Founded in 1983, Jimma University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Jimma (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oromia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Jimma University (JU) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Jimma University (JU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 33 years old HE 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. JU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.