Trinity University of Asia

Trinity University of Asia
Pamantasang Trinitas ng Asya
Trinity University of Asia.jpg
Latin: Universitas Trinitatis Asiae
Former names
Capitol City College
Trinity College of Quezon City (1963-2006)
MottoPro Deo et Patria (Latin)
Motto in English
For God and Country
TypePrivate, church-affiliated but nonsectarian Research Non-profit Coeducational Basic and Higher education institution
Religious affiliation
Protestant (Episcopalian) and (Aglipayan)
Academic affiliations
ChairmanMr. Jerry M. Navarrete
PresidentDr. Wilfred U. Tiu
Vice-presidentDr. Gisela D.A. Luna
(VP for Academic Affairs)
Leonora N. Yngente
(VP for Administration &Finance)
PrincipalMS. Juliet A. Demalen (Principal, Basic Education)
Students> 6,000
275 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Cathedral Heights Quezon City
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Coordinates: 14°37′17.27″N 121°1′18.75″E / 14.6214639°N 121.0218750°E / 14.6214639; 121.0218750
Alma Mater songTrinity Hymn
ColorsGreen      and      White
Sporting affiliations
MascotWhite Stallions

Trinity University of Asia (formerly Trinity College of Quezon City), also known as TUA or simply Trinity, is a non-sectarian private university located in Quezon City, Philippines. Originally established in 1963 as an elementary, high school and collegiate educational institution, then-TCQC acquired university status on July 18, 2006.[1]

Trinity University of Asia is one of only five universities in the Philippines with current Institutional Accreditation granted by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).[2][3] The accreditation has been granted for a period "effective August 2009 up to April 2014".[4] It is also one of few universities in the Philippines that have been granted full autonomous status by CHED "from 6 October 2009 to 5 October 2012".[5][6] As of October 2009, only 44 (2.5%) out of 1,726 higher educational institutions in the Philippines had been granted autonomous status by CHED.[7] Trinity University of Asia is one of the Centers of Development in Nursing Education in the Philippines, in accordance to the CHED CMO No. 38 series of 2015.


Protestantism in the Philippines[edit]

Protestantism developed in the Philippines when the United States took possession of the Philippines with the 1898 Treaty of Paris.[8]United States rule allowed more opportunity for missionaries to enter the Philippines than under Spanish rule. In addition, there was a backlash against the Catholicism of the Spanish and a greater acceptance of Protestant Christianity represented by the Americans.[9]The dominance of the Catholic Church in the Philippines and Protestant animosity towards Catholicism were prominent reasons for the start of Protestant missionary activity.[10]In 1901 the Evangelical Union was established in the Philippines to co-ordinate activities amongst the Protestant denominations and lay the foundations for an indigenous religious movement.[11]

Manila was opened to all denominations and mission agencies.[12] The Seventh-day Adventist Church and Protestant Episcopals did not join because they wanted to go to all parts of the archipelago.[13]

Trinity College of Quezon City[edit]

Trinity College of Quezon City was launched through the bequest of the Procter and Gamble stock of the family of Rt. Rev. Lyman C. Ogilby, then Bishop of the Philippine Episcopal Church, initiated the move to set up a Christian college. The seed money was used to purchase the former Capitol City College on 226 Eulogio Rodriguez Senior Boulevard, Quezon City, the current location of the university's elementary and high schools.

Initially there were 1,700 students enrolled. The College offered Basic Education and three collegiate courses - Liberal Arts, Commerce, and Teacher Education. That same year, the first Board of Trustees, headed by the Rev. Wayland S. Mandell, was convened, and the first College President, Dr. Arthur L. Carson, was installed. By 1965, the Joint Council of the Church led by Bishop Ogilby of the Philippine Episcopal Church and Bishop Isabelo de los Reyes of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente approved the transfer of the collegiate courses to the College's present location, the Cathedral Heights compound. The Arts and Science Building was the sole structure for all the colleges, until St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing merged with TCQC to form a five-year collegiate course in nursing. St. Luke's Nurse's Home became part of the college's expansion, where it provided space for teaching. A medical technology course was later affiliated with Trinity College, and the Graduate School followed in 1985.

From a one-building structure, Trinity College built Wayland Mandell Hall, which houses the Main Library (1982), Noble Gym (1973), Ann Keim Barsam Hall for the Colleges of Education and Business Administration (2003), Health Science Building (2004) for the College of Nursing and Medical Technology, Center for Community and Extension Services (1995), Human Kinetics swimming pool (2002), the Canteen (2003), and the Mary Niven Alston Hostel for the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management (2006).

