29 Best Criminology Schools in the Philippines for 2017

Read on to see which schools made the list of the best performing criminology/criminal justice schools in the Philippines for 2017.


The ranking of the best criminology schools in the Philippines for 2017 has been released, which currently features only 29 out of the 596 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in criminology or criminal justice.

University of the Cordilleras led the list of the top performing schools offering criminology undergraduate programs in 2017 with 90.99 percent overall score. University of Baguio followed with 84.90 percent while PLT College, Inc. and Angeles University Foundation ranked third and fourth with 74.14% and 73.09% overall scores, respectively. Ifugao State University-Lamut landed fifth with 69.08 percent overall score. University of the Cordilleras, University of Baguio, and Angeles University Foundation are currently Centers of Excellence (COE) for criminal justice education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The rankings are based on the results of two licensure examinations this year (December and June) plus other factors including level of accreditation and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering undergraduate programs in criminal justice education have the most valuable degree programs to produce batch of examinees with high criminology licensure examination (CLE) 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 criminology 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.


Best Criminology Schools in the Philippines for 2017

To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rates of the two criminologist licensure examinations 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 criminology 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 30 examinees (unlike the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list.

29 Best Philippine Schools with Criminology/Criminal Justice Programs for 2017
PASSEDFAILEDTOTALWeighted % PASSED (40%)Number of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccreditation Level Score (20%)Number of Students per FacultyFaculty-Student Ratio Score (10%)
1UNIVERSITY OF THE CORDILLERAS90.99153615996.23%9080COE1003265
2UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO84.901353717278.49%10060COE1002975
3PLT COLLEGE, INC74.141257019564.10%10090Level II602975
4ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION73.0940185868.97%4090COE1001585
5IFUGAO STATE UNIVERSITY-LAMUT69.081353617178.95%10040Not Accredited302575
6CAGAYAN DE ORO COLLEGE68.891396420368.47%10040Level II604155
7KING'S COLLEGE OF THE PHILIPPINES INC.- BENGUET65.108689491.49%6040Not Accredited303765
8KING'S COLL. OF THE PHILIPPINES-BAMBANG INC.64.5040040100.00%4040Not Accredited303765
9CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY64.377147594.67%5040Not Accredited303365
10EMILIO AGUINALDO COLLEGE- MANILA63.3941206167.21%5040Level III701585
11SOUTHERN LEYTE STATE UNIVERSITY-SOGOD63.03933312673.81%8040Not Accredited302775
12UNIVERSITY OF MANILA62.801488623463.25%10040Not Accredited302175
13URDANETA CITY UNIVERSITY (CCU)62.221106817861.80%10040Not Accredited3028*75
14ARAULLO UNIVERSITY61.9324015339361.06%10040Candidate404155
15TARLAC STATE UNIVERSITY61.91942211681.03%7040Not Accredited304055
16UNIVERSIDAD DE MANILA60.97843011473.68%7040Not Accredited3028*75
17CAPITOL UNIVERSITY60.8752308263.42%6040Level II602875
18CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY- PIAT60.723294178.05%4040Level I502975
19DATA CENTER COLLEGE OF THE PHILIPPINES-LAOAG CITY59.8555136880.88%5040Not Accredited302875
20SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY59.793664285.71%4040Not Accredited302575
21HOLY CHILD COLLEGE OF BUTUAN58.252753284.38%3040Not Accredited301985
22IFUGAO STATE UNIVERSITY-POTIA57.6144297360.27%5040Level II602575
23CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY- SANCHEZ MIRA56.6927103772.97%3040Level I502975
24CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY- APARRI55.9745236866.17%5040Candidate402975
25CHRISTIAN POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF CATANDUANES55.5960329265.22%6040Not Accredited302775
26PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MARIKINA54.1748247266.67%5040Not Accredited3028*75
27HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY53.1750257566.67%5040Not Accredited303265
28SUMULONG COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES52.8629154465.91%4040Not Accredited301485
29UNIVERSITY OF NUEVA CACERES49.5027184560.00%4040Not Accredited302075
*. average (estimate) number of students per faculty of the other 26 colleges and universities offering criminology or criminal justice programs

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