Facts and History
The City of Malabon University (CMU) was founded in 1994 through Municipal Ordinance No. 14-1993, at Brgy. Panghulo, Malabon City, and was first known as Malabon Community College (MCC). It was intended to provide local residents of Malabon, especially those coming from low-income families, affordable means of acquiring higher education geared towards the demands of an emerging global village at minimal cost. MCC initially offered four courses until it flourished into having its own graduate school known as Graduate Studies and Applied Research (GSAR). A year thereafter, MCC put up its first permanent building on a 2-acre land in Brgy. Longos, Malabon City.
After Malabon officially became a city in 2001, Malabon Community College was changed to Malabon City College. Bearing no significant change in its name, MCC remained true to its mandate through continuous development of its globally competitive professionals, managers, instructors, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Through MCC’s noticeable growth and development, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) immediately recommended its upgrade into a University status, thus, MCC was renamed as City of Malabon University.
The City of Malabon University is now home to five colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Accountancy, College of Criminology, College of Engineering and Technology, and College of Teacher Education. In the past two years, CMU received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Commission of Higher Education, granting it the privileges under Republic Act 10931, or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, and soared higher by through its five (5) ALCUCOA-accredited programs namely, Bachelor of Science and Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, and, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. As of December 2021, CMU became an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Institution.
With the relentless support of the Local Government of Malabon through City Mayor Hon. Antolin “Len Len” A. Oreta III, who is likewise the Chairman of the University’s Board of Regents, CMU now boasts of more than four thousand students, a quarter of which are scholarship grantees of the City Government through Mayor Len Len Oreta (MLLO) Academic and Athletic Scholarship Program. CMU also offers more than 20 courses for undergraduate and post-graduate level combined. Its existence has brought about thousands of graduates and turned to be a force in the professional world that brought significant contributions in community and nation-building. Being one of the first local university to have all of its program recognized by CHED, the future remains bright for CMU as it lives up to its mantra as the “Home of City Scholars”.
A symbol for solidarity and honor, this design element rendered in an emblematic shape of a notched shield, encloses the other elements within bold blue lines that connote emphasis and significance.
The lighted torch symbolizes the burning passion one must have for acquiring knowledge and for honing skills
The globe with grids represent the ambition for global standards for education and production of globally competitive students. Its orbiting illusion stands for its continuous desire to do so.
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The School of Fish
The School of Fish represents one of Malabon City’s main industry. It also symbolizes the roots of our students and the foundation of their existence.
To develop competent city scholars through transformative leadership and innovative education.