The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) maintained its Level IV status according to the 2016 State Universities and Colleges (SUC) Levelling results released by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in August 2018.
In the 2016 SUC Levelling Scorecard, USeP earned 35.65 equivalent points that qualifies it to Level IV status. This is an achievement that reflects the efforts of the University in delivering quality services to its stakeholders.
It is a distinct honor considering that USeP is one of only 20 universities out of 111 in the country that are in Level IV status. It means that USeP has achieved the standards required of a Level IV university in the key result areas of Quality and Relevance of Instruction, Research Capability and Output, Services to the Community, and Management of Resources.
Among the factors that contributed to the Level IV status of the University include the weighted fulltime equivalent students per semester, student financial assistance, faculty profile, performance in licensure examinations, accredited programs, programs identified as Centers of Excellence and Development, number of research activities and outputs conducted and produced, research-based paper presented in regional/national/international fora and conferences, externally-funded researches, inventions including those patented/commercialized, active partnerships, adopters including those who have engaged in profitable enterprises, awards given by international organizations to the University, and faculty and staff development programs.
Aside from these initiatives, USeP—currently ISO 9001:2008 certified—seeks to improve its management system by preparing for the transition to ISO 9001:2015.