EDUCATION STATUS OF STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN THE PHILIPPINES

Faith P. Villanueva, Lolita M. Martin, Melizande S. Uriarte, Henrietta A. Sanchez, Roxan G. Eupeña, Marvie V. Tarong, Romeo M. Serrano

Abstract


Graduates of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the Philippines are seen faced withnpoor market demand due to a mismatch of the demand from the market and the supply from the academe. The SUCs performance and the graduates’ performance are vital factors to the employability of the graduates. For the past decade, the government has provided support towards students and advanced instructions through General Appropriation Act (GAA), and among others which amount vary from every institution. This study aims to look at the performance indicator of SUCs in the Philippines along enrolment, number of graduates, PRC passing rate, school income, and budget from the government and number of students per faculty. Results showed that clustering of the SUCs is attributed to General Appropriation Act (GAA) Funds. The University of the Philippines System being clustered to other SUCs by having received bigger budget allocation and is noted as the best performing status among the SUCs.


Keywords


State Universities and Colleges, educational status, Cluster Analysis

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