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Universities in Philippines

Higher Education in Philippines

2022 Ranking of Philippines Universities

What are the Philippines’ most well-known universities? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the 2022 Philippine University Ranking, which includes 232 higher-education institutions in the Philippines that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant Philippine higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

The Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Ranking of 232 Universities in the Philippines are available to see.

2022 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

The Philippines are split into 17 regions (Filipino: rehiyon), which are subdivided further into provinces (Filipino: lalawigan/probinsiya). The National Capital Region, which is located in the north of the country and contains the Philippines’ capital Manila and the most populous city Quezon City, is home to the overwhelming majority of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both regions with at least two Philippine higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist placement criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist league tables or sub-rankings.


Davao Region (8)
Zamboanga Peninsula (4)
Western Visayas (18)
Soccsksargen (5)
Northern Mindanao (12)
National Capital Region (69)
Mimaropa (6)
Ilocos Region (13)
Eastern Visayas (9)
Bicol Region (9)
Cordillera Admistrative Region (6)
Central Visayas (17)
Central Luzon (19)
Caraga Region (5)
Camarines Sur (2)
Calabarzon (18)
Cagayan Valley (10)