List of universities and colleges in Kenya

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This is a list of universities and colleges in Kenya. Kenya has a number of universities and other institution of higher learning. There are 22 Public universities, 14 Chartered Private universities and 12 universities with Letter of Interim Authority (LIA).

These universities are established through institutional Acts of Parliament under the Universities Act, 2012 which provides for the development of university education, the establishment, accreditation and governance of universities. According to a 2004 report on reforming higher education in Kenya, the rapid expansion of university education in the country was a spontaneous response to the increasing demand for higher education necessitated by the increasing flow of students from schools. For other post secondary institutions, see the list of post secondary institutions in Kenya.

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  • courses offered at the University of Nairobi,
  • courses offered in University of Eldoret,
  • courses offered in Kisii University,
  • courses offered in Moi University,

Public universities[edit]

Sno University name Area University status Original name Year established Campus
1 University of Nairobi Nairobi 1970 Royal Technical College, Royal College Nairobi 1956 Main campus,Kikuyu campus,Chiromo campus, Lower Kabete campus,Upper Kabete campus,Parklands campus, Embu Univ. college Embu, South Eastern Univ. College Kitui, Kisumu campus,Mombasa campus
2 Moi University Eldoret 1984 Moi University 1984 CONSTITUENT COLLEGES: Garissa University College, Rongo University College, CAMPUSES: Odera Akang'o yala campus, Mombasa Campus, Kericho Campus, Kitale Campus, Alupe Campus, Nairobi Campus,
3 Kenyatta University Nairobi 1985 Kenyatta University College 1965 Main campus, Parklands campus, Ruiru campus, City campus, Kitui campus, Mombasa campus, Nakuru campus,Pwani University College, Machakos University College
4 Egerton University Njoro 1988 Egerton Farm School, Egerton Agricultural College 1939 Kisii university college and Laikipia university college
5 Maseno University Maseno 1991 Maseno Govt. Training Institute, Siriba Teachers College 1955 Oginga Odinga University
6 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Nairobi 1994 Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture 1981 Multimedia University College of Kenya, Meru University College of Science and Technology,
7 Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Kakamega 2009 Western College of Arts and Applied Sciences 1972
8 Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Nyeri 2012 Kimathi Institute of Technology, Kimathi University College of Technology(2007)as a Constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 1972 Main Campus, Nyeri
9 Chuka University Chuka 2012 Egerton University Eastern Campus College,Chuka University College(2007)as a Constituent College of Egerton University 2004 Main Campus, Chuka
10 Technical University of Kenya Nairobi 2013 Kenya Technical Institute, Kenya Polytechnic, Kenya Polytechnic University College(2007)as a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi 1961 Main Campus, Nairobi
11 Technical University of Mombasa Mombasa 2013 (MIOME), Mombasa Technical Institute[1966],Mombasa Polytechnic[1976],The Mombasa Polytechnic University College[2007]as a Constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 1940 Main Campus,Tudor. Satellite Campuses in Kwale and Lamu County
12 Pwani University Kilifi 2013 Kilifi Institute of Agriculture, Pwani University College as a Constituent College of Kenyatta University 2007 Main Campus, Kilifi
13 Kisii University Kisii 2013 Primary Teachers’ Training College (1965), Secondary Teachers' College (1983), Egerton Campus(1994), Kisii University College(2007)as a Constituent College of Egerton University 1965 Main Campus, Kisii Town Campus
14 University of Eldoret Eldoret 2013 Chepkoilel University College as a Constituent College of Moi University Main Campus Eldoret
15 Maasai Mara University Narok 2013 Narok University College as a Constituent College of Moi University 2008 Main Campus, Narok
16 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Kisumu 2013 Bondo Teachers Training College, Bondo University College, as a Constituent College of Maseno University (2009) Main Campus, Lake Victoria
17 Laikipia University Laikipia 2013 LSFTC(1965),AHITI(1979),Egerton University Campus(1990), Laikipia University College, as a Constituent College of Egerton University Main Campus, Nyahururu town Campus, Naivasha Campus, Maralal Campus
18 South Eastern Kenya University Kitui 2013 Ukamba Agricultural Institute (Ukai), South Eastern University College (Seuco) 2008 SEKU Main Campus, Machakos Town Campus,Kitui Town Campus,Wote Town Campus,Mtito-Andei Campus, Mwingi Campus, Tala Campus, Nairobi City Campus.
19 Multimedia University of Kenya Nairobi 2013 Central Training School. (CTS) to serve East African Posts Training School(1948),(KCCT)Kenya College of Communications Technology (1992), Multimedia University college of Kenya 2008 (MMU) Main Campus
20 University of Kabianga Kericho 2013 The Government School, Kabianga(1925),Kabianga Teachers’ Training College(1929),Kabianga Framers Training Cente(1959), Kabianga Campus of Moi University(2007), Kabianga University College 2009 (UoK)Main Campus, Kapkatet Campus, Kericho Sattellite Campus,Satellite Campus
21 Karatina University Karatina 2013 Moi University Central Kenya Campus, Karatina University College 2008 Main Campus,Karatina Town Campus,Itiati Campus, Nanyuki Campus, Riverbank Campus
22 Meru University of Science and Technology Meru 2013 (MECOTECH)Meru College of Technology(1979),(MUCST)Meru University College of Science and Technology 2008 MUST Main Campus, Meru Town Campus
23 Murang'a University College (Constituent College of JKUAT) Murang'a 2011 Murang’a College of Technology(MCT) 1975 MRUC Main Campus, Murang'a Town Campus

