1. University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus / Luzon) 2. University of the Philippines (Los Banos Campus/ Luzon) 3. University of the Philippines (Manila Campus / Luzon) 4. Silliman University (Dumaguete City / Visayas) 5. Ateneo de Davao University (Davao / Mindanao) 6. Ateneo de Manila University (Manila / Luzon) 7. University of Sto. Tomas (Manila /Luzon) 8. Mindanao State University (Iligan Institute of Tech/ Mindanao) 9. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (Manila/Luzon) 10. Saint Louis University (Baguio City / Luzon) 11. University of San Carlos (Cebu City / Visayas) 12. Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro / Mindanao) 13. Mindanao State University (Main / Mindanao) 14. Urios College (Butuan City / Mindanao) 15. Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Manila / Luzon) 16. De La Salle University (Manila / Luzon) 17. Mapua Institute of Technology (Manila / Luzon) 18. Adamson University (Manila / Luzon) 19. Central Mindanao University (Bukidnon/Mindanao) 20. University of Southern Philippines (Davao /Mindanao)
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the Top Universities in the Philippines for 2009 ranked according to the study they conducted once every 10 years.