.: Butuan City Academic Institutions

Butuan City is the regional center of the Caraga Region in the Philippines. Located in northeastern part of Agusan Valley Mindanao the city sprawls across the Agusan River. It is bounded to the north, west and south by Agusan del Norte, to the east by Agusan del Sur and to the northwest by Butuan Bay.

Butuan is considered to have been a major trading port in the Caraga region during the pre-colonial era. It is really not quite clear whether the name "Butuan" originates from the sour fruit Batuan or from a certain Datu Buntuan the chieftain who once ruled over Butuan.

Be that as it may Butuan City is the regional center of Caraga Region. Almost all the regional offices of different government agencies are located here and the city is politically subdivided into 86 barangays. Butuan City is the center of education in the Caraga region offering education programs for the locals.

There are two universities in the city. The first home grown university is Father Saturnino Urios University. The second is Caraga State University, which was formerly known as the Northern Mindanao Institute of Science and Technology. Other than these better known academic institutions there are more institutions. In fact there is a long list of with educational institutions in Butuan City.
University/College Address Contact No. Website
FATHER SATURNINO URIOS UNIVERSITY Father Saturnino Urios University
San Francisco Street
Cor. J C Aquino Avenue Butuan City, 8600 Caraga, Philippines

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