Universities in Kenya: List of Public and Private Universities

  • It is no secret that all students who sit in the classrooms harbor dreams of realizing university education.

    Education has been termed as the fuel of a nation’s economic growth, a driver of invention and innovation and a necessary platform for job creation. 

    In the last two decades, Kenya has shown huge growth in the education sector with an increasing number of Kenyan youth seeking to further their education and receive university degrees.

    For instance, the number of students who qualified for university admission for the 2019 intake reportedly increased by about 20,000.

    In accordance with the universities act as of  July 2018, Kenyans.co.ke has compiled a list of all chattered universities by the Commission of University Education (CUE).

    CUE is the Government agency mandated to ensure the maintenance of standards, quality, and relevance in all aspects of university education, training and research. It is also mandated to approve all courses before they are launched.

    In 2018, the University of Nairobi was ranked the best among public universities while Strathmore University emerged top among private universities.

    Here is the list of all registered public and private universities in Kenya:

    Public Universities

    1. Kenyatta University
    2. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University Of Science And Technology
    3. Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology
    4. Machakos University
    5. Maseno University
    6. University of Nairobi
    7. Chuka University
    8. Co-operative University of Kenya
    9. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
    10. Egerton University
    11. Garissa University
    12. Karatina University
    13. Kibabii University
    14. Kirinyaga University
    15. Kisii University
    16. Laikipia University
    17. Maasai Mara University
    18. Masinde Muliro University Of Science And Technology
    19. Meru University Of Science And Technology
    20. Moi University
    21. Multimedia University Of Kenya
    22. Murang’a University of Technology
    23. Pwani University
    24. Rongo University
    25. South Eastern Kenya University
    26. Taita Taveta University
    27. Technical University Of Kenya
    28. Technical University Of Mombasa
    29. University Of Eldoret
    30. University of Embu
    31. University of Kabianga
    32. Alupe University College(Moi University)
    33. Kaimosi Friends University College(Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology)
    34. Tom Mboya University College(Maseno University)

    Private Universities

    1. Strathmore University

    2. Africa Nazarene University
    3. Catholic University of Eastern Africa
    4. Daystar University
    5. KCA University
    6. Kenya Methodist University
    7. Zetech University
    8. United States International University
    9. Great Lakes University Of Kisumu
    10. Gretsa University
    11. Inoorero University
    12. International Leadership University
    13. Kabarak University
    14. KAG East University
    15. Africa International University
    16. African Leadership University
    17. St Paul’s University
    18. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University
    19. Kiriri Women’s University of Science & Technology
    20. Lukenya University
    21. Marist International University College
    22. Mount Kenya University
    23. Pan Africa Christian University
    24. Pioneer International University
    25. Regina Pacis University College
    26. Riara University
    27. Scott Christian University
    28. Tangaza University College
    29. The East Africa University
    30. The Management Univesity Of Africa
    31. The Presbyterian University Of East Africa
    32. University Of Eastern Africa, Baraton
    33. Uzima University College
    34. Umma University