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Internal Efficiency Indices of HEI’s in Zone 3

The study primarily aimed to measure the internal efficiency of higher education institutions (HEIs) that would address important aspects to improve the efficiency performance of HEIs particularly in Region III. The data used in the study came from secondary sources, i.e. from the CHED III regional office. This was the first source of secondary data/information related to the HEIs in the region, and the various program offerings in said HEIs. Missing data were retrieved from the institutions concerned, and assessed thoroughly for the utility/ usability and accurateness before admission for use in the study. The formula in getting the efficiency was developed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Analysis was focused on 75 percent of SUCs and 4 percent of private HEIs in the region which had complete data. Findings show that only CLSU was measured to have high percentage in gross survival rate and most of the HEIs have low percentage in the said indicator. Most of the different degree programs of the HEIs were found to have low percentage in transition and incoming transfer rates, particularly private HEIs which resulted to a decrease in transition. Despite the fact that most of the HEIs have low percentage in gross survival rate in different degree programs, most of the public HEIs have high percentage in graduation rate in different degree programs and more than a half of the private HEIs had reached high percentage in terms of super efficient indices. With regards to faculty student ratio, four public HEIs were said to be over staffed, three proportional and two under staffed. All of the public HEIs had low percentage in tuition to PS ratio. The excess for PS cost of every faculty in public HEIs came from government subsidy. This was not the case in private HEIs. It appears from the foregoing that a more in-depth analysis/study be done on specific programs in both public and private HEIs in the region. Focus should be made on the numerous programs found to be inefficient. Also institutions with low transition, survival and graduation rates are worth looking into. The study on hand, provide reasons to adopt that they are not providing optimal results, referring to the utilization of higher education resources.


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