Facts and figures


This report is result of continuous of data collected at quarterly basis from Colleges and Campuses’ administration. It is provides administrative statistics for a period of 7 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 to 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 49,477.
Non STEM graduated 53% and 47% in STEM areas ; 36% are females and 64% males.
Total enrolment for the last seven 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 84% of the total enrolment are financially supported by the Government of Rwanda.
Total number of publications is 2,096 from 308 publications in 2014 where publications from STEM programmes present 74%.

Number of UR staff decreased from 2,367 staff in 2013 to 1,952 in 2020 due to various harmonization and restructuring conducted for both academic and administrative structures.
Distribution shows that 68% are academics and 32% are administrative and support staff. 25% females and 75% males compose academics. Administrative and support staff side 60% are males and 40% are females.
In terms of contract terms, 90% of academic are permanent, 89% of administrative and support staff are permanent. Number of Staff with a PhD increased from 18% to 26%.
Results identify areas of improvement such as academic programmes, lack of students’ enrollment in sensitive fields of education over 30% of fields of education do not have students. Looking at the proportion of enrollment in postgraduate programmes, the University has a long journey to satisfy the labor market even its own academics personnel.

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