USC Best University Outside Metro Manila by EduRank 2024

Being the best school in the Philippines is great—but staying on top is even more challenging. Research shows that maintaining those high standards and continuously striving for improvement are crucial factors in learning and preserving leadership status in education.

In recent years, there has been a burgeoning interest in comprehending the determinants of school effectiveness. As a result, independent metric-based rankings such as EduRank have emerged, leveraging data, scientific publications, and citations to discern the preeminent schools, not only within the nation but across Asia and globally. Such rankings serve a dual purpose: facilitating students in selecting the most suitable educational institution and recognizing universities for maintaining their leading positions through the enhancement of school leadership, teaching quality, curriculum and instruction, school culture and climate, parental involvement, and community engagement.

What is the Ranking of San Carlos University in the World?

Most recently, EduRank released the list of the top 100 universities in the Philippines for 2024, where the University of San Carlos in Cebu continues to dominate among schools outside Metro Manila. These rankings are determined by analyzing 500,000 citations from over 58,000 academic papers from 229 universities in the Philippines. The metric-based ranking also factored in the popularity of 1,093 acknowledged alumni and used the most extensive reference database available.

Continuing to maintain its prominence, the University of the Philippines-Diliman retains its position at the forefront of the Top 10 universities in the Philippines, ranking 374th in Asia. With a notable research output, the university has published 8,902 scientific papers, garnering 91,432 citations. The breadth of its research profile spans diverse fields, encompassing Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Geology, Quantum and Particle Physics, Computer Science, and Geography and Cartography. Additionally, the university boasts esteemed alumni, including late Presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Elpidio Quirino, former Vice-President Leni Robredo, and Nobel Peace Prize awardee Maria Ressa, as highlighted on its website.

Following the University of the Philippines-Diliman are De La Salle University Manila, Ateneo de Manila University, the University of Santo Tomas, and UP Los Baños.

Meanwhile, the University of San Carlos in Cebu maintains its position as the premier institution among those located outside Manila, ranking seventh nationwide. Ranking 4,230th out of the 14,131 universities in the world, USC has contributed significantly to research, with 1,180 scientific papers garnering 22,054 citations.

The university’s research profile spans various fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Computer Science, Ecology, and Geography and Cartography. Notable alumni recognized by EduRank include the late President Sergio Osmeña, Vicente Sotto, author of the “Press Freedom Law,” current Philippine Sports Commission Commissioner Ramon Fernandez, current Secretary of Tourism Maria Esperanza Christina Frasco, and 18 other distinguished individuals.

Here’s the complete list of the top ten universities in the Philippines, according to EduRank:

  1. University of the Philippines – Diliman
  2. De La Salle University
  3.  Ateneo de Manila University
  4. University of Santo Tomas
  5. University of the Philippines – Los Banos
  6. University of the Philippines – Manila
  7. University of San Carlos
  8. Asian Institute of Management
  9. Mapua University
  10. Mindanao State University

In addition to the University of San Carlos, other notable institutions featured in the top 100 list include the University of San Jose-Recoletos (#31), Cebu Normal University (#40), Southwestern University PHINMA (#64), Cebu Institute of Medicine (#73), and the University of the Visayas (#98).