Many of Trinity's nursing graduates go on to pass the licensure exams in nursing, medical technology, and education. In 2007, Trinity's College of Nursing landed on the 1st spot among the top performing schools in board exams with a 99% passing rate.[14] In a very recent 2009 report filed by the CHED, Trinity continued to remain as one of the Top 20 Nursing schools in the country by landing in the 3rd spot.[15]

All the programs of the College were also accredited very satisfactory by accrediting agencies. The programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences were given Level IV, 3-year accreditation, while the college of Business Administration, Education, and Graduate Studies were given Level III, 5-year accreditation by Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities (ACSCU). Moreover, the Colleges of Nursing and Medical Technology received Level 2, 3 years from Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

The University has international programs, such as the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Japan Foundation's Japanology course. It is a beneficiary of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) and an active member of international organizations such as the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA), Federation of Asia-Pacific Colleges, and Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC).


In 1963, the Capitol City College was renamed, Trinity College of Quezon City, after Trinity College (Connecticut), USA whose then president was Bishop Ogilby's father. In 2006 it became a university and changed its name to Trinity University of Asia, becoming one of the Anglican/Episcopalian universities in Asia.

Community Outreach[edit]

The Center for Community Extension Services provides instruction, research, and voluntary involvement in community service.

Health Services[edit]

This college started in 1977 and provided free diagnosis and consultations, visitations, and taught mothers basic health practices, child care, nutrition, and first aid remedies. It has two banner programs, Community Health and Nursing Geared Towards Empowerment (CHANGE) and Health Education and Life Services (HEALS), which medical doctor volunteers in medical mission activities.

Education / Literacy[edit]

Community Outreach Pre-school Education (COPE)

Started in 1982, it provided a head start in formal education for children aged 4 to 6 years old; initiates among children and their mothers good health practices, promotes good eating habits and practices through feeding program, which is worked out by the mothers under supervision and guidance of the volunteer student teachers.

Review Assistance Program for the Empowerment of Dropouts (ReAPED)

The program prepares the recipients to pass the grade placement examination (PEPTest) given by the Department of Education. Recipients who pass the examination are given certification of particular grade or year level passed and could continue their studies or could present the certificate as one of the credentials needed in applying for a job. The program was started in 1984 to assist out of school youths and adults.

Arts and Sciences Programs for Inspired and Responsive Education (ASPIRE)

The program helps children in the community gain reading, and mathematical skills to maximize their time in public schools which they attend. The program started in 1990.

Scholarship Assistance[edit]

Primary Education for Tomorrow (PET)

Started in June 1988, it provides continuity to the formal education of selected COPE graduates beginning with Grade 1 until Grade IV in order to enable these children complete primary education with possibilities of moving up to Grade VI.

Secondary Education for Tomorrow (SET)

A program started in 1994, it continues to serve the recipients of PET who have gone to high school.

Skills Training[edit]

Skills Training and Enablement Program (STEP)

It provides skills training in tailoring, dressmaking, basic electrician course, food technology, and handicrafts useful for livelihood activities.

Business Education for Self -Reliance and Trade (BEST)

The project started in 1987. It trains participants in basic bookkeeping, record keeping and inventory and other skills necessary in small-scale business management. It also introduces to participants means of procuring either for starting, maintaining or expanding a small business holding. It gives training for Cooperatives.

Social Assistance[edit]

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD)

Began in 1990, reaching out to the youth particularly those not in school. The project trains young leaders in organizing activities in performing arts, creative arts, and sports development.

Social Assistance Geared for Indigenous People (SAGIP)

It is the restructured Scholarship Assistance Program (SAP), which was started in 1991 gives scholarship assistance to children of Aeta families and other indigenous group who were victims of Mt.Pinatubo eruption. The restructured program now expands to livelihood and entrepreneurship, medical and health services not only to Aetas but also to other indigenous groups.

Research Assistance[edit]

Community Outreach Research (CORE)

Started in 2002, this project of the Graduate School assists community based researches mainly to determine relevance of outreach programs, actual needs of recipients, assess competence of volunteer workers, quantify and qualify impact of the programs, investigates areas of concern that would contribute to the improvement to the outreach program.

