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