Founded in 1989, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Shabestar (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Kurdistan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Islamic Azad University, Shabestar offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 27 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Islamic Azad University, Shabestar also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.