Kenyan University 2022 Rankings
The number of alumni who have secured employment, published research projects, the quality of its learning facilities and other assets, student population, regional and global reputation, and other factors all contribute to the University ranking in Kenya.
There are 30 public universities, 30 chartered private universities, and 30 universities with Letters of Interim Authority in the country (LIA).
Every year, tens of thousands of students apply to these institutes. As a result, according to the UNESCO report, Kenya’s adult literacy rate is 81.53 percent, with males having a rate of 84.99 percent and females having a rate of 78.19 percent.
The majority of Kenyan academics prefer institutions that are at the top of global and national rankings. As a result, this creates a competitive environment in which universities that finish first in one year are not guaranteed to finish first in the next.
The following are the top institutions in Kenya, according to 4ICU.org’s most recent university ranking.
1. University of Nairobi (UoN).
The University of Nairobi is Kenya’s best university. It educates the majority of Kenya’s workforce and is one of the best higher learning institutions in East Africa.
UoN is Kenya’s most prestigious public university, with over 900 courses on offer. The school has over 90,000 students, over 2,000 PhD-educated academic staff, over 400 professors, and 5,000 administrative and technical staff.
The University of Nairobi has six colleges spread across the city on seven different campuses.
2. Kenyatta University (KU).
KU is one of Kenya’s largest universities and a leading public research institute. It was granted full university status in 1985 and now has 13 campuses spread across the country. KU has over 70,000 students and approximately 1,500 academic staff.
This university, UoN, and Moi University have the most students because they have many colleges and are among Kenya’s oldest academic institutions.
3. Strathmore University (SU)
Strathmore is one of Kenya’s top private universities. Since its inception in 1961, SU has been a leading provider of comprehensive education in a variety of fields.
SU employs a triple-helix research collaboration model to assist students involved in research projects in becoming globally competitive.
Because of its successful accounting program, it is one of the best universities in Kenya for business courses. As a result, Strathmore has produced roughly 60% of Kenya’s CPA finalists since 2007.
4. United States International University-Africa (USIU).
A board of trustees comprised of seven Americans and four top local executives governs USIU-A. Dr. Chandaria is the current chairman of the board (a British citizen).
The board of directors is made up of seven Americans, two Ghanaians, and four Kenyans.
The school was founded to provide degree programs in Business Administration, Psychology, and International Relations, but it has since expanded its offerings.
USIU has over 7,000 students, and its film students were nominated for eight Kalasha Film and TV Awards in 2021.
5. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
JKUAT is actively involved in the development of technology and agriculture in the country. JKUAT’s campuses and centers are dispersed throughout the country.
The Park, its 32-acre main campus, has a student population of 29,500 and a staff of 2,600.
The campus is located in Juja, which is 36 kilometers northeast of Nairobi on the Nairobi-Thika Super Highway.
6. Egerton University.
For decades, the university has held the title of Kenya’s premier agricultural public university, and it has expanded its course offerings.
Egerton University now has a broader range of programs, including applied sciences, natural resources, computer science, education, engineering, business studies, and medical sciences.
7. Moi University.
Eldoret, Kenya’s fifth-largest city, was the site of the public institute’s inception in 1984.
Moi University is divided into four campuses: the Main Campus, the Eldoret West Campus, the Town Campus, and the Odera Akang’o Campus.
There are currently over 52,000 students on the main campus. Vincent Makori, the English news reporter for Voice of America, and politicians Aden Bare Duale, Joshua Kutuny, James Ole Kiyiapi, and Mwangi Kiunjuri are among its notable alumni.
8. Mount Kenya University (MKU).
Initially, the school offered a two-year Licentiate/MA program in Theology. Today, it has grown into a center of excellence in teaching, research, and learning for a wider range of courses.
Courses in canon law, social justice, ethics, and regional integration and development are available at the doctorate, master’s, undergraduate degree, diploma, and certificate levels at CUEA.
It has campuses in Nairobi, Eldoret, and Nairobi.
9. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
Courses in canon law, social justice, ethics, and regional integration and development are available at the doctorate, master’s, undergraduate degree, diploma, and certificate levels at CUEA. It has campuses in Nairobi, Eldoret, and Nairobi.
10. Technical University of Kenya (TU-K).
TU-K rounds out the top ten universities in Kenya and is also one of the country’s oldest public technical institutes.
It began as a TVET school in Nairobi in 1961. However, in 2012, the government elevated it to the status of the university. The school’s mission is to provide higher education and technological research.
For science, technology, engineering, and architecture courses, TU-K offers certificate, diploma, and bachelor’s degree programs.
