Following are the top leading universities in Ethiopia:

Addis Ababa University (AAU)
- It is the oldest institution of higher education in Ethiopia.
- The University has the following colleges: College of Commerce; College of Development Study; College of Social Science; College of Education Education. Faculties at AAU include: Faculty of Business and Economics; Faculty of Informatics; Faculty of Law; Faculty of Journalism and Communication; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Science; Faculty of Technology; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
- AAU is ranked 1st in the Webometrics rankings of Top Colleges and Best Universities of Ethiopia.

Jimma University (JU)
- It is a public higher educational institution established in December 1999 by the amalgamation of Jimma College of Agriculture, and Jimma Institute of Health Sciences.
- JU is Ethiopia's first innovative Communisty Oriented Education Institution of higher learning.
- Ranked 2nd in Ethiopia according to the 4icu.org world university rankings 2010.

Haramaya University (HU)
- The University offers a range of programs at Ph.D. MSc, BSc, and Diploma levels.
- The academic units in the University comprise the School of Graduate Studies; College of Agriculture; College of Health Sciences; Faculty of Education; College of Business and Economics; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; Faculty of Continuing and Distance Education; Institute of Pastoral and Agropastoral Studies; College of Law; Faculty of Technology; Faculty of Computing and Informatics; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Adama University
- It was the first institute in Ethiopia to offer degree programs for technical teachers.
- The University has the following schools: School of Agriculture (SoA); School of Business (SoB); School of Engineering and Information Technologies (SoE); School of Health (SoH); School of Humanities and Natural Sciences (SHN); School of Pedagogic and Vocational Teacher Education (SoP).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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