Established in 1997, Jaamacada Muqdisho (English: Mogadishu University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Mogadishu (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Banaadir. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Bosaso. Officially accredited/recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture & Higher Education, Somalia, Jaamacada Muqdisho (MU) is a small (enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Jaamacada Muqdisho (MU) 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 19 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 50-60% making this Somali higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. MU 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.