About Us

Oromia State University is a regional Higher Learning Institution on Ethio-Kenya highway situated at 163 km at  South of Addis Ababa, on the shore of lake Ziway. The university first came into being in 1992 as a training center with the name “Oromia Management Institute”. In 1997, it was scaled up to a college level and named “Public Service College of Oromia (PSCO)” operated in such standard till 2009. Later in 2009, the former Public Service College of Oromia transformed to Oromia State University, following regulation No 190/2009 of the Oromia Regional State administrative Council.

OSU is a regional capacity building university committed to enhance the service delivery processes of the public sectors in the Oromia regional state and beyond, through provision of: education, training, research, consultancy and community services.

Major achievements

. The transformation of our institution from college to University level, by the regulation No 190/2009 of the Oromia Regional State administrative Council

. Providing training on various topics to well over 210,000 civil servants;

. About 33,542 students, most of whom were public servants, have attended their studies in eight fields of studies in  diploma programs  and graduated;

. Currently, about 14,566 students are attending their studies in the evening and weekend modes of delivery; 

. Regarding to local community support, 50 students with physical disabilities, and those who come from needy families, have been granted educational opportunities for free;

. Establishing formal partnership agreement (signed agreement) with Jimma University, Addis Ababa University, Adama Science & Technology University, Defense Engineering College,

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC), UK Public Service College and Unity University; and working in cooperation with others and institutional mutual advantage

targeting on public benefits.

. The ICT infrustracture development (networking and automation), which has been carried out in collaboration with Jimma University, has now been successfully completed and gone


. Recieving four International Quality Awards with in last two concequetive years.

International Quality Awards

1. World Quality Commitment Award -2014, Paris, France;

2. European Society for Quality Research, Quality Achievement Award-2015, London,

3. International Quality Crown Award -2015 London; and

4. BIZZ- 2016 Business Excellence Award, Washington D.C.

Major services provided by the University

. Need based  trainig

. Reform led education

. Research and consultancy and

. Community Services

Education Modes of Delivery

. Regular

. Extention/ Evening

. Distance

. Weekend.