In 1976, at a time that was only one university in Jordan, Yarmouk University was established to update all the society demands and create undergraduate education for the largest possible number for the public secondary students who are increasing every year as a result of education concerns in Jordan..
In June, 24, 1976 The Royal High Decree was issued for establishing Yarmouk University Royal Commission. The first school year was beginning in October, 9, 1976 and the number of student was only 640.
In the Twenty fifth year of his Govern especially in June, 16, 1977, His Majesty late King Hussein opened Yarmouk University. Its name was come from Arabic and Islamic Connotations.
During school year 1986/1987, the faculties of (Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, Public Health, Medical Science Backing, Dental, and nursing) were transferred to the main position for the university. During this The Royal High Decree was issued for establishing Jordan University of Science & Technology and its campus is the main position of Yarmouk University.