Private universities[edit]

University name University status Original name Year established
United States International University (USIU - Africa) 1970 United States International University 1970
Mount Kenya University(MKU) 2006 Thika Institute of Technology 1996
Uzima University College (Constituency college of CUEA)
Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa 1984
University of Eastern Africa, Baraton 1992 Baraton Animal Husbandry Research Station 1980
Daystar University 1992 Daystar University College 1989
Africa Nazarene University 1994 African Nazarene University 1994
Scott Christian University 1997 Scott Theological College 1962
Kabarak University 2001 Kabarak University 2001
Strathmore University 2002 Strathmore College 1961
Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology 2001 Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology 2001
Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) 1992
Pan Africa Christian University 2006 Bible College 1978
Kenya Methodist University 2006 Kenya Methodist University 1997
Adventist University of Africa 2006 Adventist University of Africa 2005
Gretsa University 2006 Gretsa University 2006
Great Lakes University of Kisumu 2006 Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development 1998
Presbyterian University of East Africa 2007 Presbyterian College 1994
St. Paul's University 2007 Divinity School, St Paul’s United Theological college 1930
KCA University 2007 Kenya College of Accountancy 1989
Africa International University 2011 Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology 1983

Riara University

2012 Riara University School of Business, Education and Law 2012
Pioneer International University

Others[edit]

University name University status Original name Year established
Nairobi International School of Theology Registered Private university Nairobi International School of Theology 1981
The East Africa School of Theology Registered Private university The East Africa School of Theology 1979
Aga Khan University Teaching Hospital Interim Authority (LIA) Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi 1958 (Pakistan)
Inoorero University Interim Authority (LIA)
Sacred Training Institute Registered Tertiary college Bungoma and Nairobi Campuses 2005
Kenya School of Professional Studies (SPS) 1988 (Nairobi)

Technical/Vocational/trade schools[edit]

