Kenyatta University

country rank  2
world rank  2266

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University Overview

Founded in 1985, Kenyatta University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban 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, Kitui, Nakuru, Embu, Ruiru, Nyeri, Kiambu, Kericho, Dadaab. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, Kenyatta University (KU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kenyatta University (KU) 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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 33 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. KU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym KU
Founded 1985
Motto Transforming Higher Education, Enhancing Lives

University Location

Address PO Box 43844
Nairobi (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
00100 Nairobi
Kenya
T +254 (20) 870 3000
F +254
Other locations Mombasa, Kitui, Nakuru, Embu, Ruiru, Nyeri, Kiambu, Kericho, Dadaab

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office Registrar Academic. Kenyatta University
Nairobi 00100
+254 (20) 870 3200

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Kenyatta University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission for University Education, Kenya


Year of first Accreditation
1985


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018