On the seventeenth of January 2005, a Royal Decree has been issued to establish Tafila Technical University (TTU) which currently contributes to the development of higher education in Jordan. Since then, the university has sought to realize the objectives for which it was established. On top of these objectives are the reinforcement of spiritual and moral values, national pride, Arab Islamic identity, and the development of students’ talents, with emphasis on the qualities of leadership and citizenship. The ways to realize these objectives include offering higher education opportunities, disseminating knowledge about the constructive role of the Arab-Islamic civilization in the progress of human civilizations, and meeting the communal need for specialists in the fields of science and technology, and arts. Having a qualified generation would help our country encounter contemporary and future challenges in various fields of life. In addition, the university encourages scientific research, sets findings into practice and uses modern technologies for the overall development of Jordan.
TTU has seven colleges: Engineering, Science, Business, Education, Arts, Student Affairs and scientific research and graduate studies. The number of university students at the beginning of 2016 has reached approximately six thousand students spread over different programs: Bachelor program, two-year intermediate diploma program, higher diploma program and master program. The number of faculty members has recently reached (237), whereas the number of the administrative staff amounted to (631).
TTU is located on Al-Ais hills which overlook Tafila with its high mountains (1251 ASL) and moderate summer and winter temperatures.  TTU Campus is witnessing a construction boom in buildings, facilities and infrastructure, where a number of laboratories, centers, halls, classrooms, restaurants and administrative departments are going to be moved. Engineering workshops with the latest machinery and equipment will be also moved to the new buildings. Currently, an integrated sport complex is being constructed; it is the largest and first of its kind in all Jordanian universities. Another building is being constructed for the Computer Centre, the Department of Admission and Registration and library. A new complex of halls and classrooms is being constructed as well. Recently, TTU radio started broadcasting at the frequency of 91.3 MHz FM.