Nimba University (NU) is one of Liberia’s fastest-growing, public institutions of higher education.

NU is a Higher Educational Institution with accreditations from the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE). 

The Nimba University is located in Sanniquellie City in Nimba County, Liberia, with a campus located in the College View Community in Sanniquellie City. Nimba University, formerly the Nimba County Community College, is characterized by adventures, perseverance, Academic accomplishments, and Academic Excellence.

At Nimba University, we offer a range of disciplines, from the professional certificate (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) to Bachelor levels. The University currently has approximately 2,000 students, and some 300 faculty and staff members, including part-time and full-time academic staff. Throughout its history, NU has been characterized by dynamic entrepreneurialism and international and local university partnerships.

Nimba University reflects the undaunted determination of a committed group of professionals and one that fulfills the collective dream and aspiration of the Nimba People, conceived and nurtured by the torchbearers of education in Nimba County.  The institution came about through the visionary leadership of Her Excellency, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia (2006 -2017), as a fulfillment of her promise to decentralize higher education in Liberia.  Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono was appointed as the first and pioneering President of Nimba University, formerly the Nimba County Community College, by Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.  Hence, Dr. Gono, in her desire to build a vibrant and competitive academic and professional institution, set out to recruit qualified and experienced professionals of diverse backgrounds to commence this initiative.

Nimba University was formed as a result of an Act of the 52nd National Legislature of Liberia, on September 16, 2010.  After eleven years of successful operations, the college was elevated to a full-fledged university to offer bachelor’s degrees, through an Act passed by the National Legislature of Liberia on August 31, 2021, and approved by the President of Liberia, His Excellency George Manneh Weah, on September 27, 2021.