Companies Prioritize Graduates of Top 10 Universities in the Philippines

Written by Summit Express Site РMarch 8th, 2016

TOP 10 Philippine Universities 2016

MANILA, Philippines – If you are a graduate from one of the top 10 universities in the country, you have higher chance of getting hired, according to the recent survey from

In the study conducted from February 22 to March 6, 2016, it reveals that same top schools in 2015 report emerged on the list.

A total of 550 employers have been asked, and it shows that 8 out of 10 companies are also willing to hire fresh graduates.

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) topped the 2016 rankings with 45-percent of companies said they will hire graduates of this institution. PUP, a big game-changer in the list of universities overtakes the Big Four consists of University of the Philippines (UP), University of Santo Tomas (UST), De La Salle University (DLSU) and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU).

Here are the Top 10 Universities in the Philippines that lead 2016 Jobstreet Survey of Schools that Matter to Employers (% who prefer):

1. Polytechnic University of the Philippines: 45%
2. University of Santo Tomas: 31%
3. Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines: 29%
4. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila: 27%
5. Far Eastern University: 26%
6. De La Salle University: 25%
7. Technological Institute of the Philippines: 24%
8. Mapua Institute of Technology:22%
9. University of the East: 20%
10. Adamson University: 17%

UP which ranked first last year is now on third spot, tied with ADMU. UST maintained its position on second place.

Though 6 out of 10 firms said they will hire based on school preference, graduates of other institutions should still be confident about landing a job.

“Dapat huwag mabahala ang mga estudyante kasi kahit may preference ang mga companies, kahit hindi ka galing sa ganoong school, may assurance ka na as long as you’re qualified, 9 out of 10 companies will still hire you and disregard their preferred school,” Yoda Buyco, regional marketing manager of Seek Asia said.

2 Commentsto Companies Prioritize Graduates of Top 10 Universities in the Philippines

  1. RMAU says:

    BulSU really offers quality education. This University is one of the best here in the Philippines with stronger ties growing abroad. Just pure excellence.

  2. WomensNews says:

    The University of Manila is the school for poor students with high dream to become a leader in their respective career.

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