In Cebu, there are over one thousand private and public elementary schools, two hundred secondary schools, nine universities, 29 colleges, ten manpower training centers, and an average annual population of 130, 000 university and college students.
Cebu maintained its reputation as one of the prime educational hub in the Visayas region. It has nine large universities each with a number of campus branches throughout metro Cebu, and more than a dozen other schools and colleges specializing in various courses such as medicine, engineering, nautical courses, nursing, law, computer and IT, and amongst others. Filmmaking is a new course being offered in Cebu through the International Academy of Film and Television founded on Mactan Island in 2004.
Admirable universities and colleges in Cebu are University of the Visayas (UV), University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV), University of Cebu (UC), University of San Carlos (USC), Cebu Normal University (CNU), University of San José-Recoletos (USJ-R), Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT), Asian College of Technology (ACT), Southwestern University (SWU), and Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM).
Media Industry in Cebu
The media industry of Cebu is also a vigorous force that heavily supported the province’ tourism and economy with the existence of seven local television channels, three cable TV stations, twenty FM, thirteen AM radio stations and a variety of local, national and international papers. Cebu has three English-language local newspapers: The Freeman, Sun-Star -Cebu, and Cebu Daily News whilst there are also Cebuano-language newspapers, SunStar Super Balita owned by Sun Star and Banat News owned by the Freeman. As of 2005, each of the local newspapers sells for about 10 peso a copy, which is much cheaper than their national counterparts.