Ethiopia is radically expanding its higher education sector: from two federal universities to 22 in just over a decade and another 10 to open soon. The Ethiopian government sees higher education as an important plank in its strategy for social and economic development.
The huge expansion of student numbers is mainly in new regional universities and a vibrant private system. The focus on quality for Ethiopia’s universities encompasses relevance, especially practical problem-solving skills and student and community orientation.
Ambo University is one of the foremost higher learning institutions with significant contributions in the country’s overall development by building the capacity of development agents through short, medium and long term trainings in various fields. Ambo University has a long standing experience in research and extension on viable technologies including poultry, dairy, horticulture, forestry, etc and is playing a significant role in improving the livelihood of local community.
Wollo University strives to generate and apply the kind of knowledge that contributes to the renewal and transformation of society. Wollo University strives to accelerate the democratic, social, technical and economic development by offering various disciplines in the sciences, technology, medicine, social science, the humanities and business to provide the knowledge base for continuous and value adding achievements in all sectors of societal development in the country and the region in general.
Dilla University to date has more than 700 motivated young academic staff and more than 1300 administrative staff who are working vigorously to materialize its mission and reach the horizon of excellence in the world of academics. The University has strong innovative learning methods and didactics.
Unity University College
Unity University is the first full-fledged privately owned institute of higher learning in Ethiopia with a status granted by the Ministry of Education. It has vision to be the beacon for advanced, modern, practical and useful education in the country. Unity is committed to the development and continuous enhancement of human resources through the introduction of time-tested, relevant and innovation ideas.
Dire-Dawa University is a young public institution which is inline with the government’s policy of expanding quality higher education and ensuring its equitable distribution across the country.
Dire-Dawa University strives to establish itself amongst the world’s top Universities as a center of academic and research excellence in science and technology whereby it provides internationally competitive manpower and technological support to the development programs of the nation.
Jigjiga University is one of the higher institutions in Ethiopia which has become operational since March 2007. Jigjiga University is the first and only university in Somali National Regional State, established in the capital, Jigjiga, as the direct outcome of the policy of the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to expand higher education.
Wolaita Sodo University
Admas is presented as a partner of AIESEC in Ethiopia in the international AIESEC platform accessed by more than 60,000 University students. Moreover, AIESEC agreed to provide its members with an integrated development experience comprised of Leadership opportunities, international internships and participations in the global learning environment. By now Admas has become one of the globally renowned Universities.
Since its inception in 2008, Samara University is making great leaps towards producing competent and dynamic graduates who fulfill the needs and aspirations of the people. Recalling the past, we have commenced our journey with 1,867 students, 3 faculties and 12 departments. Currently, all our seven colleges went operational totaling 34 departments.
Rift Valley University College
Rift Valley University College is dedicated to fuel the engines of development, the potential and the working forces of the country. The mission of The Rift Valley College is to enhance and advance the quality of human life through systematically chosen programs of instruction, research and public service. It is fully committed to extend and expand a range of training by continually updating the existing provision.
International Leadership Institute
Headquartered in Ethiopia, the International Leadership Institute is a major research-intensive higher institution specializing in leadership and management studies. Through its collaborations with US and European universities, ILI has, since its establishment in 2001, been a primary choice of leaders in Eastern African region.
This is a list of universities and colleges in Ethiopia. It includes both public and private institutions.