Kamphaengphet Rajabhat University is an Institute of the Higher Education in the Office of Higher Education Committee, Ministry of Education.
In 1973 , KPRU was designated as a “Teacher’s College” by decree of the Thai Government on September 29, 1973 Muang, Kamphaengphet, consisting of 421 rai and 58 wa square.
In 1975, KPRU was designated by the Act of Legislation of Teacher’s Colleges 1975, to become part of the “Higher Education” Ministry of Education.
In 1976, KPRU opened for its first 392 students to begin studying at the certificated level. Students were selected from Tambol Council in Kamphaeng Phet and Tak Provinces.
In 1984, KPRU used the Act of Legislation of Teacher’s College (No.2) 1984, that the Teacher’s College can produce the graduates in many career fields and professions.
In 1986, KPRU opened its first classes for part time students, studying on the weekends.
In 1992, H.M. King Bhumipol signed His name to officially authorize the 36 teacher’ s colleges, “Rajabhat Institute” on 14 February, 1992.
In 1995, H.M.King Bhumipol signed His name to Rajabhat Institute in the Government Gazette on 25 January, 1995.
In 1998, KPRU opened for the first Master Degree part-time students, Master of Education in Educational Administration.
In 2000, KPRU opened for its first group of part time students at Mae Sod, Tak province. (Students studied at Subwittayakom School)
In 2001, KPRU opened its site of Higher Education, consisting of 600 rai at Tambol Mae Pa, Mae Sod, Tak province and had its first full-time students.
In 2002, KPRU initiated a Master Degree Program for part time students, Master of Art in Development Strategy and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
In 2003, H.M. King Bhumipol signed His name in the Government Gazette to authorize the legislation of Administration of Ministry of Education 2003, that the Rajabhat Institute had the same structure of universities in the Higher Educational Committee.
In 2004, H.M. King Bhumipol signed his name in the legislation of Rajahat University on 9 June, 2004 and published in the Government Gazette on 14 June, 2004, effective 15 June, 2004. The 41 Rajabhat Institutes had become “Rajabhat University” and granted freedom and jurisprudence.
In 2005 KPRU opened for its first Master Degree for part time students, Master of Education in Educational Administration, in Curriculum and Instruction and Master of Art in Development Strategy at Mae Sod campus.
In 2007, KPRU offered a Master Degree Program for part time students, Master of Public Administration in Local Governance, and Master of Science in Industrial Technology for Local Development.
In 2008, KPRU cooperated with Department of Local Administration to open Bachelor of Public Administration program in Fiscal Management for the first batch of Local organizational personnel in Kamphaeng Phet, Tak and Sukhothai Provinces.
In 2009, KPRU opened Doctor of Philosophy program in Administration and Development Strategies.
In the academic year of 2011, Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University offers the academic project “to enhance the potential in the regular programs.” These programs aim to serve the university policy and open the academic opportunities to the number of local students who intend to apply to the university.