Olivarez College

Olivarez College
Dalubhasaang Olivarez
Motto'Educating the Mind, Body and Soul'
TypePrivate, nonsectarian
PresidentDr. Pablo R. Olivarez
Parañaque City
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CampusDr. A. Santos Avenue, Sucat Rd., Parañaque City
ColorsGold, Red and Green             
NicknameOlivarez Sea Lions

The Olivarez College (Filipino: Dalubhasaang Olivarez, also known as simply Olivarez or OC) is a private, nonsectarian college along Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Parañaque, Philippines that offers academic programs in the basic education, junior and high school, undergraduate, graduate and technical education levels. Founded in 1976, Olivarez College is the only school in Parañaque City that is accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities - Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). It is a member of the Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) and National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA).


Dr. Pablo R. Olivarez and his wife, the late Dr. Rosario de Leon-Olivarez, pioneered in the development of the community when they put up Olivarez General Hospital in 1975. Being medical practitioners, they established the Olivarez School of Nursing on April 30, 1976.

In 1978, Olivarez School of Nursing was changed to Olivarez Junior College: instituting the College of Liberal Arts (now College of Arts and Sciences), College of Commerce (now College of Business Administration), and Health Related Courses (now College of Health Related Sciences).

In 1980, the school became Olivarez College and began offering Graduate School programs in 1992. In 1993 Liberal Arts, Commerce and Nursing programs were granted Level II accreditation status by the PACUCOA. Likewise, the Basic Education Department was awarded PAASCU level I status in February 2002 and level II accreditation status on May 14, 2004.

In 2003, the Board of Trustees decided to start a campus in Tagaytay City offering the courses BS Nursing, BS Business Administration major in Marketing Management, Bachelor in Elementary Education major in Early Childhood, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management, BS Information Technology, BS Accountancy, Short Courses like Associate in Computer Technology, Associate in Health Science Education and Caregiver.

At present, the school administrators are working toward making Olivarez College achieve university status. This is the vision of the founder and president of the school, Pablo R. Olivarez.

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