Here is the list of the best forestry schools in the country, as based on the Commission on Higher Education's yearly list of higher education institutions with Centers of Excellence (COE) and Centers of Development (COD).
A COE refers to "a department within a higher education institution, which continuously demonstrates excellent performance in the areas of instruction, research and publication, extension and linkages and institutional qualifications". A COD, on the other hand, refers to "a department within a higher education institution, which demonstrates the potential to become a COE in the future".
The designation will be valid until 31 May 2015. The COEs and CODs do not reflect the overall performance of a university. The data reflected here are taken from the CHED records as of 10 August 2014. All schools here have the COE certification.
- University of the Philippines – Los Baños – Los Baños City, Laguna (Center of Excellence)
- Nueva Vizacaya State University – Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (Center of Excellence)
- Central Mindanao University – Musuan, Bukidnon (Center of Excellence)