AACCUP has accredited a consolidated total of 600 programs across 72 chartered Colleges and Universities from January to August 2018. Of these, 492 have been granted accreditation status. The rest still need the approval of the Board of Trustees and NNQAA. These were awarded the corresponding accreditation status of candidate, accredited, and re-accredited with levels.

The Normal Lights, an International Publication Research of Philippine Normal University, recently published in its Volume II, No. 2, December 2017 issue the research conducted by Dr. Maria Glenda O. De Lara, a Board of Trustee and Treasurer of AACCUP, entitled “Outcomes-Based Program Quality Assurance Accreditation Survey Instrument: Its Development and Validation.” AACCUP provided technical assistance for the conduct of such research to Dr. De Lara. It was also awarded a Certificate of International Research Publication by the Philippine Normal University.

The Tarlac State University (TSU) and the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) are the recent addition to the list of SUCs granted by AACCUP to conduct their own Preliminary Survey Visit. This authority is pursuant to Board of Trustees Resolution No.42, s. 2016 which stipulated the adoption of a new policy on program accreditation, where qualified SUCs are granted the authority to conduct the Preliminary Survey Visit (PSV) of their curricular programs. In 2016, the first two SUCs which enjoyed this privilege were the Visayas State University (VSU) and West Visayas State University (WVSU).

The AACCUP has adopted as one of its major thrusts the internationalization of its program of accreditation. It actively promotes its links and partnerships with major quality assurance agencies.

Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the number of programs assessed by AACCUP.  This year, AACCUP has accredited a consolidated total of one thousand three hundred eighty (1,380) programs across one hundred eight (108) Chartered Colleges and Universities.

The Philippines was ably represented by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) through its President, Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, in the 2017 Global Summit of the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) and the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) on September 21-22, 2017 at 801 Conference Hall, Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.

Compostela Valley State College (CVSC)

The newest state college of the South, the Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) of Davao de Oro has joined the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP) last March 14, 2017.

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.

Hosted by the National Centre for Public Accreditation and RANEPA, the 2017 Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in Moscow, Russia last May 25-28, 2017.


Newly elected Members of the AACCUP Board of Trustees for 2017-2019 pose with Members of the Committee on Elections and some members of the Outgoing Board of Trustees 2015-2017.

After listening to the well-delivered and substantial report of the outgoing AACCUP President-Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., in the second day of the 30th AACCUP Annual National Conference (AANC), Dr. Dulce F. Atian remarked that the Board of Trustees (BOTs) 2015-2017  has done a commendable job and that the President’s Report is indeed laudable. On motion by a participant, duly seconded by Dr. Samson L. Molao, the President’s report was accepted. However, there was a suggestion from the floor to include the pictorials in the report, per region.