St. Paul University Quezon City

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SPUQC.gif St. Paul University Quezon City
Founder Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres
Established 1946
President Sr. Ma. Nilda Masirag, SPC
Address Aurora Boulevard corner Gilmore Avenue,
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. No. +632-7267986 to 88
Fax No. +632-7221865

St. Paul University Quezon City (SPUQC) (formerly known as St. Paul College Quezon City [SPCQ], also well known as St. Paul QC) is a Catholic university which is one of the thirty-nine (39) schools, which include six universities, operating under the management of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC) in the Philippines. The SPUQC campus occupies an entire block bordered by Aurora Boulevard, Gilmore Avenue, Third Street, and Doňa Magdalena Hemady Street in Quezon City.

The college was exclusively for women from 1966 until June 2006, when it started to accept male students.

It was granted full autonomy status by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines and Level III accreditation status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).

The university's patron is St. Paul the Apostle. The Paulinian motto is Caritas Christi urget nos ("the Charity of Christ impels us").



Before becoming an educational institution, the site where SPUQC now stands was first used as the Novitiate and Provincial House of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres from 1931 until 1941, when the Sisters and the Novices had to give way to the Japanese occupational forces. The compound then became a garrison for Japanese soldiers.

By the end of World War II in 1945, the ruined Novitiate building was reconstructed.

During the post-liberation years, a grade school was initially opened on 7 July 1946 with 150 enrollees comprising the boys' and girls' sections. In May 1947, a permit to open first year high school was obtained and in the next four years, a complete high school program was opened. In 1951, the first high school graduation was held.

In the mid-1950s, SPCQ became an exclusive girls' school with the phase out of the boys' section in the Grade School Department. In July 1966, the College Department was opened upon the request of the parents of Paulinian high school graduates. It had an initial enrollment of some 70 students for first year in bachelor of arts (AB) and diploma in secretarial science (DSS). In July 1967 the bachelor of science in commerce program in the College Department was opened.

In June 1973, the Grade School Department was transferred to Pasig City and is now known as St. Paul College, Pasig. That same year, a two-year program in hotel and restaurant management was opened.

In 1982, the government granted a permit to open the bachelor of science program with majors in psychology, mathematics, biology, secretarial administration, hotel and restaurant management, and nutrition and dietetics.

The Colleges of Liberal Arts and Commerce were first granted Level II accreditation status by the PAASCU in 1983 while the High School Department was granted Level I accreditation status by the same accrediting body. Both departments have periodically obtained re-accreditation status since then.

In 1988, SPCQ ranked number 16 among 489 schools offering accounting. That same year, two new courses were also opened: computer education and religious studies.

In 2003, new courses were opened in the College Department: nursing, tourism, management accounting, and management entrepreneurship.

On 9 February 2004, the Commission on Higher Education awarded the Certificate of Recognition to St. Paul University System of which SPCQ is a member; thus changing its name to St. Paul University Quezon City (SPUQC).

After its certification, SPUQC established the Center for Career Development (CCD), which started as a night school program of the Community Extension Program. It also opened its own co-educational (co-ed) pre-school department and the Institute of Graduate Studies in June 2004 and re-opened its Grade School Department to boys and girls in June 2005. In June 2006, SPUQC College Department opened its doors to male students. The High School Department followed suit when the first set of graduates from the co-ed Grade School enrolled in the High School in June 2008.


Courses Offered

College Degree Programs

Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Mass Communication
    • Religious Education
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Nursing
    • Biology
    • Psychology major in
      • Industrial Psychology
      • Early Childhood Psychology
      • Clinical Psychology

Bachelor of Science in

  • Accountancy
  • Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Tourism

Bachelor of Science in

  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration major in
    • Management Accounting
    • Marketing Management
    • Business Economics

Bachelor of Science in

  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems

Bachelor of Secondary Education major in:

  • English


  • Bulletin of Information SY 2009-2010. St. Paul University Quezon City.
  • College Students Handbook (Revised 2006). St. Paul University Quezon City.

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