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Which University of Mindanao Campus Has The Course I Want?

After choosing a course, the next thing to consider is a school’s location. After all, not everyone can afford to pack up and leave everything behind to start a new life in a foreign land. For that, the University of Mindanao (UM), then known as Mindanao Colleges, came into the picture.

A brief history of the University of Mindanao

Back in the 1940s, going to college in Southern Mindanao was expensive and could only be afforded by a few elite families. Established in 1946, the Mindanao Colleges became the first school to offer tertiary (college) education in Southern Mindanao. Its primary goal was to provide learning opportunities to the indigenous natives and pioneers of Mindanao.

The university had humble beginnings, with only 13 teachers and 381 students. During its first year of operations, classes were held in four rented classrooms. . Since then, the university has grown exponentially, both in population and size. By the time it was chartered as the University of Mindanao, Inc. it already had branches in the neighboring provinces of Davao City.

Today, it is considered the largest, private, non-sectarian (meaning it’s not related to any particular religious or political group) university in all of Mindanao. As of SY 2014-2015, it had a student population of over 40,000.

university of mindanao interior quadrangle

Photo was taken from University of Mindanao Facebook page

Alumnus-tested, CHED accredited (among other things)

The University of Mindanao has the most number of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development.

All this means is that when a school’s program is labeled by CHED as a COE or COD, it’s a pretty big deal — for the university and for the students taking the programs. The school can enable its students to become true experts and masters in their respective fields.

On top of this, UM also has a lot of accredited programs. They have the 2nd most accreditations according to the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities – Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). Some of UM’s campuses also offer graduate and doctoral programs. So if you’re thinking of pursuing further studies after graduating, you don’t have to look very far.

UM Campus Program List

Here’s the list of programs offered by the University of Mindanao arranged by campus! Unfortunately, we couldn’t list down all the courses under each program (because there are a lot!). If you want to know more about the program, just click on the name of the campus.

UM Bansalan

  • College of Teacher Education
  • College of Criminal Justice Education

UM Bolton

  • College of Hospitality Education
  • College of Business Administration Education

UM Digos

  • College of Teacher Education
  • College of Hospitality Education
  • College of Accounting Education
  • College of Criminal Justice Education
  • College of Engineering Education
  • College of Computing Education
  • College of Business Administration Education

UM Guianga

  • College of Business Administration Education
  • College of Teacher Education

UM Matina

  • College of Criminal Justice Education
  • College of Accounting Education
  • College of Teacher Education
  • College of Architecture and Fine Arts Education
  • College of Computing Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences Education
  • College of Health Sciences Education
  • College of Engineering Education

UM Panabo

  • College of Business Administration Education
  • College of Teacher Education Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences Education

UM Peñaplata

  • College of Accounting Education
  • College of Business Administration Education
  • College of Teacher Education Education

UM Tagum

  • Department of Criminal Justice Education
  • Department of Accounting Education
  • Department of Business Administration Education
  • Department of Engineering Education
  • Department of Teacher’s Education
  • Department of Arts and Sciences Education

Finding home

Here are some things to consider. You’ll find yourself spending most of your college days in school, studying, socializing, sometimes even sleeping. Your school becomes your second home.

The University of Mindanao could be that home for you if:

Either way, this university is worth giving a look. The school managed to grow fast. It all started with those 381 students who just wanted to learn. The school heard them out. Now, being more than 40,000 students strong, the university pushes to keep improving to be able to serve more and more students looking for somewhere they could explore their passions.

Moving forward, we’re sure that the school wouldn’t let their students down. They started with the aim to provide affordable education for all, and they wouldn’t stop now. It might be worth joining them for the ride.

 

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