Bulacan State University (BulSU) is a state-funded institution of higher learning established in 1904 and converted into a university in 1993 by virtue of Repeublic Act 7665. The University in mandated to provide higher professional/technical and special instruction for special purpose and to promote research and extension services, advanced studies and extension services, advanced studies and progressive leadership in Engineering, Architecture, Education, Art and Science, Fine Arts, Information Technology, Technical courses, Commerce, Agriculture, Forestry, Medicine, Law, Public Administration, Fishery, Leather Technology and other courese as circumstance warrants. The University today offers degree programs in the fields of Engineering, Indutrial Technology, Arts and Science, Education, Architecture, Fine Arts, Information Technology, Law, Business and Management, Public Administration and Health care.
The University has four campuses located in the province of Bulacan. Its seven-hectare main campus is located in the City of Malolos, the capital of Bulacan. The external campuses are: Bustos Campus in the town of Bustos, Sarmiento Campus in the City of San Jose Del Monte, the Meneses Campus in the town of Bulakan. BulSu has a manpower complement of 385 full-time permanent and temporary faculty, 420 part-time faculty, 92 regular academic support personnel and 127 employees-by-job-order. As of the first semester of school year 2009, 2010, the university has a total enrolled student of 24,069.
Integral to the delivery of quality tertiary-level education service, BulSU conducts surveys and applied research and performs many public service functions through its research and extension programs and linkages with various stakeholders. Its Center for Local Governance is one of the most active governance skills resource centers in the country. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has selected the Univeresity as the Provincial Science and Technology Center. In partnership with DOST, BulSU operates a Food Testing Laboratory which serve the food processing industry of the region. Recognizing the accomplishment of the region. Recognizing the accomplishments of the University as a technology and teacher training institution, the Commission on Higher Education cited it as Center of Development for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The Univerity’s Center for Bulacan Studies actively pursue research on the history and culture of the province and promotes community-oriented projects.
A recognized leader for excellence in instruction, research, extension and production services, a key player in the education and formation of professionally competent, service oriented, and productive citizens, and a prime mover of the nation’s sustainable socioeconomic growth and development.
The University shall provide higher professional, technical and special instruction for special purposes and promote research and extension services, advanced studies and progressive leadership in Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Fishery, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Law, Medicine, Public Administration, Technical and other fields as may be relevant. (Sec. 2, R.A. 7665).
In the pursuit of its mission, the initiatives and efforts of the University are geared towards the attainment of the following goals:
- Quality and Excellence : Promoting quality and relevant educational programs that meet international standards.
- Relevance and Responsiveness : Generation and dissemination of knowledge in the broad range of disciplines relevant and responsive to the dynamically changing domestic and international environments.
- Access and Equity : Broadening the access of deserving and qualified students to educational opportunities
- Efficiency and Effectiveness : Optimizing of social, institutional and individual returns and benefits derived from the utilization of higher education resources.