Universities

The Kingdom now has eight major universities:

King Saud University in Riyadh, founded in 1957 (1376/77 AH) as Riyadh University and renamed King Saud University in 1982 (1402/03 AH)

Islamic University in the Holy City of Madinah, founded in 1961 (1380/81 AH)

King Abdul Aziz University in Jiddah, founded in 1967 (1386/87 AH)

Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, founded in 1953 (1372/73 AH) and given university status in 1974 (1394 AH)

King Faisal University in Dammam and Hofuf, founded in 1975 (1395 AH)

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, founded in 1963 (1382/83 AH) and given university status in 1975 (1395 AH)

Umm Al-Qura University in the Holy City of Makkah, founded in 1979 (1399/1400 AH)

King Khaled bin Abdul Aziz University, founded 1998

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