Established in 1967, King Abdulaziz University was a private national university carrying the name of the establisher of Saudi Arabia. The university is located in the large city of Jeddah and it aims at spreading higher education in the western area of Saudi Arabia. King Abdulaziz University has more than 82,000 students, with separate campuses for men and women. The university offers faculties in a wide range of subject areas, including mechanical engineering, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, agriculture & forestry, art and design, humanities, business, law, sciences,..etc. It also offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. In addition to offering a range of on-campus undergraduate and graduate programs, King Abdulaziz University also teaches a distance learning program.