King Khalid University

country rank  6
world rank  2284

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University Overview

Established in 1998, King Khalid University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Abha (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Asir. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Alnamas, Bisha, Khamis Mushait, Mehayel. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, King Khalid University (KKU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Saudi Arabian higher education institution. King Khalid University (KKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 22 years old Saudi Arabian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KKU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, 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
Name جامعة الملك خالد
Acronym KKU
Founded 1998 Merger between King Saud University (1957) and Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (1974)
Colours Green, white and grey

University Location

Address PO Box 418
Abha
61431 Asir
Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 (7) 229 0992
Fax +966 (7) 229 0521
Other locations Alnamas, Bisha, Khamis Mushait, Mehayel

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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students
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International
students
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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 entrance examinations
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 1451
Abha 61431
(7) 226 1313

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to King Khalid University's Library
Housing Not reported
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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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia


Year of first Accreditation

1976


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021