University of Southern Somalia

country rank  20
world rank  12436

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University Overview

Founded in 2008, Jaamacada Koonfur Galbeed Soomaaliya (University of Southern Somalia) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Baidoa (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Bay. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bardaale. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Minister of Education, Somalia, Jaamacada Koonfur Galbeed Soomaaliya (UB) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Jaamacada Koonfur Galbeed Soomaaliya (UB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 10 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Somali higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

University Location

Address Lugabaxsi Street
Baidoa (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
25215 Bay
T +252 (1) 550 2311
F +252 (1) 558 3379
Other locations Bardaale

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Jaangow
+252 (1) 558 3379
(1) 5502311

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 500-999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range under-50
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Other
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Islamic Islamic

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Minister of Education, Somalia

Year of first Accreditation


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Site last updated: Saturday, 10 November 2018