Al Yamamah University was initially established as a single college under the name “Al Yamamah College,” by the Al Khudair family as the family’s second contribution to the private education sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after it had pioneered the establishment of the first private schools, Model Education Schools, in Riyadh in 1957. In 2001, Al Yamamah College obtained a Ministry of Higher Education license as a national institution of higher education, and received its first batch of male students in September 2004, followed by its first batch of female students two years later in September 2006.

In 2008, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God have mercy on him – issued a royal decree to transform Al-Yamamah College into a university, as a culmination of the tireless and sincere efforts in planning and hard work to create a distinguished Saudi educational institution that provides university education and postgraduate studies with high quality. Al Yamamah University is located north of Riyadh on King Fahd Road, and its educational facilities extend over an area of ​​​​more than 160 thousand square meters. These facilities are designed according to the latest international standards for educational institutions.

Since its inception, Al Yamamah University has realized the importance of the English language in the world of business and labor markets, so it decided to teach its programs in the English language to prepare generations of graduates capable of working and being creative in the global business environment. To achieve this goal, it has established a long-term partnership with INTERLINK International Institutes, based in the United States of America. Interlink International Institutes implement a student-centered curriculum to equip them with the English language and academic skills needed to succeed in their university studies and future career paths.

In addition, the university includes the Executive Education Center, which aims to build youth capabilities and empower individuals and institutions through high-level training programs in partnership with major local and international institutions and companies.

Al Yamamah University has many prestigious academic accreditations from the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation, the Saudi Education and Training Evaluation Commission, and from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America. Thanks to its wide network of academic partnerships with major international universities and professional, scientific and research partnerships with local and international companies, Al Yamamah University provides cooperative training and employment opportunities for its students and graduates, which played a prominent role in achieving high rates of graduate employment during record periods after their graduation.

Al Yamamah University is also proud of its graduates who prove their worth in assuming high-level leadership positions in the government and private sectors and in establishing pioneering business projects and contributing with their giving in advancing the development wheel to build the economy of the future. Al Yamamah University continues to expand its scope in serving the educational sector, as Al Yamamah University opened its academic complex in the Eastern Province, in the city of Al Khobar, where the university city was built there according to the latest standards and technologies to provide a distinctive educational environment. Al Yamamah University in Al Khobar received the first batch of students in the university preparation program starting the academic year 2022-2023.