Oldest Universities in Kenya

Oldest Universities in Kenya


What are the oldest Universities in Kenya? uniRank answers this question by publishing a list of 63 Kenyan Universities sorted by year of foundation and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Kenyan higher education-related organization
  • offering at least three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

uniRank aims to highlight which Kenyan Universities have the longest history and tradition and whether this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Kenya

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