  • African institute of research and development studies Bandari College
  • Government Training Institute (GTI)
  • Kenya School of Government
  • Eldoret Polytechnic Eldoret
  • Emma Daniel Arts Training Institute (EDATI)
  • Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA)
  • Kenya Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology Nakuru
  • Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)
  • Kenya Institute of Mass Communication - South C
  • Kenya Utalii College
  • Kenya Forestry College - Londiani
  • Kenya Forestry Research Institute
  • Kenya Medical Training Centre (KMTC)
  • Kenya School of Monetary Studies - Ruaraka
  • The Kenya College of Science and Technology
  • Baraton Teachers' Training College, Nandi Central Kapsabet
  • Gusii Institute of Technology
  • Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
  • Kagumo College
  • Teachers College
  • Kabete Technical Training Institute,
  • Kenya Science Teachers College University of Nairobi
  • Kenya Technical Teachers College(KTTC)
  • Kenya Water Institute- South C Nairobi
  • /Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute - Naivasha
  • Kericho Teachers College
  • Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology
  • Kigari Teachers College – Embu
  • Kitale Technical Institute, Kitale
  • Machakos Institute of TechnologyMachakos
  • Kilimambogo Teachers College - Kilimambogo
  • Technical Training Institute (MTTI) – Mombasa
  • Kisumu Polytechnic - Makasembo,
  • Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology
  • Valley Institute Of Science & Technology, Nakuru
  • Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Eldoret
  • Railway Training Institute - South B, Nairobi
  • Sirisia youth polytechnic
  • Mboya Labour College, Kisumu
  • Techno links ltd
  • Technical Training Institute
  • Technical Training Institute-
  • Nakuru Counseling & Training Institute, Nakuru
  • Sacred Training Institute, Bungoma and Nairobi Campuses
  • International Centre of Technology (ICT-Thika) - Thika
  • ICT Fire and Rescue Thika
  • Sensei Institute of Technology for Plant Operator Training
  • Kenya Institute of Monitoring and Evaluation Studies (KIMES)Nakuru

Proprietary schools[edit]

