The Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is a New Zealand Government TEI (Polytechnic) located primarily in Palmerston North but has campuses also in the other parts of the lower North Island.
There are three campuses: Palmerston North, Whanganui, and Wairarapa.
UCOL was founded in 1907 and was known as the Palmerston North Technical School. In 1971 it became the Palmerston North Technical Institute and in 1983 the Manawatu Polytechnic. At the time it specialised in trade apprenticeship courses , and in hobby, art, and craft classes, along with a range of night school programmes in business studies for working adults.