VISION STATEMENT:
"To be a leading world-class University in the delivery of affordable quality education through Open distance learning, dynamic knowledge generation and application

MISSION STATEMENT:
To continuously provide quality Open and distance education, research and public services for sustainable and equitable socio-economic development of Tanzania in particular and rest of Africa'


GUIDING PLAN THEME:
Commitment to quality outputs, integrity and pursuit for the provision of affordable quality education for all.

OUT Functions.
As provided in the Universities Act No.7 of 2005 and the OUT charter 2007 the functions of the Open University of Tanzania are: