Quiroga College was founded in October 2013 with the collaboration of Universidad Vasco de Quiroga (UVAQ).
UVAQ is a 36-year old, private Catholic university in Mexico accredited by the Mexican Federation of Private Institutions of Higher Education (FIMPES). Originally founded in the city of Morelia, México, UVAQ now operates seven campuses and six academic cooperative locations throughout Mexico. UVAQ currently offers 23 bachelor’s degree programs and 15 different master’s degree programs at these sites, as well as 7 bachelor’s and 5 master’s degree programs online.
Quiroga College is organized as an Illinois nonprofit educational institution, which has been determined to be tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3).
At its regular meeting on June 2, 2015, the Illinois Board of Higher Education granted Quiroga College the authorization to operate in the Chicago Region.