Why study in Davao?

With Davao at its peak of development, the metropolitan is a great place to achieve your academic goals. As we fondly call it, “Life is here in Davao”. This suggests that progress, nature, and culture can co-exist in a beautiful city. Whether you are moving in to Davao for good, or simply wishing to earn a degree here, this can be a guide for you to consider studying in the city.

Reasons why you should study in Davao city, Philippines

There are several reasons why it is ideal to pursue your educational journey here in Davao city.

Davao is a multi-awarded city

Here are some of the notable awards and citations of Davao City:

  • 2nd Most Competitive Highly-Urbanized City (2020)
  • Red Orchid Awardee (Anti-Smoking Campaign) “Hall of Fame” (2015, 2014, 2012, 1999, 1998)
  • Child-Friendly City (2015, 2014, 2012, 1999, 1998)
  • 1st Price Winner and Hall of Famer (2012) in the National Literacy Award for Outstanding LGU, Highly Urbanized City Category
  • Consistent Performing LGU in the country 2009-2011
  • Best Practice Award for LGU HIV Prevention Seal of Good Housekeeping (2011)
  • 2009 Philippine’s Most Livable City
  • One of the Only Three Areas in the World to have the Integrated Emergency Response System 911 as Top 25 Best Practices in the Philippines

Davao is a safe and secure city

One of the leading considerations in finding that Davao is an ideal place to study in would be the safety and security in the metro. While you may sometimes need to go overtime for a late-night study, you do not have to worry about going home as you can walk carefree along the streets in Davao city.

Without a doubt, Davao City is often hailed as the safest city in the Philippines.

Davao has a booming economy

Key infrastructure projects are underway in the metro like the Davao City Bypass Road, the Davao Coastal Road, the Mindanao Railway, and the expansion of the Davao International Airport. The projects have made Davao an investment magnet, as seen in the city’s thriving real estate, tourism, manufacturing, and agribusiness sectors.

This means more opportunities for job seekers in the future. Plus, this will also provide students with convenience to study in their preferred schools as roads will lead to more ways to educational institutions.

Davao schools are top performing

Several schools based in Davao city are performing well in the national examinations. As a matter of fact, just recently, 5 Davao schools are among top performing law schools in November 2022 Bar Exams. Jose Maria College Foundation, Inc. – College of Law is one of which.

If you are planning to leverage on your educational preparation, you should consider studying Davao because it is a multi-awarded city; it is safe and secure; it has a booming economy; and, Davao school are top performing.


  • Lord Vincent Van Mendoza

    Vince is the student publication adviser of The JMarian. His journalism experience includes being a student writer, an associate editor, and a chief editor in his collegiate publication. He is a licensed professional teacher (LPT), Davao event host and spinner, digital marketing specialist, trainer, keynote speaker, and writer. He is digitally known as the 'Digital Lourd' of Davao city, Philippines.

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