HomeLiceo Journal of Higher Education Researchvol. 7 no. 1 (2011)

Impact of Corporatization on Higher Education

Renato F. Malate | Aida O. Lanioso | Edgar S. Balbuena

Discipline: Education



Corporatization of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the Philippines is stipulated under Republic Act 8292, otherwise known as the Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997, allowing SUCs to engage in corporate activities in order to generate revenues. The study covered five SUCs in Region IX in terms of their implementation of corporatization, and its effect on access, growth, fiscal autonomy, and quality education. The research method used was quantitative-descriptive survey using a prepared questionnaire. Other data and information were obtained from annual/official reports. The result of the study revealed that corporatization schemes adopted by SUCs were mainly from income from school fees (74 percent) and from use of economic assets or Income Generating Projects (IGPs) (26 percent). Corporatization resulted to improvements and significant effect on SUCs’ growth in terms of number of program offerings, faculty development, and extension projects. T-test showed that the impact is not significant in terms of access, fiscal autonomy, and quality education of SUCs.