Tharaka University College was established through Gazette Legal Notice No. 146 of 27th July, 2017 after approval by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta. The college will provide access to quality higher education in the region and beyond.
Tharaka University College believes that generation of knowledge through teaching, research and innovation, and the consequent outreach will lead to sustained economic development thereby reducing the perpetual problems of poverty and hunger, unemployment, dwindling natural resources, environmental degradation, lifestyle diseases among many other problems afflicting humanity.
Tharaka University College was established as a Constituent College of Chuka University on 27th July, 2017, through Legal Notice No. 146. The main objective of its establishment was to enhance access to quality and affordable university education to the people of the region and beyond, with the aim of training skilled manpower required for regional and national development. The vision of the University College is to be an adaptive centre of excellence in teaching, research, innovation and outreach for societal transformation.
Tharaka University College is situated in Tharaka Nithi County, Tharaka South Sub-County. It is located in a semi-arid, and mineral rich area providing an ideal environment for development and implementation of programmes in dry land farming and mineralogy, as the University grows.