The college was started because high school graduates in Lampung were going to Java or Palembang to continue their studies. The college was realised by two committees :
Committee Establishment and Expansion of Secondary School which turned into a Committee Establishment and Expansion of Secondary School and Faculty headed by Ahmad Farhan.
Preparatory Committee for the Establishment of Higher Education Foundation Lampung chaired by Prof. Sulaksana Hasan Rabbani. The two committees merged into the Foundation Trustees College of Lampung. The foundation was formed with faculties of Economics, Law, and Social.
The university has eight faculties in bachelor's degree: