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