Batangas State University is a Level IV state university in the province of Batangas, Philippines. Established in 1903, the university is strategically located at the second largest economic region in the Philippines, which puts it at a prime position not only as a premier provider of higher and advanced learning, but also as a viable economic development zone.
As one of the country’s model higher education institutions recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), BatStateU is the first and thus far the only state university in the Philippines with engineering, IT, and computer science programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) – Engineering Accreditation Commission and Computing Accreditation Commission. With 15 development centers, it is recognized by the Regional Development Council of Region IV-A as the Regional Center for Technology Business Incubation and Development, and as the Regional Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Environment Research.
The university's Electronics Engineering program is designated by CHED as a national Center of Excellence, and its Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Development Communication, and Teacher Education programs are national Centers of Development It has also maintained high academic standards in architecture, industrial technology, computing sciences, business, agriculture, allied health, and the social sciences. It received ISO 9001:2015 certification from TÜV Rheinland Philippines, Inc., and is host to the first China-Philippines Silk Road Institute in the country.
With over 40,000 students facilitated by 1,700 faculty and staff in 11 campuses, Batangas State University remains steadfast in its adherence to international standards. It was given a three-star rating by Quacquarelli Symonds Stars University rating, and is part of the Top Universities list. Through Proclamation No. 947, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte designated the BatStateU Knowledge, Innovation, and Science Technology or KIST Park as a Special Economic Zone. It is the first KIST Park registered by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority or PEZA.