Founded in 2005, International Maritime College Oman is a public private partnership higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Sohar (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Al Batinah North. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education of Oman, International Maritime College Oman (IMCO) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational Omani higher education institution. International Maritime College Oman (IMCO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 15 years old Omani higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. IMCO also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.