If you wish to study in any university in Kenya, then you need to know which of the universities is right for you. Choosing where to study your Certificate, degree, diploma, Masters or PhD is the best decision ever made.
There are more than 50 universities and colleges in Kenya, 33 of them are public universities and over 30 of these universities are private instructions.
Below is the list of the best universities in Kenya 2021.
1.University of Nairobi
Occupying number one is the University of Nairobi which is currently ranked the best university in Kenya.
The University of Nairobi was established by an act of parliament CAP 210 of the laws of Kenya. It is the pioneer institution if university education in Kenya and the region.
It is the only institution of higher learning for a long time . The university of Nairobi responded to the national regional and Africa's high level man power training needs by developing and evolving strong diversified academic program and specializations in science, applied sciences technology humanities, social sciences and the arts.
Even though the history of this educational institution dates back to the 1956, it has become an independent university only in the 1970 according Wikipedia. Exactly in 1970, it was decided by the government to split the well known university of East Africa into three different universities that is Makerere university based in Uganda, the famous university of Dar es salaam based in Tanzania and of course the biggest Kenya university University of Nairobi.
There is a rich variety of courses offered. The academic programs are suitable for students that would like to gain undergraduate education and continuing education.
According to University of Nairobi website for all students that would like to gain undergraduate education, there is a rich variety of colleges.
Kenyatta University is ranked second in Kenya and 1983 in the world.
Kenyatta University was found in 1985 as a non profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting in the metropolis in Nairobi.
Kenyatta University is the home of the world top scholars, researchers and experts in diverse fields. Towards this noble end, Kenyatta University has established meaningful links with industrial partners who guide the university on practical professional requirements which need to be built into programs at the institution.
It has 12 campuses offering Bachelor degrees, Masters degrees and doctoral degrees. The degrees awarded include those in medicine and law.
The institution has opened learning ,e-learning, school based, part time and full time teaching. It was accredited by Kenya commission of university education.
Kenyatta University library is one of the largest in Africa with a vision to bring high quality scholarship information resources service to its students and researchers.
Egerton is the oldest institution in Kenya r=that was established in 1984 which was founded as a farm school in 1939 by Lord Maurice Edgerton a British national settled in Kenya in 1920's.
Egerton University has two campuses main campus in Njoro and Nakuru town Campus college. The university has 10 faculties subdivided into 51 academic departments offering programs at Diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The main campus is located in Njoro a small community approximately 25 kilometers southwest of Nakuru Town.
4. Moi University
Moi university was established in 1984. It is a non profit public higher education institution. It is located in the suburban setting of the small city of Eldoret.
Moi university also have branches in Eldoret West Campus, Nairobi, Kericho, Kitale. The admission rate range is 80 to 90% making this as one of the Kenyan education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.
Moi University also provide several academic programs and non academic facilities and services to students including library, housing, sport facilities, financial aids or scholarships to study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities as well as administrative services.
Currently Moi university has four campuses, the town campus host the college of health sciences, school of aerospace sciences and school of law while the Eldoret west Campus is home to privately sponsored students programs.
Moi university is proud to have two two constituent college namely Garisa and Rongo that also offer unique undergraduate programs and post graduate programs and a total of three satellite campuses in Nairobi, Kitale and Mombasa.
5. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
It is situated in Juja 36 kilometers North East of of Nairobi along Nairobi Thika Highway.
It was started in 1981 as a middle level college Jomo Kenyatta college of agriculture and technology by the government of Kenya with the general assistance from the Japanese Government. It offers courses in Technology, Engineering, science, commerce, management and building Sciences.
The university has a strong research interest in areas of biotechnology and engineering.
It is ranked among the most preferred university in Kenya. It has a library that has a sitting capacity of 600 students and UA stocked with 80,000 volumes. The library also offers other essential services like online services, reference interlibrary, loan, user education, online information services, photocopying, binding and repair.
In 2010, Jomo Kenyatta university was selected as the host for the East and Central Africa Regional Institute of Pan Africa University.
6. Maseno University
It is a public university based in Maseno district of of the city of Kisumu situated along the equator.
Maseno university was fully fledged as a university in 2001 after being a constituent college of Moi university for a decade.
There are over 10,000 students pursuing programs offered in the university campuses and it is currently ranked among the best universities in Kenya.
It has five campuses, the main campus, Nairobi campus, Kisumu campus, Homa bay Campus and the E-campus
The university has 12 schools and an institute offering various degrees, diplomas and certificates.
The E-campus the first of its kind in Kenya us a virtual campus that runs flexible online programs for both in campus students as well as off campus students enrolled in Maseno university programs through e-learning.
7. Technical University of Kenya
Technical university of Kenya was established through the elevation of Kenya Polytechnic university college to full university status.
TUK was established as the first technical university in Kenya with the provision of the proposed universities act oc 2012.
Tum wars a new type of the first university in Kenya whose mandate is to offer higher education and research in technology. The university as a concept was created with the objective to be a technological force behind the vision 2030 drive and the general economic development of the nation.
The institution offers undergraduate degree at the bachelor level.
Tuk continues to produce technology with the objective to bridge the gap between say the engineering and the technician. A technologist is normally concerned with the actual production of artifacts and the implementation if the system.
The institution offers the degree of bachelor of technology for those aiming to be technologists. It also offers the full professional degree in various fields. For instance it is intended to offer degree such as bachelor of engineering, bachelor of architecture and bachelor of commerce.
Tum has a modern library and well equipped laboratories. The institution has achieved this by upgrading most of its learning facilities through refurbishment and installation of new and up to date Laboratory equipment and workshop machines.
8. Strathmore university
Strathmore university is a chartered university based in Nairobi. It was started in 1961 as the first multiracial and multi religious.
In August 2002 the Commission of higher education awarded Strathmore a letter of interim authority as a university with a faculty of commerce and a faculty of information technology.
The first undergraduate students to enroll in these faculties completed their four year degree course in December 2004 and graduated in August 2005.
The vision of Strathmore is to become a leading outcome driven entrepreneurial research university by translating its excellence into a major contribution to culture, economic well being and quality of life.
Strathmore university has a total population of four thousand three hundred and ninety three students (4,393) full time and part time studying in accountancy, administration, commerce, finance, management and information technology.
9. Masinde Muliro of Science and Technology
It is situated in Kakamega county in Western Kenya.
It was established in 2003 as Western University of college of science and technology as a constituent of Moi University hut later it was chartered in 2007.
Masinde Muliro university has a mandate of stimulating capacity building in science technology and innovation.
Masinde Muliro university excel in quality research ensuring that the research generated is converted to useful application in the society.
The institution offers quality certificate, Diploma, Bachelors Degree, Masters and PhD programs.
The Masinde Muliro University has set up directorate of postgraduate studies and the directorate of research. Through this directorate, postgraduate students receive all the necessary assistance in their studies which enable them finish their studies in time.
Kakamega is an agricultural area, therefore, foodstuff and accommodation is cheap.
10. Embu University
Embu university is an institution of higher learning epicenter if excellent in research ad training. Embu university was established as a constituent college of University of Nairobi in 2011.
The university has focused in innovation as the engine of development in the institution.
Being a public university, it has continued to facilitate and encourage technology, ideas and its endeavors.
Embu university is is committed to provide high quality education, training, research and extension services.
Students who enroll to this institution prepares them to the job market.
The courses available impacts knowledge and skills needed.
The institution has many academic programs which include: PhD, Masters, Bachelor Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses.
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