Top 20 Nursing Schools in the Philippines in 2009

The Commission of Higher Education (CHeD) has released the list of the Top 20 nursing schools in the Philippines based on the excellent performance of nursing schools’ passing rate during the Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE). The list by CHeD is sorted into two categories namely schools with 1,000 or more board exam takers and schools with 100-999 takers.

Top 20 Nursing Schools with 1,000 and more takers.

  • Silliman University (Dumaguete) – 96.57%
  • Saint Louis University (Baguio) – 95.42%
  • Trinity University of Asia (Quezon City) – 95.06%
  • University of Santo Tomas (Manila City) – 95.06%
  • Cebu Doctors University (Cebu City) – 91.89%
  • Saint Paul University (Tuguegarao City) – 89.79%
  • Central Philippine University (Iloilo City) – 86.72%
  • De La Salle University – Health Sciences campus (Dasmariñas, Cavite) – 85.26%
  • Saint Mary’s University (Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya) – 84.10%
  • San Pedro College (Davao City)  – 83. 10%
  • Manila Doctors College (Pasay City) – 82.56%
  • Centro Escolar University-Manila (Manila City) – 81.50%
  • Angeles University Foundation (Angeles City) – 76.37%
  • Mariano Marcos University (Bacnotan, La Union) – 75.55%
  • University of San Agustin (Iloilo City) – 73.25%
  • University of Cebu (Cebu City) – 70.99%
  • Metropolitan Hospital College of Nursing (Manila City) – 70.54%
  • Ateneo De Davao University (Davao City) – 70.20%
  • San Juan De Dios Education Foundation (Pasay City) – 69. 91%
  • University of St. La Salle (Bacolod City) – 67.55%

Top 20 Nursing Schools with 100-999 takers

  • University of the Philippines – Manila (Manila City) – 99.41%
  • Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro City) – 97.82%
  • West Visayas State University (Iloilo City) – 96.75%
  • St. Paul University-Iloilo (Iloilo City) – 96.16%
  • University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center- 95.80%
  • Cebu Normal University (Cebu City) – 94.64%
  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (Manila City) – 93.14%
  • St. Paul University – Dumaguete (Dumaguete) – 92.29%
  • Mindanao State University (Marawi City) – 92.15%
  • Palawan State University (Puerto Prinsesa City) – 92.05%
  • Philippine Christian University (Manila City) – 91.35%
  • Velez College (Cebu City) – 90.92%
  • Colegio de Santa Lourdes of Leyte Foundation (Tacloban City) – 88. 55%
  • Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing and Liberal Arts (Manila City) – 87.60%
  • St. Paul University-Manila (Manila City) – 85.31%
  • Easter College (Baguio City) – 85.26%
  • Southville International School and Colleges (Las Piñas City) – 84.77%
  • St.Paul University-Quezon City (Quezon City) – 83.87%
  • Adamson University (Manila City) – 83.57%
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University (Manila City) – 82.20%

In related developments, CHEd has already given a warning to 152 poor performing nursing schools out of the 456 nursing schools in the country to improve their licensure examination passing rates or face closure.