SSU among top 50 HEIs in the Philippines according to UniRank and Webometric
University Ranking has become a significant part of the higher education landscape (WEF, 2015) most especially on the global scale. It has become a very important tool in deciding which university to be part of especially for prospective students and faculty alike. It is an important source of comparative information for various stakeholders with increased impact to HEIs and their environment year-on-year (M Jarocka, 2012). University Rankings also affects the perception of other institutions about other HEIs (QS, 2019). The UniRank and the Webometric
According to UniRank University Ranking, SSU is ranked first in Eastern Visayas and ranked 31st in the Philippines and has a global rank of 7625th. UniRank is an approximate global ranking of universities and colleges based upon their web presence and popularity in terms of estimated traffic, trust/authority and quality link popularity. In another ranking system (Webometric), SSU was on the 41st place, second to Visayas State University in Region 8 ranking 29th. The Ranking Web of Universities (webometric) covers more than 28,000 HEIs worldwide which is a measure of web content, visibility,
The UniRank ranks over 13,600 officially recognized universities and colleges in 200 countries. They based the ranking using an algorithm including 5 unbiased and independent web metrics extracted from 4 different web intelligence sources (Moz Domain Authority, Alexa Global Rank, SimilarWeb Global Rank, Majestic Referring Domains and Majestic Trust Flow).
The Webometric ranked SSU in the 41st place, second to Visayas State University in rank 29th. This ranking system uses the following indicators; presence (source: google – 5%), visibility (source: Ahrefs Majestic – 50%), transparency or openness (source: Google scholar citations – 10%) and excellence (source: Scimago – 35%).
The THE methodology of ranking are based on the following; Teaching (the learning environment) is 30%, Research (volume, income and reputation) is 30%, Citation (research influence) is 30%, international outlook (staff, students, research) is 7.5% and industry income (knowledge transfer) is 2.5%.
On the other hand, QS ranking of universities is based on the following; Academic peer review (40%), Faculty/student ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), and employer reputation (10%). Both a THE and QS put premium on research productivity which accounts to about 70% for THE and close to 50% for the QS.
Only very few HEIs from the Philippines have been included in the THE and QS. For world level ranking, only the University of the Philippines was included ranking somewhere in between 501-600 places for the THE while it ranks 384th in the QS. Ranking first in Asia are Tsinghua University (THE rank 22) and National University of Singapore (QS rank 11).
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In the local scene, HEIs in the Philippines are ranked based on licensure examination passing performance. The list was bested by the University of the Philippines –Diliman and other campuses. In region 8, VSU ranked first, SLSU, PIT and then the Samar State University. A more comprehensive ranking in the country is the State Universities and College (SUCs) leveling which covers four major areas (teaching, research, extension,
The VSU received the highest level (Level 4) in the region and followed by SSU (Level 3) in terms of points. SSU rating for area 2 (Research capability and output) surpasses minimum points for level 4. Other campuses with SUC Level 3 points are SLSU, ESSU, UEP, NSU.