Top 200 Universities in Africa

2017 African University Ranking Updated

This webpage includes the 2017 University Ranking, sometime referred to as League Table, of the top 200 officially recognized Universities, Colleges and other higher education institutions in Africa offering four-year undergraduate degrees and/or graduate degrees in a traditional, non-distance education format. The aim of this webpage is to provide an approximate and nonacademic ranking of Universities in Africa based on the popularity of their websites. To learn more about our ranking methodology please visit our About Us page.

2017 South African University Ranking and League Table 2017 League Table of the top 200 Universities in Africa


Rank University Country
1 University of Cape Town South Africa
2 University of Pretoria South Africa
3 University of South Africa South Africa
4 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
6 Universiteit Stellenbosch South Africa
7 University of Johannesburg South Africa
8 North-West University South Africa
9 University of Nairobi Kenya
10 University of the Western Cape South Africa
11 The American University in Cairo Egypt
12 University of Ibadan Nigeria
13 Cairo University Egypt
14 Rhodes University South Africa
15 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa
16 Universiteit van die Vrystaat South Africa
17 Moi University Kenya
18 Makerere University Uganda
19 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
20 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
21 Egerton University Kenya
22 University of Ghana Ghana
23 University of Nigeria Nigeria
24 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Mozambique
25 University of Lagos Nigeria
26 Kenyatta University Kenya
27 Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria
28 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa
29 Durban University of Technology South Africa
30 Covenant University Nigeria
31 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana
32 Mansoura University Egypt
33 University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania
34 Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria
35 Ain Shams University Egypt
36 Jimma University Ethiopia
37 Université Cheikh Anta Diop Senegal
38 Université de la Reunion Reunion
39 Alexandria University Egypt
40 University of Namibia Namibia
41 University of Khartoum Sudan
42 University of Fort Hare South Africa
43 Université Mohammed V Morocco
44 Namibia University of Science and Technology Namibia
45 Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria
46 The German University in Cairo Egypt
47 University of Botswana Botswana
48 Central University of Technology South Africa
49 Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla Algeria
50 Université Cadi Ayyad Morocco
51 Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen Algeria
52 University of Ilorin Nigeria
53 Benha University Egypt
54 Strathmore University Kenya
55 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya
56 Assiut University Egypt
57 Al Akhawayn University Morocco
58 University of Zambia Zambia
59 Université des Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 Algeria
60 Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan
61 Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra Algeria
62 University of Benin Nigeria
63 Helwan University Egypt
64 University of Abuja Nigeria
65 University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
66 Vaal University of Technology South Africa
67 University of Rwanda Rwanda
68 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène Algeria
69 University of Zululand South Africa
70 University of Mauritius Mauritius
71 Zagazig University Egypt
72 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria
73 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria
74 Mzumbe University Tanzania
75 University of Venda South Africa
76 Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Morocco
77 Afe Babalola University Nigeria
78 Universidade Católica de Angola Angola
79 University of Limpopo South Africa
80 Jaamacada Kismaayo Somalia
81 Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania
82 United States International University Kenya
83 Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou Algeria
84 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda
85 Université d'Alger 1 Algeria
86 Université Ferhat Abbas de Sétif 1 Algeria
87 The British University in Egypt Egypt
88 Uganda Christian University Uganda
89 Misr University for Science and Technology Egypt
