For the 11th straight year, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) has named UST as the No. 1 university in terms of accredited programs.

Pacucoa has accredited 59 programs of UST, data from the accrediting agency showed.

Over the past year, 11 new UST programs were accredited by Pacucoa.

UST recorded the highest number of Level 4 accredited programs in the Philippines with 26. Level 4 is the highest in the five-level accreditation system of Pacucoa.

Eleven programs were granted Level 3 accreditation, while two were listed under Level 2.

The University was also cited for being a finalist in the 2021 Gawad Edukampyon Awards under the excellence in flexible learning and responsive management category.

The University of Mindanao had the second highest number of Pacucoa-accredited programs with 45.

The University of Perpetual Help System Dalta- Las Pinas (38), University of Batangas (37), and the Lyceum University- Batangas (36) completed the top five.

The awarding ceremony was held on Dec. 7 via Zoom.

Pacucoa’s criteria for accreditation include teaching and learning outcomes, research productivity, community service, linkages and consortia, career planning and student development, and planning process.

UST has been cited for having the most number of Pacucoa-accredited programs in the country since 2013.


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