Recognition & Accreditation

Autonomous Status

 

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has granted SMU its autonomous status, the highest rank a private higher education institution (PHEI) can attain from the said governing body. CHED Memorandum Order No. 20 series of 2016 released last April 13, 2016 certifies SMU’s autonomous status effective April 1, 2016 until May 31, 2019. SMU is one of only three private HEIs granted the three-year status in Region II and the only PHEI granted autonomy in Nueva Vizcaya.

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CHED Center of Excellence in Teacher Education

SMU’s Teacher Education Program has been recognized by CHED as Center of Excellence (COE) for its continuous demonstration of excellent performance in the areas of instruction, research and publication, extension and linkages and institutional qualifications. SMU’s recognition as COE in Teacher Education is effective from April 1, 2016 until December 31, 2018.

CHED Center of Development in Information Technology Education

Through the University’s innovative ideas, devoted service and immense persistence to provide quality education, the Commission on Higher Education has recognized the Information Technology Education of SMU as one of the premier Higher Education Institutions in the region as a Center of Development.

CHED Center of Development in Civil Engineering 

SMU’s Teacher Education Program has been recognized by CHED as Center of Excellence (COE) for its continuous demonstration of excellent performance in the areas of instruction, research and publication, extension and linkages and institutional qualifications. SMU’s recognition as COE in Teacher Education is effective from April 1, 2016 until December 31, 2018.

PAASCU Level III Re-Accreditation for Arts and Sciences, Business, Entrepreneurship, Elementary Education and Secondary Education Programs


PAASCU has once again granted the University a Level III Re-Accreditation Status for its Arts and Sciences, Business, Entrepreneurship, Elementary Education and Secondary Education Programs for five years, until 2020. The said programs have undergone a resurvey visit last
September 10-11, 2015.

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PAASCU Level III Re-Accreditation for Grade School Program

The Grade School Department of SMU has also passed the Level III re-accreditation survey by the PAASCU effective until May 2021. The said program has undergone a resurvey visit last January 18-19, 2016.

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