Friday, April 17, 2015

Top 10 Best Universities in the Philippines (2015)

The wait is over. Here's a compilation of higher educational institutions all over the country that offer the best college education.

According to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), these universities "have demonstrated the highest degree or level of standard along the areas of instruction, research and extension".

This article adopts the “PhilStar ranking” published last year for this year’s update. The ranking is based on the number of centers of excellence (COE) and centers of development (COD) awarded by CHED: 1 COD = 1 point; while 1 COE = 2 points.

The COEs and CODs are higher education institutions with the highest degree or level of standards in the areas of instruction, research and extension. On this list, the university systems (such as the UP, MSU, and USEP systems) are treated on a campus-to-campus basis, separately, as per CHED’s format.

Take note, however, that the COEs and CODs do not reflect the overall performance of a university. The data reflected here are taken from the CHED records as of 20 August 2014. These designations remain valid until 31 May 2015.


10 – Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro) and
Holy Angel University (Angeles City, Pampanga) – 7 points

Xavier University (7 points - 7 CODs)
Centers of Development (7)
  • Agriculture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Literature
  • Teacher Education
Holy Angel University (7 points - 7 CODs)
Centers of Development (7)
  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Teacher Education
9 – Mapua Institute of Technology (Manila),
Central Mindanao University (Musuan, Bukidnon), and
Silliman University (Dumaguete City) – 8 points

Mapua Institute of Technology
(8 points - 8 CODs)

Centers of Development (8):
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Information Technology
Central Mindanao University
(8 points - 3 COEs, 2 CODs)

Centers of Excellence (3):
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Veterinary Medicine
Centers of Development (2):
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
Silliman University
(8 points – 2 COEs, 4 CODs)

Centers of Excellence

  • Nursing
  • Teacher Education
Centers of Development
  • Accountancy Education
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Information Technology
8 – Saint Louis University (Baguio City)
(10 points – 1 COE, 8 CODs)

Centers of Excellence (1):
  • Teacher Education
Centers of Development (8):
  • Accountancy Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
7 – Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (Iligan City)
(12 points – 4 COEs, 4 CODs)

Centers of Excellence (4):
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Teacher Education
Centers of Development (4):
  • Civil Engineering
  • Filipino
  • Information Technology
  • Physics
6 – Central Luzon State University (Muñoz, Nueva Ecija)
(13 points – 6 COEs, 1 COD)

Centers of Excellence (6):
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Fisheries
  • Teacher Education
  • Veterinary Medicine
Centers of Development (1):
  • Chemistry
5 – University of San Carlos (Cebu City)
(16 points – 3 COEs, 10 CODs)

Centers of Excellence (3):
  • Anthropology
  • Chemistry
  • Teacher Education
Centers of Development (10):
  • Biology
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
4 – University of the Philippines - Los Baños (Los Baños, Laguna)
(20 points – 9 COEs, 2 CODs)

Centers of Excellence (9):
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Development Communication
  • Forestry
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Veterinary Medicine
Centers of Development (2):
  • Environmental Science
  • Statistics
3 – Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City)
(23 points – 10 COEs, 3 CODs)

Centers of Excellence (10):
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Literature (English)
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Centers of Development (3):
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Filipino Literature
2 – University of Santo Tomas (Manila) and
De La Salle University-Taft (Manila) – 25 points

University of Santo Tomas
(25 points – 7 COEs, 11 CODs)

Centers of Excellence (7):
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Teacher Education
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
Centers of Development (11):

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
De La Salle University (Manila)
(25 points – 9 COEs, 7 CODs)

Centers of Excellence (9):
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Filipino
  • Information Technology Education
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Teacher Education
Centers of Development (7):
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Political Science
1 - University of the Philippines - Diliman (Quezon City)
(42 points – 21 COEs)

Centers of Excellence (21):
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Broadcasting
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Filipino
  • Filipino Literature
  • Foreign Language
  • Geology
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Statistics



Sources:

"Centers of Excellence". Commission on Higher Education Website. 2015. http://www.ched.gov.ph/index.php/home/undergraduate-students/general-information/centers-excellence-coes/1 April 2015.
"Centers of Development". Commission on Higher Education Website. 2015. http://www.ched.gov.ph/index.php/home/undergraduate-students/general-information/centers-development-cods/3 April 2015.

26 comments:

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    1. that's true. the criteria using COE and COD are not accurate as are not complete. as we all know, application for COE or COD is voluntary. for example, the up diliman school of business is known to be the best business school in phils. yet it does not believe and apply for COE nor COD. another example, the upd college of education is the best but it does want nor need to be called a COE nor COD. the same thing is true for the upd college of engineering.

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  2. Sabi sa website ng UST wala syang computer engineering na course? Pero according sa Wikipedia, COE sya sa architecture?

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    1. COE as in Center of Excellence not Computer Eng'g. :)

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    2. If you remove ? and replace "pero" with "at" it will all make sense kung anh sinabi nya lol

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    3. Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information. I learned that in High school.

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  3. lol. It'll be more credible if you use the rates of courses with CoE over the total courses offered. Also, You should also need to take into consideration the rates of the students in the programs offered.

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  4. Where is UP Manila? College of Public Health SEMEO TROPMED Center of Excellence, recognized not only here in the Philippines but also in Asia. This ranking has grey areas.

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  5. How do they rank in Asia? In the world? According to last year's rankings NO Philippines university even made the top 100 list. Not one.
    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/regional-ranking/region/asia

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    1. Well that was last year. Your tone was like you were questioning if these institutions were really worth to their respective tops. Apparently, you're right. But I hope it was only a question. With nothing to implies. I really do.

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    2. What's wrong with the question. I see that question valid and no need to be defensive.

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    3. Mr. smith, have you really read the article? read it thoroughly. the article tells only about the ranking of universities in the philippines.. idiot! the ranking is not about asia! Stupid old man!

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  6. How do they rank in Asia? In the world? According to last year's rankings NO Philippines university even made the top 100 list. Not one.
    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/regional-ranking/region/asia

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    1. Mr. smith, have you really read the article? read it thoroughly. the article tells only about the ranking of universities in the philippines.. idiot! the ranking is not about asia! Stupid old man!

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  7. Your an ass Mr.Smith. Why would you even state that?

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    1. That's a very valid question. Why react that way?

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  8. Mr. smith, have you really read the article? read it thoroughly. the article tells only about the ranking of universities in the philippines.. idiot! the ranking is not about asia! Stupid old man!

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  10. Read the article Smith!!!!!
    Don't just open mouth......

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