THE UNIVERSITY OF MINDANAO DIGOS COLLEGE
From the VP- Branch Operations of UM Digos College June 16, 2020
The first branch to have been established in 1949, and the first Higher Educational Institution in Digos City, UM Digos College has come a long way from its humble beginnings as MC Digos College located beside the Digos River. Seventy-one years thereafter the institution has a metamorphosed into a respected premier college in this part of the country.
“Leading the way to excellence” is the rallying call of UM Digos College as an academic institution. For years now, it has established niches in varied programs. These are demonstrated by its aggressive pursuit for quality assurance such as accreditation status for the different programs, viz; Liberal Arts, Business Administration, BEED and BSED with its level Ill accredited status and BS Criminology, BS Information Technology with its Level | Formal status from the Philippine Association of Colleges and University Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).
Aside from this, the BSIT has been granted by CHED central office, as the Center of Development. On top of these are two international certifications, namely; the ISO 9001:2015 certification from SGS and the Philippine Quality Award given by the Philippine government last December 2018. Most recently is the celebrated Autonomous Status granted by CHED per CMO no. 12, s. of 2019. Moreover, UMDC’s institutional quality, Outcomes-Based Education and the excellence of its academic programs are evidenced by its roster of 1st placers and other topnotchers in the Licensure Exam for Teachers and the Criminologist Licensure Exams and the very high passing rates in both board exam and 100% and 86% respectively for 2018 and 2019 Psychometrician Licensure Exams.
Indeed, with the philosophy of “polishing diamonds in the rough”, the school seeks continual evaluation and quality improvement that redound to long-term outcomes and attributes for our students and graduates as well as to the society as a whole. True enough, our students shine in academic, sports and cultural activities. A number of our students have attended international conventions in Malaysia and Thailand, our athletes have won gold and silver medals in regional and national competitions, our student performers have obtained recognitions in regional contest and a number of student researches have presented successfully their outputs/innovative business startups in both UMASENSO and UMARANGKADA hubs of UM and UMDC. These are just some of our students’ achievements.
In addition, our alumni have exhibited their luster in the different working milieu they are assigned and many have occupied key positions in their workplaces.
Currently, UM Digos College has a strength of 103 highly trained faculty members and 43 motivated non-teaching personnel. The University is committed to develop its human resource through the Human Resource and Development Center which laid a blue print for the continuing growth and development of its employees in terms of professional development, trainings and seminars in various levels. Faculty members and administrative employees are immersed in community extension activities, researches, publications, patented inventions and other innovative projects.