Isabela State University-Ilagan Campus was one of the three (3) original campuses merged to become the first state university in Region II, the others were Cabagan Campus and Echague Campus. Through the Presidential Decree 1434 signed on June 10,1978, the Isabela State University was created. Today there are eleven campuses of the university system strategically located in the different municipalities of Isabela.
Ilagan Campus is located some 400 kilometers north of Manila, in Barangay Calamagui 2nd, City of Ilagan, Isabela. Its rolling area of 2.11 hectares is located along Maharlika Highway which make it accessible to land transport.
The campus caters mostly to sons and daughters of Isabelinos who are economically poor and marginalized. It provides various scholarship grants to deserving students. Other scholarship grants are also provided by various civic spirited and benevolent sponsors in the province.
Today, ISU-Ilagan Campus has a student population of more than 3,700 students enrolled this school year 2011-2012. It has 120 faculty members of various disciplines and about 40 non-teaching staff. Through the years, Ilagan campus has produced engineers, teachers, nurses, midwives, IT experts and industrial technologists’ .It has consistently achieved remarkable school performance nationwide and produced topnotchers in the Nursing, Civil and Electrical Engineering Licensure Examinations, attracting the bright students from local high schools to enroll in the program.
Most of the programs offered in the campus have already undergone preliminary survey and accredited Level I by the AACCUP. The campus has been working hard towards providing excellent education to its clientele through the four thrusts of the University, namely: instruction, research, extension and production. It is commissioned to produce globally competitive graduates ready to meet the challenges of the times.