There are four public institutions: Bahrain Polytechnic, College of Health Sciences, Royal Police Academy, and University of Bahrain.
There are also twelve private institutions. Some have Bahraini owners. Some are branches of foreign institutions.
Between September 2008 and December 2010, the Higher Education Review Unit [HERU] of the Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training [QAAET] will conduct both institutional reviews and program reviews of all sixteen institutions of higher education. For additional information, see: http://en.qaa.edu.bh/reviewreports.aspx