Facts & Figures


This periodic report is result of continuous of consolidation of information from the University Entities. It provides administrative statistics for a period of 8 years, period that coincides with the establishment of University of Rwanda in 2013. It reports statistics per thematic arears predefined by International Standard Classification of Education by describing the University graduates, students, staff and their respective publications to inform stakeholders and decision making as well as institutional plans.

It intends to provide statistics that contribute in measuring progress to achieve various engagements for sustainable development. In this context, statistics based on fields of education enable the University keep on track performance indicators of benchmarking at various scales of measurement.
Results show that since its establishment, University of Rwanda graduated the total number of 58,385. Non-STEM graduated 51% and 49% in STEM areas ; 36% are females and 64% males.

Total enrolment for last eight years provides proportions of 45% students registered in Non-STEM and 55% students registered in STEM areas.
Female students present 34% and 66% stands for male students. Undergraduate programmes dominate with 95% and 83% of the total enrolment are financially supported by Government of Rwanda.

Total number of publications is 2,348 from 308 publications in 2014 where publications from pure STEM Colleges present 73%.
Number of UR staff decreased from 2,367 staff in 2013 to 1,883 in 2021 due to various harmonization and restructuring conducted for both academic and administrative structures.

Distribution shows that 64% are academics and 36% are administrative and support staff. 24% females and 76% males compose academics. Administrative and support staff side 60% are males and 40% are females.
In terms of contract terms, 84.4% of academic are permanent, 82.2% of administrative and support staff are permanent. Number of Academic Staff with PhD increased from 18% to 22.7%.

Results identify areas of improvement such as academic programme, lack of students’ enrollment in sensitive fields of education over 29% of fields of education with shot number of students. Looking at the proportion of enrollment in postgraduate programmes, the University has a long journey to satisfy labor market even in its own academics personnel.

Click on the link below to download the Published UR Facts and Figures for the year 2013 - 2021

UR FACTS FIGURES - 2013 - 2021

Click on the link below to download the Published UR Facts and Figures for the year 2013 - 2020

UR FACTS FIGURES - 2013 - 2020

UR FACTS FIGURES - 2013 - 2018.pdf

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