Mizan–Tepi University was inaugurated in May 2006 (1998 E.C.), when Mizan - Teferi Agricultural TVET College become the founding center of the university. It has over 5,000 students and more than 200 lecturers.
The university consists of four faculties:
- Faculty of Sciences, consisting of the departments of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics;
- Faculty of Business and Economics, consisting of the departments of Accounting, Economics, Business Management, and Cooperatives;
- Faculty of Agriculture, consisting of the departments of Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, and Plant Science;
- Faculty of Social Science, consisting of the departments of Geography and Sociology;
- Faculty of Engineering and Technology, consisting of the departments of Construction Technology and Management, Surveying Engineering and Computational Science
The University has recently added one faculty, the Faculty of Health Science with courses in subjects including Health science.
Facilities include libraries, computer laboratories, internet access and modern laboratories with the latest equipment. The university upgraded its computer facilities based on campus-wide local area networks, with enhanced internet and email access.
Mizan–Tepi University is located in relaxed surroundings on the edge of two cities Mizan Teferi and Tepi; the Science Faculty campus is found at Tepi, while the Education faculty is at the southern end of the town Mizan Teferi. Staff accommodation and student dorms are provided on each campus.