About AACCUP

The accreditation of curricular programs in the Philippines, particularly for state universities and colleges, is the main function of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. Organized in 1987, though officially registered and recognized under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 4, 1989, it is the youngest of the four (4) accrediting agencies in the country until late 2003. Under its charter, one of the functions, if not the main purpose of AACCUP, is "to develop a mechanism of, and conduct the evaluation of programs and institutions."

AACCUP is now closely allied with the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, Inc. (ALCUCOA), organized only in the later part of year 2003.

The AACCUP is a member of the:

 

VISION:

To develop a mechanism for, and conduct the evaluation of programs and institutions.

 

MISSION:

To make the attainment of quality in education an integral part of the higher education systems more particularly among chartered state colleges and universities in the Philippines, through a sustained program of internal and external assessment.

 


Dr Myrna Q MallariDR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI is the newly elected President and Chairperson of AACCUP. She brings her valuable experience and exposure in the field of business, finance and administration to her position as the current President of the Tarlac State University and with more than 35 years of service at the University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a University Professor. She has held a number of key positions at the Tarlac State University such as Vice President for Administration and Finance, Director of Graduate Studies, Dean ofthe College of Business and Accountancy and Chairperson of the Institute of Business Administration.

Her strong leadership and stern management style were established through the various memberships and major positions she held for several organizations. She was President of the National Association of Certified Public Accountants in Education from June 2013-2014. During her term as the President of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – Tarlac Chapter in 1996, the chapter has received its first ever major national awards. She was also a Board Member of the National Association of Government Internal Auditors for six (6) years. Pres. Mallari received her Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 1994 and Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) at Tarlac State University in 1985. Her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration - Major in Accounting was obtained from the University of the East in 1979 where she graduated with cum laude honors. She received various awards from Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) as Outstanding Certified Public Accountants in Education, Honorary Life Member Award in 2017, Outstanding PICPA Member for Central Luzon in 1999. In her more than just three (3) years as President, the Tarlac State University, the University has been awarded the Integrated Management System which includes the tripartite awards of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18011:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series. The Tarlac State University was also Institutionally Accredited by the AACCUP and Top in terms of the number of accredited programs nationwide.

AACCUP is a non-profit, non-stock corporation now composed of 111 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).

Below is the Directory of SUC members arranged by Region. Each SUC member name included therein may be a hotlink leading to SUC's Accredited Programs, Status of Accreditation and Duration of Validity of Accreditation Status (except for SUCs which are yet to be accredited).

Accreditation for quality assurance in state higher education institutions and programs is both a mission and mandate of AACCUP. Cognizant of this CHED-given authority, AACCUP regularly updates its databank to keep track of its accomplishments as an accrediting body.

This annual publication entitled Consolidated List of Institutions and Programs Granted Accreditation Status (From 1992 to 2017) is an unabridged abstract of institutions and programs accredited by AACCUP over the years from 1992 to 2017.

Within the past 25 years, seven (7) state universities were awarded institutionally accredited status. Likewise, a grand total of 4,041 programs were granted corresponding accreditation status.

Presented hereunder are the cumulative data on the accreditation status of the assessed programs and institutions based on the formula as defined under CMO #1, series of 2005.

 

 INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

INSTITUTION LEVEL OF ACCREDITATION
  • Visayas State University
Level III Re-accredited
  • Central Luzon State University
Level II Re-accredited
  • Central Mindanao University
Level II Re-accredited
  • Tarlac State University
Level II Re-accredited
  • Pampanga State Agricultural University
Level II Re-accredited
  • Tarlac Agricultural University
Level I Accredited
  • Mariano Marcos State University
Level I Accredited

 

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

Status/Level Number
Programs Percentage (%)
Candidate                 514              12.72
Level I Accredited              1,264              31.28
Level II Re-accredited              1,448              35.83
Level III Re-accredited                 764              18.91
Level IV Re-accredited                   51                1.26
                                     GRAND TOTAL              4,041             100.00 %

 

        The accreditation status of each institution or program is clearly specified in terms of levels and does not need further clarification. However, some accreditation status carry superscripts and explained as follows:

 Status

 Meaning

Level III Re-accrediteda The program level is III. Passed the Phase 1 of two (2) phases of evaluation in the 4th Survey Visit. Has to undergo Phase 2.
Level III Re-accreditedb The program level is III. Assessment ongoing in Phase 2 evaluation in the 4th Survey Visit. Must comply with mandatory recommendations.
Level III Re-accreditedc The program level is III. Assessment on going in Phase 1 of the 4th Survey Visit. Revisit all areas or only the identified ones.
Level II Re-accreditedx The program level is II. Passed the Phase 1 of two (2) phases of evaluation in the 3rd Survey Visit. Has to undergo Phase 2.
Level II Re-accreditedy The program level is II. Assessment ongoing in Phase 2 evaluation in the 3rd Survey Visit. Must comply with mandatory recommendations.
Level II Re-accreditedz The program level is II. Assessment ongoing in Phase 1 of the 3rd Survey Visit. Revisit all areas or only the identified ones.
Level I Accredited1 The program is Level I. Assessment on going in the 2nd Survey Visit. Revisit all areas or only the identified ones.
Candidate2 The program is a Candidate. Assessment ongoing in the 1st Survey Visit. Revisit all areas or only the identified ones.

The asterisk (*) written after the accreditation level of a program considers the concerned program as a special case, i.e., it has to comply with certain instruction/s as stated in the Technical Review.

 

       Following are the summarized data on individual institutions and programs assessed by AACCUP, as certified by the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA).