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