Jimma University

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world rank  3479

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University Overview

Founded in 1983, Jimma University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Jimma (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oromia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Jimma University (JU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Jimma University (JU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 37 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Ethiopian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name ጅማ ዩኒቨርስቲ
Acronym JU
Founded 1983
Motto We are In the Community
Colours Blue

University Location

Address PO Box 378
Jimma (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +251 (471) 112 202
F +251 (471) 111 450

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Office of Registrar, PO Box 378
+251 (471) 117822

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020