The Don Honorio Ventura State University now holds an SUC Level III status per Memorandum Order No. 09 series of 2019 of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) released in September 2019.

The University’s new levelling status is based on the decision of the National Evaluation Committee following DHVSU’s appeal to its Level II standing as stated in the 2016 SUC Levelling Results, which was released on June 22, 2018.

SUC Levelling is conducted to determine the classification level of a state university or college and assess its performance based on research, instruction, extension and resource management.  

The results were measured using the SUC Leveling Instrument for SUCs and Guidelines for Implementation established in National Compensation Circular No. 12, jointly prepared by CHED, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC). The said instrument first took effect on May 1, 1979.