UP fight! UP gets most number of COEs and CODs from CHED

By , on May 28, 2014


The Oblation at the University of the Philippines in Diliman Quezon City. Ramon F. Velasquez / Wikipedia photo
The Oblation at the University of the Philippines in Diliman Quezon City. Ramon F. Velasquez / Wikipedia photo

MANILA — The University of the Philippines (UP) got the highest number of centers of excellence (COEs) and centers of development (CODs) awarded by the Commission on Higher Education according to an unofficial tally.

COEs and CODs are given to schools with the highest degree or level of standards in the areas of instruction, research, and extension.

The unofficial tally was made by compiling all the CHED’s memorandum orders on COEs and CODs released from 2012 to 2013 and assigning one point for each university’s COD and two for a COE.

According to CHED, these higher education institutions will have their COE and COD designation expired on May 31.

A complete list of the top 10 universities in the country with the most number of COEs and CODs includes:

1. University of the Philippines Diliman (44)

COE (22) – biology, chemistry, geology, information technology, marine science, mathematics, molecular biology, physics, statistics, broadcasting, journalism, communication, music, foreign language, English, Filipino, Filipino and English literature, political science, psychology, anthropology and linguistics

COD (0) – none

2. De La Salle University (25)

COE (9): biology, chemistry, information technology, mathematics, physics, teacher education, literature, Filipino, psychology

COD (7): chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electronics and communications engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, political science

3. University of Santo Tomas (24)

COE (7): biology, chemistry, medicine, nursing, teacher education, music, philosophy

COD (10): chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communications engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, physical therapy, journalism, literature, psychology

4. Ateneo de Manila University (23)

COE (10): business administration, chemistry, entrepreneurship education, information technology, mathematics, physics, philosophy, literature (English), psychology, sociology

COD (3): biology, environmental science, literature (Filipino)

5. University of the Philippines Los Baños (20)

COE (9): agricultural engineering, agriculture, biology, chemistry, forestry, information technology, mathematics, veterinary medicine, development communication

COD (2): environmental science, statistics

6. University of San Carlos (16)

COE (3): chemistry, teacher education, anthropology

COD (10): biology, business administration, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communications engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, philosophy

7. Central Luzon State University (13)

COE (6): agricultural engineering, agriculture, biology, fisheries, teacher education, veterinary medicine

COD (1): chemistry

8. Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology (12)

COE (4): biology, chemistry, mathematics, teacher education

COD (4): civil engineering, information technology, physics, Filipino

9. Saint Louis University (10)

COE (1): teacher education

COD (8): accountancy education, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electronics and communications engineering, entrepreneurship education, information technology, mechanical engineering, nursing

10. Mapua Institute of Technology (8)

COE: none

COD (8): civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communications engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, sanitary engineering, information technology

Central Mindanao University (8)

COE (3): agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine

COD (2): biology, mathematics

With reports from Jovan Cerda