90 Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaia Algeria
91 Université Ibnou Zohr Morocco
92 University of Cape Coast Ghana
93 Ndejje University Uganda
94 Landmark University Nigeria
95 Walter Sisulu University South Africa
96 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Tanzania
97 Ashesi University College Ghana
98 Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem Algeria
99 University of Port Harcourt Nigeria
100 Université Batna 1 Algeria
101 Université de Yaoundé I Cameroon
102 Université Hassan II de Casablanca Morocco
103 Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de Chlef Algeria
104 Universidade Católica de Moçambique Mozambique
105 Samuel Adegboyega University Nigeria
106 Mount Kenya University Kenya
107 University of Education, Winneba Ghana
108 South Valley University Egypt
109 Africa University Zimbabwe
110 Université de Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
111 Université Mohamed Boudiaf de M'sila Algeria
112 National University of Science and Technology Zimbabwe
113 Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria
114 Ghana Technology University College Ghana
115 University of Jos Nigeria
116 University of Swaziland Swaziland
117 Bayero University Kano Nigeria
118 Misr International University Egypt
119 Al-Azhar University Egypt
120 Modern Sciences and Arts University Egypt
121 Mekelle University Ethiopia
122 Babcock University Nigeria
123 Jaamacada SIMAD Somalia
124 Addis Ababa Science and Technology University Ethiopia
125 October 6 University Egypt
126 Tanta University Egypt
127 Mangosuthu University of Technology South Africa
128 Lagos State University Nigeria
129 Université Hassan 1er Morocco
130 Université Djillali Liabès de Sidi-Bel-Abbès Algeria
131 Université Ibn Tofail Morocco
132 Universidade Metodista de Angola Angola
133 Université Abdelmalek Essadi Morocco
134 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Nigeria
135 Université de Tunis El Manar Tunisia
136 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Oran Algeria
137 Université de Sfax Tunisia
138 Kenya Methodist University Kenya
139 Midlands State University Zimbabwe
140 Federal University Oye-Ekiti Nigeria
141 Université Ahmed Ben Bella d'Oran 1 Algeria
142 American University of Nigeria Nigeria
143 Kafrelsheikh University Egypt
144 Minia University Egypt
145 University of Malawi Malawi
146 Université Moulay Ismail Morocco
147 Université d'Abomey-Calavi Benin
148 University of Benghazi Libya
149 University of Tripoli Libya
150 Université Badji Mokhtar de Annaba Algeria
151 Catholic University of Eastern Africa Kenya
152 Université Gaston Berger Senegal
153 Maseno University Kenya
154 Hawassa University Ethiopia
155 Fayoum University Egypt
156 Suez Canal University Egypt
157 University of Gezira Sudan
158 Pharos University in Alexandria Egypt
159 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Ghana
160 Université d'Antananarivo Madagascar
161 Université M'hamed Bouguerra de Boumerdes Algeria
162 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Nigeria
163 Université 20 Août 1955 de Skikda Algeria
164 Ahfad University for Women Sudan
165 École Nationale Polytechnique Algeria
166 Minoufiya University Egypt
167 Université de Lomé Togo
168 The University of Dodoma Tanzania
169 Technical University of Kenya Kenya
170 Université de Dschang Cameroon
171 Université Yahia Fares de Médéa Algeria
172 Université Chouaib Doukkali Morocco
173 Future University Egypt Egypt
174 University for Development Studies Ghana
175 Jaamacada Muqdisho Somalia
176 Université de la Manouba Tunisia
177 Université Mohamed Seddik Ben Yahia de Jijel Algeria
178 Adama Science and Technology University Ethiopia
179 Abdulrahman Al-Sumait Memorial University Tanzania
180 Kwara State University Nigeria
181 The International University of Management Namibia
182 École Nationale Supérieure en Informatique Algeria
183 Université IBN Khaldoun Tiaret Algeria
184 Kyambogo University Uganda
185 Université Mohammed Premier Morocco
186 International University of Africa Sudan
187 University of Uyo Nigeria
188 Bahir Dar University Ethiopia
189 Université de Sousse Tunisia
190 Université de Tunis Tunisia
191 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Nigeria
192 Arba Minch University Ethiopia
193 Universidade Técnica de Angola Angola
194 Université de Monastir Tunisia
195 Misurata University Libya
196 Université 8 Mai 1945 de Guelma Algeria
197 Africa Nazarene University Kenya
198 Universidade de Cabo Verde Cape Verde
199 Université Larbi Tebessi de Tébessa Algeria
200 Valley View University Ghana