As we ended another semester and recognized our students’ achievements at the 114th Commencement Rites, Cebu Institute of Technology – University looks back at our journey as a beacon of educational excellence in Region 7 and beyond. With its unwavering commitment to quality education, the institute has set a standard in higher learning, evidenced by its remarkable achievements in program accreditation and beyond. This blog highlights CIT-U’s journey, underscoring its dedication to nurturing the next generation of leaders and innovators.
A Legacy of Accreditation Excellence
CIT University proudly stands as a three-time awardee for having the fourth highest number of accredited programs in the country and an 11-time PACUCOA awardee for holding the highest number of accredited programs in Region 7. These accolades reflect CIT-U’s dedication to maintaining exceptional standards in education.
PACUCOA Accreditation: A Testament to Quality
Under the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), CIT-U has demonstrated its commitment to “Quality Education through Accreditation.” With 26 academic programs now PACUCOA accredited, the university’s voluntary participation in this rigorous process highlights its pursuit of excellence. In 2023 alone, CIT underwent four reaccreditation visits, further solidifying its status as a top-tier educational institution.
Breakdown of CIT-U’s Accredited Programs
- Level I Accredited Program: BS Chemical Engineering
- Level II Reaccredited Programs:
- Junior High School
- BS Electronics Engineering
- BS Office Administration
- BS Hospitality Management
- BS Tourism Management
- Level III Reaccredited Programs:
- BS Biology
- BS Mathematics
- Bachelor in Public Administration
- Liberal Arts (BA Communication/ BA English Language)
- BS Psychology
- BS Information Technology
- BS Accountancy
- BS Nursing
- BS Civil Engineering
- BS Computer Engineering
- BS Electrical Engineering
- BS Industrial Engineering
- BS Mechanical Engineering
- Level IV Reaccredited Programs:
- BS Computer Science
- BS Business Administration
- Bachelor of Elementary Education
- Bachelor of Secondary Education
This comprehensive approach to accreditation ensures that CIT students receive education that meets and surpasses national standards.
Pioneering Program Accreditations
CIT-U has been at the forefront of program accreditation in Region 7, with numerous programs being the first to achieve Level III and Level IV reaccredited status. This pioneering spirit is a hallmark of CIT-U’s dedication to academic leadership and innovation.
DOST Scholarships and TOPCIT Excellence
The university’s achievement in having eleven DOST-identified undergraduate programs eligible for DOST scholars is a remarkable feat. This accomplishment is further amplified by CIT-U’s outstanding performance in the TOPCIT exams, where its students secured seven of the top ten spots, including the first and second places.
Record of Producing TOPnotchers
CIT-U’s excellence is also evident in its impressive track record of producing board topnotchers. With 741 topnotchers, including 87 first placers, CIT University has consistently demonstrated its ability to prepare students for success in various professional fields. This legacy of producing top achievers in licensure examinations is a testament to the university’s robust academic programs and its commitment to fostering intellectual and professional excellence.
ETEEAP: Bridging Experience and Education
CIT-U’s implementation of the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) is a remarkable initiative, providing opportunities for individuals with work experience to earn a diploma. This program caters to a diverse range of learners, including OFWs, and has produced graduates who have excelled in various licensure exams.
A Center of Excellence and Autonomy
CIT-U has been recognized as a CHED Center of Excellence in Information Technology since 2007, reflecting its outstanding performance in teaching, research, and extension functions. Moreover, its designation as an Autonomous Institution by CHED highlights CIT-U’s adherence to quality assurance and commitment to educational responsibility.
National and Regional Recognition
CIT-U’s commitment to quality and excellence has been nationally recognized, with numerous awards from CHED and the DTI. These accolades include institutional awards for sustainability and program excellence, as well as the prestigious Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management.
A Message to the CIT Community
To the parents, relatives, and spouses who have entrusted CIT-U with their loved ones’ education, your trust is deeply valued. CIT University continues to strive for excellence and remains committed to delivering quality education. To the graduates, you carry the legacy of an institution that is not only PACUCOA-accredited and PQA-recognized but also autonomous and committed to shaping the future. Walk proudly with the knowledge that your alma mater stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovation.