The University has been granted by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Autonomous Status, which recognizes USC’s “track record of exceptional program performance and institutional quality.”
Sixteen academic programs have Level III accreditation from the Federation of Accrediting Associations of the Philippines (FAAP), as evaluated by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), including:
Communication, Languages and Literature
Science and Mathematics Education
Ten other programs have FAAP Level II accreditation as evaluated by PAASCU, including:
Graduate Arts and Sciences
Three engineering (chemical, civil, and electrical) programs are accredited by the Philippine Technological Council-Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (PTC-ACBET), while three others (computer, electronics, and industrial engineering) have candidate status.
The CHED has also designated eight academic programs as Centers of Excellence (COE), including:
Twelve other programs are designated as CHED Centers of Development (COD):
Hotel and Restaurant Management
USC has been rated by Integrity Initiative with a score of 193 (Refinement) where practices are continuously evaluated and improved.
USC is a founding member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).
USC is a Donee Institution accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC).