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Central Visayas Universities Ranking

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Central Visayas Universities Ranking

School Weighted Ranking
(change from last year)
Ranked In
1 University of San Carlos Cebu City, Cebu 83.3%
24 exams
2 Bohol Island State University - Main Campus Tagbilaran City, Bohol 77.9%
9 exams
3 Cebu Doctors' University Mandaue City, Cebu 76.8%
15 exams
4 Holy Name University Tagbilaran City, Bohol 75.5%
13 exams
5 Silliman University Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 74.8%
20 exams
6 University of Cebu - Banilad Campus Cebu City, Cebu 74.7%
9 exams
7 Foundation University Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 72.9%
7 exams
8 Negros Oriental State University Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 65.8%
22 exams
9 University of Cebu - LapuLapu and Mandaue Campus Mandaue City, Cebu 65.6%
13 exams
10 Cebu Institute of Technology University Cebu City, Cebu 61.9%
19 exams
11 University of San Jose-Recoletos Cebu City, Cebu 58.1%
16 exams
12 Southwestern University Cebu City, Cebu 57.0%
19 exams
13 Cebu Technological University Cebu City, Cebu 53.4%
10 exams
14 University of Cebu Cebu City, Cebu 46.2%
21 exams
15 BIT International College - Tagbilaran Campus Tagbilaran City, Bohol 45.5%
7 exams
16 University of Southern Philippines Foundation Cebu City, Cebu 39.9%
10 exams
17 University of Bohol Tagbilaran City, Bohol 39.3%
22 exams
18 University of the Visayas Cebu City, Cebu 26.5%
20 exams

About this Ranking

The Philippine Universities Ranking is based on the aggregated passing rates of each school in all board exams that their graduates participated in. It is the first Philippine Universities Ranking that is based on relevant, up-to-date and measurable data.

There are over 60 different board exams conducted by the PRC, and we aggregated the results from those board exams, ranked each school in each board exam, and then aggregated the rankings for each school, to come up with a Weighted Board Exams Ranking for each school. Note that the ranking displayed here contains schools that were ranked in at least 7 board exams. View the full Methodology below.


  1. We aggregated the board exam passing rates of each school in each board exam, in the past 4 exams. Only first timers were counted (we did not count people who took the exam the 2nd or 3rd time).
  2. We ranked each school in each exam, based on it's aggregated passing rates.
    For example: a school with an aggregated passing rate of 73% for the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam, will be ranked higher than a school with 68% passing rate for the same exam.
  3. Schools that had a total of less than 10 examinees (first timers) for a particular board exam during the past 4 exams, were not ranked for that specific exam.
  4. We calculated the weighted position of each school in each board exam.
    For example: a school that is ranked first in the Mechanical Engineering Licensure Exam, get's a score of 100 for this particular exam. A school that ranks in the 10th percentile will get a score of 90 for that board exam, and so forth.
  5. Finally, we calculated the average weighted position of each school in all board exams that school was ranked in.
  6. We ranked different campuses of the same university separately, since they differ in location, facilities, faculty and programs offered. We believe that (for example) ranking UP Diliman and UP Cebu as one entity is not accurate.
  7. The official ranking presented here contains schools that were ranked in at least 7 board exams.