11. Maseno University.
Maseno University is a public institution founded in 1991 by an Act of Parliament. Maseno University has evolved from its humble beginnings as a government training institute to a modern institution of higher learning dedicated to advanced learning and research.
12. Murang’a University of Technology (MUT).
MUT became one of the thirty-one (31) chartered public institutes in Kenya. It has approximately 10,000 students and 300 administrative personnel.
The school is located on 60 acres of land 1.5 kilometres east of Murang’a Town, which is approximately 85 kilometres northeast of Nairobi.
13. Africa Nazarene University (ANU).
The main campus of ANU is located on 124 acres (50 ha) in the Masaai savannah near Ongata Rongai.
The Church of the Nazarene International, which adheres to the Wesleyan Holiness Tradition, owns the school. The Meru campus is located in Meru town, directly across from the Meru police station.
The Machakos campus is located at ABC Imani Plaza in Machakos town, and the Magadi campus is located along the Maasai lodge road in Magadi.
14. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB).
UEAB is an accredited private Christian institution in Baraton, Kenya, about 315 kilometers from Nairobi and 50 kilometers from Eldoret.
The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton is a Seventh-day Adventist coeducational institute.
Nairobi’s campus is on Ring Road Kilimani, between Argwings Kodhek and Ngong’. UEAB is one of the best places to study biology, agriculture, theology, and religious studies.
15. Kenya Methodist University (KeMU)
The Methodist Church owns the school, which has campuses in Meru, Nairobi, Nakuru, and Mombasa.
By 2017, it had over 7,000 students. KeMu meets Kenyans’ educational needs and provides an answer to the most demanding areas of the labor force.
It has been at the forefront of societal transformation by providing high-quality education.
Other Include (Kenyan University 2022 Rankings)
- University of Embu (UoEm)
- St. Paul’s University (SPU)
- Chuka University
- Daystar University
- Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU)
Best Kenyan universities and colleges
Kenyan universities and colleges have a good international reputation. They are highly regarded among international schools and institutions for their excellent teaching and research.
As a result, they attract the world’s brightest scholars. Other top 100 Kenyan higher education institutions include:
- Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
- Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
- South Eastern Kenya University KCA University
- Riara University
- Kabarak University
- Pwani University
- Amref International University
- The Co-operative University of Kenya
- Kisii University
- Garissa University
- Pan Africa Christian University
- Machakos University
- University of Eldoret
- Africa International University
- Management University of Africa
- Karatina University
- Maasai Mara University
- Technical University of Mombasa
- Meru University of Science and Technology
- Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
- The Presbyterian University of East Africa
- Kibabii University Adventist
- University of Africa
- KAG East University
- Zetech University
- University of Kabianga
- Laikipia University
- International Leadership University, Kenya
- Umma University
- Great Lakes University of Kisumu
- Rongo University
- Kirinyaga University
- Gretsa University
- Taita Taveta University
- Scott Christian University
- The East African University
- Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology
- Pioneer International University
- Kenya Highlands University
- Lukenya University
- RAF International University
- Tangaza University College
- Adventist University of Africa
- Inoorero University
- GENCO University
- Kenya Medical Training College
- Eregi Teachers’ Training College
- International School of Kenya
- Kenya Institute of Management
- Presbyterian Teachers College
- Rubate Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
- Nairobi African Institute of Research and Development Studies
- Uzima University College
- Hi-tec Institute of Professional Studies
- Nairobi Technical Training Institute
- Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology
- Nakuru Thogoto Teachers Training College
- Machakos Institute of Technology
- Railway Training Institute Nairobi
- Maua Methodist Hospital School of Nursing
- Kaimosi Teachers Training College
- Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology
- Kenya Utalii College Nairobi
- Kenya Technical Teachers College Gigiri
- Asumbi Teachers Training College
- Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College
- Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology
- Kenya Aeronautical College Nairobi
- Kisumu Polytechnic Makasembo
- Tambach Teachers Training College
- Nakuru Teachers Training College
- St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Mukumu,
- Kakamega West Rift Aviation Limited
- Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute
- Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
- East Africa School of Theology
- Mosoriot Teachers Training College
- Tenwek School of Nursing,
- Bomet Capital Connect Aviation
- Baringo Teachers Training College
- Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences
- Machakos Teachers Training College
- P.C.E.A. Tumutumu Hospital
- Kilimambogo Teachers Training C
- East African School of Aviation
- Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences
- Proactive Air Services
- Shanzu Teachers Training College
- Nazareth Medical College
- Kendu Mission Hospital
- KQ Pride Center
- Ninety-Nines Flying School Waka
- CMEC Training Institute
- Skylink Flying School
- Outspan Medical College
- Flight Training Center
- Kenya School of Flying
- Kijabe School Of Nursing
- Matric Institute of Professional Studies
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