Kenya Methodist University

country rank  11
world rank  7275

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University Overview

Established in 1997, Kenya Methodist University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Meru (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Nairobi, Nyeri, Nakuru, Mombasa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) 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 20 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Kenyan higher education organization a least selective institution.

University Identity

Acronym KEMU
Founded 1997
Motto The Future is Here
Colours Gold, maroon and blue

University Location

Address PO Box 267
Meru (population range: 50,000-249,999)
60200 Meru
T +254 (64) 30301
F +254 (64) 30162
Other locations Nairobi, Nyeri, Nakuru, Mombasa

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
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 80-90%
Admission Office PO Box 267
Meru 60200
+254 (64) 30301

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 400-499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
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


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission for University Education, Kenya

Year of first Accreditation


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018