Oldest Universities in Kenya


What are the oldest Universities in Kenya? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 62 Kenyan Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Kenyan higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Kenyan Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Kenya

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1 University of Nairobi Nairobi ...
17 University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Eldoret ...
7 Moi University Eldoret ...
10 The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Nairobi ...
2 Kenyatta University Nairobi ...
9 Egerton University Njoro ...
46 Scott Christian University Machakos
57 KAG East University Nairobi
61 Kenya Highlands Evangelical University Kericho
34 Pan Africa Christian University Nairobi
15 Daystar University Nairobi
5 United States International University Africa Nairobi
3 St. Paul's University Limuru ...
14 Maseno University Maseno ...
12 Africa Nazarene University Nairobi
4 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Nairobi ...
13 Kenya Methodist University Meru ...
6 Strathmore University Nairobi
49 Kiriri Women's University of Science and Technology Nairobi
16 Kabarak University Nakuru ...
31 Adventist University of Africa Nairobi
59 Great Lakes University of Kisumu Kisumu ...
53 Gretsa University Thika
55 Taita Taveta University Voi ...
48 The Presbyterian University of East Africa Kikuyu
11 Technical University of Kenya Nairobi
20 Kisii University Kisii
29 Pwani University Kilifi
35 Technical University of Mombasa Mombasa
18 Chuka University Chuka
23 Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Nyeri ...
22 Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Kakamega ...
26 KCA University Nairobi ...
8 Mount Kenya University Thika ...
30 Maasai Mara University Narok
24 Meru University of Science and Technology Meru
33 Multimedia University of Kenya Nairobi
32 South Eastern Kenya University Kitui
44 University of Kabianga Kericho
43 Laikipia University Nyahururu
42 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Bondo
56 The East African University Nairobi
38 Karatina University Karatina
25 University of Eldoret Eldoret ...
27 Kibabii University Bungoma
50 Rongo University Rongo
52 Garissa University Garissa
39 The Co-operative University of Kenya Nairobi ...
51 Kirinyaga University Kerugoya
21 Machakos University Machakos
19 Africa International University Nairobi
28 University of Embu Embu
41 Murang'a University of Technology Murang'a
37 Management University of Africa Nairobi
54 Pioneer International University Nairobi
36 Riara University Nairobi
47 Umma University Kajiado ...
45 Zetech University Ruiru ...
58 International Leadership University, Kenya Nairobi
60 Lukenya University Kambu ...
62 RAF International University Kisaju
40 Amref International University Nairobi
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