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 and/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 2018 League Table

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