On 1 December 2023, the Ranking Report 2024 published by AppliedHE Private University Ranking: ASEAN revealed that Saint Louis University is ranked 42nd among the ASEAN higher education institutions, and eighth among the Philippine universities that participated in the ranking.
The AppliedHE Private University Ranking system measures what is important to students based on six categories. In the Philippines, SLU ranked 2nd in Research, 3rd in Employability, 5th in both Community Engagement and Institutional Reputation.
Research, as a category, seeks to measure whether an institution contributes to the creation of new knowledge that results in raising the quality of teaching. It also measures the scholarly output produced during the past five years, and accounts for 10% of the ranking score.
Employability is particular about whether students are able to find a job after graduation. The data of this criteria include the Alumni Tracer Study and full documentation submitted by the institution. It accounts for 20% of the total ranking score.
Community Engagement accounts for 10% of the ranking score and measures the institution’s contributions to the local community and to nation-building. It is based on particular indicators, including student involvement in community engagement and media coverage.
Institutional Reputation (10%), on the other hand, determines the institution’s brand value. It provides insight as to whether the institution is respected by other universities, so that the degree or diploma a student graduates with, carries some weight.
Other criteria of the ranking system includes the quality of Teaching and Learning (40%) and Internationalization (10%).
According to the Ranking Report of 2024, The AppliedHE surveys were conducted from July 2023 to November 2023.
The AppliedHE Public and Private University Ranking: ASEAN is a sophisticated higher education ranking system that considers different dimensions of an institutions’ performance based on multiple sources of data.
The aim of this report is to provide institutions insight into how the ranking scores are calculated, and to also clearly show institutions’ relative performance against their peers within the ASEAN region in different categories.