Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University is one of new seventeen universities which were established in accordance with the law numbered 5662. However university’s history dates back Vocational School which was established as a part of Selcuk University by the verdiction of the council of higher education dated 08.03.1987. Vocational School which was established as a part of Selçuk University started education opening the departments of Agricultural Devices and Machines and Food Quality and Health Control with the decision of The Council of Higher Education dated 30.08.1987.

In 1989-1990 academic year, with the departments of Carpets, Slaughtering and Meat Industry, Chemical Technology, in 1992-1993 academic year, with the departments of Ceramic and Milk Technology and in 1995-1996 academic year, with the departments of Mushroom and Computer Programming, there were eight programs in total. In 2001-2002 academic year, the department of Automotive Technology, in 2009-2010 academic year, the department of Banking and Insurance, Pet and Laboratory Animal Breeding, Organic Agriculture, in 2010-2011 academic year, the department of Accountancy and Tax Applications were opened. Today, with regular and evening education programs of Banking and Insurance, Computer Programming, Food Technology, Machine, Architectural and Decorative Arts, Organic Agriculture, Accountancy and Tax Applications, Automotive Technology, the total reached at thirteen, the number of registered students is 1517.

Merkez Kütüphane Ermenek Vocational School was established dependent on Selçuk University with The Council of Higher Education resolution dated 12.12.1990. Switching date is 21.03.1991. In 1991-1992 academic year, it started education with the Construction program. In 1993-1994 academic year, the Electricity program, 2001-2002 academic year, the regular education of computer programming and evening education of construction program were opened. In 2002-2003 academic year, Accountancy and Tax Applications program was opened. In 2005-2006 academic year, Accountancy program evening education and Business Administration program regular education were opened. In 2008-2009, Business Administration evening education and Health Institutions Administration regular education were opened. Today, this school has both regular and evening education of Computer Programming, Electricity, Business Administration, Accountancy and Tax Applications, Health Institutions Administration with regular and evening education of Electricity program. With its current seven programs and 677 registered students in total, it continues education. More