This page contains a list of all public and private universities in Kenya and  courses they offer.  You will also get to know of the latest happenings in Campus.

This is a list of universities and colleges in KenyaKenya has a number of universities and other institutions of higher learning. There are 22 public universities, 14 chartered private universities and 13 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.

From July 2014, all government and private institutions offering technical and vocational education and training were put under TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training). This act normalized this sector as it had become tainted by unaccredited institutions offering substandard education as revealed by The Standard and The Star. As of October 10, 2016 there were 540 institutions accredited by the Authority.

List of Degree Programmes offered in all Universities in Kenya

  1. Agricultural Sciences
  2. Health Sciences / Medical Studies
  3. Home Economics
  4. Hospitality & Tourism Management
  5. Humanities and Social Sciences
  6. Journalism & Media Studies / Mass communication
  7. Law / Legal Mathematical Sciences
  8. Natural Resources Management
  9. Physical Sciences Religious Studies
  10. Biological Sciences
  11. Veterinary / Animal Sciences
  12. Building & Construction Sciences
  13. Business & Commerce / Accounting
  14. Computer / Computing / IT and Information Sciences
  15. Education
  16. Engineering
  17. Environmental Sciences
  18. Food Science & Technology

To select any of the programmes listed above and view which university or college offers it visit: http://students.kuccps.net/programmes/

List of Universities in Kenya

The list plus website links are provided below;

  1. University of Nairobi-http://www.uonbi.ac.ke/
  2. Moi University-http://www.mu.ac.ke/
  3. Kenyatta University-http://www.ku.ac.ke/
  4. Strathmore University-http://www.strathmore.edu/
  5. United States International University-http://www.usiu.ac.ke/
  6. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology-http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/
  7. Mount Kenya University-http://mku.ac.ke/
  8. Africa Nazarene University-http://www.anu.ac.ke/
  9. Catholic University of Eastern Africa-http://www.cuea.edu/
  10. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton-http://www.ueab.ac.ke/
  11. Egerton University-http://www.egerton.ac.ke/
  12. Maseno University-http://maseno.ac.ke/
  13. Kenya Methodist University-http://kemu.ac.ke/
    14  Technical University of Kenya-http://www.tukenya.ac.ke/
    15  KCA University-http://www.kca.ac.ke/
    16  Daystar University-http://www.daystar.ac.ke/
    17  Dedan Kimathi University of Technology-
    18  Technical University of Mombasa-http://www.tum.ac.ke/
    19  Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology-http://www.mmust.ac.ke/
    20  Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology-http://www.jooust.ac.ke/
    21  Multimedia University of Kenya-http://www.mmu.ac.ke/
    22  Kabarak University-http://www.kabarak.ac.ke/
    23  Adventist University of Africa-http://www.aua.ac.ke/
    24  St. Paul’s University-http://www.spu.ac.ke/
    25  Laikipia University-http://laikipia.ac.ke/
    26  University of Eldoret-http://www.uoeld.ac.ke/
    27  Africa International University-http://www.aiu.ac.ke/
    28  Pwani University-http://www.pu.ac.ke/
    29  Kisii University-http://www.kisiiuniversity.ac.ke/
    30  Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology-http://www.kwust.ac.ke/
    31  Pan Africa Christian University-http://www.pacuniversity.ac.ke/
    32  The Presbyterian University of East Africa-http://www.puea.ac.ke/
    33  Meru University of Science and Technology-http://www.must.ac.ke/
    34  Management University of Africa-http://www.mua.ac.ke/
    35  Inoorero University-http://www.iu.ac.ke/
    36  Great Lakes University of Kisumu-http://www.gluk.ac.ke/
    37  Gretsa University-http://www.gretsauniversity.ac.ke/
    38  Karatina University-http://www.karu.ac.ke/
    39  University of Kabianga-http://www.kabianga.ac.ke/
    40  South Eastern Kenya University-http://www.seku.ac.ke/
    41  The East African University-http://www.teau.ac.ke/
    42  Chuka University-http://chuka.ac.ke/
    43  Maasai Mara University-http://www.mmarau.ac.ke/
    44  Kenya Highlands Evangelical University-http://www.kheu.ac.ke/

 First Year Admission Checklist

  • Make many photocopies of KCSE result slips, KCSE certificates, school leaving  certificate, national ID/Birth certificate.
  • Take at least three passport size photographs
  • Pay fees and others charges carry receipt
  • Admission letter

