Bacolod City is the educational center of Negros Occidental. The city has 45 public schools and forty-three 43 private elementary schools with 18 kindergarten schools. Bacolod City also has 19 public high schools and 28 private high schools. Meanwhile, there are 13 tertiary schools (colleges and universities) and twenty-three (23) vocational school in the city offering various courses in different fields. There is also a state-owned school namely Carlos A. Hilado Memorial State College. This state college has branches in Talisay, Bacolod and Alijis.
List of Bacolod Colleges and Universities: