Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

  • Address : Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights Quezon City 1108 Philippines

  • Email Us : info@mc.edu.ph

  • Call Us : (+63 02) 8 930-MCQC (6272)

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History and Heritage


The story of Miriam College dates back to 1926 when the Archbishop of Manila, then Reverend Michael O’ Doherty, requested the Sisters of the Maryknoll Congregation in New York to initiate a teacher-training program for women in the Philippines. In an old remodeled Augustinian Convent in Malabon, Rizal, the Malabon Normal School was established. The school transferred sites several times until finally in 1953, with its name officially changed to Maryknoll College, it laid down its permanent roots in Diliman (or Loyola Heights), Quezon City.

After Vatican II, the Maryknoll congregation began to evaluate its work, not only in the Philippines but worldwide, in the light of their original apostolate as a missionary order. In the 60s, the Maryknoll congregation saw the readiness of the Filipino laity to continue the educational mission they had started. In 1977, the ownership and management of the school were turned over to lay administrators.

Under lay leaders and guided by the legacy of the progressive Maryknoll founders, the school managed to create its own distinct identity as it transitioned from Maryknoll to Miriam College. Through the years, the school not only responded, but also thrived, despite the challenges of the times. Under different government administrations, it continued to uphold truth, justice, peace, and integrity of creation—core values that contributed to making Miriam College the premier educational institution that it is today.




Mother Mary Joseph Rogers

Founder, Maryknoll Sisters

Our foundress, Mother Mary Joseph, often spoke of the Maryknoll Spirit “as being a reflection of the love of God, nothing more nor less than that, a reflection of the love of God.” (MMJ: 1932)

Ambassador Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario, M.A., M.Ed.

Ambassador Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario, M.A., M.Ed.

November 2019 - present

Amb. Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario is the 9th president of Miriam College (and the 6th lay president). A dedicated educator and academic leader, she started her teaching and administrative career at Maryknoll College. After 10 years in the academic field, she joined the Philippine Foreign Service where she was actively involved in the training of career officers and staff in the Service while serving in various capacities in the Home Office and in various Philippine embassies abroad. Her 37 years as a distinguished career diplomat culminated in her appointment as ambassador to India and to Vietnam and ultimately as DFA Undersecretary for International Economic Relations.

Believing strongly in the central role of education in national development, she and her children started a school in her birthplace (K to 10), focusing on science and mathematics.

“As educators inspired by the Maryknoll Sisters’ mission centered on excellence and service to others we prepare individuals who will contribute to the well-being of their fellow Filipinos under the guiding principles of truth, divine justice, peace, and sanctity of creation.  They can do this by being good at what they do, and by becoming critical thinkers and collaborative workers in working out solutions to local and national problems.”

MC-Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center

MC-Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center


With innovation as the focus of its 5-year Strategic Plan, Miriam College opened Katipunan's First Makerspace, the Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center. Funded by the Henry Sy, Sr. Foundation, the center features spaces devoted to Design, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the acronym of which spells DREAM.

3rd campus

3rd campus


The decision to put up a third school in Alviera, Porac Pampanga is finalized. Alviera is a development of Ayala Land Inc. and Leonio Land. It is envisioned to be a growth center of Central Luzon.

MC Nuvali


Miriam College opens a second, co-educational campus in NUVALI, Calamba, Laguna.

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