Oldest Universities in Kenya

Introduction

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 2019 League Table

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

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