University of Mindanao Digos College, formerly MC Digos Junior College was the first branch, HTMLPreview of University of Mindanao (formerly Mindanao Colleges, Inc.) established in Summer 1949 by the Founder Atty. Guillermo E. Torres Sr.. its ,operation formally began in school year 1949-1950 offering a complete Academic Secondary Course (high school)  with Mr. Federico Alferez as the school head. The site of the old campus was beside the Digos River.

Offering of additional courses: Two-year Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Two-year Associate in Commercial Science (A.C.S.) followed in 1964. Government Recognition in the following collegiate courses leading to the degree of Four-Year Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Bachelor of Science in Education and Two-Year Collegiate Secretarial course were granted by Department of Education in 1967. Technical courses like Automotive Mechanics and Refrigeration and Air-conditioning were offered in 1978.

In 1976, the Administration has acquired a 2-hectare lot .located at Roxas Extension and decided to transfer the school campus on this site.

Recognition for the Bachelor of Elementary Education Course was granted in 1989 which paved the way to the opening of a laboratory school for elementary in 1990.

UM was not exempted from the test of times when the enrollment in elementary and high school has declined significantly due to economic crises. The administration opted to close the two departments and concentrated its operation in tertiary level in the school year 2002-2003.