King Khalid University

country rank  7
world rank  1531

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University Overview

Established in 1998, King Khalid University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Abha (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Asir. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Alnamas, Bisha, Khamis Mushait, Mehayel. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, King Khalid University (KKU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. King Khalid University (KKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 22 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة الملك خالد
Acronym KKU
Founded 1998 Merger between King Saud University (1957) and Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (1974)
Colours Green, white and grey

University Location

Address PO Box 418
Abha (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
61431 Asir
Saudi Arabia
T +966 (7) 229 0992
F +966 (7) 229 0521
Other locations Alnamas, Bisha, Khamis Mushait, Mehayel

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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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 entrance examinations
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 1451
Abha 61431
+966 (7) 226 1313

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to King Khalid University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Year of first Accreditation


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Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020