Umma University

country rank  51
world rank  11407

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University Overview

Founded in 2013, Umma University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Kajiado (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Thika Campus. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, Umma University (UU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Umma University (UU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 6 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Kenyan higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UU
Founded 2013
Motto Fostering Knowledge and Innovation
Colours Light blue, green and dark blue

University Location

Address PO Box 713
Kajiado (population range: 10,000-49,999)
01100 Kajiado
T +254 739 969 000
F +254
Other locations Thika Campus

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office PO Box 713
Kajiado 01100
+254 739 969 020
(739) 969 000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 250-499
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Islamic Islamic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Umma University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Commission for University Education, Kenya

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

Academic Structure


Social Media


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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019