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85: Number of years since Miriam College (MC) was founded by the Maryknoll Sisters in 1926.
5:  Number of lay women presidents since the Maryknoll Sisters turned over the school to a lay administration.
6: Number of Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) Junior Division Overall Championship awards won by Miriam College High School since 2001.
7:  Number of Miriam College faculty members who have won Palanca Awards for Literature.
14: Total number of alumni in top diplomatic positions: 8 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, 1 Consul General holding the most senior ambassador rank, and 1 Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations in New York.
14: Number of topnotchers in  the  licensure exams for teachers and guidance counselors at the Basic Education Unit since 2001.

19: Number of Maryknoll/Miriam College alumni who have received the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) award.
71: Age of  oldest graduate from the Miriam College Adult Education, the night school for out-of-school youth and adult learners established  in 1967.

100: Percentage of MC-Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf High School graduates who go on to post-secondary programs.
105: Total number in hectares of the area that Miriam College’s Environmental Studies Institute has helped reforest since the early ’90s. Included here are the Doña Remedios Trinidad and Biak-na-Bato National Park in Bulacan, and Brgy.  Laiban in Tanay, Rizal.

158: Number of Maryknoll/Miriam College alumni named “Amazing Alumni Achievers” for service to the country and community.
1,700: Total number of barangay day care teachers that Miriam College has trained nationwide through its  outreach program called Lingap Bulilit, which has since  benefited some  60,000 preschoolers.

6,134: Number of letters exchanged between Miriam College Grade 7 students and Muslim students of Rajah Muda Elementary school in Pikit, Cotabato to foster a culture of peace and mutual understanding.