The school was founded as St. Paul Academy in 1985 by Dr. Lourdes Libres Rosaroso, a distinguished educator known for her varied intellectual prowess and very brilliant academic visions.
The school started with the One-Year Nursing Aide course with 80 pioneering students. A year later, another service-oriented course, the Two-Year Paramedical Aide course was offered. To meet the increasing number of enrollees, the St.Paul Academy was moved to its new location at F. Ramos Street, where a bigger building was built. The original building then at B. Rodriguez St. was converted into a lady’s dormitory that accommodated students from nearby towns and provinces.
St. Paul Academy became Cebu St. Paul College in the School Year 1988-1989. The Two-Year Midwifery Course was then offered with 87 pioneer students. Understanding the demands for a good learning institution in the southern part of Cebu, the founder built bigger and higher buildings in Bulacao which accommodated the increasing number of students and officially made it the main campus.