CPU named as one of Asia’s top universities in QS World University Rankings

CPU named Asia's top university in QS World Rankings Asia
  • CPU is included in QS World University Rankings Asia 2022 for the second straight year with 651+ rank.

  • It is one of 15 PH universities on the list, the only one from Western Visayas.

  • UP is the only PH school ranked in Asia’s top 100 at 77th.

Central Philippine University (CPU) in Jaro, Iloilo City once again made it to the list of the top universities in Asia in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings Asia 2022!

QS, a global higher education think-tank and compiler of the world’s university rankings, released the rankings of top universities in the region on Tuesday which included 15 universities in the Philippines.

QS is one of the three prestigious world university rankings agencies after Times Higher Education (THE) and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). CPU is the only university to be included in the rankings from the Western Visayas region for the second straight year.

University of the Philippines (UP) is still the only Philippine higher education institution (HEI) in the top 100 Asian universities, with a slight drop from its 69th place last year to 77th this year.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) maintained a tight grip on the top spot for the fourth year running.  

Here’s the complete ranking of 15 Philippine HEIs in QS Asia’s Top Universities:

  • University of the Philippines: 77
  • Ateneo de Manila University: 124
  • De La Salle University: 160
  • University of Santo Tomas: 177
  • Ateneo de Davao University : 01-550
  • Mapúa University: 501-550
  • Silliman University: 501-550
  • Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology: 551-600
  • Central Luzon State University: 601-650
  • Xavier University: 601-650
  • Adamson University: 651+
  • The Cebu Technological University: 651+
  • Central Mindanao University: 651+
  • Central Philippine University: 651+
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University: 651+

CPU is a non-stock, non-profit Christian Institution of higher learning, where a well-rounded program of education is offered under influences that strengthen faith and build up character. It was founded in 1905 as the Jaro Industrial School by missionaries of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society.

It started as an Elementary Vocational School for poor boys who worked for their board and tuition. Perhaps it was the first school in the Philippines to teach that labor is honor. The school also had the distinction of having organized the first student government in the country – the Jaro Industrial School Republic, and one of the oldest student’s newspapers – the Central Echo.

Dr. William 0. Valentine, the first principal, worked hard to have the school incorporated and recognized by the government. His objectives were reached in 1913, the year when the school began to admit female students also.

In 1915, the first two years of high school were opened. In 1920, the third and fourth year classes were added and the following year the first batch of high School graduates were turned out. To satisfy the growing desire of young people for education, a junior college was opened in 1923 and the name of the school was changed to Central Philippine College. (via https://www.topuniversities.com)

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