The Co-operative University of Kenya

country rank  37
world rank  10315

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University Overview

Established in 2011, The Co-operative University of Kenya is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Nairobi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Mombasa, Meru. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) 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 8 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Kenyan higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym CUK
Founded 2011
Motto Quality Co-operative Training
Colours Orange, blue and green

University Location

Address Karen; PO Box 24814
Nairobi (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
00502 Nairobi
T +254 (20) 267 9456
F +254
Other locations Mombasa, Meru

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office
Karen 00502
+254 724311606

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to The Co-operative University of Kenya's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission for University Education, Kenya

Year of first Accreditation


  • The Co-operative Alliance of Kenya
  • The Co-operative Bank of Kenya
  • International Co-operative Alliance

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019