University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) that was founded in 1964, is one of the charity effort of Muhammadiyah. At that time, UMM had just opened three faculties, namely: Law, Economics and Teacher Training and Education (Islamic Education Department). Among the years 1968-1975, UMM opened two faculties again: Social and Political Science and Islamic Studies. In 1975-1977, UMM opened two faculties anymore, namely: Agriculture and Engineering. The number of faculties had remained the same until 1983. But in period 1983-2000, UMM opened again several faculties: Psychology, Animal Husbandry, D-3 Nursing and Medical. PS Pharmacy which was a part of the Faculty of Health Sciences, was opened in 2007. Furthermore, in 2009 the leader of UMM merge the Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry-Fishery became the Faculty of Agricomplex to accord with a consortium of Agricultural Sciences.

As one of the leading universities in East Java, UMM now able to manage more than 18.000 active students who come from almost all parts of Indonesia and even from abroad, such as Australia, Singapore, Malay, and Timor Leste. Although UMM is an Islamic university, the religious background of students is not an obstacle. Therefore, UMM student not only Muslim, but there are also Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, and Catholics.

To support the lecture activities, UMM always improving facilities, building development lectures, laboratories, facilities of computer, intranet access and internet using optic fiber and some hotspot area. In addition it also develop a digital library which is equipped with online journals, audio-visual, and other scientific information resources that incorporated in Indonesian Digital Library Network (IDLN).

To support financial, UMM develop as a profit center business unit which is expected to bolster the financial UMM without burdening students with high college costs. Some units are already running a business include: UMM Press, Book Store, UMM Dome, Hotel University Inn, and a motorcycle shop. In the near term will be built soon Teaching Hospital (Teaching Hospital), Petrol Station, Simple Rent Student Housing, Shopping Mall, and others.