King Faisal University was founded in 1975 (1395H) by royal decree with main campus in the city of Hofuf in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. The university was inaugurated by the late King Faisal Bin Abdulaziz. KFU is one of the oldest and admirable higher education and research public university in the nation.
The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, research centers, e-Learning and distance education. Covering a large genre of important specialties, KFU offers a total of 86 academic programs. 59 of these programs are undergraduate and 27 are graduate programs. Graduates of such programs earn degrees ranging from higher diploma to master degree.
KFU hosts a student population of 21870 in its undergraduate level main stream programs. 7011(32%) students are males and 14859(68%) are females. In addition, 42000 students (males and females) are enrolled in distance and e-learning education programs. Together the total figure of undergraduate student enrollment at KFU is 32870. Student enrollment in postgraduate programs at KFU is 523.
A total number of 1245 comprises the faculty population at KFU. 790 or 64 % are males and 455 or 36% are females. Saudi Faculty are 689 (55%), with 386 (56%) males and 303 (44%) females.
Covering a large genre of important specialties, KFU offers a total of 86 academic programs. 59 of these programs are undergraduate and 27 are graduate programs. Graduates of such programs earn degrees ranging from higher diploma to master degree.
The number of colleges at KFU has risen to 14 including:
1. Agriculture and Food Sciences
2. Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources
5. Clinical Pharmacy
7. Computer Science and Information Technology
8. Business Administration
11. Applied Studies and Community Service
12. Community College (for girls)
13. Applied Medical Sciences
KFU has 11 supporting deanships as follows:
1. Graduate Studies
2. Scientific Research
3. Admission and Registration
4. Student affairs
5. Library Affairs
6. Faculty Affairs
7. Academic development
8. Preparatory year
9. Information Technology
10. Electronic and Distance learning
11. Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation