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). These programs are offered by the following academic department and sections:
Eight other programs have FAAP Level II accreditation as evaluated by PAASCU, including:
Seven engineering programs (chemical, civil, computer, electrical, electronics, industrial, and mechanical engineering) have received full accreditation by the Philippine Technological Council-Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (PTC-ACBET).
The CHED has also designated eight academic programs as Centers of Excellence (COE), including:
Twelve other programs are designated as CHED Centers of Development (COD):
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).
USC (Student Support and Services) is ISO 9001:2015 certified.
The University of San Carlos was given six awards by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) during the celebration of the First National Higher Education Day and the 27th Founding Anniversary of the Commission held from May 17 to 24, 2021. Read more »