History of Mindanao State University
Mindanao State University-General Santos City (MSU-GSC) started as community high school in 1967, six (6) years after the creation of MSU-Marawi main campus. The high school was situated inside Dadiangas West Elementary School, a school in the middle of General Santos City with Former Chancellor Abedin Limpao Osop as the director. Director Osop facilitated the approval of 3.3 hectare land donation for the MSU-High School from General Santos City Local Government at the heart of the city. By virtue of the Board of Regents Resolution No. 822 it became a full pledged collegiate campus of the MSU system in 1971 offering two (2) year degree courses.
In 1982, a 156 hectare land located at Fatima (previously part of Brgy. Tambler) was acquired. This led to the growth of MSU in offering various degree programs and other services. Since then, MSU General Santos has been characterized by its continuing commitment and dedication to the communities it serves through its traditional three (3) four functions of instruction, research and extension and now the fourth, income generating projects.
The Fatima campus houses administrative units, various colleges in Agriculture, Education, Fisheries, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Business Administration and Accountancy and all other academic units and other facilities.
Aside from undergraduate courses, post Baccalaureate in Education, Public Administration and Law are being offered in response to the demand and needs of the teachers, government workers and other professionals in the locality. These are all offered in the High School Department in the evening and on weekend. Another campus is located at Bawing intended for fisheries laboratory.