Araullo University-PHINMA or Pamantasan ng Araullo (formerly Araullo Law School) is an educational institution in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. Initially a law school named after Hon. Manuel Araullo, the 2nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, the school later expanded to a college. It eventually opened its gates as well to elementary and secondary school students, and to students seeking graduate programs.
Araullo Law School was founded in 1950 by a board whose members were Lauro S. Esteban, Mario S. Garcia, Ceferino S. Esteban, Valentin Castelo, Herminia Castelo-Sotto, Priscilla S. Esteban, Emmanuel S. Esteban, and Ambrocio S. Esteban. It was initially a co-educational and multi-owned private law school.
At first, the law school enrolled 27 students who attended classes in a rented space at the Cabanatuan Puericulture Center near Paco Roman Street. When more students came to enroll in 1951, the board decided to diversify by offering more courses. The school's name was changed to Araullo Lyceum and it was moved to its second location along M.H. del Pilar Street in Cabanatuan City. During this time,
it was recognized as the “most outstanding institution in Central Luzon” by the League of Provincial Governors in 1963.
In 1969, the school moved to its current campus in Barangay Bitas, a five-hectare lot along the National Road where all of the school's main buildings and facilities are situated.
On 20 April 2004, AU became part of the PHINMA Education Network (PEN).
Partnership with Philippine Investment Management Group
Recently, Araullo University partnered with insurance company PHINMA.
PHINMA manages PEN that links AU with its sister institutions, Cagayan de Oro College (Cagayan de Oro City), University of Iloilo (Iloilo City) and University of Pangasinan (Dagupan City).
In addition to elementary and secondary school education, AU offers Bachelor and Master's degrees such as BS Nursing, BS Criminology, BS Computer Science, BS Information Technology (Specializing in Animation or Web Development), BS Civil Engineering, BS Accountancy, BS Accounting Technology, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management, BS Business Administration, BS Tourism Management, BS in Secondary Education (Major in English or Major in Biological Science), BS Elementary Education, AB Major in Political Science, and AB Major in English and Midwifery. Graduate programs include Bachelor of Laws, Ph.D. Educational Management, Ph.D. Science Education and MA in Educational Management.
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- About the Philippine Investment Management Group. Araullo University website. (Accessed 9 June 2010)
- History of Araullo University. Araullo University website. (Accessed 9 June 2010)
- Programs offered. Araullo University website. (Accessed 9 June 2010)