By May 2005, RUCO attained a letter of Interim Authority following a possible recommendation by a technical evaluation team dispatched by the Higher Education Accreditation Council (now called the Tanzania Commission for Universities – TCU)
By October 2005, RUCO attained the status of certificate of Provisional Registration (CPR) No. 21. This empowered the college to recruit students for approved programmes in Law and ICT. This made it possible to recruit the first intake of students for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc in CS) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
RUCO has since received the Certificate of Full Registration from the Tanzania Commission for Universities. RUCO is working towards becoming a fully-fledged University in the near future.