Within 2017, two universities from Luzon, one university from Visayas and one university from Mindanao earned the Institutional Accreditation distinction awarded by the AACCUP through seasoned accreditors and with Dr. Manuel T. Corpus who served as the Head accreditor for Area 1, Governance and Management in all of the Institutional Accreditation visits.

In Luzon, the Tarlac State University (TSU) in Tarlac City was awarded Level II Re-Accredited Status, and Pampanga State AgriculturalUniversity (PSAU) in Magalang, Pampanga (both Region III), was awarded  Level II Accredited Status by the agency after the successful accreditation stint. The TSU and PSAU had their Institutional Accreditation Survey Visit last December 2-6, 2017 and December 18-22, 2017 respectively. Both Universities shall enjoy the accredited status until December 2022. Dr. Raul F.Muyong of ISAT-U was the team leader for Tarlac State University while Dr. Anthony Peñaso of Caraga State University (CSU) headed the team of accreditors for Pampanga State Agricultural
University.

In Visayas the Visayas State University (VSU) in the City of Baybay in Region VIII was awarded Level III Re-Accredited Status when it was visited by Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari of the Tarlac State University together with other twelve (12) accreditors on March 27- April 1, 2017. This University is the first SUC to be awarded with Institutional Accreditation in 2011 and will enjoy its re-accredited status from April 16, 2017 up to April 2022.

In Mindanao, the Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Musuan, Maramag Bukidnon in Region X was awarded Level II Accredited Status from August 16, 2017 up to August 2022. Dr. Rolando Hachenova of Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) and Dr. Danilo Hilario (BSU) led the team of accreditors during the successful Institutional Accreditation (IA) visit to this university.