Three Times in a Row: USC is one of the Best Higher Education Institutions in Asia

For the third time, the University of San Carlos made it to the most recent Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2021 World University Rankings for Asia. This prestigious annual publication of university ranking was participated by 650 institutions – the biggest university ranking in Asia and the most trusted independent source of global intelligence in the higher education sector.

QS Asia University Rankings 2021 follows the six metrics in ranking universities. This consists of:

  • academic reputation (40%)
  • employer reputation (10%)
  • faculty/student ratio (20%)
  • citations per faculty (20%)
  • international faculty ratio (5%)
  • international student ratio (5%)

These criteria were developed in consultation with regional experts and stakeholders and designed to reflect key priorities for universities in Asia. This assesses the scope and quality of services the institutions are providing to students in terms of meaningful access to education.

Along with USC, thirteen other universities from the Philippines made it to the list wherein seven were already in the 2020 QS World University Rankings (Asia). Out of the 650 universities in Asia, Singapore’s National University of Singapore earned the top spot.

Philippine Universities in the 2021 QS World University Rankings for Asia

Here is the complete list of Philippine universities that were included in the 2021 World University Rankings for Asia:

University of the Philippines69
Ateneo de Manila University135
De La Salle University166
University of Santo Tomas186
University of San Carlos451 – 500
Ateneo de Davao University501 – 550
Mapua University501 – 550
Silliman University501 – 550
Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology551 – 600
Adamson University601+
Central Luzon State University601+
Central Mindanao University601+
Central Philippine University601+
Xavier University601+