A recent ranking of the top universities in Kenya 2020 has ranked St Paul's Univerisity a slot higher than the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
In the ranking by uniRank, a leading international higher education directory, St Paul's clinched the third position while JKUAT placed fourth.
Taking the top honours were the University of Nairobi (UoN) and Kenyatta University (K.U) at first and second positions respectively. UoN placed 779 globally while K.U was ranked 1,507.Towers at the University of Nairobi
United States International University Africa, Strathmore University, Moi University, Mount Kenya University, Egerton University and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) rounded off the top ten positions Nationally.
The top 12 Kenyan institutions including the Technical University of Kenya (11) and Africa Nazarene University (12) all featured in the top 200 learning centres in Africa.
During the Covid-19 period, after the closure of learning centres, a number of institutions including UoN, KCA and Strathmore University have resulted to administering their end-of-semester examinations online to ensure students complete their studies on time.
Other institutions have taken the lead in innovating medical equipment for use in the pandemic. Kenyatta University produced a prototype ventilator that could be affordably mass-produced.
For an institution to be ranked it has to be chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Kenyan higher education-related organizations and offer at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees).
Institutions also have to be delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.
The ranking however doesn't include two-year degree-granting institutions such as community colleges, vocational colleges, training colleges, distance learning institutions, seminaries, and other theological higher-education institutions and military or law enforcement higher-education institutions.
"Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Kenyan Universities based on valid, unbiased, and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves," the ranking website stated.
Here's the full ranking of the top 62 Kenyan higher-education institutions:
1. University of Nairobi, Nairobi
2. Kenyatta University, Nairobi
3. St. Paul's University, Limuru
4. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi
5. United States International University Africa, Nairobi
6. Strathmore University, Nairobi
7. Moi University, Eldoret
8. Mount Kenya University, Thika
9. Egerton University, Njoro
10. The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Nairobi
11. Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi
12. Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi
13. Kenya Methodist University, Meru
14. Maseno University, Maseno
15. Daystar University, Nairobi
16. Kabarak University, Nakuru
17. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Eldoret
18. Chuka University, Chuka
19. Africa International University, Nairobi
20. Kisii University, Kisii
21. Machakos University, Machakos
22. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega
23. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri
24. Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru
25. University of Eldoret, Eldoret
26, KCA University, Nairobi
27. Kibabii University, Bungoma
28. University of Embu, Embu
29. Pwani University, Kilifi
30. Maasai Mara University, Narok
31. Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi
32. South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui
33. Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi
34. Pan Africa Christian University, Nairobi
35. Technical University of Mombasa, Mombasa
36. Riara University, Nairobi
37. Management University of Africa, Nairobi
38. Karatina University, Karatina
39. The Co-operative University of Kenya, Nairobi ...
40. Amref International University, Nairobi
41. Murang'a University of Technology, Murang'a
42. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Bondo
43. Laikipia University, Nyahururu
44. University of Kabianga, Kericho
45. Zetech University, Ruiru
46. Scott Christian University, Machakos
47. Umma University, Kajiado
48. The Presbyterian University of East Africa, Kikuyu
49. Kiriri Women's University of Science and Technology, Nairobi
50. Rongo University, Rongo
51. Kirinyaga University, Kerugoya
52. Garissa University, Garissa
53. Gretsa University, Thika
54. Pioneer International University, Nairobi
55. Taita Taveta University, Voi
56. The East African University, Nairobi
57. KAG East University, Nairobi
58. International Leadership University of Kenya, Nairobi
59. Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu
60. Lukenya University, Kambu
61. Kenya Highlands University, Kericho
62. RAF International University, Kisaju
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