13 February 2017

Comparative Rankings of Batangas Colleges and Universities Based on Recent Board Exams


Colleges and universities in the Province of Batangas continue to do well in national licensure examinations almost a year after Life So Mundane first published an article detailing the academic achievements of these schools. This is according to data made publicly available by FindUniversity.ph, which describes itself as “a directory of academic programs offered by colleges and universities in the Philippines.”

Although the top two schools in the CALABARZON are from the Province of Laguna, five of the eight colleges and universities in Batangas whose graduates take part in at least seven licensure examinations were ranked in the upper third among thirty-five other schools which meet the criterion. The remaining three schools were in the middle third.

What this basically tells us is that the University of the Philippines at Los BaƱos apart, the standard of tertiary level education in Batangas is generally higher than those in other provinces of the CALABARZON region.

FindUniversity.ph ranks colleges and universities on the basis of how their graduates performed in the past four examinations, counting only the first time exam takers. Schools with less than ten first-time examiners are not ranked. The full methodology will be provided at the bottom of this article.

All readers are advised to please note school rankings change over time as new licensure examinations are administered. Naturally, how the graduates of each school perform in subsequent examinations will affect their school’s ranking. The rankings presented in this article are dated February 2017.

(March 2016 Rankings)

Overall Ranking

De la Salle of Lipa City is the top-ranked school among colleges and universities in Batangas as of February 2017. The school has a weighted ranking of 82.8% from eleven licensure examinations, also good for third in the CALABARZON and seventeenth nationwide. The First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities is second with a weighted ranking of 76.1% from nine licensure exams. This means that the school is sixth in the CALABARZON and 35th nationwide.

Although the Lipa City Colleges are last among eight Batangas schools included in the rankings, to put things in perspective, the school is at twenty-second in the CALABARZON. This means that there are thirteen other schools around the region ranked below it. The school is also ranked a very respectable 124th among 259 colleges and universities nationwide.

College/University
Number
Weighted
Rank
Rank
Rank
of Exams
Ranking
Batangas
CALABARZON
Philippines
De La Salle Lipa
11
82.80%
1
3
17
FAITH
9
76.10%
2
6
35
PUP Sto. Tomas
8
74.60%
3
8
42
Lyceum - Bat City
19
70.10%
4
10
58
UB - Bat City
17
68.90%
5
12
62
BSU - Bat City
23
63.10%
6
17
90
BSU - Nasugbu
7
60.30%
7
10
106
Lipa City Colleges
7
57.30%
8
22
124

Rankings by Program

Below are tables showing how the different colleges and universities in Batangas performed in licensure examinations by academic program. Only programs that are offered in at least two schools are included in these comparative tables. To better understand how the rankings were arrived at, please refer to the methodology used at the bottom of this page. This was taken from the web site of FindUniversity.ph.

Legend: PR = Passing Rate

Certified Public Accountancy

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
BSU - Nasugbu
64%
17
De La Salle Lipa
61%
62
Lyceum - Batangas City
61%
62
FAITH
56%
80
UB - Batangas City
54%
84
BSU - Batangas City
48%
108
Lipa City Colleges
31%
155
PUP Sto. Tomas
24%
188

Civil Engineering

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
UB - Batangas City
65%
32
BSU - Batangas City
51%
76

Criminology

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
BSU - Nasugbu
71%
44
Lipa City Colleges
65%
61
BSU - Batangas City
64%
68
FAITH
44%
211
Lyceum - Batangas City
36%
274

Customs Brokerage

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
BSU - Batangas City
80%
2
Lyceum - Batangas City
61%
14

Elementary Education

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
De La Salle Lipa
93%
18
BSU - Batangas City
64%
287
BSU - Nasugbu
64%
287
University of Batangas
59%
354
FAITH
57%
398
Lipa City Colleges
42%
658

Secondary Education

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
De La Salle Lipa
95%
19
PUP Sto. Tomas
81%
76
Lipa City Colleges
72%
183
BSU - Nasugbu
70%
201
UB - Batangas City
68%
231
FAITH
67%
244
BSU - Batangas City
64%
307
Lyceum - Batangas City
62%
358

Electrical Engineering

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
PUP Sto. Tomas
98%
11
UB - Batangas City
98%
11
De La Salle Lipa
92%
30
BSU - Batangas City
91%
32

Electronics Engineering

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
PUP Sto. Tomas
84%
2
De La Salle Lipa
72%
5
UB - Batangas City
60%
17
Lyceum - Batangas City
54%
24
BSU - Batangas City
41%
41
FAITH
34%
59

Electronic Technician

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
PUP Sto. Tomas
100%
1
UB - Batangas City
100%
1
De La Salle Lipa
88%
37
BSU - Batangas City
87%
43
FAITH
76%
93

Master Electrician

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
PUP Sto. Tomas
97%
2
UB - Batangas City
90%
11
De La Salle Lipa
87%
18
BSU - Batangas City
67%
79

Nursing

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
FAITH
92%
61
De La Salle Lipa
91%
66
Lyceum - Batangas City
86%
107
BSU - Nasugbu
75%
178
Lipa City Colleges
68%
221
UB - Batangas City
67%
226

Physical Therapy

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
Lyceum - Batangas City
88%
6
UB - Batangas City
65%
28

Psychometry

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
Lyceum - Batangas City
52%
38
PUP Sto. Tomas
51%
42
UB - Batangas City
51%
42
De La Salle Lipa
42%
73
BSU - Batangas City
37%
91
Lipa City Colleges
36%
96
FAITH
30%
123

Real Estate Appraisal

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
Lyceum - Batangas City
64%
28
De La Salle Lipa
60%
37
UB - Batangas City
57%
43
Lipa City Colleges
36%
123
BSU - Batangas City
33%
136

Real Estate Brokerage

College/University
PR
PHL Rank
FAITH
66%
48
UB - Batangas City
66%
48
De La Salle Lipa
65%
55
BSU - Batangas City
60%
88
Lipa City Colleges
57%
110
PUP Sto. Tomas
53%
126
Lyceum - Batangas City
42%
194

Methodology

Kindly note that the methodology stated below has been quoted verbatim from FindUniversity.ph:
  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.

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