About UMTC

UM Tagum College, the biggest among the branches of the University of Mindanao, marked its humble beginning in summer of 1950 as the first non-sectarian private school in Tagum City. It was established to cater to the educational needs of the people in this part of the country.

All through the years, UM Tagum College has gained respect from the constituents of Davao del Norte. This is because it has proven its commitment to serve the people in its more than sixty years of existence. Today, the school leads in producing CPAs, Teachers, Criminologists, Engineers and many successful government examinations passers. Moreover, it also tops in producing successful businessmen and community leaders. Indeed, it has etched a name in Davao del Norte.

UM Tagum College has two campuses. The Mabini Main and the Visayan Campus which can boast of their modern facilities such as concrete buildings, 

separate libraries, science and engineering laboratories, computer laboratories, speech laboratory, a mini gym, and a cultural center with a seating capacity of 5,000 people. It is where social functions and community affairs are held.

UM Tagum College is the home for an average of 11,000 students. It has  complete and updated equipment and facilities to keep abreast with the    advancement of technology.

UM Tagum College: “The First in Leadership Education” has been producing competent graduates who are highly recognized in their respective fields.

UM Tagum College has been the partner of government and private sectors in various community programs and educational trainings.

 UM Tagum College has established various linkages for the students’ “on-the-job” training programs, and opportunities of exposure to national and international events.

 The institution is known for winning various competitions in sports, literary, musical and academic events, local, national, or international levels.




The University of Mindanao envisions to be a leading globally engaged university creating sustainable impact in society.


The University of Mindanao seeks to provide a dynamic learning environment through the highest standard of instruction, research, extension, and production in a private non-sectarian institution committed to democratizing access to education.

Philosophy of education

Transformative education through polishing diamonds in the rough.

Core Competencies

Quality, affordable, and open education

Core Values


We are committed to world-class customer service and quality as we excel for the mutual success of our stakeholders. We ensure that our product and services are on par with the global standards to ensure its responsiveness and impact on our stakeholders and the community and country in general.


Honesty and Integrity

Our organization establishes utmost trust and ensures transparency in dealing with our stakeholders. We practice accountability in all our undertakings especially those that involve our stakeholders. Professionalism is at the core of our thrusts as an academic institution.



We always think outside the box to be of prime service to our stakeholders. We do this by continuously introducing new programs as value added benefits to our clients.



We believe in the concept that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” We value the collective effort of every stakeholder through synergy, cooperation, collaboration, and ‘esprit de corps’ as it is integral to the success of the institution.