67 ranked Best Secondary Education Schools in the Philippines for 2018

Read on to see which schools made the list of the best performing secondary teacher education schools in the Philippines for 2018.


The ranking of the best secondary education schools in the Philippines for 2018 has been released, which currently featured only 67 out of the 2,158 colleges and universities offering bachelor of secondary education.

Philippine Normal University-Mindanao in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur led the list of the top performing schools offering secondary education undergraduate programs in 2018 with 90.34 percent overall score based on overall board exam performance (70%), accreditation (20%), and faculty-student ratio (10%). University of Santo Tomas followed with 87.26 percent while Philippine Normal University-Manila and University of the Philippines-Diliman ranked third and fourth with 86.68% and 85.95% overall scores, respectively. Cebu Normal University landed fifth with 84.86 percent overall score. These schools are currently Centers of Excellence (COE) for teacher education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Rounding out the remaining five places for the first top 10 performing schools are the Saint Louis University at 6th rank, West Visayas State University-La Paz at 7th, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology at 8th, Philippine Normal University-North Luzon in Alicia, Isabela at 9th, and Benguet State University-La Trinidad at 10th. These schools are also presently Centers of Excellence (COE) in teacher education.

The rankings are based on the results of two licensure examinations this year (March and September) plus other factors including level of accreditation and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering undergraduate programs in secondary teacher education have the most valuable degree programs to produce batch of examinees with high licensure examination for teachers (LET) 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 large disparity of number of examinees. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors which are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study teacher education 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.


To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rates of the two licensure examination for teachers (secondary level) 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 secondary teacher education undergraduate program as other criteria. Note that the passing rates we used this year were adjusted to 65% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and minimum of 50 examinees (similar to the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list.

67 Best Philippine Schools with Secondary Education Undergraduate Programs for 2018
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%)
1PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY-MINDANAO90.342433627987.10%9090COE1001:171785
2UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS87.262502227291.91%9040COE1001:141485
3PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY-MANILA86.685469363985.44%10040COE1001:171785
4UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN85.95149615596.13%6070COE1001:151585
5CEBU NORMAL UNIVERSITY84.86878242112078.39%10070COE1001:303065
6SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY84.823998047983.30%10040COE1001:282875
7WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-LA PAZ84.2646215962174.40%10070COE1001:202075
9PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY-NORTH LUZON80.551662919585.13%7040COE1001:171785
10BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY-LA TRINIDAD80.0539417857268.88%10040COE1001:171785
11ATENEO DE NAGA UNIVERSITY79.941987126973.61%9040COE1001:181885
12XAVIER UNIVERSITY79.781572117888.20%6040COE1001:151585
13ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY79.638499390.32%4090COD901:141485
15UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS77.691704821877.98%7040COE1001:161685
16DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA77.145725996.61%3040COE1001:141485
17COR JESU COLLEGE (HOLY CROSS OF DIGOS)76.912117628773.52%9080Level III701:222275
18UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LA SALLE76.841694020980.86%7040COD901:141485
19CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY76.7748225273465.67%10040COD901:181885
20UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHEASTERN PHILIPPINES-DAVAO CITY76.6658827886667.90%100100Level III701:464655
21BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY-TAGBILARAN76.4134411646074.78%10070Level II601:272775
22SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY76.071706823871.43%8040COE1001:21*2175
23UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO74.611647824267.77%8060COD901:252575
24UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-ILOILO CITY73.735115298.08%3080Independent601:151585
25HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY73.221798926866.79%9040COD901:323265
26SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY73.041224917171.35%6040COE1001:101085
27CARAGA STATE UNIVERSITY-BUTUAN CITY72.8426510937470.86%10040Level II601:181885
28PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY-VISAYAS72.711573819580.52%7060Level II601:171785
29VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BAYBAY72.6927514542065.48%10040Level III701:171785
31CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY72.621284217075.29%6040COD901:131385
32UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN71.361396820767.15%7040COD901:141485
33UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-LOS BAÑOS70.5077077100.00%3040Independent601:151585
34BATAAN PENINSULA STATE UNIVERSITY-BALANGA70.121899528466.55%9040Level III701:282875
35PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA69.851956225775.88%8040Independent601:21*2175
36PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG VALENZUELA68.081453317881.46%60100Not Accredited301:21*2175
37ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA UNIVERSITY67.5561238472.62%3040COE1001:111185
38ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION67.3257288567.05%4040COE1001:111185
39BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY-BILAR66.551385219072.64%7040Level II601:272775
41SAINT LOUIS COLLEGE OF SAN FERNANDO65.291203115179.47%5040Level II601:262675
42SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE OF LAGUNA64.00773511268.75%4040Level IV801:101085
43ILOCOS SUR POLYTECHNIC STATE COLLEGE-TAGUDIN63.26934613966.91%5040Level III701:191985
44SAINT BRIDGET'S COLLEGE62.6445115680.35%3040Level II601:111185
45COMPOSTELA VALLEY STATE COLLEGE - MAIN60.745445893.10%3040Not Accredited301:272775
46SAINT ANTHONY'S COLLEGE-ANTIQUE60.63985215065.34%5040Level II601:121285
47PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG PASIG60.011354217776.27%6040Not Accredited301:21*2175
48CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY-CARMONA58.63752810372.82%4040Level I501:272775
49CITY COLLEGE OF CALAMBA58.4980179782.48%4040Not Accredited301:21*2175
50BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY-CALAPE58.3657227972.15%3040Level II601:272775
51CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY-IMUS58.2750156576.92%3040Level I501:272775
52BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY-CLARIN57.9359248371.09%3040Level II601:272775
53CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FERNANDO-SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA56.2770219176.93%4040Not Accredited301:21*2175
54CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY-CAVITE CITY56.0740165671.43%3040Level I501:272775
55UNIVERSITY OF RIZAL SYSTEM-ANTIPOLO55.59754011565.22%4040Level I501:262675
56CHRISTIAN COLLEGES OF SOUTHEAST ASIA55.5066309668.75%4040Not Accredited301:099100
57CITY COLLEGE OF ANGELES-ANGELES, PAMPANGA54.96812911073.64%4040Not Accredited301:21*2175
58MEDICAL COLLEGES OF NORTHERN PHILIPPINES54.5042145675.00%3040Not Accredited301:171785
59MATER DEI COLLEGE-BOHOL54.2661218274.39%3040Not Accredited301:161685
60PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY- URDANETA54.0066309668.75%4040Candidate401:303065
61PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY - ALAMINOS CITY53.1758298766.66%4040Candidate401:303065
62SIENA COLLEGE-QUEZON CITY53.0350247467.57%3040Not Accredited301:088100
63CITY COLLEGE OF CALAPAN52.8747176473.44%3040Not Accredited301:21*2175
64CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY-SILANG CAMPUS52.6457278467.86%3040Candidate401:272775
65ASSUMPTION COLLEGE OF DAVAO52.5554237770.13%3040Not Accredited301:171785
66COLLEGE OF SCIENCES,TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS, INC51.2546186471.87%3040Not Accredited301:363665
67RIVERSIDE COLLEGE50.7340216165.57%3040Not Accredited301:151585
* - Average Number of Students per Faculty
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