Assessment and Accreditation


The academic programs (undergraduate and graduate) of De La Salle University are accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). De La Salle University has been granted Institutional Accreditation status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) for having demonstrated the highest standards of instruction, research, and community engagement and having developed wide networks and linkages with other educational institutions. Twelve (12) undergraduate programs have achieved the highest accreditation of Level IV; the graduate programs of Education, Liberal Arts and Science have also been granted Level III, the highest accreditation level for graduate school. As an affirmation of the levels of accreditation achieved by DLSU programs, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Republic of the Philippines has conferred the distinction of Autonomous Status to DLSU. It has also named nine (9) programs as Centers of Excellence in the field in the country and seven (7) programs as Centers of Development.

To date, fourteen (14) programs of the University have undergone international assessment by a foreign team of assessors using the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN QA) guidelines and criteria. Eight programs have attained the prestigious AUN QA certificates. The four programs assessed in November 2013 are awaiting the AUN formal results. More programs are scheduled to undergo international assessment in the near future.

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Institutional Recognition, Accreditation, and Assessment Status
Granting Agency
Accredited/Assessed Unit
Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Republic of the Philippines
De La Salle University Autonomous Status
Award of Distinction
Biology Center of Excellence
Chemistry Center of Excellence
Filipino Center of Excellence
Information Technology Education Center of Excellence
Literature Center of Excellence
Mathematics Center of Excellence
Physics Center of Excellence
Psychology Center of Excellence
Teacher Education Center of Excellence
Chemical Engineering Center of Development
Civil Engineering Center of Development
Computer Engineering Center of Development
Electronics and Communications Engineering Center of Development
Industrial Engineering Center of Development
Mechanical Engineering Center of Development
Political Science Center of Development
Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU);
Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP)
Undergraduate Programs
Institutional Accreditation  
Accountancy Level IV
Business Level IV
Economics Level IV
Elementary and Secondary Education Level IV
Liberal Arts Level IV
Science Level IV
Computer Science Level IV
Chemical Engineering Level IV
Civil Engineering Level IV
Electronics and Communications Engineering Level IV
Industrial Engineering Level IV
Mechanical Engineering Level IV
Manufacturing Engineering and Management Level I
Graduate Programs Education Level III
  Liberal Arts Level III
  Science Level III
ASEAN University Network – AUN QA Assessment at Programme Level Chemical Engineering Assessed August 2008
Economics Assessed August 2008
Chemistry Assessed November 2010
Literature Assessed November 2010
Psychology Assessed November 2010
Applied Corporate Management Assessed November 2011
Physics Assessed November 2011
Software Technology Assessed November 2011
Civil Engineering Assessed November 2013
International Studies Assessed November 2013
Mathematics Assessed November 2013
Statistics Assessed November 2013
Accountancy Assessed November 2014
Biology Assessed November 2014

Updated: January 5, 2014