.: Marawi City Higher Education System

Marawi City formally renamed Islamic City of Marawi lies in the province of Lanao del Sur in Philippines. It is the capital city of Lanao del Sur and people from Marawi are called Maranao People. The name is derived from the popular Lake Lanao which is also called as Ranao in Maranao.

Marawi City is well known as the Summer Capital of the South. Politically subdivided into 96 barangays, Maranao is the official language of the city that has 90% Muslim population. Being predominantly Muslim sale of alcoholic products is forbidden in Marawi City. Majority of the people are literate in Tagalog, Cebuano and English. The economy of Marawi City is largely based on agriculture and exports. Most industries in the city are agriculture-oriented with cottage enterprises taking up activities like garment-making, mat and malong weaving, woodcraft, brassware making, web development and black smithy.

It is the Mindanao State University that draws the most number of visitors within Lanao del Sur to Marawi for educational purposes. Founded in 1961, it serves as an educational institute and a center of social and cultural integration. Dansalan Junior College also serves as the premiere institution in the province offering educational opportunities to all.
University/College Address Contact No. Website
MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY Mindanao State University MSU Campus 9700 Autonomous Region in Muslim, Lanao del Sur, Mindanao

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