6 Ranked Best Sanitary Engineering Schools in the Philippines for 2018


The 2018 rankings of the best colleges and universities in the Philippines that offer sanitary engineering undergraduate degrees are created to help you find a school that fits your needs.

Each school’s ranking is based on the compilation of the data from reliable sources, such as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), and Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP).

For the 2018 ranking, only 6 out of the 13 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in sanitary engineering made the list.

Mapua University-Manila ranked No. 1 on the list of the best schools offering sanitary engineering undergraduate programs for 2018 with an 84.83 percent overall score. The university is presently the only Center of Excellence (COE) for sanitary engineering in the country as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education.

The National University-Manila ranked second with a 78.05 percent overall score while the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas and the Technological Institute of the Philippines-Quezon City ranked third and fourth with 74.08% and 66.50% overall scores, respectively. Batangas State University-Alangilan landed fifth with a 64.50 percent overall score.

Western Mindanao State University in Zambonga City was sixth with a 64.498% overall score.

The rankings were based on the results of two licensure examinations in 2018 (January and August) plus other factors including level of accreditation and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering undergraduate programs in sanitary engineering have the most valuable degree programs to produce a batch of examinees with high sanitary engineer licensure examination passing rates.

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

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To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rates of the two sanitary engineer licensure examinations in 2018, the number of examinees, and the top-performing examinees, as the overall board exam performance (70%); and faculty-student ratio and accreditation status of the sanitary engineer undergraduate program, as other criteria (30%). For the schools to be qualified, their 2018 sanitary engineer licensure examination weighted passing rate should be 60% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and with 10 or more examinees (unlike the PRC’s 5 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which institutions made the list.

6 Best Philippine Schools with Sanitary Engineering Programs for 2018
RANKSCHOOLOVERALL SCORE (%)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%)
1MAPUA UNIVERSITY-MANILA84.831021283.33%70100COE1001:232375
2NATIONAL UNIVERSITY-MANILA78.051932286.37%80100Level I501:212175
3DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-DASMARINAS74.083083878.95%90100Not Accredited301:151585
5BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY-ALANGILAN64.50024164060.00%10040Level I501:333365
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