24 ranked Best Elementary Education Schools in the Philippines for 2018

Read on to see which schools made the list of the best performing elementary education schools in the Philippines for 2018.


The ranking of the best elementary education schools in the Philippines for 2018 has been released, which currently featured only 24 of the 1,473 colleges and universities offering bachelor of elementary education.

West Visayas State University still led the list of the top performing schools offering elementary education undergraduate programs in 2018 with 90.02 percent overall score. University of Southeastern Philippines-Tagum followed with 84.92 percent while Mariano Marcos State University-Laoag City and University of Santo Tomas ranked third and fourth with 82.74% and 79.25% overall scores, respectively. University of the Philippines-Diliman landed fifth with 76.43 percent overall score. These schools are currently Centers of Excellence (COE) for teacher education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Rounding out the remaining five places for the first top 10 performing schools are the Saint Louis University at 6th rank, Philippine Normal University-Manila at 7th, Xavier University at 8th, Ateneo de Naga University at 9th, and University of Saint La Salle at 10th. Except for University of Saint La Salle, these schools are presently Centers of Excellence (COE) in teacher education. Meanwhile, USLS is presently Center of Development (COD) in teacher education.

The rankings are based on the results of two licensure examinations this year (March and September) plus other factors including level of accreditation and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering undergraduate programs in elementary teacher education have the most valuable degree programs to produce batch of examinees with high licensure examination for teachers (LET) 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 large disparity of number of examinees. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors which are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study teacher education 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.


To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rates of the two licensure examination for teachers (elementary level) 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 elementary teacher education 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 50 examinees (similar to the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list.

24 Best Philippine Schools with Elementary Education Undergraduate 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%)
1WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-LA PAZ90.022656132681.29%100100COE1001:202075
3MARIANO MARCOS STATE UNIVERSITY-LAOAG CITY82.741866024675.61%10040COE1001:151585
4UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS79.251191813786.86%6040COE1001:141485
5UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN76.435535894.83%3040COE1001:151585
6SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY73.91942211681.03%5040COE1001:282875
7PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY-MANILA72.68832711075.46%5040COE1001:171785
8XAVIER UNIVERSITY68.0662289068.89%4040COE1001:151585
9ATENEO DE NAGA UNIVERSITY66.8146196570.77%3040COE1001:181885
10UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LA SALLE64.5042186070.00%3040COD901:141485
11NOTRE DAME OF MARBEL UNIVERSITY63.4551227369.86%3040COD901:242475
12FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY- MANILA63.1743246764.18%3040COE1001:262675
13BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY-TAGBILARAN62.6072158782.76%4040Level I501:272775
14NUEVA VIZCAYA STATE UNIVERSITY-BAYOMBONG61.07784412263.94%5040Level III701:212175
15UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO60.8752308263.42%4040Level IV801:252575
16SOUTHERN LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY-TIAONG58.09835213561.48%6040Level I501:282875
17COR JESU COLLEGE58.0635225761.40%3060Level III301:222275
18POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MAIN-STA. MESA57.9057187576.00%4040Candidate401:272775
19BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY-CALAPE53.8542276960.87%3040Level II601:272775
20MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIGO53.3249196872.06%3040Not Accredited301:191985
21CITY COLLEGE OF CALAMBA53.1258268469.05%4040Not Accredited301:252575
22PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY-URDANETA50.5953358860.23%4040Candidate401:303065
23BACOLOD CITY COLLEGE49.9960389861.22%4040Not Accredited301:252575
24PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG VALENZUELA48.3336225862.07%3040Not Accredited301:252575
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