The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognizes the university's contribution in the growth and prominence of tertiary education in the Asia-Pacific. As a result, of the 1,200 Private Higher Education Institutions under the supervision of the CHED, the university is one of the first 30 to have been granted autonomous and deregulated status based on three criteria: (1) established as Center of Excellence or Center of Development and or private higher education institutions with FAAP Level III Accredited programs; (2) outstanding overall performance of graduates in the licensure examinations under the Professional Regulation Commission; and (3) a long tradition of integrity and untarnished reputation.
The full automation in the administration of records promptly facilitates the requests and releases of documents, student diplomas, and official records for employment and other purposes. The automation system also allows for the release of these documents in time for the graduation rites.
The salary scheme for all employees is competitive with existing market rates in the community and with other accredited educational institutions.
The university has implemented a Public Service Excellence Program (PSEP) in all its offices.
Instruction is kept at pace with modern technology through the optimum utilization of the Lesage AV Hall, the Multimedia Center, the newly constructed Skills Laboratory and Simulation Room, and the Engineering Lecture Room. These facilities are furnished with some of the following modern equipment, including but not limited to, digital projectors, electronic board, DVD/VCD/VHS players, and other AV equipment. Judicious use of these facilities is maximized by conducting in-house trainings on their utilization and encouraging the faculty to use such equipment.
Laboratories are an essential part of the curricular program of an institution. They provide opportunities to gain working knowledge of theories and principles learned in the classroom. These facilities include not just the space but also the supplies, equipment and features designed to help attain course objectives. Science lecture rooms have adequate space and provisions for appropriate demonstrations and exhibits. Laboratory rooms are also adequately equipped to meet the needs of the science courses.
Computer laboratories are equipped to adequately support computer instruction in a 1:1 ratio between computer units and students. These facilities are Internet-ready to maximize the potential of worldwide access to information.
Special considerations are also given to certain courses which require specific equipment and supplies. For Commerce or Business Administration, the typing room has adequate office machines, filing and indexing equipment, and office forms. For Teacher Education, the Home Economics has appropriate teaching materials and aid, especially those required for practice or student teaching. Along with these are the food laboratory, clothing and textile laboratory, and a practice house. For language courses, the speech laboratory is equipped with materials needed by students to acquire aural and lingual skills.
The College of Education is cited as one of the twenty high performing schools in Licensure Exam for Teachers, out of the 696 teacher education institutions in the Philippines.
The active participation of some students in co-curricular activities is given recognition by various agencies. In the past three years, the university has produced an international awardee in Boy Scout, a regional awardee of The Ten Outstanding Youth of Philippines and a presentor/reader in the national conference of poets.
Religious and Values Education courses, which serve as one of the distinguishing features of the university's instruction program, develop distinctive qualities among the students and graduates.
In the aid of instruction, new books in English, Literature, and Filipino were produced by teachers. The Philosophy textbooks authored by a professor has been used and circulated nationwide.
Due to the growing population year after year, physical expansion has been made. From the original one building at CPG Avenue, the school has now nine buildings. The following significant physical expansions should be noted:
A Holynamian should know that:
In the first year of Fr. Florante S. Camacho, SVD's term, only 20% of the college faculty had the master's or doctor's degree. Now, the percentage has gone up to 56.38%