A Royal Approval was issued in 1426 to establish Al-Jouf University in Al-Jouf region. Al-Jouf University includes several colleges, that were created, and supervised by King Saud University. Other colleges were added, increasing the number of the University's colleges to 5 colleges in Sakaka and Gurayat.
Al-Jouf University is in the far north of Saudi Arabia on the Saudi-Jordanian boarders. The number of the University's students is approximately 5,000 students, enrolled in 25 scientific departments. The University employs 81 Professors.