Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)

Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)

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Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) is a respected educational institution in Northern Luzon, Philippines, known for its high-quality academic programs and dedication to research and learning.

About Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)

Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)

MMSU started on January 6, 1978, through Presidential Decree No. 1279 by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

It combined Mariano Marcos Memorial College of Science and Technology (MMMCST) and Northern Luzon State College (NLSC) with the college departments of Ilocos Norte Agricultural College (INAC) and Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades (INCAT).

MMSU aims to offer advanced education in various fields like arts, agriculture, natural sciences, and technology.

Its main 300-hectare campus is in Batac, with additional campuses in Laoag City, Currimao, and Dingras. Offering 66 degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, MMSU is recognized for excellence by the Commission on Higher Education, particularly in teacher education, agriculture, biology, forestry, and information technology.

With 11 academic units spread across six campuses, MMSU is committed to providing quality education and rural development in the region.


  1. MMSU. (n.d.). Historical background of the university.
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