6 rank Best Veterinary Medicine Schools in the Philippines for 2019

Best Veterinary Medicine Schools in the Philippines for 2019

The ranking of the Best Veterinary Medicine Schools in the Philippines for 2019 has been released, which currently featured only 6 out of the 24 colleges and universities offering veterinary medicine programs.

The University of the Philippines Los Baños led for veterinary medicine with a 96.78% overall score after considering their performance in the annual veterinary medicine licensure examination this year, accreditation status, and faculty-student ratio. UPLB is presently THE Center of Excellence (COE) in veterinary medicine as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Central Luzon State University made the 2nd rank on the list for 2019, ahead of the Visayas State University-Baybay at 3rd rank, Benguet State University-La Trinidad at 4th rank, Cavite State University at 5th rank, and Pampanga State Agricultural University at 6th rank. CLSU is also presently the Center of Excellence (COE) in veterinary medicine as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The list is based on the results of this year’s veterinarian licensure examination in August plus other factors including accreditation status of the program and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering veterinary medicine programs have the most valuable degree programs to produce a batch of examinees with high veterinarian 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 veterinary medicine 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 veterinarian licensure examination, number of examinees, and top performing examinees as the overall board exam performance, and faculty-student ratio and accreditation status of veterinary medicine as other criteria. Note that the weighted passing rates we used for the August 2019 veterinarian 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 Veterinary Medicine for 2019
OVERALL SCORE (%)PASSEDFAILEDCOND.TOTALWeighted 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%)
1UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-LOS BANOS96.7889409395.70%100100COE1001:151585
2CENTRAL LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY78.906634010066.00%10040COE1001:191985
3VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BAYBAY70.22362005664.29%8080Level II601:171785
4BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY-LA TRINIDAD69.17372216061.67%9040Level III701:181885
5CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY59.5013702065.00%5040Level II601:292975


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