49 Best Nursing Schools in the Philippines for 2017

Read on to see which schools made the list of the best performing nursing schools in the Philippines for 2017.

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The ranking of the best nursing schools in the Philippines for 2017 has been released, which currently features only 49 out of the 514 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in nursing.

University of the Cordilleras led the list of the top performing schools offering criminology/criminal justice undergraduate programs in 2017 with 90.99 percent overall score. University of Baguio followed with 84.90 percent while PLT College, Inc and Angeles University Foundation ranked third and fourth with 74.14% and 73.09% overall scores, respectively. Ifugao State University-Lamut landed fifth with 69.08 percent overall score. University of the Cordilleras, University of Baguio, and Angeles University Foundation are currently Centers of Excellence (COE) for nursing as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) while West Visayas State University-La Paz holds enter of Development (COD) accreditation status.

Best Nursing Schools in the Philippines for 2017

The rankings are based on the results of two licensure examinations this year (November and June) plus other factors including level of accreditation and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering undergraduate programs in nursing have the most valuable degree programs to produce batch of examinees with high nursing licensure examination passing rates.

The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the Local Pulse School Rankings, however the weightings for number of examinees were adjusted to reflect programs with less examinees. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors which are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study nursing are included in the disclaimer page. Factors such as international linkages, community involvement, employer reputation, research outputs, and research citations per faculty are not part of this study. These variables are assumed to be assessed by accredited agencies such as PACUCOA, PAASCU, and AACCUP.

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To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rates of the two nursing licensure examinations this year, the number of examinees, and top performing examinees as the overall board exam performance, and faculty-student ratio and accreditation status of the nursing undergraduate program as other criteria. Note that the passing rates we used this year were adjusted to 60% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and minimum of 30 examinees (unlike the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list.


49 Best Philippine Schools with Nursing Undergraduate Programs for 2017
RANKSCHOOL2017 OVERALL BOARD EXAM PERFORMANCE (70%)OTHER CRITERIA (30%)
OVERALL SCOREPASSEDFAILEDCONDTOTALWeighted % PASSED (40%)Number of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccreditation Level Score (20%)Number of Students per FacultyFaculty-Student Ratio Score (10%)
1UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS97.5030400304100.00%100100COE1002175
2WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-LA PAZ87.881262012898.44%60100COD901985
3UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA84.50490049100.00%30100COE1001685
4SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY84.261671016899.40%7040COE1003765
5CEBU NORMAL UNIVERSITY82.50340034100.00%30100COE1003465
6SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY-TUGUEGARAO81.6345104697.83%30100COE1003765
7MARIANO MARCOS STATE UNIVERSITY-BATAC80.6895209797.94%5080Level IV802075
8SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY78.50380038100.00%3040COE1001285
9CEBU DOCTORS UNIVERSITY77.7465306895.59%4090Level III701585
10BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI76.579724012180.17%6070COD902275
11UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST RAMON MAGSAYSAY MEM MEDICAL CTR76.2243204595.56%3040COD907100
12ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION75.6546104797.87%3040COD901585
13TRINITY UNIVERSITY OF ASIA-QC75.50310031100.00%3040COD902475
14DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-HEALTH SCIENCES INSTITUTE75.3045204795.75%3070Level III709100
15ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA UNIVERSITY74.6111232014477.78%6090Level III701385
16SAN PEDRO COLLEGE-DAVAO CITY74.06801009088.89%5070Level III702075
17MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY- ILIGAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY73.8392409695.83%5070Level I501885
18VELEZ COLLEGE73.50480048100.00%3070Level II601285
19XAVIER UNIVERSITY70.50790079100.00%4040Level I501585
20BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY-LA TRINIDAD70.0553205596.37%3040Level III702075
21CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY67.7960806888.23%4040Level II601685
22SOUTHERN LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY-LUCBAN (SLPC)67.6037404190.25%3040Level III702975
23UNIVERSITY OF THE PHIL. SCHOOL OF HEALTH & SCIENCES- LEYTE66.5450405492.59%3090Not Accredited301685
24FATHER SATURNINO URIOS UNIVERSITY65.27501506576.92%4080Level I501885
25CATANDUANES STATE UNIVERSITY - VIRAC64.5843905282.70%3040Level III702575
26UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTA ISABEL64.1042805084.00%3040Level II601385
27CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY- MANILA64.09391205176.47%3060Level III702375
28UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN63.47611307482.43%4040Level I501685
29UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LA SALLE62.95431005381.13%3040Level II601885
30FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY- MANILA62.76681908778.16%4040Level II602675
31UNIVERSITY OF PANGASINAN62.31661708379.52%4040Level II603865
32FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY- NICANOR REYES MEDICAL FOUNDATION61.5031904077.50%3040Level II601185
33MANILA TYTANA COLLEGES, INC 60.99522017371.23%4040Level II601385
34MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY- MARAWI CITY60.979626012278.69%6040Not Accredited302175
35PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG PASIG60.3435303892.11%3040Not Accredited3020*75
36ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES58.99301904961.22%3040Level IV801885
37DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-LIPA58.5024513080.00%3040Candidate401485
38BUKIDNON STATE COLLEGE- MALAYBALAY57.69271003772.97%3040Level I501785
39CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY- MAKATI57.5024803275.00%3040Level I502475
40GORDON COLLEGE56.8330603683.34%3040Not Accredited3020*75
41MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER56.6723703076.67%3040Not Accredited307100
42AKLAN STATE UNIVERSITY-BANGA55.31201103164.52%3040Level II602375
43BICOL UNIVERSITY-TABACO55.2627703479.41%3040Not Accredited302275
44PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MARIKINA54.2730903976.93%3040Not Accredited3020*75
45DON MARIANO MARCOS MEMORIAL STATE UNIVERSITY- AGOO53.31201103164.52%3040Level I502275
46PILAR COLLEGE52.83522617965.82%4040Not Accredited301485
47UNIVERSITY OF MINDANAO - DAVAO CITY52.17241203666.67%3040Level I504255
48BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY-MALOLOS51.92542207671.06%4040Not Accredited304355
49PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG PASAY51.28251103669.44%3040Not Accredited3020*75
* - Average Number of Students per Faculty

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  2. Private Higher Education Institutions Faculty-Student Ratio. (2017, April 10). Retrieved from http://api.ched.ph/api/v1/download/4433
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