Universities in Kenya

Higher Education in Kenya

2021 Ranking of Kenyan Universities

What are the most popular Universities in Kenya? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Kenyan University Ranking of 62 Kenyan higher-education institutions 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

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 62 Universities in Kenya

2021 Sub-rankings by counties

The Republic of Kenya is divided into 47 counties. The greater number of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in Nairobi county, which hosts the capital and largest city of Nairobi. The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into consideration all counties which include at least 2 Kenyan higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Kericho (2)   Kiambu (4)  
Kisumu (2)   Machakos (3)  
Meru (2)   Nairobi (25)  
Nakuru (2)   Nyeri (2)  
Uasin Gishu (3)  

Kenyan University lists

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