The Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) was established
as a provincial high school known as Baybay Provincial High School in 1952. At the opening of the school year, 1952-1953, three sections were organized, two for the freshmen and
one for the sophomores. It was the first public high school established in the Baybay District of Laguna.
Without a school site or even a single building or
sure equipment of its own, the school was temporarily housed in a private residential building while concrete steps were undertaken
by the Siniloan Municipal Council. Since its establishment in the school year 1952-1953, expansion has been done, the number
enrolment, infrastructure and projects have been increasing and growing.
In 1957 by virtue or RA 1807, it was converted into
an agricultural school known as the Baybay National Agricultural and Vocational School. Realizing the need for a college in
the eastern portion of Laguna, the school was then changed into Baybay National College of Agriculture and Technology in 1971
by virtue of RA 6327. Since its establishment, expansion after expansion has been done, the number of enrolment, infrastructures
and projects/programs have been increasing and growing. On June 10, 1983 by virtue of Batas Pambansa No. 482 it was again
converted into an agricultural school known as the Laguna State Polytechnic College.
The State College is located 124 kilometers from Manila and rests on a 33-hectare site in its host campus at Siniloan,
Laguna along the lake. Aside from this, there is the state college extension site located beside the University of the Philippine
Land Grant in Baranggay Kapatalan, Siniloan, Laguna consisting of 100 hectares, about 20 kilometers away from the host campus.
Hence, a total land area of 134 hectares.
From then on the Laguna State Polytechnic College grew bigger and better, with the incumbency of Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan,
as the first President of LSPC. Through his able leadership, four (4) satellite campuses were established and three (3) CHED-Supervised
Institutions were integrated. The satellite campuses were opened through Memoranda of Agreement with the local government
of Laguna, to wit:
1) The LSPC Nagcarlan Satellite Campus which is located
in Nagcarlan, Laguna started offering post secondary agriculture curriculum during the first semester of School Year 1991-1992;
2) The LSPC Santa Maria Satellite Campus which is
located in Barangay Bagumbayan, Santa Maria, Laguna started in School Year 1992-1993 and offered also post secondary agriculture
curriculum, however due to financial constraints of the local government concerned, the students were transferred to the main
3) The Cabuyao Satellite Campus which is sited in
the industrialized town of Cabuyao, Laguna statrted in the first semester of
School Year 1993-1994 offered courses in computer science and related courses, however, due to financial constraints of the
local government, the operation was placed under moratorium and ended at the
Second Semester of School Year 2005-2006; and
4) The LSPC Santa Cruz Satellite Campus which is situated
in RECS Village/San Luis Sports Complex, Barangay Bubukal, Santa Cruz, Laguna started in the Second Semester of the School
Year 1991-1992, after a formal permission granted by the then Governor Felicisimo T. San Luis, thereby providing funds for
In 1999, the following CHED Supervised Institutions were integrated with LSPC in accordance with the pertinent provisions of R.A. 7722
otherwise known as the “Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997” and pursuant to the Special provision No.2
of the CHED FY 1999 Budget under the General Appropriations Act of the Implementing Guidelines on the Integration of CHED-Supervised
Institutions (CSIs) to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)’, said integration formally took place on 5 October 1999
and 25 October 1999, as follows:
1) Laguna College of Arts and Trades (LCAT) now Santa
Cruz campus located at Baranggay Bubukal, Santa Cruz, Laguna;
2) Los Baņos College of Fisheries (LBCF) now Los Baņos
Campus located at Baranggay Mayondon, Malinta Los Baņos, Laguna; and the integration
3) San Pablo City National School of Arts and Trades
(SPCNSAT) now San Pablo City Campus found at Del Remedio, San Pablo City pursuant to CHED Memorandum Order No. 27, S 2000
“Issuance of Implementing Guidelines of the Integration of CHED Supervised Institutions (CSIs) to State Universities
and Colleges (SUCs) – Phase II’. The formal turn-over took place on December 11, 2000.
The vision of Laguna State Polytechnic College to
be a university was realized in the 2nd reading during the 13 Congress and 67th Session in the Congress of the Philippines,
House of the Senate on 7– 8 of February 2007. As other legislative measures referring to Basic and Higher Education
and Culture were publicly heard, House Bill 5953 authored by Congressmen Danton Q. Bueser, Benjamin C. Agarao, Uliran Joaquin
and “Timmy” Chipeco, converting the Laguna State Polytechnic College in the Province of Laguna into state university
to be known as the Laguna State Polytechnic College, the lawmakers of the land had finally enacted the Bill into a law. February 8, 2007 marked the conversion of LSPC into Laguna State Polytechnic University.
With the main thrusts of this university which are as follows: Agricultural Technology-Siniloan Campus, Engineering
and Mechatronics Technology-Santa Cruz Campus, Fishery Technology-Los Baņos Campus and Electronics Technology-San Pablo City
Campus; and the addition of the proposed curricular offerings in other fields, LSPU
shall be a center of excellence in almost all fields of study from the agriculture to the latest field in information technology. LSPU will be a university where a complete and relevant polytechnic education is available.
The Laguna State Polytechnic University with Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan, the first university president at the helm, competently
supported by the faculty members, staff, students and the Lagunenses, will pave
its way to become a premier university in the province of Laguna.