The college began its first few years as one of the MARA's institutions known as Maktab Rendah Sains MARA, and it was established in 1972. 150 male students from all over Malaysia were enrolled in the college in its first intake. Initially, the institution offered the standard Malaysian curriculum for secondary school students from Form 1 to Form 5. However the programme ended in 1985.
In 1978, the college introduced the Science Matriculation Programme by University Kebangsaan Malaya. It was conducted parallel to the existing secondary school curriculum.
1985 - 1988
The college then introduced the GCE A-Levels programme in 1985, however the programme ceased in 1988.
The college introduced another programme known as the Northen Consortium University Degree Programme in 1988.
The college has changed its name to Kolej Pengajian Tinggi MARA. It was administrated by Yayasan Pelajaran MARA. Then, MARA took over the administration in 1992, and reinstated the UKM Matriculation Programme with two additional courses, which were Science and Accounting.
The Current Nam
The college became formally officiated as Kolej MARA Seremban on the 3rd of February 1994.
In 2000, The UKM Matriculation Programme was abolished to make way for the Malaysian Education Ministry Matriculation Programme. This change was made as the Ministry of Education Malaysia took over all matriculation programmes in the country to unify the curriculum. The programme ended on the 14th of April 2005.
The GCE A Levels programme was reinstated in 2002, and is still being offered by the college to this day.
The college received the International Baccalaurate World School certification and was authorised to offer the IB Diploma Programme in April 2005.
The college was then put under the administration of a sub division of MARA, the MARA Higher Education Department on the 11th of January 2007.
The college now prides itself as today one of the few institutions in Malaysia that offers both the A Level and IB Diploma Programme. It has also succeeded in sending a number of academically brilliant students for further studies at numerous universities outside Malaysia especially in the UK, New Zealand and Australia to name a few.