HEI type: State University

Vision: A leading ASEAN university actively committed to the total development of people for a globally sustainable environment and a humane society.

Mission: To advance the frontier of knowledge through internationalization of education and equitable access to quality instruction, research, extension, and production for economic prosperity, moral integrity, social and cultural sensitivity, and environmental consciousness.


Central Mindanao University (CMU) is one of the leading state universities in the Philippines. Dubbed as the Academic Paradise of the South, it lies at the foot of Mount Kalayo (Musuan Peak), its famous landmark. It offers affordable yet quality education in an environment very conducive to learning. It is a level 4 university with four Centers of Excellence and two Centers of Development.

CMU offers Engineering, Nursing, Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, and Business Management programmes. These curricular programmes are accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities (AACCUP). 

Recently, CMU received its official ISO certification 9001:2015 Quality Management System awarded by the certification body of TuV SuD, Asia Pacific TuV SuD group, and its QS 3-Star Institution Rating awarded by the Quacquarelli Symonds.

Centres of Excellence

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • Veterinary Medicine

Centres of Development

  • Mathematics and Education

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