.: The City of Catbalogan Higher Education

The City of Catbalogan is the capital of Samar Province in Philippines. Besides being Samar's main commercial, trading, educational, political and financial center, it is also an important and major seaport serving inter-island vessels.

Catbalogan is located in Eastern Visayas and is the gateway to the region's three Samar provinces. The city has an impressive city hall, the Pita Park, a landmark memorial and the port. Step north or east of the city and you can enjoy gorges, ravines, lush forest, caves and subterranean rivers located outside the city.

Samar State University located here is a premier university in the province of Samar. The main campus is in Catbalogan City in Samar and was earlier called Samar State Polytechnic College. There are three external campuses - Paranas Campus, Mercedes Campus in Barangay Mercedes and the Basey Campus created for the university's Agriculture and Forestry College.

Samar State University provides advanced instruction and professional training in the arts, philosophy, social sciences, agriculture, fishery, forestry, science and technology, engineering, education, law, and other related fields. It is mandated to undertake research and extension services and to provide leadership in areas of specialization.
University/College Address Contact No. Website
SAMAR STATE UNIVERSITY Samar State University Arteche Blvd. Catbalogan, Samar Philippines

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