Inaugurated in 2001, Kabale University is a private institution, licensed by the National Council for Higher Education. The university is located on Kikungiri Hill, one kilometre off the Katuna-Kigali highway in Kabale Municipality. The university started operations with only 40 students in 2002 and its current population has risen to over 2000 students.
The university offers over 50 courses at diploma, bachelors and post-graduate level. These are administered under the following faculties/schools;
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
- School of Engineering and Technology