Colegio de San Jose was established by the Order of Augustinian Recollects. Classes were held in a portion of the convent that dates back to 1621
A new building located on Carmelo Street, now Leon Kilat, and Magallanes Street was blessed. College courses Liberal Arts, Junior Normal, Education, Commerce, Secretarial, Vocational, and Pianoforte were offered with the rise of the new building.
San Nicolas Building designed by Architects Imelda Borromeo and Mariano Monasque was inagurated.
CSJ-R adopted the system of departmentalized colleges with one dean appointed for each college.
We envision the University of San Jose-Recoletos to be a premier Gospel and Community-oriented educational institution committed to lead in instruction, research, community engagement, and innovation in order to transform Josenians into proactive and compassionate leaders, creators of communion, and dynamic partners of society in the 21st Century.
University of San Jose - Recoletos
Year Founded 1947