Filamer Christian College now a University
After 106 years of providing quality education with a Christian environment in Roxas City, Filamer Christian College (FCC) now becomes Filamer Christian University (FCU). The Commission on Higher Education en banc has granted FCC a university status effective July 14, 2010 after sometime of adhering to the standards of the government education body.
By virtue of Resolution No. 186-2010 and in accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act 7722, otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994, FCC was granted a university status under the name Filamer Christian University.
FCU is the first private university in the province of Capiz. The other existing university in the province is the state-ran Capiz State University (CAPSU).
FCU started in 1904 as a home for orphans and poor children, named as the Capiz Home School, under the care of the American Baptist missionaries offering elementary education.
It was raised to the high school level in 1949 and became Filamer Christian Institute in 1952, which name is a combination of Filipino and American in establishing and running the joint venture in Christian education and cooperation.
In 1985 Filamer Christian Institute became officially known as Filamer Christian College and now the Filamer Christian University. FCU is a sister school of Central Philippine University (CPU) in Iloilo City.
This big leap in the improvement of educational institutions in Roxas City and the entire province of Capiz is a great step in upholding the quality of education given to the Capizenos.