Centro Escolar University is a private, non-sectarian higher education institution with an enrollment of over 20,000 students in its three campuses: Manila, Makati and Malolos. Established in 1907, Centro Escolar de SeƱoritas, from a small school in Azcarraga has grown to become one of the top universities in the country today. Besides being highly recognized for its programs in the health sciences (Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medical Technology, Optometry, and Nursing) it is also best known for its undergraduate and graduate programs in Education, Business Administration, Accountancy, Hospitality Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Psychology, Cosmetic Science, Social Work and Mass Communication. The recognitions from several institutions attest to its quality programs: Full Autonomy Status from the Commission on Higher Education, Institutional Accredition certified by the Federation of Accrediting Associations of the Philippines, Philippine Quality Award by the Philippine Government, ISO 9001:2008 System Certification and Papal Award Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice (For the Church and the Pope).