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Coordinates: 6°54′48″N 122°03′40″E 6.91333, 122.06111


Western Mindanao State University

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      • Normal Road, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines 7000
    • Telephone Numbers: (062) 991-1040, 991-1771
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Western Mindanao State University is the only state university in Zamboanga City. It has two (2) campuses: the main campus of 79,000 square metres and 9,147 square metres is located within the city (Barangay Baliwasan), and the satellite campus of 200,000 square metres occupied by the College of Agriculture and the College of Forestry located at San Ramon, approximately more than twenty kilometers away from the city. Several campuses comprising the external studies units are also located in the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay, including the newly-integrated formerly CHED-supervised institutions in Dumingag and Tampilisan. It has a student population of over 22,000, regular faculty members of over 600 and over 150 administrative personnel. [1]

It has 12 colleges, and 3 institutes and two autonomous campuses offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses specializing on education, engineering, nursing, arts and humanities, social work, science and mathematics. Along with these major fields of concentration, WMSU offers courses in agriculture, architecture, forestry, home economics, nutrition and dietetics, social work, criminology, Asian and Islamic Studies and special degree courses for foreign students. It also offers external studies and non-formal education courses. [1]

WMSU ranked sixth among 68 universities all over the country, according to a recent survey on the Top Academic Institutions in the Philippines conducted by the Commission on Higher Education. WMSU's position runs next to five prestigious and high standard universities in Manila. The University's College of Education is a Center of Excellence; the College of Architecture as a Center of Development and the College of Social Work and Community Development was awarded the Best School for Social Work in the Philippines. [1]

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    • Hussin, Al-Christopher
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    • Abu, Edwin
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    • Colita, Lonie
    • Covarrubias, Fredesvindo Jr.
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    • Francisco, Proculo, Jr. Luna (December 2001 - Present)
    • Gomez, Grace
    • Llanera, Mary Joy Rosales (May 2006 - September 2007)
    • Mantilla, Gina Lou
    • Martinez, Edmond Gesulga (November 1992 - December 2005)
    • Oka, Sean
    • Ramos-Balagapo, Nelia Tapnio (June 1982 - June 1984)
    • Villahermosa, Alan
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