Facts and figures


This report provides facts from the retrospective statistical analysis for a period of five years period that concurs with the establishment of the University of Rwanda in October 2013. It comprises graduates, students’ enrolment, staff, trends of publications and infrastructure development. The report is a retrospective with the aim to address discrepancies observed during the last five years within the University statistical databank derived from missing and duplicates of information provided by UR Entities.

For last four years the University of Rwanda graduated the total number of 32,938 graduates, 54% graduated in Non-STEM and 46% STEM areas ; 36% are female and 64% male.

The average of students’ enrolment for the last five years shows that 48% presents Non-STEM and 52% STEM areas ; 33% stands for female and 67% male.

The records of students registered in University of Rwanda last five years show that the Government of Rwanda supports 85% of students.

The number of UR staff decreased from 2,367 in 2013 to 2,072 in 2018, current distribution shows that 1,329 are academics and 743 are in administrative and support positions ; 24% of academic staff are female and 76% are male, and 60% of administrative and support staff are female and 40% are male.

The distribution of academic staff by qualification shows that there is an increase of 4% for staff with PhD from 18% in 2013 to 22% in 2018. Number of publications increased from 308 in 2014 to 404 in 2017 with 1,257 publications for last four years.

The tremendous increase of number of laptops from 485 to 13,521, contributed in getting high proportion of students 63% among users.

Click on the link below to download the Published UR Facts and Figures for the year 2013 - 2018

UR FACTS FIGURES - 2013 - 2018.pdf