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)

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.

e-Learning Tool Project

e-Learning Tool Project


Under its e-Learning Tool Project, Miriam College became the first all-girls' school in the country to introduce the use of the tablets as a teaching and learning aid, starting with its first year in high school students.