14 Best Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Schools in the Philippines for 2018


The ranking of the best agricultural and biosystems engineering schools in the Philippines for 2018 has been released, which currently features only 14 out of the 61 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in agricultural and biosystems engineering.

University of the Philippines-Los Baños took the lead for agricultural and biosystems engineering with 89.65% overall score after considering their performance in the annual agricultural and biosystems engineer licensure examination this year, accreditation status, and faculty-student ratio.

Central Luzon State University made the 2nd rank on the list for 2018, ahead of the University of the Southeastern Philippines-Tagum at 3rd rank, Mindanao State University-General Santos City at 4th rank, and Benguet State University-La Trinidad at 5th rank. Rounding out the remaining five places for the top 10 performing schools are the Visayas State University-Baybay at 6th rank, Central Mindanao University at 7th, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture-Pili at 8th, Caraga State University-Butuan City at 9th, and Cagayan State University-Tuguegarao at 10th.

University of the Philippines-Los Baños, Central Luzon State University, and Visayas State University-Baybay are accredited by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Centers of Excellence
in agricultural engineering.

The list is based on the results of this year’s agricultural and biosystems engineer licensure examinations in August plus other factors including accreditation status of the program and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering agricultural and biosystems engineering programs have the most valuable degree programs to produce batch of examinees with high agricultural and biosystems engineer 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 fewer examinees. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors which are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study agricultural and biosystems 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 accrediting agencies such as PACUCOA, PAASCU, AACCUP, and CHED.


To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rate of this year’s agricultural and biosystems engineer licensure examination, number of examinees, and top performing examinees as the overall board exam performance, and faculty-student ratio and accreditation status of agricultural engineering as other criteria. Note that the weighted passing rates we used for August 2018 agricultural and biosystems licensure examination were adjusted to 60% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and minimum of 20 examinees (unlike the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list.

14 Best Philippine Schools to Study Agricultural Engineering for 2018
PASSEDFAILEDTOTALWeighted % PASSED (40%)No. of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccreditation Level Score (20%)Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR)No. of Students per FacultyFSR Score (10%
1UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-LOS BAÑOS89.654614797.87%60100COE1001:151585
2CENTRAL LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY84.6870178780.46%10040COE1001:181885
4MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY-GEN. SANTOS CITY71.7165248973.03%10040Level I501:191985
5BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY-LA TRINIDAD68.1726133966.67%5090Level III701:171785
6VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BAYBAY67.6021103167.74%4040COE1001:171785
7CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY65.7432154768.09%6040Level III701:181885
8CENTRAL BICOL STATE UNIV. OF AGRICULTURE-PILI64.541942382.61%3040Level III701:242475
9CARAGA STATE UNIVERSITY-BUTUAN CITY62.641992867.86%4070Level II601:181885
10CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY-TUGUEGARAO62.6032195162.75%7040Level II601:242475
11ISABELA STATE UNIVERSITY-ECHAGUE61.502193070.00%4040Level III701:262675
12UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO-KABACAN60.2021133461.76%5040Level III701:212175

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