The La Consolacion University Philippines, formerly known as University of Regina Carmeli, is a co-educational Catholic University established and administered by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (ASOLC). The school was established in 1937 when Doña Estefania del Rosario Vda. de Jacinto, a sister of Mother Catalina de Jesus, OSA, donated a property for the education of the children of poor families in Barasoain, Malolos. At that time, it was to be the only educational institution in the locality.
The first formal attempt to apply for a university status took place in 1993. The President sent a formal letter of intent to the Secretary of the Department of Education Culture and Sports, Hon. Isidro Cariño together with a project proposal for the conversion of the Regina Carmeli College to a University. On June 10, 1993, RCC received the initial findings of the Office of the Secretary of the DECS. More documentary evidences were sought on the human and physical resources of the institution.
It was December 4, 1997, when the Commission for the much-awaited decision invited the President and some members of the academic council. Finally, CHED en banc Resolution 144.97 officially converted Regina Carmeli College to a university status under the name University of Regina Carmeli (URC).
In January 8, 2011, by virtue of a congregational decision that school being run by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolacion would be under one name, “La Consolacion School/College/University”, as the case maybe, management applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission for the change of name from URC to LCUP. On March 2, 2011, the commission approved amended articles of incorporation and by-laws of SEC-CR Reg. No. 7797 officially converting University of Regina Carmeli to La Consolacion University Philippines. With this new name, LCUP commits itself even more to be a provider of world class professionally competent human resource who can ensure the sustainability of a Christo-Centric Stewardship of his/her community. (For updating)