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions

  • East Africa Institute of Certified Studies
  • Africa Digital Media Institute[9]
  • AirSwiss International College
  • Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Technology – Thika, Nakuru [10]
  • Nairobi Institute of Software Development
  • Atlas College -Eastleigh Nairobi
  • Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology (KIHBT)- Nairobi
  • Adept College of Professional Studies – Nakuru
  • African Institute of Research and Development Studies, Bandari College
  • Baraton Teachers’ Training College – Nandi Central Kapsabet
  • Consolata Cathedral Institute -Nyeri [11]
  • Cascade Institute of Hospitality – Thika [12]
  • ELDORET TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE[13]
  • Eldoret Polytechnic – Eldoret
  • Emma Daniel Arts Training Institute (EDATI)
  • Government Training Institute (GTI)
  • Gusii Institute of Technology
  • Harvard Institute of Development Studies – Thika[14]
  • Hemland College of Professional and Technical Studies – Thika [15]
  • ICT Fire and Rescue – Thika
  • Indian Institute of Hardware Technology- IIHT Westlands, Nairobi
  • International Centre of Technology (ICT-Thika) – Thika
  • Intraglobal Training Institute -Nairobi CBD
  • Intraglobal Training Institute –Kisumu
  • Intraglobal Training Institute -Kisii
  • Intraglobal Training Institute -Embu
  • Intraglobal Training Institute -Nakuru
  • Intraglobal Training Institute -Donholm
  • Jaffery Institute of Professional Studies[16] – Mombasa
  • Kabete National Polytechnic
  • Kagumo College
  • Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
  • The Kenya College of Science and Technology
  • Kenya Forestry College – Londiani
  • Kenya Forestry Research Institute
  • Keshnya School of Government (Formerly 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 Institute of Monitoring and Evaluation Studies (KIMES) – Nakuru
  • Kenya Institute of Software Engineering – Thika
  • Kenya Medical Training Centre (KMTC)
  • Kenya School of Government
  • Kenya School of Medical Science and Technology
  • Kenya School of Monetary Studies – Ruaraka
  • Kenya Science Teachers College, University of Nairobi
  • Kenya Technical Teachers College (KTTC)
  • Kenya Utalii College
  • Kenya Water Institute – South CNairobi
  • Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute – Naivasha
  • Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology
  • Kigari Teachers College – Embu
  • Kilimambogo Teachers College – Kilimambogo
  • Kisumu Polytechnic – Makasembo
  • Kitale Technical Institute – Kitale
  • Machakos Institute of Technology – Machakos
  • Mboya Labour College – Kisumu
  • Michuki Technical Institute – Muranga
  • Nairobi Aviation College – Kisumu Campus
  • Nakuru Counseling & Training Institute – Nakuru
  • PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute (PCKTTI)
  • Railway Training Institute – South B, Nairobi
  • Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology – Kisumu
  • Rift Valley Technical Training Institute – Eldoret [17]
  • Sacred Training Institute – Bungoma and Nairobi Campuses
  • Savannah Institute for Business and Informatics – Nakuru[18]
  • Sensei Institute of Technology for Plant Operator Training
  • Sirisia Youth Polytechnic
  • Teachers College
  • Technical Training Institute (MTTI) – Mombasa
  • Techno Links Ltd
  • United Africa College – Nairobi
  • Valley Institute of Science & Technology – Nakuru
  • Vision Empowerment Training Institute- Nairobi
  • Vision Empowerment Training Institute- Kitengela
  • Vision Stars Training Institute – Nairobi

