Wesleyan University Philippines, also known as “Wesleyan” or “WUP”, is an autonomous university in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. It was established on July 1, 1946 as Philippine Wesleyan College, a non-stock, non-profit, co-educational institution by Filipino leaders of the then Methodist Church (now the United Methodist Church). WUP initially offered programs in Education and Liberal Arts with 341 students and 19 members of the faculty and staff.
Today, it has a K to 12 Basic Education program from pre-school until Grade 12 and 10 colleges:
- Arts and Sciences
- Business and Accountancy
- Engineering and Computer Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences
- Graduate School
The College of Medicine, the 11thcollege, has been fully organized and awaiting the notice to proceed from the Commission on Higher Education.
In Academic Year 2019-2020, the University had 10,201 students enrolled in two campuses: Cushman Campus in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, and Maria Aurora Campus in the Province of Aurora, with a combined workforce of 588 faculty and staff.
As a Christian university, WUP provides quality education in an environment that upholds the discipline of merging learning and vital piety. The guiding lights of the university include, a strong advocacy for the care of the environment, a steadfast commitment to defend liberal arts education, and a determination to reposition the university into an arena of preparation in the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
WUP offers 45 programs in early childhood, elementary, junior high school, senior high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. Thirteen (13) programs require government licensure examination. Aside from its undertaking in the field of instruction, the university is involved in research and community extension projects. It has received Institutional Accreditation by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) through the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities (ACSCU). Institutional Accreditation is the highest recognition that can be granted to an educational institution after an overall evaluation of the number of accredited programs, the quality of its facilities, services, and faculty.
The University also operates the Wesleyan University Philippines Hospital, a 100-bed training hospital for its nursing and allied medical sciences students, and Radio Wesleyan 89.7 DWUP-FM, an educational radio station.