UST’s passing rate slipped in the September 2017 board exams for mechanical engineers, but the University still placed seventh on the list of top-performing schools.
A total of 105 out of 119 examinees made the cut, or a passing rate of 88.24 percent. This was down from last year’s 92 percent, or 115 out of 125 examinees.
State-run University of the Philippines-Diliman was this year’s top-performing school, after registering a 96.15-percent passing rate.
Jay Nelson Corbita of Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro led the country’s new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 92.20 percent.
The national passing rate slightly declined to 69.01 percent, or 3,517 out of 5,096 examinees, from last year’s 69.57 percent, or 3,110 out of 4,470 examinees.