  • Elite Commercial Institute
  • Softpro Computer Institute-Pipeline Tumaini S/mkt blg,3rd flr,Pipeline(Embakasi)
  • Elite Centre(Embakasi-Nairobi, Mlolongo next to Co-operative Bank) - stepup training institute, nakuru
  • Kimathi Chambers
  • Oshwal College, Parklands, Nairobi
  • Western College of Hospitality and Professional Studies (Wechaps College)Kisumu.
  • Pioneer's Training Institute
  • School of ICT & Hairdressing and Beauty (Pioneer College]
  • Kenair travel and related studies, Nairobi and Mombasa
  • Centre for Distance and Online Learning
  • Kenya Institute of Applied Sciences
  • Sacred Lake Institute of Technology (Kiirua, Along Meru Nanyuki Road)
  • Stanbridge College (Voi)
  • Esmart College, Kikuyu Town
  • Superior Group of Colleges Intl.
  • The Kenya College of Science and Technology
  • Airways Travel Institute
  • Consolata Institute of Communication and Technology (Nyeri-Mathari)
  • African institute of research and development studies
  • East Africa Vision Institute
  • Nakuru Institute of Information Communication Technology
  • Africa college of social work
  • St. Andrew's Pre-Medical College - Mumbasa, Mumbasa
  • Nairobi Institute Of Business Studies
  • Nairobi Institute of Technology - Westlands
  • Alphax College, Eldoret
  • Amani College
  • AUGAB Computer College, Garissa
  • Talent institute (nairobi)
  • Associated Computer Services, Development House, Nairobi
  • Augustana College - Kasarani, Nairobi
  • Australian Studies Institute (AUSI) Westlands Nairobi
  • Bell Institute Of Technology - Nairobi
  • Belmont International College-Ongata Rongai [Kajiado]
  • Bungoma Technical Training Institute-Bungoma
  • Career Training Centre, Nairobi
  • Centre for Distance & Online Learning [Nairobi]
  • Century Park College, Machakos
  • Coast Institute of Technology
  • College of Management Sciencies, Nairobi CBD
  • Compuera College, Nairobi
  • Compugoal College, Nairobi
  • Computers for Schools Kenya Training Institute - Nairobi
  • Computer Pride Training Centre - Nairobi
  • Computer Training Centre - Nairobi
  • Cornerstone Training Institute - Nairobi
  • Digital Age Institute, View Park Towers, Nairobi
  • Digital Resource Center (DRC) - Karama Estate, Nakuru
  • Don Bosco Boy's Town, Karen
  • duolotech. computers (Gachie and Thika)
  • East Africa Institute of Certified Studies - Nairobi
  • East African Media Institute (EAMI) - Nairobi
  • East African School of Aviation - Embakasi, Nairobi
  • East Africa School Of Journalism (EASJ) Jamuhuri show ground
  • Eldoret Aviation Training Institute - Eldoret
  • Graffins College - Westlands, Nairobi
  • Gusii Institute of Technology, Kisii
  • Globoville Shanzu beach College - Mombasa
  • Hemland Computer Institute – Thika (Thika Arcade 5th Floor)
  • Hi-tec Institute of Professional Studies, Mombasa CBD
  • Hansons College of Professional Studies (gachie Nairobi/kuimbu)
  • Holy Rosary College - Tala
  • Institute of Advanced Technology, Loita House, Loita Street, Buruburu, Nairobi
  • Institute of Advanced Technology Campus, Westlands
  • Institute of Information Technology Studies & Research, Nairobi, Ambank Hse,University Way
  • Institute of Zaburi Technologies -{Nairobi} {CBD}
  • Inter-Afrika Development Institute - NACICO Plaza 4th Floor Nairobi
  • International Centre of Technology (ICT-Thika) - Thika www.ict.ac.ke
  • ICT Fire and Rescue
  • International college of Kenya, Nairobi/Machakos
  • International Hotel & Tourism Institute - Nairobi
  • InterWorld College, Nairobi
  • Intraglobal Training Institute - Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Embu, Kisii
  • Kenya Aeronautical College (Aviation, Engineering & Cabin Crew) Wilson Airport, Nairobi
  • Kenya College of Medicine & Related Studies - Nairobi
  • BizSmart Inter Technology
  • Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (KCITI)- Eastleigh Campus
  • Kenya College of Communications Technology - Mbagathi, Nairobi
  • Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) - Kabete
  • Kenya Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology [KIBSAT]- Nakuru
  • Kenya Institute of Development Studies (KIDS) Nairobi
  • Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Nairobi
  • Kenya Institute of Mass Communication - South C, Nairobi
  • Kenya Institute of Media and Technology (KIMT) - Nairobi
  • Kenya Institute of Professional Studies - Nairobi
  • Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE), Kasarani, Nairobi
  • Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development (KISWCD), CBD, Nairobi
  • Kenya School of Professional Studies (KSPS) - Parklands, Nairobi
  • Kenya School of Technology Studies (KSTS), Thika
  • Kenya Science Teachers College - Jamhuri, Nairobi
  • Kenya Technical Teachers College – Gigiri, Nairobi
  • Kenya Utalii College - Nairobi
  • Kenya Water Institute - South C, Nairobi
