Oldest Universities in Tanzania


What are the oldest Universities in Tanzania? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 32 Tanzanian Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate Tanzanian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Tanzanian Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Tanzania

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18 Moshi Co-operative University Moshi
1 University of Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam ...
21 The University of Arusha Arusha
2 Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro ...
12 Mbeya University of Science and Technology Mbeya
15 Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences Mwanza
23 International Medical and Technological University Dar es Salaam
7 Tumaini University Makumira Arusha
11 Hubert Kairuki Memorial University Dar es Salaam
26 Abdulrahman Al-Sumait Memorial University Zanzibar City
22 Zanzibar University Zanzibar City
10 St. Augustine University of Tanzania Mwanza ...
9 The State University of Zanzibar Zanzibar City ...
5 Mzumbe University Morogoro
14 Muslim University of Morogoro Morogoro
25 Mwenge Catholic University Moshi
16 Mount Meru University Arusha
20 Teofilo Kisanji University Mbeya
13 St. John's University of Tanzania Dodoma ...
3 The University of Dodoma Dodoma
8 Ardhi University Dar es Salaam
4 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Dar es salaam
6 Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology Arusha
30 Eckernforde Tanga University Tanga
29 University of Bagamoyo Dar es Salaam
17 St. Joseph University in Tanzania Mbezi
28 Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University Lushoto
27 United African University of Tanzania Dar es Salaam
19 University of Iringa Iringa
31 Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere University of Agriculture and Technology Butiama ...
24 Ruaha Catholic University Iringa
Un Katavi University of Agriculture Mpanda
Legend: Un Unranked

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