The Universal College of Parañaque (UCP), formerly known as Universal College of Nursing (UCN), is a private, non-sectarian, non-stock, non-profit academic institution located at Dr. A. Santos Avanue, Sucat, Parañaque. It was built and established in 2005 by its incumbent president, Domingo T. Tay. Through its accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), it offers college, senior high school school programs and TESDA short courses.
In 2005, its founder, Domingo T. Tay, envisioned a sincere contribution to nation-building by providing quality and affordable education. Universal College of Nursing was founded with its first flagship program of BS Nursing. A year after its inauguration, the college offered Hotel and Restaurant Management, Information Technology and Practical Nursing. In 2008, UCN produced its first batch of competent graduates. Over the years of progress, Universal College of Nursing widened its curricular offerings and alongside renamed as Universal College of Parañaque. Continuing its excellence, several degree programs were accredited by the Commission of Higher Education such as Hotel and Restaurant Management, Tourism Management, Education, Business Management, Accountancy, Engineering, Psychology, Architecture and Teaching Certificate Program (TCP). In 2013, the UC Culinary Arts started to accept students who want to earn diploma in cooking. In 2016, with the paradigm shift in the teaching and learning process in the Basic Education Curriculum, Universal College of Parañaque offered Senior High School (SHS) Program. The SHS program includes the Academic Track and Technical Vocational (TVL) Track. Specifically for the academics; Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Strand, Accountancy Business Management (ABM) Strand, Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Strand, General Academic (GAS) Strand. More to, TVL track encompasses Home Economic Strand and Information and Communication Technology Strand. UCP has been a channel of success and excellence in honing the students’ academic performances. This has been showcased through multiple disciplinary licensure examinations that gave 100% of passing rate namely in the Licensure examinations in Engineering Programs, Nursing Program and Education programs. Concurrently in 2016, Universal College impressively achieved one of its highest glories by getting the being the Top 1 in the national Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board Exam. In 2017, UCP topped the Licensure Examination for Teachers garnering the 6th place. UCP continues to uphold its oath to deliver quality and affordable education and endures to reinvent itself as it faces the challenges of the global educational arena.