Proprietary schools

  • Africa College of Social Work
  • African Institute of Research and Development Studies
  • AirSwiss International College – Nairobi
  • Airways Travel Institute
  • Alphax College – Eldoret
  • Amani College
  • Arkline College – Nairobi
  • Associated Computer Services – Development House, Nairobi
  • AUGAB Computer College – Garissa
  • Augustana College – Kasarani – Nairobi
  • Australian Studies Institute (AUSI) – Westlands, Nairobi
  • Bell Institute of Technology – Nairobi
  • Belmont International College-Ongata Rongai – Kajiado
  • Bible College of East Africa, Kasarani – Nairobi
  • BizSmart Inter Technology
  • Bungoma Technical Training Institute – Bungoma
  • Career Training Centre – Nairobi
  • Cascade Institute of Hospitality – Thika[12]
  • Centre for Distance & Online Learning – Nairobi
  • Century Park College – Machakos
  • Coast Institute of Technology
  • College of Management Sciences – Nairobi CBD
  • Compuera College – Nairobi
  • Compugoal College – Nairobi
  • Computer Learning Centre (CLC) – Nairobi
  • Computer Pride Training Centre – Nairobi
  • Computer Training Centre – Nairobi
  • NEWVIEW COLLEGE – Nairobi
  • Intraglobal Training Institute- Nairobi
  • Consolata Cathedral Institute -Nyeri
  • Consolata Institute of Communication and Technology – Nyeri-Mathari
  • Cornerstone Training Institute – Nairobi
  • Digital Resource Center (DRC) – Karama Estate, Nakuru
  • Digiworld Computer School – Meru
  • Don Bosco Boy’s Town – Karen
  • Don Bosco Institute of Management Studies, Nairobi
  • Duolotech Computers – Gachie and Thika
  • Eagle Air Aviation College (EAAC) – Ongata Rongai
  • Eagle College of Management Studies
  • East Africa Institute of Certified Studies – Nairobi
  • East Africa School of Journalism (EASJ) – Jamuhuri show ground
  • East Africa School of Management – Nairobi
  • East Africa Vision Institute
  • East African Media Institute (EAMI) – Nairobi
  • East African School of Aviation – Embakasi, Nairobi
  • *ELDORET TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE[19]– Eldoret[20]
  • Eldoret Aviation Training Institute – Eldoret
  • Elite Centre – Embakasi – Nairobi, Mlolongo next to Co-operative Bank, Stepup Training Institute, Nakuru
  • Elite Commercial Institute – Embakasi, Syokimau, satellite branches
  • Elix Centre of Informatics – Lokichar-Turkana
  • Emanex Computer College – Kahawa
  • Esmart College – Kikuyu Town
  • Felma College – Nairobi – Embakasi
  • German Institute of Professional Studies – Nairobi
  • Globoville Shanzu Beach College – Mombasa
  • Graffins College – Westlands, Nairobi
  • Gusii Institute of Technology – Kisii
  • Hansons College of Professional Studies – Gachie Nairobi/Kuimbu
  • Hemland Computer Institute – Thika, Thika Arcade 5th Floor
  • Hi-tec Institute of Professional Studies – Mombasa CBD
  • Higher Institute of Development Studies – CBD, Nairobi
  • Holy Rosary College – Tala
  • ICT Fire and Rescue
  • The iNet College – Bungoma Cooperative Bank Building, 3rd floor, Bungoma County
  • Institute of Advanced Technology – Loita House, Loita Street, Buruburu, Nairobi
  • Institute of Advanced Technology Campus – Westlands
  • Institute of Business and Technology – Nakuru
  • 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[21]
  • International College of Kenya – Nairobi/Machakos
  • International Hotel & Tourism Institute – Nairobi
  • InterWorld College – Nairobi
  • Intraglobal Training Institute – Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Embu, Kisii
  • Jodan College of Technology – Thika
  • Jogoo Commercial College – Nakuru
  • Karatina Institute of Technology (KIT-Karatina) – Karatina[22]
  • Keiway Mining & Technology College – Equity Bank Bldg, Mtwapa [23]
  • Kenair travel and related studies – Nairobi and Mombasa
  • Kenya Aeronautical College (Aviation, Engineering & Cabin Crew) Wilson Airport – Nairobi
  • Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (KCITI) – Eastleigh Campus
  • Kenya College of Communications Technology – Mbagathi, Nairobi
  • Kenya College of Medicine & Related Studies – Nairobi
  • The Kenya College of Science and Technology
  • Kenya College of Skills and Talent Development – Embakasi
  • Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) – Kabete
  • Kenya Institute of Applied Sciences
  • 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 Social Work and Community Development (KISWCD) – CBD, Nairobi
  • Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) – Kasarani, Nairobi
