The Commission on Higher Education is the governing body covering both public and privatehigher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all tertiary educationalinstitutions in the Philippines. The CHED was established in May 18, 1994 throughRepublic Act 7722or the Higher Education Act of 1994.
Pursuant to RA 7722, the CHED is mandated to undertake the following tasks:
Promote quality education
Take appropriate steps to ensure that education shall be accessible to all
Ensure and protect academic freedom for the continuing intellectual growth, theadvancement of learning and research, the development of responsible and effectiveleadership, the education of high level professionals, and the enrichment of historical andcultural heritage.
acts as a collegial body in formulating plans, policies and strategiesrelating to higher education and the operation of the CHED. It is composed of five full-timemembers, the chairman and four commissioners, each having a term of office of four years.
The Medium-Term Development Plan for Higher Education (MTDPHE) 2005-2010 as asuccessor plan for the Medium-Term Higher Education Development and Investment Plan(MTHEDIP) 2001-2004, provides a road map for higher education in the country and defines the policy framework and thrusts of the sub-sector in the next six years.The successor Plan directly addresses the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP)2005-2010 and President Arroyo’s 10-Point Agenda, specifically in terms of reducing poverty by providing greater educational opportunities for the youth; mobilizing knowledge to improve productivity through generation, transfer and utilization of research outputs/technologies; andsupporting bureaucratic and fiscal reform.
CHED's List of Autonomous and Deregulated HEI's as of October 2009
Autonomous (5 years)