Best Accounting Schools in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy or BSA in the Philippines is a four-year degree program designed to equip individuals with the skills in effective financial management, business laws and taxation. This is to prepare them to accomplish various financial functions such as collection, recording, analysis and presentation of client’s financial operations. Accountants also perform different administrative functions within a client’s organization.

Best Accounting Schools in the Philippines


Fresh BSA graduates may get hired as long as they have the necessary skill set required by employers. Nevertheless, passing the Licensure Examination for Certified Public Accountants gives them more leverage to practice their profession and officially become an Accountant or CPA (as opposed to BS Accountancy graduate). If you are interested to take up BSA, it may help to get your degree from the best schools in the country, as listed below.


10 Top BS Accountancy Schools with 50 Examinees and More (First-Timers)


Note: Only first-time examinees over the course of four board exams (May 2015, October 2014, July 2014, October 2013) were considered in the list.


Rank School Passer/Examinee Ratio Percentile Score
1 University of the Philippines–Diliman, Quezon 176 of 177 99.43%
2 University of San Carlos, Cebu 162 of 174 93.10%
3 University of Saint La Salle, Bacolod City 53 of 57 92.98%
4 De La Salle University Manila 214 of 243 88.06%
De La Salle University Dasmariñas, Dasmariñas City 47 of 53* 88.67%
6 Bicol University–Daraga 55 of 63 87.30%
7 University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City 97 of 113 85.84%
University of the Philippines Visayas-Tacloban College 47 of 55 85.45%
9 Divine Word College of Calapan, Calapan City 41 of 50 82.00%
10 Silliman University, Dumaguete City 45 of 55 81.81%

*De La Salle University Manila ranks higher than De La Salle University Dasmariñas in terms of the number of examinees.


10 Top BS Accountancy Schools with Less than 50 Examinees (First-Timers)


Note: Only first-time examinees over the course of four board exams (May 2015, October 2014, July 2014, October 2013) were considered in the list.


Rank School Passer/Examinee Ratio Percentile Score
1 Kingfisher School of Business and Finance, Lucao 11 of 12 91.66%
2 Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal City 35 of 39 89.74%
3 Cagayan State University-Andrews Caritan Campus, Caritan 31 of 35 88.57%
University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City 23 of 26 88.46%
5 Mary the Queen College (Pampanga), Guagua 7 of 8 87.50%
6 Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao City 26 of 30 86.66%
7 Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas 18 of 21 85.71%
8 Cagayan de Oro College-PHINMA Education Network 10 of 12 83.33%
9 Adventist University of the Philippines, Silang 19 of 23 82.60%
10 General De Jesus College, San Isidro 11 of 14 78.57%


10 Best BS Accountancy Schools during the May 2015 Licensure Exams with 50 Examinees or More (Overall-Performance)


This list is an excerpt of the Performance of Schools in the May 2015 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination (in alphabetical order). Get


Rank School Passer/Examinee Ratio Percentile Score
2 University of San Carlos, Cebu 59 of 67 88.06%
2 De La Salle University-Manila 69 of 85 81.18%
3 University of Cebu 39 of 66 59.09%
4 University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu 69 of 119 57.98%
5 Saint Louis University 92 of 167 55.09%
6 Ateneo de Naga University 35 of 64 54.69%
7 University of Mindanao-Davao City 33 of 63 52.38%
8 Saint Mary’s University 24 of 55 43.64%
9 Saint Paul’s Business School-Palo 52 of 124 41.94%
10 San Beda College 50 of 127 39.37%

During the May 2015 CPA Licensure Exams, only 2,132 passed out of 5,959 total number of examinees (first-timers and repeaters), or 35.78%. This is quite a modest result, which means that BSA and CPA exams are very difficult endeavors.

According to Find University, students who cannot withstand the rigors of accountancy shift to other courses. For students to complete the degree and pass the licensure exams, they need to have abstract logical thinking, reasoning skill, analytical skill, interpersonal skill and problem skill, among other things.

The CPA Licensure Exam is twice yearly, in May and in October. There are 7 board exam subjects worth 2 units each lasting at least 3 hours each subject. The CPA Licensure Exam, therefore, lasts for at least 21 hours covering all 7 board subjects. To pass the exams, the examine must attain a general weighted average of at least 75% and no subject rating of below 60%.

Are you planning to take BS Accountancy in the future? If so, where do you plan to study? Do you think the school you attend to have weight over your chances of completing your BSA degree and passing the CPA licensure exam? Let us know what you think by posting a comment below.

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  1. vince yu says:

    Wow San Carlos is up top! Wow! i can still remember how I tried to get into silliman’s accountancy program after finishing 1 semester of USC’s accountancy program. Silliman told me I needed to go back to 1st year altogether because they didn’t want to risk that 1 semester of mine that wasn’t done with them.

    And here we are now, Silliman barely making the list and USC near the top. I’m so thankful for what Silliman did to me so I stuck with USC’s accountancy and all went well! Grats USC!

  2. jcp says:

    Silliman’s BSA is 4 year program while San Carlos is 5 years.

    • says:

      That is indeed true. I know of a USC BSA student who stopped studying after 4th year and he took the exam under CIT-U’s name and ended up on the top 3 or something.

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