5 rank Best Customs Administration Schools in the Philippines for 2019

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The ranking of the Best Customs Administration Schools in the Philippines for 2019 has been released, which currently featured only 5 out of the 82 colleges and universities offering customs administration programs.

The Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila took the lead for customs administration with a 79.83% overall score after considering their performance in the annual customs broker licensure examination this year, accreditation status, and faculty-student ratio. LPU-Manila is presently the Center of Excellence (COE) in customs administration as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The International School of Asia and the Pacific in Peñablanca, Cagayan made the 2nd rank on the list for 2019, ahead of Gordon College in Olongapo City at 3rd rank, Mabalacat City College-Dolores in Pampanga at 4th rank, and Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna at 5th rank.

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

The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the Local Pulse School Rankings, however, the weightings for a number of examinees were adjusted to reflect programs with fewer examinees. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors that are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study customs administration 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.

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To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rate of this year’s customs broker licensure examination, number of examinees, and top performing examinees as the overall board exam performance, and faculty-student ratio and accreditation status of customs administration as other criteria. Note that the weighted passing rates we used for the November 2019 customs broker licensure examination were adjusted to 60% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and a minimum of 10 examinees (unlike the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list.

4 Best Philippine Schools to Study Customs Administration for 2019
OVERALL SCORE (%)PASSEDFAILEDTOTALWeighted Ave. (PASSED) (40%)No. of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccr. Level Score (20%)Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR)No. of Students per FacultyFSR Score (10%)
2INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ASIA & THE PACIFIC69.7258147280.56%8070Not Accredited301:181885
3GORDON COLLEGE64.65834913262.88%10060Not Accredited301:202075
4MABALACAT CITY COLLEGE-DOLORES56.252393271.88%5040Not Accredited301:202075
5LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY-LAGUNA52.171051566.67%4040Not Accredited301:252575


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