33 Ranked Best Medical Technology Schools in the Philippines for 2018


(Updated 2:25 a.m., 30 Sept. 2018) The ranking of the best medical technology schools in the Philippines for 2018 has been released, which currently features only 33 out of 148 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in medical technology or medical laboratory science.

Saint Louis University in Baguio City still ranked first in the country for medical technology with 93.28% overall score based on overall board exam performance (70%), accreditation (20%), and faculty-student ratio (10%). The school is accredited Center of Development (COD) in medical technology by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

University of Santo Tomas made the 2nd rank on the list for 2018, ahead of Far Eastern University-Manila at 3rd rank, San Pedro College-Davao City at 4th rank, and Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas, Inc. at 5th. University of Santo Tomas is presently CHED’s Center of Excellence (COE) in medical technology/medical laboratory science.

Rounding out the remaining five places for the first top 10 performing schools are the University of San Agustin at 6th rank, Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela at 7th, Centro Escolar University-Manila at 8th, Silliman University in Dumaguete City at 9th, and University of Baguio at 10th.

The list is based on the results of this year’s biannual medical technologist licensure examinations plus other factors including accreditation status of the program and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering programs in medical technology have the most valuable degree programs to produce batch of examinees with high medical technologist licensure examination passing rates.

The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the Local Pulse School Rankings. Details on the methodology are discussed here or can be accessed using this page. Other possible factors which are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study medical technology/medical laboratory science 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 average of the biannual medical technologist 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 medical technology/medical laboratory science programs as other criteria. Note that the weighted passing rates we used for 2018 medical technologist licensure examination were similar to PRC’s 80%, and minimum of 50 examinees, PRC’s 50 minimum examinees.

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Read on to see which schools made the list.

33 Best Philippine Schools with Bachelors in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science Programs for 2018
PASSEDFAILEDTOTALWeighted % PASSEDNo. of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccreditation Level Score (20%)Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR)No. of Students per FacultyFSR Score (10%
1SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY93.28361236399.45%10080COD901:282875
2UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS92.592391225195.22%80100COE1001:141485
3FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY- MANILA84.853961741395.88%10090Level I501:262675
4SAN PEDRO COLLEGE-DAVAO CITY82.724071942695.54%10040Level II601:131385
6UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN81.27174117599.43%6090Level II601:141485
7OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY-VALENZUELA80.452865133784.87%10040Level III701:191985
8CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA78.602153024587.75%8040Level IV801:202075
9SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY76.781502517585.71%6040COD901:101085
10UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO76.18146515196.69%6040Level III701:252575
11VELEZ COLLEGE75.501850185100.00%6070Level I501:353565
12FEU-NICANOR REYES MEDICAL FOUNDATION74.75131613795.62%5040Level III701:101085
13ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES74.5085085100.00%4080Level I501:141485
14TRINITY UNIVERSITY OF ASIA74.11101110299.02%4040Level III701:191985
15CEBU DOCTORS UNIVERSITY73.5053053100.00%3070Level II601:141485
16ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION73.29128413296.97%5040Level II601:111185
17CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY-ANDREWS CAMPUS (TUG)72.5090090100.00%4070Level I501:242475
18UNIVERSITY OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL-RECOLETOS71.947117298.61%4040Level II601:161685
19SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY70.431232214584.83%50100Candidate401:181885
20UNIVERSITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION-DAVAO70.101721618891.49%6040Level I501:212175
21COLEGIO SAN AGUSTIN-BACOLOD CITY68.475635994.92%3040Level II601:141485
22DE LA SALLE-HEALTH SCIENCES INSTITUTE67.477517698.68%4040Not Accredited301:077100
23NOTRE DAME OF MARBEL UNIVERSITY66.346726997.10%3040Level I501:242475
24LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY66.0187119888.78%4040Level I501:161685
25HOLY NAME UNIVERSITY65.808368993.26%4060Not Accredited301:171785
26CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY- MAKATI65.201122513781.75%5040Level I501:191985
27OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY-ANTIPOLO CITY64.991191913886.23%5040Level I501:343465
28CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY64.424845292.31%3040Level I501:272775
29CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY62.951293015981.13%6040Not Accredited301:131385
30SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY-TUGUEGARAO60.5068128085.00%4040Not Accredited301:191985
31NOTRE DAME OF DADIANGAS UNIVERSITY, INC59.704465088.00%3040Not Accredited301:181885
32UNIVERSITY OF PANGASINAN58.9368117986.08%4040Not Accredited301:383865
33GENERAL SANTOS DOCTORS' MEDICAL SCHOOL FOUNDATION56.5040105080.00%3040Not Accredited301:101085

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