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About us


PAASCU is the leading independent professional association in the Philippines and beyond, fostering quality education through voluntary accreditation. It is a leading advocate for quality assurance in ASEAN.


PAASCU is a private, non-profit, and non-stock corporation that serves its member institutions and advocates quality education through voluntary accreditation. It is committed to the following:

  1. Promote member institutions’ implementation of their vision, mission, and goals, achievement of minimum standards and evidenced excellence based on learning outcomes, and responsiveness to stakeholders.
  2. Use a developmental approach to support, empower, and sustain its member institutions’ continuous improvement and innovation initiatives through self-assessment and site visits of member schools, training, research, consultancy services, and collaborative undertakings with local and international partners.
  3. Serve the national and global communities through its pursuit of a culture of excellence in education.

Core Values   

  1. Quality –Pursuing quality education drives the vision-mission, objectives, and all the undertakings of the association.  The pursuit of quality is a continuing and cyclical process.
  2. Leadership –Initiatives are undertaken to ensure the relevance of standards, appropriateness of accreditation practices, and innovativeness.
  3. Integrity –Decisions and undertakings are based on facts, fairness, and impartiality.  PAASCU has clear policies on confidentiality and conflicts of interest.
  4. Compassion –PAASCU is rigorous and objective, developmental and compassionate.
  5. Transparency –The internal and external processes are transparent, and the accreditation status is clear and duly communicated to stakeholders.
  6. Accountability –PAASCU takes responsibility for judgments and decisions made.
  7. Flexibility –Changes and modifications are considered in developing standards and instruments in the accreditation practice.
  8. Community –PAASCU and the member institutions and stakeholders espouse and foster a collegial environment through collaboration and networking.