Schools Kenya

Taita Taveta University

Over 3,000 students attend Taita Taveta University, one of East Africa’s most active and diversified universities. A wide range of academic possibilities has been made available by the institution throughout its illustrious history. TTU has paved the way for change in the mining industry as a hub for mining education and training.

About Taita Taveta University

Taita Taveta University first opened its doors in 2007 as the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Taita Taveta Campus. In 2011, it was raised to a Constituent, and on October 7, 2016, it received a charter to become a full-fledged university.

The number of students enrolled in the university’s Master’, Undergraduate, Diploma, and Certificate programs has increased to 2000 as a result of its highly desirable courses. Due to its established connections with prestigious universities around the world, the university regularly hosts foreign academics.

The University’s curricula are governed by its mission and vision, and it takes pride in being a center for mining and mineral processing engineers. The School of Mines and Engineering, the School of Business Economics and Social Sciences, the School of Science and Informatics, and the School of Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Sciences are the four schools that TTU now possesses. 

Faculty and Departments At Taita Taveta University

School of Business, Economics & Social Sciences

  • Business and Management Sciences Department
  • Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Social Sciences Department

School of Mines & Engineering

  • Mining and Minerals Processing Engineering Department

School of Science & Informatics

  • Mathematics, Statistics, and Physical Sciences Department
  • Informatics and Computing Department
  • Education Department

School of Agricultural, Earth & Environmental Sciences

  • Horticulture Department

Frequently Asked Questions about Taita Taveta University

How many Students Does Taita Taveta University admit per year?

Answer: This is at the discretion of the university but we believe this academic year the school will admit more than 1000 students.

Is Taita Taveta University a Federal or State School? 

Answer: It is a non-profit public higher education institution.

What is the cut-off mark for Taita Taveta University?

Answer: Visit the university’s website to find out.

What is Taita Taveta University Official Website?


Is Taita Taveta University a good school?

Answer: Yes. The University ranked 52nd in Kenya and 11918th in the World 2023 overall rankings.

Are there hostels at Taita Taveta University?

Answer: Yes.

When is the Admission Form coming out for Taita Taveta University?

Answer: The Admission Management of the Taita Taveta University College (TTUC) has released the online Application Form for the 2023/2024 Academic year.

Who founded Taita Taveta University?

Answer: The University was founded by the Kenyan Government.

What are the requirements for Taita Taveta University?

Answer: Entry requirements for Undergraduate Diploma Courses

Certificate Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • KSCE Mean Grade of D+ (Plus), C- (minus) OR equivalent

Diploma Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • KSCE Mean Grade of C (Plain) OR equivalent

Degree Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • An aggregate KCSE grade of C+ (PLUS) or a relevant Diploma from a recognized Institution

Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Diploma Courses

  1. The general postgraduate regulations must be followed for postgraduate program admission and administration.
  2. For consideration for admission to the University’s postgraduate diploma program, the following criteria must be met:
  • Bachelor’s degree holders from Taita Taveta University and other colleges and universities that the TTU Senate has acknowledged.

Entry Requirements for Masters Courses

  • An approved bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00, or a degree with First Class or Upper Second Class Honors, is required for entry.
  • If the degree or diploma is pertinent to the field of study, applicants with a GPA of 2.5 or Lower Second Class Honours and a Higher Diploma may be given consideration.

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