Accreditations and recognitions

The University has been granted by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Autonomous Status, which recognizes USC’s “track record of exceptional program performance and institutional quality.”



Sixteen academic programs have Level III accreditation from the Federation of Accrediting Associations of the Philippines (FAAP), as evaluated by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), including:

Anthropology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication, Languages and Literature
Economics
History
Mathematics
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Science and Mathematics Education
Sociology
Teacher Education


Ten other programs have FAAP Level II accreditation as evaluated by PAASCU, including:

Accountancy
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Graduate Arts and Sciences
Graduate Education
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Pharmacy



Three engineering (chemical, civil, and electrical) programs are accredited by the Philippine Technological Council-Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (PTC-ACBET), while three others (computer, electronics, and industrial engineering) have candidate status.



The CHED has also designated eight academic programs as Centers of Excellence (COE), including:

Anthropology
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Mechanical Engineering
Office Administration
Physics
Teacher Education


Twelve other programs are designated as CHED Centers of Development (COD):

Biology
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering

Hotel and Restaurant Management
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Marine Biology
Philosophy
Tourism


USC has been rated by Integrity Initiative with a score of 193 (Refinement) where practices are continuously evaluated and improved.


USC is a founding member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).


USC is a Donee Institution accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC).