What Are The Top College Courses in the Philippines? Courses by the Numbers! – Edukasyon.ph

What Are The Top College Courses in the Philippines? Courses by the Numbers!

Entering a university and mastering a discipline are like starting a new chapter in the book of life. It is exciting to know what will lie ahead as you flip each page but at the same time, deciding which college and program to commit to comes with too much pressure. There are so many options available and a lot more factors to consider before you decide. It’s no surprise if you feel confused and overwhelmed. If you’re stuck on square one, perhaps a list of the most popular college courses in the Philippines can help you narrow down your options or at least give you an idea of what the rest of the country thinks.


This field is the most popular with 921,324 enrollees in 2018. If your academic track is ABM Strand, surely, getting a business-related degree would be on top of your priority list. Courses related to this field are Business Administration, Accounting, and Customs Administration.


Education and Teacher Training is the second most popular career path of students like yourself. As of 2017, the field has 740,713 enrollees in the Philippines. If your advocacy is to impart knowledge and nurture the minds of our society’s future, then this is the perfect college course for you!


The creation of a sustainable and advanced future will not be possible without the thinkers and doers of your generation. Engineering and Technology has approximately 448,550 students enrolled all over the country. Courses in this field include degrees in Architecture, Aeronautics, Biomedical

Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.


398,765 students have enrolled in Information and Technology courses, which make them the fourth most popular career path. As the Digital Revolution continues to grow beyond our imaginations, it is a great responsibility to learn and develop new technology to keep up with the challenges of our time. Are you ready to power the future?



Courses in Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries are the fifth most popular, with 127,287 enrollees. Feeding a growing population is a future concern that must be addressed in the present. Studying a course in this field will definitely help us have food security and have environmentally-friendly agricultural methods.



“Heal the world, make it a better place,” as the famous song goes. If you dream of a healthy and disease-free world, you can make that dream come true by pursuing a career in the vast field of medicine. Medical-Allied courses have had 203,561 enrollees in 2017. Take on the challenge of making it a better place for the entire human race!


The joy of navigating and discovering the secrets of the big blue sea might be the reason for the enrollment of 119,387 students in Maritime-related courses. Marine Engineering and Nautical Science are some of the degrees in this field of study.

Behavioral Science

Central to the field of Social and Behavioral Sciences is understanding why people, institutions, and states do what they do. Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology are some of the courses that fall under this category. It is the eighth most popular course with 114,834 students.


Service and hospitality management remain to be a popular course which had 73,905 enrollees in the last year. Those who want to be in this industry can gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or Culinary Arts by following this career path.


Humanities, with 40,753 enrollees, is the tenth most popular field. Humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience through philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language.

These may be the most popular fields of study in the country but before you decide on which course you will pursue, listen to your academic counsellors and parents to help you decide which career path suits you best. You can read more about these courses and professions here but know that at the end of the day, you need to listen to your heart, too.


  1.    https://news.mb.com.ph/2017/08/08/ched-lists-popular-courses-business-ad-education-tops/
  2.     http://web.ched.gov.ph/higher-education-enrollment-discipline-group-ay-2016-17/)