News and Events


CHED Grants Autonomous Status to DLSU

April 2016

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has granted autonomous status to De La Salle University (DLSU) for a period of five (5) years from April 1, 2016 to May 31, 2021 (per CHED Memorandum Order 20, series 2016).  DLSU is one of only three private higher education institutions (HEIs) to be given this recognition for five years. 

CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) 20, series 2016
Private Higher Education Institutions Granted Autonomous and Deregulated Status


CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) 19 series 2016 
Benefits and Responsibilities of Autonomous and Deregulated Private Higher Education Institutions






CHED Recognizes DLSU Programs as Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs)

January 2016

With 14 centers of excellence (COEs) and 5 centers of development (CODs), De La Salle University is proud to announce that among the private higher education institutions, it has earned the recognition of having the most number of centers of excellence (COEs).  The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) released the list of the COEs and centers of development (CODs) in the various disciplines as per CHED memorandum order (CMO) No. 38 series 2015, CMO No. 15 series 2016 and CMO No. 17 series 2016.

The Accountancy and the Industrial Engineering programs of DLSU are the only programs that were awarded the recognition of being a COE in the entire nation and all of the four departments in the College of Science were recognized as COEs namely, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

The complete list of COEs and CODs can be viewed in the following CMOs:
CMO No. 38 series 2015:  Designated Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) for Various Disciplines (pdf)
CMO No. 15 series 2016:  Designated Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) for Engineering Programs (pdf)
CMO No. 17 series 2016:  Designated Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) for Teacher Education Programs (pdf)






B.S. ACM and B.S. Entrepreneurship undergo AUN Quality Assessment

January 2016

During the 57th AUN Quality Assessment, two programs from the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business namely the BS Applied Corporate Management and the BS Entrepreneurship programs were assessed based on 11 AUN criteria stated in the revised AUN QA Guidelines version 3.0.  The assessment team for the Applied Corporate Management program consisted of AUN-QA Expert, Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin from Singapore and Dr, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Quang Minh from Vietnam.  The Entrepreneurship program was jointly assessed by AUN-QA Expert Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chavalit Wongse-ed from Thailand and Dr. Ngo Van Thuyen of Vietnam.   Both programs were granted the prestigious AUN-QA certification for having fulfilled the AUN requirements for Quality Assurance. 
Together with the assessment of the two programs, DLSU also hosted the Tier 2 Training for QA Assessors where 32 observers from various ASEAN Countries were able to experience the best practices of an AUN QA assessment process.

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Level III Status for the Graduate Programs in Liberal Arts, Science and Education and Candidate Status for the Master in Business Administration Program and Doctor of Business Administration Program

December 2015

In December 2015, Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) have officially notified DLSU with the good news that the Graduate Programs in Liberal Arts, Science and Education are granted reaccreditation for five years, valid until December 2020.

PAASCU has granted both the Master in Business Administration and the Doctor of Business Administration programs a Candidate status valid from February 2016 to December 2017.  

FAAP Certificate granting Level III Re-Accredited Status to the Graduate Programs in Liberal Arts, Science and Education Programs to DLSU from February 2016 to December 2020



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FAAP Certificate granting Candidate Status to Master in Business Administration Program of DLSU from February 2016 to December 2017



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FAAP Certificate granting Candidate Status to Doctor of Business Administration Program of DLSU from February 2016 to December 2017



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Accountancy and Biology undergraduate programs undergo AUN QA Assessment

November 2014

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The programs of B.S. Accountancy and B.S. Biology were assessed by teams of academics from different  ASEAN countries at the 33rd AUN Quality Assessment at Program Level held at DLSU from November 10- 12, 2014.  The assessment team for the Biology program was composed of Assoc. Prof. Tan Kay Chuan of  the National University of Singapore and Assoc. Prof. Vong Deuan Osay of the National University of Laos.  Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin, the AUN QA expert from Singapore assessed the Accountancy program together with Prof. Hanna Bachtiar-Iskandar of Universitas Indonesia.

The assessments are based on the fifteen AUN criteria stated in the AUN Manual and Guidelines.  The teams reviewed the Self-Assessment Reports submitted by the departments and the exhibits presented during the visit.  They conducted interviews of various stakeholders including the college and department administrators, faculty members, support staff, students, alumni, and employers.

Aside from the assessors, there were nineteen observers from twelve different ASEAN universities who are undergoing training for the AUN assessment process. 

The key results of the assessment – the strengths and areas for improvement – were presented to administrators and key faculty members at the closing session.  The full report with the corresponding rating is expected within the next two months.

To date, a total of twelve programs at DLSU have undergone AUN assessment and have received ratings of better than adequate to examples of best practices.  Upon receipt of the final reports from AUN, the Accountancy and Biology programs are expected to bring the total to fourteen programs.




DLSU Current Autonomy and Accreditation Status

December 2014

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MEMO Extension of A and D and COEs 2014.jpg (1700×2338)The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) once again granted DLSU Manila Autonomous Status effective November 15, 2007 to November 14, 2012 (per CHED Memorandum order (CMO) No. 59 series of 2007) and recently extended up to May 31, 2015 (per CHED Memorandum Order No. 21 series of 2014). The selection and identification of higher educational institutions to be granted autonomous status are based on several criteria: commitment to excellence, long tradition of integrity and untarnished reputation; and sustainability and viability of operations. The indicators of the above criteria are measured by the number of Level IV and Level III programs of the institution, the number of CHED Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development, and international and national recognition for academic excellence.

The benefits given to institutions having autonomous status include exemption from issuance of Special Order (S.O.) for their graduates; priority in grant of subsidies and other financial incentives from CHED; privilege to prescribe their curricular programs; privilege to offer new courses/programs without seeking permit/authority from CHED; privilege to establish branches or satellite campuses without seeking government authority from CHED; authority to grant Honoris Causa to deserving individuals among others.




Level IV Status for Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and ECE

April 2012


The Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) has granted Level IV status to the Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, and Industrial Engineering programs of the Gokongwei College of Engineering of De La Salle University.  These three programs are the first Level IV PAASCU accredited engineering programs in the country today.  The decision was made by the FAAP Board during its meeting last April 13, 2012.




Three more programs undergo AUN-QA Assessment

November 2012


The programs of Applied Corporate Management (ACM), Software Technology, and Physics received high marks from the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance Assessment at Programme Level.  The assessment was conducted last November 7-9, 2012 by a team of 6 assessors from the National University of Singapore, Institut Teknologi Bandung, National University of Laos, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Chulalongkorn University.  The programs were assessed using the 15 AUN QA criteria.  The strengths as well as the areas for improvement were included in the assessment reports.  The ACM program received an overall score of “between better than adequate to best in class”.  The Software Technology and Physics programs received overall scores of “between adequate as expected and better than adequate”.  To date, at total of eight (8) programs of De La Salle University have undergone the AUN QA assessment.  These are Chemical Engineering and Economics programs in 2008; Chemistry, Literature, and Psychology programs in 2010; and Applied Corporate Management, Physics, and Software Technology in 2011.




CHED extends Center of Excellence status of DLSU programs

April 2014


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has extended the status of Centers of Excellence in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics “until such a time that the harmonization of quality assurance on COEs/CODs has been completed and that new COEs/CODs are identified” (CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, series 2011 signed by CHED Chairman Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan on June 28, 2011). In April 2011, CHED also officially notified DLSU of the extension of the Center of Excellence status of Information Technology Education under the College of Computer Studies.