USC ranked 4th on University Rankings based on Center of Excellence and Development.

What colleges and universities in the country offer the best academic programs? We all know how highly-valued education is here in the Philippines. For this reason, it is best to trim down your options by identifying the institutions that are duly accredited as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development – which are awarded by the Commission on Higher Education. Under Section 8 (f) of RA7722 or the “Higher Education Act of 1994”, the Certificate of Excellence was created in order to sustain and develop excellence of higher education institutions by enhancing their teaching, service programs in lieu of nation building and development.

To further help you, we have listed the colleges and universities which received CHED’s Center of Excellence and Center of Development in the Academic Year 2017 – 2018. Here is the unofficial tally and ranking of schools according to the combined number of COEs and CODs with 1 point equivalent for COE and 0.75 point equivalent for COD. This method was utilized knowing that COEs are granted to those schools with graduate programs for at least five years. Data used for this list was based from the records of the Office of Programs and Standards Development and compiled by OPRKM-Knowledge Management Division, as of May 2018.

SCHOOL POINTS PROGRAMS
University of the Philippines 26 COEs Chemical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Geodetic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
English
Foreign Language
Literature
Library and Information Science
Biology
Cell and Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Geology
Marine Science
Mathematics
Physics
Statistics
Anthropology
Broadcasting
Communication
History
Journalism
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Teacher Education.
University of Sto. Tomas (Manila) 20.5 points 12 COEs 11 COD COE (12): Hotel and Restaurant Management
Tourism
Chemical Engineering
Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Biology
Chemistry
Psychology
Teacher Education

COD (11): Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Physical Therapy
Literature
Information Technology
Library and Information Science
Communication
Journalism
De La Salle University (Manila) 17.75 points 14 COEs 4 COD COE (14): Accountancy
Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Information Technology
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
Teacher Education

COD (4): Computer Engineering
Literature
Statistics
History
University of San Carlos Cebu (Cebu City) 17 points COE (8): Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Office Administration
Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Physics
Anthropology
Teacher Education

COD (12): Hotel and Restaurant Management
Tourism
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Philosophy
Information Technology
Biology
Chemistry
Marine Science
Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City) 15.5 points 11 COEs 6 COD COE (11): Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Philosophy
Information Technology
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Literature (English)

COD (6): Electronics Engineering
Environmental Science
Communication
History
Political Science
Literature (Filipino)
Mindanao State University – Iligan State of Technology (Iligan City) 14.5 points 7 COEs 10 CODs COE (7) Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
Teacher Education

COD (10): Ceramic Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Filipino
Information Technology
Marine Science
Statistics
History
Sociology
University of the Philippines (Los Baños, Laguna) 9.75 points 9COEs 1COD COE (9): Agriculture
Forestry
Veterinary Medicine
Agricultural Engineering
Information Technology
Biology
Environmental Science
Statistics
Development Communication

COD (1): Chemical engineering  
Saint Louis University (Baguio City) 9 points 3 COEs 8 CODs COE (3): Nursing
Information Technology
Teacher Education

COD (8): Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science
Mapua Institute of Technology (Manila)  8.75 points 8 COEs 1 COD COE (8): Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Sanitary Engineering
Information Technology

COD (1): Industrial Engineering
Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro City) 7.25 points 2 COEs 7 CODs COE (2): Agriculture
Teacher Education

COD (7): Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Literature
Biology

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