De La Salle University, Inc. (DLSU) was established in 1911, and registered with the SEC on December 19, 1975 as a non-stock, non-profit higher educational institution with Company Registration Number 65138. Its main campus is located at 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila. DLSU is composed of 4 campuses: Manila, Makati, BGC and Laguna. It has 540 full-time faculty, 550 part-time faculty, 39 administrators, 347 staff, 92 academic service personnel, 43 project-based staff and 15 members of the Board of Trustees.
Its vision-mission is “A leading learner-centered and research University, bridging faith and scholarship attuned to a sustainable Earth and in the service of Church and society, especially the poor and marginalized.” Its core values are: Faith, Service and Communion. It is a member of the De La Salle Philippines.
The academic programs (undergraduate and graduate) of De La Salle University are accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) and have been granted Level III and Level IV status for having demonstrated the highest standards of instruction, research, and community engagement and having developed wide networks and linkages with other educational institutions. As an affirmation of the levels of accreditation achieved by DLSU programs, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Republic of the Philippines has conferred the distinction of Autonomous Status to DLSU.
DLSU offers Doctoral, Master’s, Bachelor’s, Diploma, Certificate, Integrated Basic Education courses in Manila, Laguna, BGC and Makati campuses. It has 36 academic departments and 8 colleges & schools. It has also named nine (9) programs as Centers of Excellence in the field in the country and seven (7) programs as Centers of Development.
To date, eighteen (18) programs of the University have undergone international assessment by a foreign team of assessors under the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN QA) program. All 18 programs have attained the prestigious AUN QA certificates.
This is the University’s 3rd Renewal for PCNC Certification. The following are the dates of its certification:
1st Application – 5 year certification – (June 5, 2002 – June 4, 2007)
1st Renewal – 5 year certification – (Nov 24, 2008 – Nov 23, 2013)
2nd Renewal – 5 year certification – (Dec 2, 2013 – Dec 2, 2018)