Wollega University

country rank  24
world rank  11379

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University Overview

Established in 2007, Wollega University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Nekemte (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oromia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Gimbi, Shambu. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Wollega University (WOU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Wollega University (WOU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 11 years old higher-education 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.

University Identity

Acronym WOU
Founded 2007
Motto Excellence and Innovation
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address PO Box 395
Nekemte (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +251 (57) 661 7981
F +251 (57) 661 7980
Other locations Gimbi, Shambu

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office PO Box 395
+251 (57) 661 7979

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 700-799
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Agency (HERQA)


  • Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018