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Universities in Kenya – List of Best and Top Universities in Kenya

Kenya has the largest university education system in East Africa. The number of universities in Kenya rose from six public universities in 2003 to 22 in 2013. In total Kenya has 53 universities, nine constituent colleges of public universities and five of private universities. As a result, the number of university students rose steadily from 67,558 in 2003/04 to about 240,550 in 2013.

For instance there was an increase of 21.3 percent in overall university student enrolment from 198,260 in 2011 to 240,550 in 2013. Basically, the change in enrolment was higher than the 11.6 percent, recorded in 2011/12 because of a double intake that was implemented in 2012/ 13 academic year.

Female student enrolment rose by 30.5 per cent from 80,560 in 2011/12 to 106,115 in 2012/13. During the same period, enrolment in private universities increased by 11.6 per cent from 40,344 in 2011/12 to 45,023 in 2012/13 academic years.

Public universities student intake through the joint Admission Board increased by 23.4 per cent from 17,100 in 2008-2009 to 21,100 in 2009-2010. This was attributed to the establishment of more constituent colleges which boosted access to university education. The number have risen to 24,000 in the 2010-2011 academic year.

But women enrolment declined from 40.1 per cent in 2008-2009 to 37.9 per cent in 2009-2010. To boost the numbers, the joint board has an affirmative policy of admitting female students with a point lower than their male counterparts.

Universities in Kenya

Universities in Kenya

Public Universities in Kenya

  1. Chuka University
  2. Egerton University
  3. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST)
  4. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  5. Karatina University
  6. Kenyatta University – KU
  7. Kimathi University College of Technology
  8. Kisii University
  9. Laikipia University College
  10. Maseno University
  11. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  12. Meru University
  13. Moi university
  14. Multimedia University of Kenya
  15. Pwani University College
  16. Technical University of Kenya – TU-K
  17. Technical University of Mombasa (TUM)
  18. University of Eldoret
  19. University of Nairobi

Chartered Private Universities in Kenya

  1. Africa International University
  2. Africa Nazarene
  3. Daystar University
  4. Great Lakes University of Kisumu
  5. Kabarak University
  6. KCA University (KCAU)
  7. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University
  8. Kenya Methodist University (KeMU)
  9. Mt. Kenya University
  10. Pan Africa Christian University-PAC
  11. Scott Christian University
  12. St.Pauls University
  13. Strathmore University
  14. The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA),
  15. United States International University – USIU
  16. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton
  17. The Management University of Africa

Private Universities in Kenya with Letter of Interim Authority (LIA)

  1. Adventist University of Africa
  2. Aga Khan University
  3. Genco University
  4. Inoorero University
  5. Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology
  6. Presbyterian University of East Africa
  7. The Management University of Africa
  8. The Presbyterian University of East Africa
  9. Umma University
  10. Gretsa University
  11. Pioneer International University
  12. Riara University

Private Universities in Kenya – Constituent Colleges

  1. Hekima University College
  2. Marist International University College (MIUC)
  3. Tangaza University College
  4. Uzima University College
  5. Regina Pacis University College

Public Universities in Kenya – Constituent Colleges

  1. Bondo University College
  2. Cooperative University College of Kenya
  3. Embu University College
  4. Kibabii University College (KIBUCO)
  5. Machakos University College
  6. Murang’a University College (MRUC)
  7. Rongo University College
  8. South Eastern University College Kenya
  9. Taita Taveta University College

Best and Top Universities in Kenya – University Ranking 2014

  1. University of Nairobi
  2. Kenyatta University
  3. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  4. Egerton University
  5. Moi University
  6. Strathmore University Nairobi
  7. African Virtual University
  8. KCA University
  9. Maseno University
  10. Mount Kenya University
  11. United States International University
  12. Catholic University of Eastern Africa
  13. Kabarak University
  14. Kenya Methodist University
  15. University of Eastern Africa Baraton
  16. Pwani University College
  17. Taita Taveta University College
  18. Technical University of Kenya
  19. Daystar University
  20. Tangaza College
  21. International School of Kenya
  22. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  23. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (Kimathi University College of Technology)
  24. Scott Theological College
  25. Africa Nazarene University
  26. East Africa School of Management
  27. Saint Paul’s University Limuru
  28. Inoorero University (Kenya School of Professional Studies)
  29. Kenia Institute of Management
  30. Zetech College
  31. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies
  32. Kisii University
  33. Multimedia University College of Kenya
  34. Riara University
  35. Great Lakes University of Kisumu
  36. Kenya Medical Training College
  37. Technical University of Mombasa (Mombasa Polytechnic University College)
  38. Presbyterian University of East Africa
  39. Pan Africa Christian University
  40. Maryknoll Institute of African Studies Nairobi
  41. Adventist University of Africa
  42. Eldoret University
  43. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (Bondo University College)
  44. International Leadership University (Nairobi International School of Theology)
  45. Institute of Advanced Technology Kenya
  46. Gretsa University
  47. Africa International University (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology)
  48. Meru University of Science and Technology
  49. Rongo University College
  50. Karatina University College
  51. Laikipia University College
  52. Chuka University
  53. Machakos University College
  54. Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute
  55. Kibabii University College
  56. Umma University
  57. Masai Mara University
  58. Riccatti Business College
  59. Murang’a University College
  60. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University (Kenya Highlands Bible College)
  61. Co-operative University College of Kenya
  62. Kirinyaga University College
  63. Embu Universit