Income-generating Projects[edit]

Living Initiatives for Enablement (LIFE)

The project which started in 1990, is a partnership between Trinity University and residents of depressed communities near the school. LIFE provides job training and work opportunities for the Skill's Training and Enablement Project (STEP) graduates. At present LIFE participants earned by sewing school uniforms for Trinity University.


International Partnership for Service Learning (IPSL)[edit]

Trinity University of Asia had been a pioneer in linking study and volunteer service. Many departments require students to engage in service in the neighboring communities and rural areas off-campus. Since 1986, the International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL), the international organization linking academic study and community service, has sent international students to TUA to learn and serve.

The IPSL and TUA, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, offer a program of service learning through a six-week program that includes academic study, community service, field trips and sight-seeing in and around Metro Manila. It also provides opportunity to study and become friends with students of many nations.

The program welcomes applicants from all religious traditions, faiths and cultures. The Henry Luce Foundation support is for students from Asian nations and the United States . Participants share their values and beliefs as they reflect on their experience of service, studying and living together in the Philippines .

IPSL Study Abroad Programs[edit]

Graduate Program

  • Master's Degree in International Service

Kobe International University[edit]

Kobe International University (KIU) is a private university with approximately 1,700 students. The university campus, completed in 2002, is located on Rokko Island, a man-made island offshore from Kobe, Japan.

KIU has two major departments:

  • Department of Economics
    • Economics
    • Business Administration
    • International Business
  • Department of Urban and Cultural Studies
    • Tourism and Travel
    • International Studies
    • Urban Studies

The university also has minor concentration programs in English and Foreign Languages, Information Science, and Teacher Training. QUT students are offered a tailor-made program which includes three hours of Japanese language tuition per day and participation in other regular courses (in Japanese) with one-on-one support.

Membership in organizations[edit]



  • International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPS-L)
  • United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA)
  • Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA)
  • Federation of Asia-Pacific Colleges
  • Colleges and Universities of Anglican Communion (CUAC)


  1. ^ "About Us:History" Archived 2010-12-02 at the Wayback Machine. Trinity University of Asia. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  2. ^ "Silliman University granted institutional accreditation " Archived 2010-12-20 at the Wayback Machine. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  3. ^ Two institutions, De La Salle University-Manila and Ateneo de Manila University were granted Level IV accreditation pursuant to the provisions of CHED Order, CMO 31 of 1995, but their Level IV institutional accreditation lapsed, (see "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) and "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) ). Level IV institutional accreditation cannot be renewed since CMO 01 of 2005 ( ) superseded CMO 31 of 1995 and CMO 2005/01 has no provision for Level IV accreditation of institutions.
  4. ^ Notification Letter of Angelito P Pedreno, Executive Director, ACSCU-Accrediting Agency, Inc, 89-C 9th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, dated Sept 17, 2009
  5. ^ Ched Resolution 013-2009
  6. ^
  7. ^ Archived 2015-06-20 at the Wayback Machine plus 2 more granted later in October 2009.
  8. ^ Deats, 1967, p. 91
  9. ^ Deats, 1967, p. 92
  10. ^ Anderson, 1969, p. 298
  11. ^ Deats, 1967, p. 95
  12. ^ Tuggy & Toliver, p. 19
  13. ^ James H. Montgomery and Donald A. McGavran, pp. 41-51
  14. ^ Leila Salaverria. "48% pass nursing exams" Archived 2009-08-30 at the Wayback Machine. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  15. ^ Angelo G. Garcia. "152 nursing schools told: Improve or else...". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2010-04-25: "CHED has also released the list of the Top 20 nursing schools in the country with Silliman University clinching the top post having an average of 96.57 percent followed by the Saint Louis University, 95.42; Trinity University of Asia with 95.06; University of Sto. Tomas, 95.06; Cebu Doctors’ University, 91.89; Saint Paul University, 89.79; Central Philippine University, 86.72; De La Salle University-Health Sciences campus, 85.26; Saint Mary’s University, 84.10; San Pedro College, 83. 10; Manila Doctors College, 82.56; Centro Escolar University-Manila, 81.50; Angeles University Foundation, 76.37; Mariano Marcos University, 75.55; University of San Agustin, 73.25; University of Cebu, 70.99; Metropolitan Hospital College of Nursing, 70.54; Ateneo de Davao University, 70.20; San Juan De Dios Education Foundation, 69. 91; and University of St. La Salle, 67.55."

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