universities and 13 universities with Letter of Interim Authority.
universities are established through institutional Acts of Parliament
under the Universities Act, 2012 which provides for the development of
university education, the establishment, accreditation and governance of
the rapid expansion of university education in the country was a
spontaneous response to the increasing demand for higher education
necessitated by the increasing flow of students from schools. This
ranking is based on the report from 4icu.
Table of Contents
Top Best Universities In Kenya 2017
- 1.1 20. University of Nairobi, Nairobi
- 1.2 19. Moi University, Eldoret
- 1.3 18. Egerton University, Njoro
- 1.4 17. Kenyatta University, Nairobi
- 1.5 16. Strathmore University, Nairobi
- 1.6 15. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi
- 1.7 14. United States International University Nairobi
- 1.8 13. Mount Kenya University, Thika
- 1.9 12. Kenya Methodist University, Meru
- 1.10 11. Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi
- 1.11 10. Maseno University, Maseno
- 1.12 9. Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi
- 1.13 8. Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi
- 1.14 7. Daystar University, Nairobi
- 1.15 6. South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui
- 1.16 5. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Eldoret
- 1.17 4. KCA University, Nairobi
- 1.18 3. Chuka University, Chuka
- 1.19 2. Pwani University, Kilifi
- 1.20 1. Technical University of Mombasa, Mombasa
Top Best Universities In Kenya 2017
20. University of Nairobi, Nairobi
During the 2011 academic year, the university had 61,912 students, of whom 49,488 were undergraduates and 12,424 postgraduates. The university launched several policy frameworks and introduced self-funded enrollment (also called ‘module 2’) to cope with the rising demand for higher education in Kenya.
19. Moi University, Eldoret
The current chancellor of the university is Professor Miriam Were while the acting (April 2017) vice-chancellor is Professor Laban Ayiro
In January 1981 a Presidential Working Party chaired by the distinguished Canadian academic, Dr. Colin B. Mackay, was convened to prepare detailed recommendations for a second university in Kenya and their report was presented to the then President, H. E. Hon. Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi in September 1981. The report strongly recommended that the new university should have a distinct bias towards technology.
In October 1983, a report titled “Project for the Second University” was prepared by a joint Kenyan and UNESCO team. As a result, Moi University was established by the Government in mid-1984 and building work on the site near Eldoret, commenced in the following year. The university Administration moved from its temporary offices in Eldoret to present main campus (Kesses), Uasin Gishu County on July 29, 1986.
The University was however officially inaugurated on December 6, 1985 by the then Chancellor, His Excellency the second President of Kenya, Hon. Daniel Toroitich. Arap Moi.
Since then, the University has experienced phenomenal growth from its initial one faculty in 1984, to a total of 15 Schools, nine Directorates and two Institutes presently.The total student population currently is over 52, 000, distributed across Diploma, Undergraduate, Masters, PostGraduate Diploma and Doctorate of Philosophy programmes in diverse fields.
The University currently has four campuses, namely: Main Campus, Town Campus, Eldoret West Campus and Odera Akang’o Campus. The Town campus hosts the College of Health Sciences (Medical Complex), School of Aerospace Sciences (Rivatex) and School of Law (Annex) while the Eldoret West Campus is home to our Privately Sponsored Students Programmes (PSSP). Moi University is proud to have two constituent colleges, namely Garissa and Rongo that also offer unique undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and a total of six Satellite Campuses in Nairobi, Kitale, Alupe, Kericho, Coast (Mombasa) and Nakuru.
18. Egerton University, Njoro
The school was founded in 1939, and was originally named Egerton Farm School. It was established by a large land grant of 740 acres (3 km²) by Maurice Egerton, 4th Baron Egerton of Tatton. The school’s original purpose was to prepare white European youth for careers in agriculture. By 1955, the name had changed to Egerton Agricultural College. A one-year certificate course and a two-year diploma course in agriculture were offered. In 1958, Lord Egerton donated another 1,100 acres (4.5 km2) of land. Soon afterwards, the college opened its doors to people of all races from Kenya and other African countries.
In 1979, with support from the Government of Kenya and USAID, the college expanded yet again, becoming part of the University of Nairobi system. In 1987, the college was recognized as a chartered public university.
17. Kenyatta University, Nairobi
The university offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees through 12 campuses, as of March 2016. The degrees awarded include those in medicine and law. The university has open-learning, e-learning, school-based, part-time and full-time teaching. Kenyatta University is accredited by the Kenya Commission of University Education, the Inter-University Council for East Africa, the Africa Association of Universities, the International Association of Universities and the Commonwealth Universities.
16. Strathmore University, Nairobi
Saint Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei, inspired and encouraged them to start the College. Strathmore has a particularly successful accounting program: 60% of the CPA finalists in Kenya coming from it in the past ten years, dating back from 2007. The current Vice-Chancellor of the University is Professor John Odhiambo.
15. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi
14. United States International University Nairobi
13. Mount Kenya University, Thika
The institution was founded in 1996 as Thika Institute of Technology. In 2000, the Institute developed into a commercial college offering management and computer training programmes. Later in the year the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology recognized the institute as a full-fledged institution of higher learning and granted it a full registration approval. In 2005 the Institute became the 1st private institution in Kenya to be allowed to train pharmaceutical technologists by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of the Kenya Ministry of Health.
In 2006 the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) validated and approved the institute’s request for collaboration with JKUAT to offer both diploma and degree programmes. After fulfilling all the requirements, the Commission for Higher Education issued MKU with the authority to establish a full-fledged privately funded university. In 2011, the university was awarded a charter by the government of Kenya, upon the recommendation of the Commission of Higher Education.
12. Kenya Methodist University, Meru
11. Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi
10. Maseno University, Maseno
It is located in Maseno Township along Kisumu-Busia road, 25 km from Kisumu City and 400 km west of Nairobi. It has three campuses: The Main Campus, Kisumu Campus and eCampus. The main campus is along Kisumu-Busia road, while the Kisumu campus is located in Kisumu City. The eCampus, the first of its kind in Kenya, is a virtual campus that runs flexible online programmes both for on-campus students as well as off-campus students enrolled for various Maseno University programmes through eLearning.
The name “Maseno” was coined by Rev. J.J. Willis out of the name of a tree known in local dialects as “Oseno” or “Oluseno” that stood next to the spot where the first missionaries in the region erected their base.
9. Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi
The Technical University of Kenya grew out of the Kenya Polytechnic. The Kenya Polytechnic was founded in 1961. Proposals for the establishment of a technical institute in Nairobi were put forward in the Willoughby Report published in 1949. This led to the creation of the Royal Technical College of East Africa (RTCEA).
The objective was to establish a technical college in Nairobi which would offer education and training at the technician and semi-professional levels for the three East African territories of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika. It was then important that in each of the territories there should be students sufficiently qualified to join RTCEA. While Uganda and Tanganyika established technical institutes in Kampala and Dar es Salaam to prepare candidates to join RTCEA, Kenya opted to introduce class streams under the name Kenya Technical Institute (KTI) at RTCEA.
8. Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi
ANU is fully accredited by the Commission for University Education and the International Board of Education(IBOE).
7. Daystar University, Nairobi
6. South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui
5. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Eldoret
It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world’s second largest Christian school system.
4. KCA University, Nairobi
3. Chuka University, Chuka
2. Pwani University, Kilifi
1. Technical University of Mombasa, Mombasa
Those are the list of “Top Best Universities In Kenya”. In case you have any question related, feel free to use the comment box below.