Top 10 Universities in Kenya To Choose

Being in University comes with a lot of freedom but never ever forget that freedom comes with responsibility once you join the University. In form four, you were the eldest but just like you were in form one you will be the youngest in university and will be referred to as a fresher, naïve and exposed.

Universities in the country have greatly increased and as you try to find your footing, we list to you the top Universities as published by UniRank in the 2019 Kenyan University Ranking. The ranking was based on the following criteria:

  • University chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate Kenyan higher education-related organization.
  • University that offers at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

University of Nairobi (UoN)

Nairobi University has branch campuses in Kikuyu, Parklands, Lower Kabete, Upper Kabete, Chiromo, Kisumu.

It is officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya. It has a huge enrolment and UniRank enrollment estimates that it has over 45,000 students.

UON offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

In the 48 years, the old higher-education institution has had a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. It has produced a huge list of great leaders and professionals in the country. UON ranks at position one in Kenya and position 825 in the World.

Kenyatta University (K.U)

Kenyatta University was founded in 1985 and now boasts of a great infrastructure.

The institution has branch campuses in: Mombasa, Kitui, Nakuru, Embu, Ruiru, Nyeri, Kiambu, Kericho, Dadaab.

K.U is officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya. KU is a very large coeducational higher education institution with Unirank estimating its enrolment to over 45000 students.

Kenyatta University (KU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

It has been in operation for the last 33 years and has a very selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. International students are free to apply for enrollment at K.U.

Egerton University (EU)

Egerton University was founded in 1987 and is in the suburban setting of the village of Njoro, Nakuru.

Egerton has a population range of under 2,500 students. Egerton also has branch campuses in Laikipia, Kisii and Nakuru Town.

Egerton is officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya. Egerton University (EU) is a large coeducational higher education institution with an enrolment range of 10,000-14,999 students.

Egerton University (EU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. Egerton does not have a selective admission policy.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

JKUAT was established in 1994 in the capital city of Nairobi. JKUAT has branch campuses in Mombasa, Taita Taveta, Nakuru, Kisii, Kitale and Arusha in Tanzania.

JKUAT is officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya.JKUAT is a large coeducational higher education institution with uniRank estimating its enrollment range to be 20,000-24,999 students.

JKUAT offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

It has been in operation for the last 24 years and has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Strathmore University (S.U)

Strathmore University was founded in 2002 in the capital Nairobi. It was officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya.

SU is a small coeducational higher education institution with uniRank estimating the enrollment to be ranging between 4,000-4,999 students.

S.U offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in a number of areas of study.

S.U has been in operation for the last 16 years and has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ previous academic record and grades. International students are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Moi University (M.U)

Moi University was established in 1984 in Eldoret in Uasin Gishu. Moi University has branch campuses in Eldoret West, Nairobi, Kitale, Kericho, Odero Akang’o.

It is officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya. M.U is a very large coeducational higher education institution with an estimated uniRank enrollment range of 30,000-34,999 students.

M.U offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

The institution has been in operation for the last 34 years during which it has always had a selective admission policy based on students’ previous academic record and grades. International applicants are welcome to apply for enrollment.

United States International University (USIU)

United States International University (USIU) Africa was established in 1989.USIU is officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

USIU-Africa is a medium-sized coeducational higher education institution whose enrolment UniRank places between 7,000-7,999 students).

USIU-Africa offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in a number of areas of study.

The institution has been in operation for 29 years and has a selective admission policy based on students’ previous academic record and grades. International applicants are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Mount Kenya University (MKU)

Mount Kenya University was founded in 2008 and is a private higher education institution located in the town of Thika, Kiambu County.

This institution has branch campuses in: Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kitale, Kigali, Lodwar, Kakamega, Nkubu Meru.

MKU is officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education.

MKU is a very large coeducational higher education institution with uniRank estimating its enrollment as over 45,000 students.

MKU offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in a number of areas of study.

Technical University of Kenya (TU-K)

The Technical University of Kenya is a non-profit public higher education institution that was established in 2007.

TU-K is located in Nairobi County and offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s degrees in several areas of study

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, TU-K is a coeducational higher education institution.

Kenya Methodist University (KEMU)

Kenya Methodist University was established in 1997 as a non-profit private higher education institution. KEMU is in the County of Meru and has branches campuses in Nairobi, Nyeri, Nakuru, and Mombasa.

KEMU is officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya.

KEMU is a medium-sized coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. The university has an enrolment range of 9,000-9,999 students according to UniRank.

Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor’s degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in numerous areas of study.

The institution has been in operation for 21 years and has a selective admission policy based on students’ academic record and grades.

 

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