17 Ranked Best Chemical Engineering Schools in the Philippines for 2018


(Updated: 5:25 p.m., Jul. 19, 2019) The ranking of the best chemical engineering schools in the Philippines for 2018 has been released, which currently featured only 17 out of the 40 colleges and universities offering programs in chemical engineering.

University of the Philippines-Diliman still led the list of the best schools offering chemical engineering programs in 2018 with 94.52 percent overall score. University of the Philippines-Los Baños followed with 87.67 percent while De La Salle University-Manila and Mapua University-Manila ranked third and fourth with 86.50% and 82.18% overall scores, respectively. Saint Louis University landed fifth with 81.87 percent overall score. These schools are presently recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Centers of Excellence (COEs) in chemical engineering.

Rounding out the remaining five places for the first top 10 performing schools are the University of Santo Tomas at 6th rank, Batangas State University-Alangilan at 7th, Xavier University at 8th, Adamson University at 9th, and University of San Carlos at 10th.

The ranking is based on the results of two chemical engineer licensure examinations in 2018 (May and November) plus other factors including level of accreditation and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering programs in chemical engineering have the most valuable degree programs to produce batch of examinees with high chemical 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 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 chemical 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, AACCUP, and CHEd.


To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rates of the two chemical engineer licensure examinations in 2018, the number of examinees, and top performing examinees as the overall board exam performance, and faculty-student ratio and accreditation status of the chemical engineering program as other criteria. Note that the passing rates we used in 2018 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.

17 Best Philippine Schools with Chemical Engineering Programs 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- DILIMAN94.527748195.06%90100COE1001:151585
2UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- LOS BAÑOS87.6774189280.43%10090COD901:151585
3DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA86.503824095.00%50100COE1001:141485
4MAPUA UNIVERSITY-MANILA82.1858369461.70%100100COE1001:232375
5SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY81.871186117965.92%100100COD901:282875
6UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS80.921084415271.06%10040COE1001:141485
7BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY-ALANGILAN75.79823011273.22%10070Level II601:272775
8XAVIER UNIVERSITY73.232763381.82%4060COD901:151585
9ADAMSON UNIVERSITY72.8752247668.42%8040COD901:272775
10UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS72.501732085.00%3040COE1001:161685
11UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- VISAYAS-ILOILO CITY68.183343789.19%4040Independent601:151585
12CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY67.071562171.43%3060COD901:131385
13BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI61.0237215863.80%6040Level II601:232375
14ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY59.3623143762.16%4040Level III701:141485
15COLEGIO SAN AGUSTIN-BACOLOD CITY58.981652176.19%3040Level I501:141485
16MALAYAN COLLEGES LAGUNA56.7624143863.16%4040PTC-ACBET (Partial)601:222275
17MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY- MARAWI CITY52.191882669.23%3040Not Accredited301:191985
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