A cadet college is an institution following the model of English public schools. The Pakistan government established the first cadet college in 1954 before the liberation of Bangladesh. In 1979, Rangpur Cadet College was established as the sixth cadet college of Bangladesh. The former Rangpur Residential Model High School was converted into a cadet college with some infrastructural modification. The land now owned by the college is partially taken from the Carmichael College, an educational college which stands beside it.