|Vice-Chancellor||Prof Rose Awuor Mwonya|
|Location||Njoro, Nakuru, Kenya
The main campus of the university is located in Njoro, a small community approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi), southwest of the town of Nakuru. This is located approximately 180 kilometres (112 mi), by road, northwest of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya. The coordinates of the university main campus are:0°22'11.0"S, 35°55'58.0"E (Latitude:-0.369734; Longitude:35.932779). The main Instagram page of egerton university is @egertonuniversitysflyest
The school was founded in 1939, and was originally named Egerton Farm School. It was established by a large land grant of 740 acres (3 km²) by Maurice Egerton, 4th Baron Egerton of Tatton. The school's original purpose was to prepare white European youth for careers in agriculture. By 1955, the name had changed to Egerton Agricultural College. A one-year certificate course and a two-year diploma course in agriculture were offered. In 1958, Lord Egerton donated another 1,100 acres (4.5 km²) of land. Soon afterwards, the college opened its doors to people of all races from Kenya and other African countries.
In 1979, with support from the Government of Kenya and USAID, the college expanded yet again, becoming part of the University of Nairobi system. In 1987, the college was recognized as a chartered public university.
The affairs of the students are handled by the office of the Dean of Students. The office is headed by a dean currently Dr. Kibet. The office mainly deals with student organizations and clubs and also oversees student activities, including the publication of magazines.
Faculties of Egerton University
The university has the following faculties:
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
- Faculty of Education & Community Studies
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Engineering & Technology
- Faculty of Commerce
- Faculty of Environment & Resources Development
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
- Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies
In 2005, the university established a partnership with Western Michigan University that allows students to complete half of their degree at Egerton and finish their studies at WMU in a choice of computer science, engineering and business administration.
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