To rationalize the supervision of institutions of higher learning, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has prescribed guidelines for granting privileges of AUTONOMY and DEREGULATION to certain Higher Education institutions (HEIs). According to the guidelines, the general criteria are the institution's long tradition of integrity, untarnished reputation, commitment to excellence, sustainability and viability of operations as a contributory factor in developing the community and the country as a whole------Colegio de Dagupan was able to achieve these with flying colors.
Now, the Institution adds another feather to its cap. CHED formally granted the AUTONOMOUS status to the Institution last July 25, 2012. This is the highest citation an HEI can possibly earn. Only six (6) HEIs nationwide were awarded by CHED. Colegio de Dagupan landed first place with 99 points according to reliable sources. Most of the other HEIs are popular and aged colleges and universities in Manila.
The AUTONOMOUS STATUS citation adds up to the College‚‚ā¨‚ĄĘs other quality assurances namely, Deregulated Status, Rated ‚‚ā¨ŇďA‚‚ā¨¬Ě in Mature Teaching by CHED‚‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation (IQuAME), Center of Development for Excellence in Information Technology, Center of Development for Excellence in Teacher Education.