Hafr Al Batin University was established by Royal Decree No. (20 937) dated 06/02/1435 H to integrate with the rest of the Saudi universities in the educational process and service are tributary and help to translate the ambitious development plans in Saudi Arabia. Launched Hafr Al-Batin University carrier academically impact from two ancient civilizations are the University of Dammam through colleges of education for girls in both: Hafr Al-Batin, Nairiyah, the upper village, Al-Khafji. And that was all under its umbrella, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals through the university and colleges for boys, which have continued since its inception until the date of announcement of the university operates under the parent umbrella of the university in Dhahran Community College.
Currently drilling the University of Subcontractors both of the following colleges in the province of Hafr al-Batin:College of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Computer Engineering, College of Business Administration, Community College, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences (girls), Faculty of Sciences and supporting studies, Faculty of Education. As well as colleges outside the province of Hafr al-Batin; Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Khafji, Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the upper village, Faculty of Arts and Sciences -Noaryya. The vision of the university lies in Leadership and excellence in the instruction process and research and community service in order to build a society that promotes knowledge-based economy.