University of San Carlos is the Best University in Outside Luzon and in Cebu, According to EduRank

To USC, we sing! It is indeed a great day to sing songs of good tidings as the University of San Carlos once again demonstrated its commitment to providing quality education—securing the top spot among all universities in Cebu in the latest world ranking released by

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The Best Universities in the Philippines

This year, the independent metric-based ranking website EduRank identified the top-performing schools based on scientific publications and research topics published by universities around the world. On top of research outputs, EduRank also bases its list on the non-academic prominence and alumni influence of the universities.

The research involved analyzing 373K citations received by 30.4K academic publications made by 229 universities in the Philippines, assessing the popularity of 889 recognized alumni, and utilizing the largest reference database available to determine the rankings. By utilizing these criteria, the research aims to provide a comprehensive and objective assessment of the academic quality and reputation of universities in the Philippines.

Ranking 378th in Asia and 1380th in the world, the University of the Philippines-Diliman is the current best university in the Philippines. It is followed by De La Salle University, (3) Ateneo de Manila University, (4) University of Sto. Tomas, (5) University of the Philippines-Manila, (6) University of the Philippines-Los Baños, (7) University of San Carlos, (8) Mindanao State University, (9) Asian Institute of Management, and (10) Mapua University.

The Best Universities in Cebu

The only university from Cebu that made the list of the top ten best universities in the Philippines, the University of San Carlos, tops the list of the Best Universities in Cebu based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence. To come up with these results, 26.6K citations were analyzed from the 1.44K academic publications made by 10 universities in Cebu.

Here’s the complete list of the best universities in Cebu, according to EduRank.

Ranking in CebuName of UniversityRanking in the Country
1University of San Carlos7
2University of San Jose-Recoletos32
3Southwestern University PHINMA36
4Cebu Normal University43
5Cebu Institute of Medicine68
6University of the Visayas95
7University of Cebu109
8Cebu Institute of Technology University128
9Cebu Technological University131
10University of Southern Philippines Foundation200

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