  • /Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute - Naivasha
  • Kericho Teachers College – Kericho
  • Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology – Kiambu
  • Kigari Teachers College – Embu
  • Kilimambogo Teachers College - Kilimambogo
  • Kima International School of Theology (KIST) - Kima, Western Province of Kenya
  • Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute - Riruta, Nairobi
  • Kisumu Polytechnic - Makasembo, Kisumu
  • Neema Lutheran College- (Nyamira)
  • Mawego Technical Institute, Kendu Bay
  • Meru Technical Institute - Meru
  • Migori Teachers college, Migori
  • Moi Institute of Technology - Rongo, Migori
  • Moi Institute of Technology, Rongo
  • Mosoriot Teachers College – Eldoret
  • Murang'a Institute of Technology – Murang'a
  • Nairobi Institute of Technology - Westlands
  • Nakuru College of Health Sciences and Management- KFA and Showground campuses, Nakuru
  • Nationwide Hotel and Tourism College[NHTC]- Nakuru
  • Nakuru Counseling & Training Institute, Centre of Hope - Nakuru
  • Narok Teachers College – Narok
  • Narok Teachers Training – Narok
  • National Youth Service Engineering Institute - Nairobi
  • Nairobi Aviation College [Nairobi]
  • Nkabune Technical Institute
  • Oshwal College - Parklands, Nairobi.
  • Pan African School of Theology (PAST) - Nyahururu, Kenya
  • PREMESE Africa Development Institute, Vision Plaza, Msa Rd. Nairobi
  • Pioneer's Training Institute -Nairobi, Umoja1
  • Regional Training Institute - CBD, Nairobi
  • Riccatti Business College of East Africa
  • Rochester Business School - View Park Towers, Nairobi
  • Na rap Training Institute - Yaya Centre
  • St Joseph's Medical training College - Nyabondo
  • Sagana Institute of Technology
  • School of Professional Studies - Parklands, Nairobi
  • Shalom Information Technology Center, Shalom House, Off Ngong Road, Nairobi
  • Shanzu Teachers College - Shanzu, Mombasa
  • Shepherds Foundation Education & Research Centre, Buruburu, Nairobi
  • South Rift International College (SORICO), AM Plaza, Kericho
  • Skynet Business College - CBD, Nairobi
  • Skypath Aviation College, Wilson Airport AMREF KCO building Nairobi
  • Star Media Institute - South B Estate, Southgate Ctr 1st Floor, Nairobi
  • Starnet College - Nairobi
  • Stonebic College - Westlands, Nairobi
  • St Mary's school of clinical medicine, (Mumias)
  • SMA Swiss Management Academy- New Muthaiga, [Nairobi]
  • Tambach Teachers Training College - Kerio Valley, Rift Valley
  • Tangaza College
  • Taznaam Tutorial College - Nairobi
  • The Regional Institute of Business Management, Nairobi CBD
  • Universal Group of Colleges - Nairobi CBD
  • Vision Institute of Professionals (Nairobi & Mombasa)
  • Mark university of IT - Uganda
  • Royal Institute of Applied Sciences - Meru
  • Don Bosco Institute of Management Studies, Nairobi
  • Nairobi Film School-Kipande Road(opp National Museum of Kenya)
  • Motion City International - Multimedia School - The Make Up Place
  • Naivasha Computer & Business Studies College (Naivasha Kenya)
  • Bible College of East Africa; Kasarani, Nairobi
  • Rehoboth College (Nairobi, Ngumo area)
  • Eagle College of Management Studies
  • Rift Valley Institute Of Science & Technology, Nakuru.
  • St.Joseph Vocational Training Centre Mlolongo
  • Emanex Computer College,Kahawa
  • Elix Centre of Informatics, Lokichar-Turkana
  • Regional Institute of Business Management Studies, {Nairobi} {CBD} (Pioneer House)
  • Elite Commercial Institute. Embakasi, Syokimau, Satellite Branches
  • Digiworld Computer School, Meru
  • Kenya School of Accountancy and Finance, Kitale and Kisii
  • Kenya School of Professional Counseling & Behavioural Sciences (KSCBS)
  • Prestige Academy and College, Nakuru
  • Premier College of Professional Studies Ltd, Nairobi
  • Lakeview Training Institute, Naivasha Kangiri House
  • Lake Region Business training and Consultancy - Naivasha - Kwa Muhia
  • Jogoo Commercial College, Nakuru
  • Wang Point Technologies College of Information Technology
  • Intraglobal Training Institute. Nairobi
  • Kenya College of skills and talent development - Embakasi
  • German Institute Of Professional Studies, Nairobi
  • Jodan College of Technology, Thika
  • Zetech College - Nairobi
  • Tec Institute of Management - Nairobi and Eldoret
  • Higher Institute of Development Studies - CBD, Nairobi
  • Institute of Business and Technology - Nakuru
  • Times Training Centre, Mombasa
  • premier college of Hospitality and Business Studies - Biashara street
  • PCEA Shalom Training College - Eastleigh, Nairobi
  • International Hotel & Tourism Institute - Hotel school
  • East Africa Institute of Certified Studies - Nairobi
  • East Africa School of Management - Nairobi
  • Regional Centre For Tourism And Foreign language-Eagle House Opp Tacos Club
  • Nairobi Institute of Business studies[NIBS]