18 Best Nutrition and Dietetics Schools in the Philippines for 2018


Local Pulse has released its first rankings to reflect the best nutrition and dietetics schools in the Philippines for 2018 using overall board exam performance, accreditation status, and faculty-student ratio as criteria.

These well-regarded colleges and universities from around the country have shown strength in producing nutritionist-dietitian professionals this year.

The Local Pulse School Rankings 2018 analyzed 53 colleges and universities across the country offering nutrition and dietetics degree programs. The overall rankings this year for nutrition and dietetics feature just 18 schools with 20 or more examinees and with at least 60% weighted passing percentage.

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. The other parts of full methodology can be found here.

Other possible factors which are possibly secondary variables in nature in determining the best Philippine schools for nutrition and dietetics are included in the disclaimer page. Factors such as international linkages, community involvement, employer reputation, research outputs, and research citations per faculty are assumed to be assessed by accrediting agencies such as PACUCOA, PAASCU, AACCUP, and CHED.

Best Philippine Schools to Study Nutrition and Dietetics for 2018

University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines-Los Baños landed as the top performing schools with 89.50% overall score. Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Main ranked second with 80.64% percentage rating while University of the Philippines Diliman ranked third with 76.50% overall score.


Read on to see which schools made the list.

18 Best Philippine Schools with Nutrition and Dietetics Programs for 2018
PASSEDFAILEDCONDTOTAL% 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 SANTO TOMAS89.50700070100.00%8090Level IV801:141485
1UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- LOS BAÑOS89.5010400104100.00%10090Independent601:151585
3UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- DILIMAN76.50350035100.00%4080Independent601:151585
4CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY- MANILA73.6938314290.48%5040Level IV801:202075
5BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY-LA TRINIDAD70.98321004276.19%5040COD901:171785
6MANILA TYTANA COLLEGES, INC64.0131513783.78%4040Level I501:171785
7UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS63.8328203093.33%4040Not Accredited301:161685
8UNIVERSITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION-DAVAO63.2225212889.29%3040Level I501:212175
9SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY62.00331504868.75%5040Level II601:101085
10UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO-KABACAN60.48291404367.44%5040Level II601:212175
11FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY- NICANOR REYES MEDICAL FOUNDATION58.5017302085.00%3040Not Accredited301:101085
12CEBU DOCTORS UNIVERSITY57.40391905867.24%6040Not Accredited301:141485
13BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY- BATANGAS CITY (PBMIT)55.0720712871.43%3040Level I501:333365
14ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES54.8422702975.86%3040Not Accredited301:141485
15UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST-MANILA54.7715612268.18%3040Level I501:292975
16LOURDES COLLEGE53.2613802161.90%3040Level I501:131385
17UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN51.02191113161.29%4040Not Accredited301:141485

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