Arba Minch University is a research university based in Arba Minch, Ethiopia. The school is one of the respected institutions in the country, and it was officialy recognized as a university in 2004. Currently the school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It is organized into the following colleges: College of Agriculture, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, College of Natural Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Business and Economics, and the Arba Minch Institute of Technology. The University has embarked on a journey of expansion, for which reason it is aiming to grow from 8,000 registered students in 2008 to 24,000 students in 2014.