Tharaka University College, a Constituent College of Chuka University, is an institution of higher learning located in Tharaka South Sub-County, in Tharaka Nithi County, Near Gatunga Town. Tharaka University College was initially established as a Campus of Chuka University in September 2015. The Campus was established to give the people within the region, Kenya, and beyond access to quality and affordable University education.
The Campus was elevated to the status of a University College through Legal Gazette Notice No. 146 of 10th July 2017 after approval by His Excellence President Uhuru Kenyatta. Since its inception, Tharaka University College has continued to enjoy unprecedented growth in student and staff population, as well as academic and research activities. Tharaka University College endeavors to be a center of excellence and a leading institution in matters pertaining to dryland farming, mining, and other areas of national and international strategic focus.
Tharaka University College is located in a semi-arid, and mineral-rich area providing an ideal environment for the development and implementation of programs in dryland farming and mineralogy, as the University grows. Tharaka University College students not only enjoy quality education but also an opportunity to enjoy the serene environment in the University and environs.
The University offers courses in Business, Computer Science, Education, Arts and Humanities, Languages, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. The University plans to develop infrastructure in order to launch courses in mineralogy and dryland farming.
Vision: To be an adaptive center of excellence in teaching, research, innovation, and outreach for societal transformation.
Mission: To create a strong knowledge base through teaching, research, and innovation and to disseminate this knowledge to produce all-rounded graduates with problem-solving skills for positive societal transformation