Revealed: Top 15 Public Universities in Ethiopia 2018

Revealed: Top 15 Public Universities in Ethiopia 2018

What are the most popular Public Universities in Ethiopia? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a complete list of top Public Ethiopian Universities ranked by the 2018 uniRank University Ranking and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate Ethiopian higher education-related organization
offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Public Ethiopian Universities based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

10. Adigrat University

Founded in 2001, Adigrat University is a public higher education institution located in the large town of Adigrat (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Tigray. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Adigrat University (AGU) is a large ( enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Adigrat University (AGU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

9. University of Gondar

Founded in 1954, University of Gondar is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Gondar (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Amhara. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Maraki. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, University of Gondar (UoG) is a large ( enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Gondar (UoG) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. This 64 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 10-20% making this Ethiopian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

8. Haramaya University

Founded in 1954, Haramaya University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Haramaya (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Dire Dawa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Haramaya University (HRU) is a very large ( enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Haramaya University (HRU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study.

7. Bahir Dar University

Established in 2001, Bahir Dar University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Bahir Dar (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Amhara. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Bahir Dar University (BDU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Bahir Dar University (BDU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

6. Mekelle University

Established in 1991, Mekelle University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Mekelle (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Tigray. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Aynalem, Kalamino, Quiha. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Mekelle University (MU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Mekelle University (MU) 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 This 27 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 80-90% making this Ethiopian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

5. Arba Minch University

Established in 1986, Arba Minch University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Arba Minch (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), SNNPR. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Arba Minch Secha. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Arba Minch University (AMU) is a very large ( enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Arba Minch University (AMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 32 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

4. Adama Science and Technology University

Established in 1993, Adama Science and Technology University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Adama (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Oromia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Asella. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This higher education institution does not have a selective admission policy.

3. Hawassa University

Founded in 1976, Hawassa University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Awasa (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), SNNPR. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Wondo Genet, Yirgalem. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Hawassa University (HWU) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hawassa University (HWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 42 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

2. Jimma University

ounded in 1983, Jimma University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Jimma (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oromia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Jimma University (JU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational 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. This 35 years old 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.

1. Addis Ababa University

Founded in 1950, Addis Ababa University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Addis Ababa (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University (AAU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Addis Ababa University (AAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 68 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

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