As we embrace UNC’s Diamond Era, we are primed to be a leading Outcome-Based Education (OBE) Provider in Bicol, an epicenter of institutional research in the Region, a trailblazer in national and global linkages, and home of programs recognized locally and internationally. Gladly, we are making significant strides along these lines.
A testament to this is the distinction from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), one of the most credible accreditation associations in the country, catapulting UNC as the school with the highest number of accredited and certified programs in the Bicol Region – for the second consecutive year. UNC proudly posted 74% or 28 out of 38 programs accredited both by PACUCOA and the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ACSCU).
UNC is Bicolano’s Best BET
The University of Nueva Caceres, the first University in Southern Luzon, and now a Diamond University, has nurtured students to be future-ready, work-ready, and life-ready for 75 years and counting. We champion the Best student life, Employability and Excellent student outcomes, and a Top school reputation or BET.
Being a coaching community, from enrollment to employment and from campus to communities and careers, UNC is Bicolano learners’ best BET to achieve their goals: Makapagtapos, Magkatrabaho, at Magtagumpay. These may be lofty aspirations and a tall order, but UNC being the institution with the highest number of accredited programs in the Bicol Region – for two consecutive years proves that we are making headway by leaps and bounds.
Accreditation, UNC’s Way of Life
Year after year, the University of Nueva Caceres is powering its education with innovation, comprehensive curriculum design and instruction, modern facilities, delightful learning experiences, and everything in between – on all fronts and facets. Programs are constantly being re-engineered to be aligned to major industries and job markets, and be relevant and responsive to global trends, leading to compelling careers.
Geared towards being an Autonomous University in 2026 and ISO Certified soon, accreditation is our way of life as an Institution, with our Core Values in full display. To strengthen our track record and sustain our school reputation, from Elementary to Graduate School, we undergo and submit ourselves to accreditation and certification by external third-party and credible organizations recognized by the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Education.
PACUCOA and ACSCU
For this commitment to continuous quality improvement, UNC works closely with the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP), an organization authorized by the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Education to review, approve, and certify the accrediting decisions made by the accrediting agencies to grant progressive deregulation and other benefits. Under FAAP are the two accrediting agencies we engage: the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) and the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ACSCU).
Academic Program Accreditation and Certification
Our accreditation status indicates our level of excellence in the programs. To support quality assurance and achieve a higher accreditation level, our academic programs demonstrate excellence in several sets of standards, surpass select criteria, satisfy expectations, and meet requirements, which include: faculty profile, curriculum and instruction, organizational research, students, library, administration, board examination, community extension and linkages, physical facilities and laboratories, English proficiency, and employability. On these bases, the accreditation vouches and validates the quality of our academic programs.
The Minds, Movers, and Makers
Under the auspices of our beloved University President Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya is the main man who is at the vortex of this victory, in the middle of this milestone, our Planning and Quality Management Executive Director, Dr. Butch Saulon, now newly designated as the Quality Management Representative.
As we usher in UNC’s Diamond Era, we are set to be the top University of choice for Bicolanos everywhere. As a community, we do our part and we give our best, with the guidance of the stellar teams from PACUCOA and ACSCU. Their great breadth of insights and recommendations certainly helps us plan and plot our actions and chart the course of our journey forward and toward the top. Each accreditation phase is a defining moment for UNC, and with the highly esteemed accreditors by our side, the best is coming our way.
The University of Nueva Caceres, being the school with the highest number of accredited and certified programs in the Bicol Region – for two consecutive years has just set the winning tone, winning pace, and winning rhythm for a good start this 2024. At the helm of all these inspiring initiatives and impressive innovations is UNC’s Captain and Commander-in-Chief, Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya, assisted by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Romeo M. Sumayo Jr., and UNC’s top Leadership Team. As we march with a mission and continue our quest, we are future-ready to conquer uncharted territories. God is with us.