Beginning with only 4 programmes and an initial enrolment of only 94 students, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sarawak in Kota Samarahan (UiTMKS) has indeed come a long way. It now offers 26 programmes ranging from certificate to PhD level, through various modes such as full-time, off-campus and e-PJJ (distance learning).The current enrolment is about 4,000 full-time (80% residential) and 800 part-time students.
Quality has always been the cornerstone of UiTMCS's strategic thrust. To date, UiTM Sarawak has achieved several significant accomplishments, including the ISO 9001:2000 Certificate from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, the Vice Chancellor's Award for overall quality in 2000 and the Academic Administration Quality Award in 2001 and Customer Service and Best Quality Unit in 2003. In 2003, the Campus once again won the Vice Chancellor's Award for overall quality and since then, UiTM Sarawak has been holding this award consecutively for 3 years from 2003 until 2005.
UiTM Sarawak works very closely with the State Government to ensure that the programmes offered meet the changing needs of the continuous development of the state. UiTM Sarawak also provides training and development, research and consultancy services to both the public and private sectors. Sited on a sprawling 350 acres of naturally green landscape in Bandar llmu Kota Samarahan, the campus provides a conducive environment for learning.