The Central Echo is the official student newspaper at CPU. It was begun during the early years of the Jaro Industrial School (now CPU). The Echo provides the medium for student writers. Many prominent writers and journalists in the country had their early training with the Echo.
Every college in the university has its own publication. The student publications provide the students with an avenue for expression through the power of the pen where they confront issues within their department, the university, and the community. Campus journalists bind themselves into a fellowship for camaraderie, mutual benefit and protection. Known as CPU Press Club, it is considered the first of its kind in Western Visayas. Some of the student writers are associate members of the Iloilo Press Club and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines.
The different student publications are: Layag (Kindergarten); Mini-Echo (Elementary); Central High Echo (High School); Ang Tuburan (Agriculture); AS Voice Prints (Arts and Sciences); The Educator (Education); CPU Engineer (Engineering); The Executive (Commerce); Shalom (Theology). The Department of Social Work publishes the Catalyzer. The Apprizer is published by the CPUR.