JU’s commencement ceremony of medical doctors and other professionals from Colleges of Health Sciences, Business and Economics, Natural Science, Social Sciences and Humanities, Education and Behavioral Science and from Graduate school took place on October 31, 2015.
Jimma University has maintained its position as one of the leading Universities in Ethiopia in the 2008 Ethiopian University ranking. Ethiopian Ministry of Education ranked JU in 2nd place. It is to be recalled that Jimma university ranked 1st for the past five consecutive years.
Jimma University received more than 16, 000 new additions to its digital collection on October 20, 2015 from Human Ways Project. The project, established by a group of Ethiopians living in US, held its first distribution of e-books in the 2015-16 academic year – giving books to the higher institutions in Ethiopia.