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THE UNIVERSITY was cited for having the most number of accredited programs in the Philippines, as it bagged eight awards in the 27th awarding ceremonies of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa).

The physical therapy and occupational therapy programs of UST were the first to have been granted the Level IV reaccredited status in the National Capital Region (NCR) and in the country.

UST was awarded for having the highest number of Level IV accredited programs in the Philippines and for having the highest number of accredited programs in the NCR and in the country.

The University was also recognized for acquiring the autonomous status from the Commission on Higher Education and for producing graduates who have obtained the highest scores in the 2016 librarian and architecture licensure examinations.

Thomasian Karl Emmanuel Ruiz emerged as the topnotcher in the librarian board exams with a score of 89.90 percent while Jeff McDaniel Yu of the College of Architecture topped the board exams for architects with an 84-percent rate grade.

UST has a total of 34 programs accredited by Pacucoa. Twenty programs have Level IV status, the highest rank that can be obtained by an educational institution from Pacucoa. Five programs have Level III accreditation.

The awarding ceremonies were held at Novotel in Araneta Center, Quezon City last Dec. 2.


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