  • Kenya School of Accountancy and Finance – Kitale and Kisii
  • Kenya School of Professional Counseling & Behavioural Sciences (KSCBS)
  • 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[24]
  • 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
  • Kimathi Chambers
  • Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute – Riruta, Nairobi
  • Kisumu Polytechnic – Makasembo, Kisumu
  • Lake Region Business training and Consultancy – Naivasha, Kwa Muhia
  • Lakeview Training Institute – Naivasha Kangiri House
  • Mark University of IT – Uganda
  • Mawego Technical Institute – Kendu Bay
  • Maxton College Of Media & Communications – Nairobi Umo
  • Meru Technical Institute – Meru
  • Migori Teachers college, Migori
  • Moi Institute of Technology – Rongo, Migori
  • Mosoriot Teachers College – Eldoret
  • Motion City International – Multimedia School, The Make Up Place
  • Murang’a Institute of Technology – Murang’a
  • Na rap Training Institute – Yaya Centre
  • Nairobi Aviation College – Nairobi
  • Nairobi Film School – Kipande Road, opposite National Museum of Kenya
  • Nairobi Institute of Business studies (NIBS)
  • Nairobi Institute of Software Development – Nairobi
  • Nairobi Institute of Technology – Westlands
  • Naivasha Computer & Business Studies College – Naivasha Kenya
  • Nakuru College of Health Sciences and Management – KFA and Showground campuses, Nakuru
  • Nakuru Counseling & Training Institute, Centre of Hope – Nakuru
  • Nakuru Institute of Information Communication Technology
  • Narok Teachers College – Narok
  • Narok Teachers Training – Narok
  • National Youth Service Engineering Institute – Nairobi
  • Nationwide Hotel and Tourism College (NHTC) – Nakuru
  • Neema Lutheran College – Nyamira
  • Nkabune Technical Institute
  • Oshwal College – Parklands, Nairobi
  • Pan African School of Theology (PAST) – Nyahururu, Kenya
  • PCEA Shalom Training College – Eastleigh, Nairobi
  • Pioneer’s Training Institute – Nairobi, Umoja
  • PREMESE Africa Development Institute – Vision Plaza, Msa Road, Nairobi
  • Premier College of Hospitality and Business Studies – Biashara Street
  • Premier College of Professional Studies Ltd – Nairobi
  • Prestige Academy and College – Nakuru
  • The Regional Institute of Business Management – Nairobi CBD
  • Regional Centre For Tourism And Foreign language – Eagle House, opposite Tacos Club
  • Regional Training Institute – CBD, Nairobi
  • Regions Group International College
  • Rift valley institute of business studies Nakuru and kericho
  • Rehoboth College – Nairobi, Ngumo area
  • Riccatti Business College of East Africa
  • Rift Valley Institute Of Science & Technology – Nakuru
  • Rochester Business School – View Park Towers, Nairobi
  • Royal Institute of Applied Sciences – Meru
  • Sacred Lake Institute of Technology[25] – Kiirua, along Meru Nanyuki Road
  • Sagana Institute of Technology
  • School of ICT & Hairdressing and Beauty – Pioneer College
  • 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
  • Skynet Business College – CBD, Nairobi
  • Skypath Aviation College – Wilson Airport AMREF KCO building, Nairobi
  • SMA Swiss Management Academy – New Muthaiga, Nairobi
  • Softpro Computer Institute – Pipeline Tumaini S/mkt blg, 3rd flr, Pipeline (Embakasi)
  • South Rift International College (SORICO) – AM Plaza, Kericho
  • St. Andrew’s Pre-Medical College – Mumbasa
  • St. Joseph Vocational Training Centre – Mlolongo
  • St Joseph’s Medical training College – Nyabondo
  • St. Mary’s School of Clinical Medicine – Mumias
  • Stanbridge College – Voi
  • Star Media Institute – South B Estate, Southgate Ctr 1st Floor, Nairobi
  • Starnet College – Nairobi
  • Stonebic College – Westlands, Nairobi
  • Superior Group of Colleges Intl.
  • Talent institute – Nairobi
  • Tambach Teachers Training College – Kerio Valley, Rift Valley
  • Tangaza College
  • Taznaam Tutorial College – Nairobi
  • Tec Institute of Management – Nairobi and Eldoret
  • Thomas Asingo College of Computer and Business Management
  • Times Training Centre – Mombasa
  • Universal Group of Colleges – Nairobi CBD
  • Vision Institute of Professionals – Nairobi and Mombasa
  • Vision Stars Training Institute
  • Wang Point Technologies College of Information Technology
  • Western College of Hospitality and Professional Studies – Wechaps College, Kisumu
  • Zetech College – Nairobi
  • Kenyaplex Institute of Technology Mwala
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