Synopsis of the History

The Universidad Dominicana O&M (UDO&M) is a center for Higher Education founded on January 12th, 1966, by a select group of professors and management professionals, led by Dr. José Rafael Abinader.

At first, it was only located in the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. It now has modern campuses in six other locations around the country: Santiago, Moca, La Romana, Puerto Plata, San José de Ocoa and Santo Domingo Este. With a student body of more than 43,0000 students, it is the largest private University in the country.

The institutional history of the University begins at a time when there was political turmoil and uncertainty in the Dominican Republic. The country was in urgent need for professionals who could utilize the newly introduced economic model for the country that had a new and growing private sector. The University began by offering academic programs and courses in Accounting, Administration, Economics, Marketing, Sales and Computer Science, at first as associate degrees, and later as bachelor’s degrees. The first class was only 18 students, but the academic excellence shown by the University from the very beginning caused rapid growth and institutional development.

Today, UDO&M is a key institution in the field of Higher Education in our nation. It is executing its Strategic Plan with six main components and in the process of becoming an international center for higher education and research. Its favorable reception throughout the years reflects the University's high quality teaching, seriousness and unwavering commitment to higher education.