List of Top 40 Universities and Colleges To Study In Kenya
1.University of Nairobi
The University of Nairobi is a collegiate research university based in Nairobi. It is one of the largest universities in Kenya. Although its history as an educational institution dates back to 1956, it did not become an independent university until 1970.
2. Egerton University
Egerton University is a public university in Kenya. It is the oldest institution of higher education in Kenya.
3. Maseno University
Maseno University is a public university based in the Maseno district of the city of Kisumu, Kenya, situated along the Equator. It was fully fledged as a university in 2001, after being a constituent college of Moi University for a decade. It is one of public universities in Kenya.
4. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is a public university that is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, along the Nairobi-Thika SuperHighway, off Exit 15 .It offers courses in Technology, Engineering, Science, Commerce, Management and Building sciences.
5. United States International University Africa
United States International University Africa, also known as USIU Africa, is a private university in Kenya, the largest economy in the East African Community. The university is accredited by the Commission for Higher Education in Kenya and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
6. Strathmore University
Strathmore University is a chartered university based in Nairobi, Kenya. Strathmore College was started in 1961, as the first multi-racial, multi-religious advanced-level sixth form college offering science and arts subjects, by a group of professionals who formed a charitable educational trust.
7. Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Catholic University of Eastern Africa, is a multi-campus private university in Kenya. It is accredited by the Commission for University Education in Kenya.
8. Mount Kenya University
Mount Kenya University is a private, multi-campus, chartered and ISO 9001:2015 Certified university in Kenya. It was founded by Prof. Simon N. Gicharu. MKU is one of the largest private universities in the country, with many students.
9. Kenyatta University
Kenyatta University is a public research university with its main campus in Nairobi County, Kenya. It acquired the status of university in 1985, being the third university after University of Nairobi and Moi University.
10. Daystar University
Daystar is a Christian liberal arts university in Nairobi. Daystar’s original campus is close to Nairobi city centre, but there was no room to expand at that location. Therefore, in 1992 a new campus was built at Athi River, some 40 km to the south-east of the city, on the Mombasa Road which became the main campus.
11. Africa Nazarene University
Africa Nazarene University is a private Christian-founded university in, Kenya, and an affiliate of The Church of the Nazarene Colleges and Universities around the world. ANU is fully accredited by the Commission for University Education and the International Board of Education.
12. Kenya Utalii College
We offer a wide range of Management Development Programmes which vary from year to year according to industry needs.
13. Pwani University
Pwani University is a public university in the Kilifi County in Kenya, located 60 km north of Mombasa in the resort town of Kilifi, within the larger Kilifi County. Prior to the award of a charter, the university was a constituent college of Kenyatta University.
14. Africa International University
Africa International University is a Christian university in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.
15. Kenya Methodist University Nairobi
The Kenya Methodist University is a chartered private university founded by the Methodist Church in Kenya. It is situated within woodland on the north eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, five kilometers from Meru Town.
16. KCA UNIVERSITY
KCA University is a private, non-profit institution, founded in July 1989 as Kenya College of Accountancy by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya to improve the quality of accountancy and financial management training in the country. KCAU is located on Thika Road in Ruaraka, Nairobi, Kenya.
17. Riara University
Riara University is a Private University located along Mbagathi Way in Nairobi, Kenya.
18. The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton
The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton is a private coeducational Seventh-day Adventist university located in Baraton, about 50 km from Eldoret Kenya. It offers degrees in graduate and undergraduate programs in the fields of Business, the Humanities, Agriculture, Technology, Health Sciences and Education.
19. Multi Media University
The Multimedia University of Kenya is a public university located in Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya. The university offers ICT and mass media education.
20. Pan Africa Christian University
Pan Africa Christian University is a private Christian University in Nairobi, Kenya.
21. Kenya school of monetary studies
Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) was established as a School of the Central Bank of Kenya and registered in 1997 as a corporate entity with the primary mandate to build capacity for the banking industry and support the Bank deliver on its core mandate of fostering a stable and well-functioning financial system.
22. Zetech University
Zetech University is a private university located in Kenya. Zetech was founded by Engineer Ken Mbiuki in 1999 and is registered by the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology.
23. Kenya medical training college
The Kenya Medical Training College is a state Corporation under the Ministry of Health entrusted with the role of training of the various health disciplines in the health sector, to serve the local, regional and international markets.
24. Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
KIMC. The Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) was established in 1961 and was named as the then Voice of Kenya Training School.
25. Kabarak university
Kabarak University is a private Christian university in Kenya. It was established on a 600-acre farm 20 kilometres from Nakuru, along the Nakuru–Eldama Ravine. The campus features academic, religious and recreational facilities set in a serene environment. The university also Nakuru and Nairobi campuses in Nakuru.
26. Adventist University Of Africa
The Adventist University of Africa is a Seventh-day Adventist university created for the purpose of providing post-graduate education throughout Africa. Adventist University of Africa has two departments, the Seminary, and the School of Graduate Studies.
27. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (or DeKUT) is a public, coeducational technological university in Nyeri, Kenya. It is one of 22 public universities in Kenya, having been a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology since the year 2007 until it was chartered to become a fully fledged public university on 14 December 2012.
28. Kisii University
Kisii University is a public university located in Kisii. It was founded in 1965 as a primary teachers’ training college on a 61-acre land that was donated by the County Council of Gusii. The college continued up to 1983 when it was upgraded to a secondary teachers’ college to offer Diploma programmes.
29. Scott Christian University
Scott Christian University is a private Christian university in Machakos, Kenya.
30. Gretsa University
Gretsa University is a private university in Thika Municipality in Kenya that provides certificate, diploma and degree programmes.
31. University Of EldoretUniversity of Eldoret is one of the 22 public universities in Kenya and situated approximately 9 km along the Eldoret-Ziwa road in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County. It was founded in 1946 by the white settlers as a Large Scale Farmers Training Centre.
32. Karatina University
Karatina University is a public university in the town of Karatina, in central Kenya.
33. Chuka University
Chuka University is a public university in the Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. The university is situated approximately 186 km from Nairobi along the Nairobi-Meru highway, in a rural setting on the eastern slopes of Mt. Kenya at an altitude of approximately 2,000 meters above sea level.
34. University of Embu
University of Embu is a Kenyan chartered university founded in 1947.
35. Kirinyaga University
Kirinyaga University is a public university situated in Kutus Kerugoya in Kirinyaga County, Kenya.
36. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, formerly Western University College of Science and Technology, is a public university in Kenya. The university is named after Masinde Muliro, a Kenyan politician who helped found the school.
37. Maasai Mara University
Maasai Mara University, is a public university in Kenya.
38. Kibabii University
Kibabii University is a public university in Kenya located in Bungoma County along Bungoma-Chwele highway. Previously a constituent college of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, the university was granted its Charter by President Kenyatta in November 2015.
39. Meru University of Science and Technology
Meru University of Science and Technology is a public university in Tigania West Constituency Meru, Kenya. It is in Meru County, 15 kilometres northeast of Meru Town, along the Meru-Makutano-Maua Highway.
40. Murang’a University of Technology
Murang’a University of Technology is the Successor of Murang’a University College, a former constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology after being elevated from Murang’a College of Technology.