Nelson Mandela University: Statistics

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#1613 of 14,131 In the World
#23 of 1,104 In Africa
#12 of 26 In South Africa
#223 of 1,012 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
Top50% For 34 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
55%
Enrollment
27,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate55%
Admissions RequirementsMatriculation Certificate or certificate of exemption issued by the Joint Matriculation Board
Academic CalendarFebruary to November (February - June; July-November)
Enrollment27,500
Full time employee3,250
Student:staff ratio8:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,221
Citations
85,156

Nelson Mandela University majors

by publication & citation count

Environmental Science
1,785 / 43,092
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,628 / 17,589
Biology
1,031 / 14,813
Engineering
1,002 / 12,757
Chemistry
954 / 13,498
Business
811 / 9,731
Ecology
756 / 25,727
Medicine
753 / 5,471
Geography and Cartography
663 / 10,684
Physics
635 / 9,925
Materials Science
571 / 9,480
Computer Science
535 / 7,903
Psychology
484 / 5,627
Sociology
377 / 3,366
Economics
377 / 3,322
Demography
339 / 6,331
Environmental Management
318 / 17,300
Political Science
299 / 2,909
Art & Design
283 / 1,747
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
263 / 4,115
Communications and Public Relations
238 / 2,227
Development Studies
205 / 2,110
Education Majors
199 / 2,261
Geology
174 / 2,790
Zoology
165 / 2,126
Mathematics
165 / 1,119
Pharmacy
160 / 751
Botany
160 / 1,227
Marketing
159 / 1,640
Oceanography
141 / 1,997
Management Information Systems
141 / 2,578
Health Science
127 / 1,079
Healthcare Management (MHA)
116 / 1,197
Social Psychology
101 / 1,099
Law
101 / 199
Agricultural Science
91 / 1,209
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
90 / 118
Cyber Security
89 / 2,818
Public Health
89 / 948
Nursing
88 / 444

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 2
1992 0 3
1993 0 1
1994 1 1
1995 0 4
1996 1 7
1997 0 4
1998 0 9
1999 2 27
2000 0 12
2001 2 13
2002 10 10
2003 6 33
2004 17 26
2005 81 57
2006 141 218
2007 146 534
2008 176 925
2009 217 1539
2010 248 2145
2011 473 3014
2012 440 3859
2013 484 5170
2014 467 5854
2015 541 6970
2016 584 7466
2017 539 8503
2018 583 9083
2019 703 11307
2020 777 14639
2021 753 16394

Tuition

Local studetns Undergraduate, 10,000-13,500 per annum; Honours and postgraduate, 1,300-7,500 per module (ZAR)

Nelson Mandela University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Master of Technology Accountancy, Agriculture, Architecture, Biomedicine, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Forestry, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Radiology, Textile Design
Master's Degree Accountancy, Agriculture, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Development Studies, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Labour and Industrial Relations, Labour Law, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Private Law, Psychology, Public Law, Social Work, Sports, Statistics, Taxation, Tourism, Zoology
Doctor of Technology Agriculture, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Human Resources
Doctorate Accountancy, Afrikaans, Anthropology, Architecture, Business Administration, Development Studies, Dutch, Education, Engineering, Finance, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Technology, Law, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Nursing, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Religious Studies, Sociology, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Zoology

Notable alumni

  1. Wayne Parnell

    Wayne Parnell
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    cricketer
    Biography

    Wayne Dillon Parnell is a South African professional cricketer who most recently played for Northamptonshire in English county cricket.

  2. Amanda Black

    Amanda Black
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterrecording artist
    Biography

    Amanda Benedicta Antony, known professionally as Amanda Black, is a South African singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Gcuwa her career began in 1999 at the age of 6 singing in church choirs. Amanda was a contestant on Idols South Africa season 11. Black relocated to Johannesburg in 2016 to pursue her career in music. She signed a record deal with Ambitiouz Entertainment in 2016 and achieved recognition in same year following the release of her hit single "Amazulu", which was nominated for several music awards.

  3. Cassie Kozyrkov

    Cassie Kozyrkov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    computer scientistdata scientiststatistician
    Biography

    Cassie Kozyrkov is a South African data scientist and statistician. She founded the field of Decision Intelligence at Google, where she serves as Chief Decision Scientist.

  4. Kevin Paul

    Kevin Paul
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    paralympic swimmer
    Biography

    Kevin Paul is a South African Paralympic swimmer. Competing in the SB9-class 100 m breaststroke he won gold medals at the 2008 and 2016 Paralympics and a silver medal at the 2012 London Game.

  5. Cedric Frolick

    Cedric Frolick
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cedric Thomas Frolick, is the current House Chairperson: Committees, Oversight and ICT in the National Assembly of Parliament for the Republic of South Africa. A teacher, politician, anti-apartheid activist. He retired from teaching in 1999 and subsequently became a politician in the National Assembly. On 18 November 2010, the ANC appointed him as the House Chairperson responsible for Committees, ICT and Oversight.

  6. Brian Skosana

    Brian Skosana
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    rugby league playerrugby union player
    Biography

    Mthangala Brian Skosana is a South African professional rugby union player, currently playing with the SWD Eagles. His regular position is centre or wing.

General info

Alternative names NMU
Founded 2005
Accreditation Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC); Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training
Motto Change the World
Colors navy blue, yellow
Academic structure Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Technology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Affiliations and memberships Association of African Universities (AAU)
Universities South Africa (USA)

Location and Contacts

Address PO Box 77000, Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 6031
South Africa
City population 312,000
Phone +27 (41) 504 1111
Fax +27 (41) 583 3644

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