Every fifth seafarer in the world comes from the Philippines. Best maritime schools in the Philippines, combined with decades of sea-going experience, make this one of the most valuable maritime countries in the world.
Want to know how to become one of the best seafarers in the world? Check out the list of the best maritime schools in the Philippines in 2018.
Shipping companies are looking for experienced Filipino seafarers around the globe. Thus, most Pinoy seamen are employed overseas.
1. Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific is a non-stock, non-profit maritime higher educational institution which is owned, developed and operated by the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines.
Board Exam Passing Rate: 79.4%
2. Palompon Institute of Technology - Palompon
The Palompon Institute of Technology (PIT) is a state college in the Philippines. It is mandated to provide higher vocational, professional, and technical instruction and training in trade and industrial education and other vocational courses, professional courses, and offer engineering courses. It is also mandated to promote research, advance studies and progressive leadership in the fields of trade, technical, industrial and technological education.
Board Exam Passing Rate: 79.1%
3. Technological Institute of the Philippines
The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) is a private, non-sectarian higher education institution. It was founded in 1962 by Engr. Demetrio A. Quirino Jr. and his wife Dr. Teresita U. Quirino.
T.I.P. is an engineering institution that offers programs in information technology education, business education, maritime, arts, and teacher education.
Twenty of T.I.P.'s engineering and computing programs are accredited by the U.S.-based ABET. Its computing programs are also accredited by the Seoul Accord
The school has two campuses, T.I.P. Manila and T.I.P. Quezon City, and is headed by its third president, Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz.
Board Exam Passing Rate: 77.1%
4. Lyceum of the Philippines University - Batangas
Batangas City, Philippines
The Lyceum of the Philippines University–Batangas is a higher education institution located in Capitol Site, Batangas City.
Board Exam Passing Rate: 74.9%
5. Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines
The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) is the premier merchant marine academy in the Philippines. Operated by the Philippine government under the supervision of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the academy is located in San Narciso, in the province of Zambales. Students are called midshipmen but are often also referred to as cadets. Upon graduation students are commissioned as Ensigns (2nd Lieutenants) in the Philippine Navy Reserve. They have the option to start a career in the maritime industry or sign up for active military duty either in the Philippine Navy or the Philippine Coast Guard.
Board Exam Passing Rate: 71.2%
6. Asian Institute of Maritime Studies
Pasay City, Philippines
The Asian Institute of Maritime Studies is a merchant marine college in Pasay City, Philippines that provides highly technical learning in terms of maritime education. It is one of the top performing maritime schools in the Philippines.
Board Exam Passing Rate: 66.3%
7. Misamis Institute of Technology
Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines
Misamis Institute of Technology is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational institution of higher learning in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. It offers maritime courses such as Marine Transportation (Nautical), Marine Engineering; it also offers Engineering and Technology courses, and allied courses such as Commerce, Mass Communication, Computer Studies.
Board Exam Passing Rate: 65.7%
8. John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University
The John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University is the first maritime institution in the Philippines to obtain the accreditation of DNV (Det Norske Veritas).
It consists of four major academic components by the John B. Lacson Foundation, Inc. System; the JBLFMU-Arevalo, JBLCF-Bacolod, JBLFMU-Molo, and JBLF-Training Center.
It is the first maritime institution to earn the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) Level IV re-accredited status. It is also the first to establish a maritime high school in the Philippines; the first to publish a maritime education review; the first to be granted the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency Program (ETEEAP) for Maritime Education in the country; and the first maritime university in the Philippines to become a member of the esteemed International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU). It has also gained the international accreditation, ISO 9001 Bureau Veritas Certification.
Board Exam Passing Rate: 53.3%
9. Baliuag Maritime Foundation
Board Exam Passing Rate: 53.0%
10. PMI Colleges - Quezon City
PMI Colleges, formerly known as Philippine Maritime Institute, is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational higher education, Maritime institution established on September 18, 1948 in Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines where its main campus is located.
PMI Colleges is considered as the second oldest and the largest among over one hundred private maritime schools in the country. At present, it is the biggest nautical school in the country, averaging nearly 3500 nautical and marine engineering graduates every year.
Board Exam Passing Rate: 45.6%
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