The Hochschule was formed in 1996, originating from a department of the Fachhochschule Rheinland-Pfalz, and is split into five faculties at three campuses in the Palatinate region; Kaiserslautern, Pirmasens, and Zweibrücken.
As of the 2015/16 winter semester, the university offered approximately 60 courses of study. The Bachelor’s courses offered include 25 classic on-campus study courses and six part-time study courses for professionals. Alongside the consecutive Master’s degree courses, there are also 15 non-consecutive Master’s degree courses in Civil Engineering and Business Studies.
|Enrollment figures||2016/17 Winter Semester|
|- of which, female||1942|
|- proportion of foreign students||12.9%|
|Students at the Kaiserslautern campus||2679|
|Students at the Pirmasens campus||779|
|Students at the Zweibrücken campus||2744|
|Staff figures||2015/16 Winter Semester|
|- of which, female||180|