Facts and History
The City of Malabon University (CMU) was founded in 1994 through Municipal No. 14-1993, at Brgy. Panghulo, City of Malabon and was first known as Malabon Community College (MCC), intended to provide local residents of Malabon, especially those coming from low-income families, an affordable means of acquiring higher education geared towards the demands of an emerging global village at minimal cost. MCC initially offers four (4) 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 Barangay Longos, City of Malabon.
After Malabon officially became a city in 2001, Malabon Community College was then 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, MCC was then named as City of Malabon University.
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 and bring forth 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”.
The Open Book
The Open Book represents the University’s relentless crusade for knowledge. Open and unfurled, it symbolizes the University’s profound commitment to assimilate and achieve higher form of learning and to openly share the same to its scholars.
The Laurel Wreath
The Laurel Wreath represents victory and honor. The circular wreath made from interlocking branches and leaves serves as a reminder to our scholars that they are a perpetual part of their noble Alma Mater. It likewise symbolizes the University’s triumph over ignorance.
The Burning Torch
The Burning Torch represents God’s everlasting enlightenment. It likewise signifies education’s power to be a beacon of light to eradicate ignorance. The burning torch shall be a reminder that in times of complete darkness, it is His light that will brighten the University and its scholars’ path.
To develop competent city scholars through transformative leadership and innovative education.