Again, TSU is #1 Criminology School in RP  

Date Posted: 01/14/2019

The Tarlac State University is once again the country’s number one Criminology school!

According to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), TSU is number one in the list of top performing schools in the December 2018 Criminologist Licensure Examination.

TSU bested 575 other Criminology schools in the country when 56 of its 57 examinees passed the exam, posting a passing percentage of 98.25 percent.

TSU is followed by six other schools which had 50 or more examinees and a passing percentage of at least 80 percent: King’s College of the Philippines - Bambang (96.23 percent); Cavite State University (95.38 percent); University of the Cordilleras (95.24 percent); King’s College of the Philippines – Benguet (90.38 percent); Laguna State Polytechnic University – San Pablo (86.27 percent); and Data Center College of the Philippines – Laoag City (80.28 percent).

In 2012, TSU opened B.S. Criminology as a program under the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), which was then (and still is) headed by Dr. Agnes M. Macaraeg. In 2014, Mr. Roel R. Alviar, a full-time lecturer in the college, was designated chairman of the Criminology Department.

In 2016, a graduate of the CASS Department of Criminology, Lian Carla C. Luzong, placed 6th in the Criminologist Licensure Exam. In November of that year, the Criminology program became independent from CASS when the TSU Board of Regents approved the establishment of the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE).

In May 2017, Dr. Theodore M. Timpac, a faculty member of the erstwhile Criminology Department, was designated as Dean of CCJE.

Also in 2017, TSU, for the first time, became number one top performing school nationwide with a passing percentage of 98.21 percent in the Criminologist Licensure Exam that year. [OPAI]