10 rank Best Geodetic Engineering Schools in the Philippines for 2019

Best Geodetic Engineering Schools in the Philippines for 2019

The ranking of the Best Geodetic Engineering Schools in the Philippines for 2019 has been released. Only 10 out of the 40 colleges and universities offering geodetic engineering undergraduate programs made the list.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman led the list of the best schools offering geodetic engineering undergraduate programs for 2019 with a 98.50 percent overall score based on overall board exam performance (70%), program accreditation (20%), and faculty-student ratio (10%). The Caraga State University in Butuan City followed with an 84.67 percent while Bicol University in Legazpi City and Visayas State University-Baybay ranked third and fourth with 72.78% and 65.80% overall scores, respectively. Pampanga State Agricultural University landed fifth with a 65.50 percent overall score.

The University of the Philippines Diliman is currently the Center of Excellence (COE) in geodetic engineering as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Rounding out the remaining five places are the University of Southeastern Philippines-Davao City at 6th rank, the University of Saint Louis-Tuguegarao at 7th, Nueva Vizcaya State University-Bayombong at 8th, Bulacan Agricultural State College at 9th, and Saint Louis University in Baguio City at 10th.

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

The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the Local Pulse School Rankings, however, the weightings for the number of examinees were adjusted to reflect programs with a large disparity of the number of examinees. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors that are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study geodetic engineering 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 passing rates of the geodetic engineer licensure examination 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 geodetic engineering 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 a minimum of 10 examinees (unlike the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list.

10 Best Philippine Schools to Study Geodetic Engineering for 2019
OVERALL SCORE (%)PASSEDFAILEDCONDTOTALWeighted Ave. (PASSED) (40%)No. of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccr. Level Score (20%)Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR)No. of Students per FacultyFSR Score (10%)
1UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- DILIMAN98.50870087100.00%100100COE1001:151585
2CARAGA STATE UNIVERSITY-BUTUAN CITY84.6751705887.93%100100Level II601:212175
3BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI72.7842614985.71%8090Not Accredited301:242475
4VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BAYBAY65.8015201788.24%4040Level I501:171785
5PAMPANGA STATE AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY-PAMPANGA65.50120012100.00%4040Not Accredited301:232375
6UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHEASTERN PHILIPPINES-DAVAO CITY64.3522402684.62%6040Candidate401:303065
7UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LOUIS-TUGUEGARAO62.8325503083.33%6040Not Accredited301:222275
8NUEVA VIZCAYA STATE UNIVERSITY-BAYOMBONG59.0011501668.75%4040Level II601:232375
9BULACAN AGRICULTURAL STATE COLLEGE54.1714702166.67%5040Not Accredited301:222275
10SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY51.5012802060.00%5040Not Accredited301:272775


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