Founded in 1976, Hawassa University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Awasa (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), SNNPR. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Wondo Genet, Yirgalem. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Hawassa University (HWU) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hawassa University (HWU) 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 40 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. HWU 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.