List of Private and Public Universities in Kenya



Kenya has over 47 universities, where more than half are privately owned. Latest list published by show that University of Nairobi leads in terms of quality of education and ranking worldwide. In Private universities.

Strathmore emerges as the best. Here is the full list of all universities in Kenya.

Public Universities

  1. University of Nairobi
  2. Moi University
  3. Kenyatta University
  4. Egerton University
  5. Maseno University
  6. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
  7. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST)
  8. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  9. Chuka University
  10. Technical University of Kenya
  11. Technical University of Mombasa
  12. Pwani University
  13. Kisii University
  14. University of Eldoret
  15. Maasai Mara University
  16. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
  17. Laikipia University
  18. South Eastern Kenya University
  19. Multimedia University of Kenya
  20. University of Kabianga
  21. Karatina University
  22. Meru University of Science and Technology

Private universities

  1. United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa)
  2. Mount Kenya University(MKU)
  3. Uzima University College (Constituency college of CUEA)
  4. Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa
  5. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton
  6. Daystar University
  7. Africa Nazarene University
  8. Scott Christian University
  9. Kabarak University
  10. Strathmore University
  11. Zetech University
  12. Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology
  13. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
  14. Pan Africa Christian University
  15. Kenya Methodist University
  16. Adventist University of Africa
  17. Gretsa University
  18. Great Lakes University of Kisumu
  19. Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development
  20. Presbyterian University of East Africa
  21. Paul’s University
  22. KCA University
  23. Africa International University
  24. Riara University
  25. Pioneer International University