The Ansbach University of Applied Sciences (German: Fachhochschule Ansbach) was founded in 1996 and counts approximately 1,800 students (2008). It belongs to the newest Universities of Applied Sciences of the Free State of Bavaria. The percentage of foreign students is about 6 percent. As of 2010 there are 2,300 students.
Beginning with the winter semester 2006/07 the so called Bologna Process was implemented. Therefore all academic programs with the German degree “Diplom (FH)” were replaced by bachelor programs.
In January 2008 the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences came to first place of the “Hochschulranking” (English: University Ranking) which was processed by UNIcheck.de. Despite the fact that the survey cannot be considered as representative it is still an honour for the young and dynamic university.