4 Philippine universities that made it into the 2011 Asian University Rankings; Tuition fee hike is no help!

Out of over 2, 000 universities here in the Philippines, there were only 4 universities made it into the 2011 Asian University Rankings.

There are 200 universities all over Asia that made it to the list. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology got the number 1 spot.

The 4 Philippine universities that were included on the list are:

This coming school year, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced that there are approximately 282 universities that will have increase in their tuition fee, representing more than 15% of college-level schools.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that the increases are meant to cover the salaries of teachers and professors, and for other needs. She said that excessive tuition fee increase by universities has an equal penalty to be implemented.

Every year, there is an expected increase within a reasonable percentage, but I hope they will not abuse this and will not raise their tuition beyond what is allowed,” Valte said.

February earlier this year, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) released an initial list of universities that were expected to have a tuition fee hike. They were as follows:

Ilocos

  • Divine Word College
  • Saint Louis College

Baguio-Benguet

  • Easter College : 10% tuition fee increase
  • STI College: 5% tuition fee increase
  • Cordillera Career and Development College: 6.67% tuition fee increase
  • University of the Cordilleras (Baguio Colleges Foundation): 5% increase in all fees except LIMAD Fee
  • Pines City College: 10% tuition fee increase
  • Cordillera A+ Computers College (in Kalinga)
  • Baguio Central University : 12% tuition fee increase
  • Saint Louis University: 5% tuition fee increase to incoming freshem, 5% miscellaneous fees increase at all levels

Pangasinan

  • Pangasinan State University: 16% tuition increase (from P150 per unit to P175 per unit)

Pampanga

  • Don Honorio Ventura State University: 30% tuition increase (from P130 per unit to P170 per unit)
  • Systems Plus College
  • Holy Angel University

National Capital Region

  • Technological Institute of the Philippines: 9.6%
  • Ateneo de Manila University: 5%
  • Miriam College: 5%
  • University of the East: 5%
  • University of Santo Tomas: 6%
  • Far Eastern University: 4.5%
  • Trinity University of Asia
  • College of St. Benilde
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University
  • St Scholasticas College
  • Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute for Science and Technology: additional miscellaneous fees (P500 development fee, P500 laboratory fee, P500 hands-on fee)

Western Visayas

  • 19 schools in Western Visayas, 8 schools in Iloilo City

Bacolod

  • University of St. La Salle: 5% to all colleges except nursing (College of nursing: 4% tuition increase and 5% miscellaneous/ developmental fee increase)
  • Riverside College: P30,000 ‘Other Fees’
  • UNORBacolod : 14% tuition and Other Fee Increase

Cagayan de Oro

  • Ateneo de Cagayan (5%)

CARAGA

  • Fr. Saturnino Urios University- 10% per unit (P445 per unit to P479 per unit)

Davao

  • Ateneo de Davao: 6.99% tuition increase
  • University of Mindanao: 8.2% tuition increase
  • Holy Cross of Davao College: 9.99% tuition increase
  • University of the Philippines- Mindanao: PE fee (from 0 to P250)

The said list was not final of its release yet. Consult your college/university to confirm the increase and for further information.

CHED also stated that tuition fee hike is definitely not going to increase the rank of our universities in the Asian University Rankings.

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