Jimma University

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world rank  5142

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Founded in 1983, Jimma University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Jimma (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oromia Region. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia, Jimma University (JU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Ethiopian higher education institution. Jimma University (JU) 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 40 years old Ethiopian higher-education 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, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name ጅማ ዩኒቨርስቲ
Acronym JU
Founded 1983
Motto We are In the Community
Colours Blue

University Location

Address PO Box 378
Oromia Region
Tel +251 (471) 112 202
Fax +251 (471) 111 450

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Office of Registrar, PO Box 378
(471) 117822

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Jimma University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023