Awards and Recognitions

Commision on Higher Education

Autonomous Status

The University of Mindanao is currently an Autonomous Status per CEB Resolution No. 651-2019 with Category A (t) per CMO No. 12 s. 2019 standing, accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence (COE) refers to a department within a higher education institution which continuously demonstrates excellent performance in the areas of instruction, research and publication, extension and linkages and institutional qualifications.

  • Business Administration
  • Criminology
  • Teacher Education

Center of Development

Center of Development (COD) refers to a department within a higher education institution which demonstrates the potential to become a Center of Excellence (COE) in the future.

  • Accountancy
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation

University with the second highest number of accredited programs in the Philippines

Institution with the highest number of accredited programs in Region XI

First Architecture program to have been granted Level IV Accredited Status in Region XI

First Master of Arts in Education program to have been granted Level IV Accredited Status in Region XI

First Master of Public Administration program to have been granted Level IV Accredited Status in Region XI

For producing a graduate who obtained the highest rating (topnotcher) in the March 2023 Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (Secondary Level)

Level I Formal: Accredited Status Programs

Programs which have at least been granted an initial accredited status by any of the member agencies of the FAAP, and whose status is certified by the latter.

  • BS Information Systems
  • BS Fine Arts
  • BS Legal Management
  • BS Biology
  • Multimedia Arts
  • PhD in Management
  • PhD in Applied Linguistics
  • BS Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master in Management

Level II: Accredited Status Programs

Programs which have at least been granted an initial accredited status by any of the member agencies of the FAAP, and whose status is certified by the latter.

  • BS Real Estate Management
  • BS Entrepreneurship
  • PhD in Criminal Justice
  • Doctor in Public Administration
  • Accounting Technology

Level III: Reaccredited Status Programs

Programs which have been reaccredited and which have met the additional criteria or guidelines set by FAAP.

  • Electronics Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Tourism Management
  • Social Work
  • Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science in Social Work
  • Master in Environmental Planning
  • Master in Engineering
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master in Library and Information Science
  • Master in Public Administration
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor in Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Chemical Engineering

LEVEL IV: Accredited Status Programs

Programs which are highly respected as very high academic programs in the Philippines and which has prestige and authority, comparable to similar programs in excellent foreign universities.

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Accountancy
  • Information Technology
  • Criminology
  • Computer Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Civil Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Electrical Engineering

ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance Group (AUN-QA) Associate Member

The ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) Network was created to realise the mission of harmonising educational standards and seeking continuous improvement of academic quality of universities in the ASEAN region. AUN-QA activities are carried out in accordance with the Bangkok Accord adopted in 2000, which provides a series of guidelines to promote the development of a quality assurance system as instruments for maintaining, improving and enhancing teaching, research and the overall academic standards of AUN member universities. Since the establishment of the Bangkok Accord in 2000, AUN-QA has been actively promoting, developing, and implementing quality assurance practices based on an empirical approach where quality assurance practices are shared, tested, evaluated, and improved.

Philippine Technological Council

The Philippine Technological Council (PTC) was formed in 1978 as one of the sectoral components of the Federation of Professional Associations (FPA now known as PFPA) and was incorporated in 1980 as non-stock and non-profit corporation under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by a group of concerned and selfless individuals who shared the common ideal of fostering the adoption and utilization of technological and engineering expertise of engineers to improve the quality of life of peoples and to contribute to the socio-economic development agenda of the communities where they operate.

PTC Accredited Programs

Computer Engineering

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Electronics Engineering

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

ISO 9001 is the international standard for a quality management system (“QMS”). In order to be certified to the ISO 9001 standard, a company must follow the requirements set forth in the ISO 9001 Standard. The standard is used by organizations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and to demonstrate continuous improvement.

QMS Certified to ISO 9001:2015 by SGS

Philippine Quality Award

The University of Mindanao is the first academic institution in the Philippines awarded the 2023 Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Level IV - Performance Excellence.

People Management Association of the Philippines Award

The University of Mindanao was garnered the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Award as the 2018 Best Employer for Mindanao in recognition of its quality management practices.

The PMAP accrediting team rated the university on the following categories: line management and human resources partnership, people engagement, performance focus, social responsibility, and leadership approaches.

It was awarded to university officials representing Dr. Torres in a ceremony held in Cagayan de Oro city last July 21, 2018.

PCS Information and Computing Accreditation Board

The Philippine Computer Society’s Information and Computing Accreditation Board (PICAB) accredited the University of Mindanao’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program, all under the College of Computing Education.

The PICAB is considered the premier organization for Information Technology professionals in the country.

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