Cebu Doctors’ College (CDC) was founded on May 17, 1975 and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 29, 1976.
On November 23, 2004, Cebu Doctors’ College was granted University Status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), thus the name Cebu Doctors’ University was adopted.
On October 16, 2009, Cebu Doctors’ University attained the CHED Institutional Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation (IQuAME) Category A(t).
On May 27, 2010, CHED granted the Autonomous Status to Cebu Doctors’ University.
On December 2, 2015, the Department of Education granted Cebu Doctors’ University the authority to operate Senior High School effective Academic Year 2016-2017.
As of Academic Year 2012-2013, the following undergraduate and graduate programs are PAASCU accredited: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Biology; Master of Arts Major in Educational Management, Master of Arts in Organization Development, and Doctor of Organization Development and Transformation.