Central Philippine University (also called as CPU) is a non-stock, non-profit Christian institution of higher learning in Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines. It was founded in 1905 by American Baptist missionaries as an elementary school for poor boys which eventually opened up a high school in 1920. It converted into a college in 1923 and attained university status in 1953.
At present, CPU offers programs in the kindergarten, elementary, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. Its graduate and undergraduate programs cover various disciplines such as the Arts, Sciences, Business, Accountancy,Computer Studies, Education, Engineering, Tourism, Nursing, Theology, Law, and Medicine.