The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), through its Memorandum Order No. 12 Series 2018 dated June 22, 2018, issued the 2016 SUC Levelling Results for immediate dissemination and implementation. This was also published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines on August 20, 2018. PSAU attained another landmark achievement as it is now included among the ranks of few Level IV accredited SUCs (State Universities and Colleges) based on the recent assessment of state HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) in the Philippines, having outranked many which are in the educational spotlight long before it became a university. Of the 111 SUCs evaluated, there were only 20 which passed and achieved the Level IV status.