Universities and Colleges in United Republic of Tanzania
The Tanzanian higher education system is made up of public and private universities, university colleges, and vocational/technical training institutes. The University of Dar es Salaam is the country’s oldest and largest university. The University, as with all public higher education institutions in the country, is semi-autonomous and subsidised by the government. Other notable public institutes include the Sokoine University of Agriculture, at Morogoro, and the Open University of Tanzania, which was established for distance education in 1995. There are a number of private universities including Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Tanzania’s first private university to achieve accredited status, which houses faculties of medecine and nursing; and International Medical and Technological University. Approximately 1% of Tanzanians of relevant age are enrolled in higher education (2005). The female–male ratio for gross enrolment in tertiary education is 0.82:1 (2010). Literacy among people aged 15–24 is 77% (2010).