Institutional Recognition, Accreditation, Certification

QS Stars

The USTP System is recently awarded the 3 STAR RATING in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) STARS UNIVERSITY Rating System, an opt-in university rating system that helps prospective students get an in-depth picture of the strengths of different universities—from research and employment outcomes to social responsibility and inclusiveness.

The University is the first grantee under the 2nd Batch of the Fostering for World Class Philippine Universities Project.

Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking

The USTP System is included in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, with a 1000+ ranking under SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


In just one year, the USTP System rose 4,120 spots in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. Last year, the University ranked 10,053rd in the Global Ranking. In the July 2022 edition, USTP ranked 5,933rd!

The USTP System also landed at the 27th spot in the National Ranking, a considerable leap from last year’s 38th spot.

AD Scientific Index

The USTP System ranked 8th among Public Universities in the Philippines and 16th among General Universities in the AD Scientific Index (Alper-Doger Scientific Index) 2022 Version 1.


USTP continues to be qualified as conforming to ISO 9001:2015 after its 2nd Surveillance with Site Extension Audit carried out virtually by accredited certified body SOCOTEC Certification Philippines on January 25-26, 2022. The USTP System’s management system has been assessed as conforming to ISO 9001:2015 for the scope Provision of Higher Education Services.

The surveillance audit covers the academic programs on the different campuses and the management system processes and documentation in the University. This is part of the continual certification of ISO 9001:2015.

ISO Certified

SUC Level

The USTP System continues to be one of the leading state universities in the Philippines by maintaining its Level IV Status as State University (Highest Distinction) as adjudged by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).