University of Bohol

name = University of Bohol
native_name = Kinatumhaan sa Bohol, Boholano dialect, Unibersidad ng Bohol, in Filipino

motto = Character, Scholarship, and Service
established = 1946
type = Private, non-sectarian, non-profit university
president = Dr. David B. Tirol, Ph.D.
city = Tagbilaran City
state = Bohol
country = Philippines
address = Maria Clara St., Tagbilaran City
students =
staff =
campus = Urban
colors = Maroon and White
free_label = Hymn
free = UB Hymn
mascot =
nickname = UB Flying Lemurs
affiliations =
endowment = PhP
website =
The University of Bohol or U.B. is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational institution of higher learning in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines.

It was established as the Rafael Palma College in 1946. The main building is situated along Maria Clara Street with some departments in various areas within the vicinity. It is the first university in the province of Bohol.


The University of Bohol was originally named Rafael Palma College after the late Dr. Rafael Palma. It history started with a group of public and civic-spirited citizens of the province of Bohol ventured to establish an educational institution in answer to along-felt need of college education to those who could not afford to study outside the province.Fact|date=February 2007

After World War II in 1946, the Boholanos welcomed the birth of a local college whose first members of the Board of Trustees were: Dr. Pio C. Castro, President; Mr. Mariano Rocha, Vice-President; Atty. Felix Magdales, Secretary; Mr. Catalino Castro, Treasurer; and Atty. Donato Galia, member. The first permits for the pioneer courses were granted by the Bureau of Private Schools on June 10, 1946 through the earnest efforts of Atty. Victoriano D. Tirol, Sr.Fact|date=February 2007

In July 1946, there were 622 students in the College. Since then, it had grown in size, leadership and influence far beyond the dreams of the founders despite inadequate revenues, adversities and prejudice. The institution now offers instruction in many branches of knowledge on the post graduate, collegiate, secondary and elementary levels.

The upper-most idea in the minds of the founders was to establish a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-political school that would offer high standard of instruction within the reach of the common man. The school is supported by subscription from public-spirited citizens who, without any personal interest, have devoted themselves to the cause of raising the educational and cultural horizon of the people.


The institution which was founded through hope, faith and prayer by more than 224 stockholders dedicated to the education of the masses is the first university in the province of Bohol. From its humble beginning in 1946 with 622 students, it reached a thousand mark the following school year and since then has steadily grown in number. To meet the increasing demands of a growing college, the founders and stockholders decided to construct a five-storey administration building in 1965 which was fully erected in 1967 and a four-storey science building in 1978 despite difficulties and scarcity of funds. Inspired by the completion of the gigantic project and pressed by the challenges of time, the founders, administration and school community were not satsfied of just having a college. Sparked by enthusiasm and courage, the administration applied for the University status in 1969. On October 16, 1970, the Secretary of Education, Onofredo D. Corpus granted the Charter of University of Bohol. On December 11, 1970, President Atty. Victoriano D. Tirol, Sr. was installed. The significant event was graced by the presence of the most illustrious Boholano, President Carlos P. Garcia, fourth President of the Philippines, who gave a fitting tribute to the founding of the university.

In February 22, 1999 a big fire broke out. One half of the structures in the University was burned. But with undaunting spirit in the UB community took the tragedy as an opportunity for moving fast forward. The three-storey Founders' Hall was built six months after and another three-storey Achievers' Hall was completed after one year since the big fire.

Philosophy and objectives

The Vision of the University to educate the individual to enable him to lead a useful, meaningful and abundant life is contained in here:

Course Offerings

Graduate Courses

*Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management
*MA in Educational Management
*MA in English
*MA in Guidance Counseling
*MA in History
*MA in Psychology
*MA in Teaching Social Science
*MA in Teaching Filipino
*MA in Teaching Mathematics
*Master in Public Administration
*MS in Business Administration

Undergraduate Courses

*Bachelor of Laws
*BS in Accountancy
*BS in Aircraft and Maintenance Technology
*BS in Architecture
*Bachelor of Arts (AB), major in:
**Library Science
**General Science
**Political Science and Economics
*BS in Civil Engineering
*BS in Commerce, major in:
**Banking and Finance
**Managerial Accounting
**Human Resource
*BS in Computer Engineering
*BS in Computer Science
*BS in Criminology
*BS in Customs Administration
*BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering
*BS in Electrical Engineering
*BS in Industrial Engineering
*Bachelor in Elementary Education, major in:
**Physical Education
**Social Studies
**General Science
**Technology and Home Economics
*Bachelor in Secondary Education, major in:
**Physical Education
**Social Studies
**General Science
**Technology and Home Economics
*Bachelor in Fine Arts
*BS in Geodetic Engineering
*BS in Mechanical Engineering
*BS in Nursing
*BS in Nutrition and Dietetics
*BS in Pharmacy
*BS in Physical Therapy
*BS in Psychology
*BS in Tourism, major in:
**Hotel & Restaurant Management
**Travel & Tour Operation Management
*Midwifery Course
*Associate in Architecture
*Associate in Aircraft Maintenance Technology
*Associate in Computer Technology
*Associate in Criminology
*Associate in Hotel & Restaurant Management
*Associate in Office Management

Basic Education

*High School Day Session
*High School Evening Session

pecial Short-Term Courses

*Caregiver Program
*SPED Certificate Program (Special Education)


* [ University of Bohol Website]

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