A Brief Overview of Wachemo University

Wachemo University (WCU) is one of the public higher educational institutions, which was found in 2009 G.C. It is located 230 km southwest of Addis Ababa, at Hosanna town in the area of over 200 hectares.

The University commenced its function in 2012 admitting 538 students in 12 departments under 4 colleges. Currently, the University has admitted over 30000 students in regular and continuing education programs in 73 departments under 7 Colleges, namely:
✓ Engineering and Technology
✓ Natural and Computational Sciences
✓ Medicine and Health Sciences
✓ Agricultural Sciences
✓ Business and Economics
✓ Social Sciences and Humanities
✓ Education & Behavioral Sciences.
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The University has 1479 academic staff (from these 9 are expatriate academic staff), 209 Academic technical support staffs totaling 1688 Academic Staffs and Total admin staffs with male 712 and female 1634 is 2346 administrative support staff totaling 4034 Staffs. In terms of the profile of the full time academic staff, 94 are PhD holders, 1154 are MSc/MA holders and 168 are BSc/BA holders in addition to Technical Assistants.

Furthermore,the university has launched its branch campus at Durame town (Kambata Tambaro Zone) about 60Km away from the Main campus, Hosanna. From on the top of that the university has one teaching hospital: Nigist Elen Muhamad General Hospital which is found at Hossana town. Other Centers are:
✓ Shone Centre
✓ Homacho Centre
✓ Gimbichu Centre
✓ Mudula Centre
✓ Halaba Centre

Finally, all the community members of WCU with their profundity and commitment are playing immense role to achieve the national growth and transformation plan (GTP) via the university’s vision, mission and goals.

The University has been working hard in teaching, research and community services for the last five years. It has been awarded the prize of “Best achieving University” for three successive years, from 2013-15 academic years, among the newly established third generation Universities of Ethiopia.