Established in 2007, Wollega University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Nekemte (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oromia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Gimbi, Shambu. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Wollega University (WOU) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Wollega University (WOU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 9 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Ethiopian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WOU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.