students.

The Commission will issue the next batch of qualified LUCs in time for the opening of classes in 2019-2020.


Downloadable File:
78 Local Universities and Colleges now eligible for Free Higher Education