University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) was founded in 1964, on the initiative of the characters and the Regional Leadership of Muhammadiyah Malang. At its inception the University of Muhammadiyah Malang is a branch of the University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta, which was established by the Foundation of Higher Education of Muhammadiyah Jakarta by the Notary R. No. Sihojo Wongsowidjojo in Jakarta. 71-gal tang June 19, 1963.
At that time, University of Muhammadiyah Malang has three (3) faculty, namely (1) Faculty of Economics, (2) Faculty of Law, and (3) Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Guidance and Counseling) Department of Religious Education. The third faculty get Listed status of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Directorate General of Higher Education in 1966 by Decree No. 68/B-Swt/p/1966 dated December 30, 1966.
On 1 July 1968, University of Muhammadiyah Malang became an official university stand-alone (apart from Muhammadiyah University of Jakarta), whose activities were in the hands of Muhammadiyah Malang College Foundation, the Notary R. Sudiono, No.. 2, dated July 1, 1968. In the subsequent development of this certificate was renewed by the Notary G. No Kamarudzaman. 7 Date June 6, 1975, and updated again by the Notary Kumalasari, SH No.. 026 dated 24 November 1988 and registered at District Court No. Malang. 88/PP/YYS / XI / 1988 dated 28 November 1988.
In 1968, University of Muhammadiyah Malang add new faculties, namely the Faculty of Social Welfare which is fi’lial of the Faculty of Social Welfare, University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta. Thus, when the University of Muhammadiyah Malang has had four faculties. In addition, the Guidance and Counseling Department of Religious Education of the Faculty of Religious registered as under the auspices of the Department of Religion at the Faculty of Tarbiyah name.
In 1970 the Faculty of Tarbiyah gain equal status with the university Islamic Studies (IAIN), the Minister of Religious Affairs Decree No. 50 of 1970. This year the Faculty of Social Welfare changed its name to the Faculty of Social Sciences with the Department of Social Welfare. Then in 1975 the School officially stand alone (apart from Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta) with Registered Decree No. 022 dated 16 April 1975 A/1/1975.
Faculty are then added to the Faculty of Engineering, namely in 1977. In 1980 it opened the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science and then followed. Between 1983 to 1993, added new majors and improved status suudah majors there. The last one, in 1993, University of Muhammadiyah Malang open Postgraduate Master of Management and Master of Rural Sociology. Until the academic year 1994/1995, the University of Muhammadiyah Malang has had 9 faculties and 25 departments / Si strata level courses, two courses strata-S2, and the academy / strata-D3 Nursing. In the span of thirty years traveling the UMM (1964 – 1994), the most significant development began in late 1983. From that moment onwards UMM recorded very impressive growth, balk in the field of improving the status of the Department, the administrative reform, the addition of facilities and campus facilities, as well as the addition and improvement of the quality of managers (administrative and academic). In 2009, UMM combines the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries to the Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry to fit the consortium Agricultural Sciences.
In the field of infrastructure and academic facilities, is now available three campuses: No. I in Jalan Bandung. 1, Campus II at Jalan Dam No. Sutami. 188a, and Campus III (Integrated Campus) on Jalan Raya Mas Tlogo. In the area of increasing the quantity and quality of academic staff, have done (1) recruitment of young teachers who come from various leading universities in Java, (2) Improving the quality of the faculty by sending them for further study (S2 and S3) in the as well as abroad. Thanks to the struggle that knows no stopping it, so now the University of Muhammadiyah Malang was transformed in the direction of an alternative college. This has been admitted by the Region VII Coordinator Kopertis on his official speech at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang graduation date of July 11, 1992, stated that UMM relatively large colleges and universities prospected to be a quality future.
With conditions to be improved, now the University of Muhammadiyah Malang proudly but humbly ready to face the future, to participate in the shared task “the intellectual life of the nation” and “build a complete Indonesian man” in the Indonesian nation towards a dignified and aligned with the nation- other nation in the world