Arba Minch University is based in South-West Ethiopia. The University was initially founded as the Arba Minch Water Technology Institute (AWTI) and it was officially inaugurated as a full -fledged university in June 2004 and started offering both undergraduate and graduate programs in the following institutes, colleges and schools:

Arba Minch University is currently working as one of National Research Universities and has more than 36,000 registered students in regular, evening, weekend and distance programs in first, second and third degree.