Mehmet Akif Ersoy University was founded by law on 17 March 2006 and the number 5467 published in the official newspaper in the issue 26111. Burdur Education Faculty, Burdur School of Health, Burdur Vocational School, Bucak Hikmet Tolunay Vocational School, Gölhisar Vocational School, Bucak Emin Gülmez Technical Science Vocational School, Aglasun Vocational School were connected to Suleyman Demirel University and Burdur Veterinary Faculty was connected to Akdeniz University which were then transferred to Mehmet Akif Ersoy University. Faculty of Letters, Institutes of Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Health Sciences were founded by the same law.

Continuing Education Research and  Application Center , Strategic Researches Application and Research Center, Teke Location Folk Culture Application and Research Center, and Mehmet Akif Ersoy Application and Research Center,  which were were planned to be active in different science fields within our university, were also founded.  In addition to Research and Application Centers; Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution Department, Physical Education and Sports Department, Informatics Department, Fine Arts Department, Turkish Language Department and Foreign Languages Department are active within rectorship.

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University includes  3 institutions which have graduate training programs, 3 faculties and 2 higher schools which have undergraduate training programs, and 6 vocational schools, 4 research centers, 6 departments connected to rectorship, 14.991 students and 758 personnels, which make Mehmet Akif Ersoy University as an important foundation among other universities. Furthermore, our university has been progressing day by day owing to its qualified education, research projects and scientific studies.