A royal approval was issued in 2005, 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 five colleges in Sakaka and Gurayat.
Al Jouf University is in the far North of Saudi Arabia on the Saudi-Jordanian borders. The number of the university's students is approximately 5,000 students, enrolled in 25 scientific departments. The university employs 81 professors.