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Posted by: Viral News on 03/02/2016

Top 10 Universities in Kenya

Top 10 Universities in Kenya

Kenya takes pride in the fact that it has some of the best institutions for higher learning across Africa. This landmark achievement has not been accomplished easily as some countries with a better economy such as South Africa and Nigeria afford some of the important facilities and equipment required for excellence. Out of 63 universities listed in Kenya, below are the top ten with regard to academic excellence and recent survey by cooperate that is the employer and students..

  • University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi is ranked as the best university in Kenya and 885 in the world. Originally started as a college in 1956, the university has been a higher learning institution in Kenya for a long time and produced some of the most brilliant minds in Kenya. That includes prominent politicians and a very high number of public service workers.

  • Strathmore University

Ranked as number 2 in the Kenya, the private university was started as an advanced level sixth form college back in 1961. It is recognized for its prowess in art and science related courses as well as business and information technology courses. The discipline and good knowledge given to their graduates has made it a hub for many recruitment agents.

  • Kenyatta University

Started in the year 1965, Kenyatta University is the second largest University in Kenya and among the largest in Africa. The institution continues to increase in stature as developments are still currently underway and it is increasing its facilities as well as courses. Most locals prefer Kenyatta University due to its location and ambiance. Also with the new structures in place, the university is in the road to becoming the top in the region.

  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Initially a middle level college started in 1981, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was fully made a university in 1994. The University is known for its proficiency in courses such as engineering, building sciences, architecture and biotechnology. To the IT guys definitely this is the place for your degree course.

  • USIU Africa

USIU Africa (United States International University) is another private university. In 1999, USIU received its accreditation from the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) in Kenya. In 2008, USIU received accreditation as an independent university from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the United States. The University is famed for its achievements in research and technical courses. The University is also recognized for its prowess in information technology and computer related courses. Many graduates argue that a master degree in USIU is all you need to skyrocket your carrier.

  • Egerton University

Egerton University is among the oldest universities in Kenya. Ranked 3303 in the world, the university initially started as a place to train whites in agriculture but started offering research and art related courses that have built a name for it not only in Kenya but also across Africa and the rest of the world.

  • Moi University

Ranked as number 3573 in the world, Moi University is widely recognized locally for its excellence in art and business related courses. Started in 1984, the university’s main campus is located in Eldoret with branches all across the country.

  • African Virtual University

African Virtual University is ranked number 5757 in the world although not many local know about it in Kenya. The University is distributed all across Africa with campuses in countries such as Ghana, Benin, DRC Congo, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Mozambique and Cote d’Ivoire. Launched as a World Bank project, the university has its headquarters in Kenya and is mostly known for its prowess in ICT.

  • Mount Kenya University

Ranked as number 8325 in the world, Mount Kenya University is the leading chartered private University in Kenya. The University is famed for its art and science related courses. The university has its headquarters in Kenya but has branched out to other East African countries and continues to grow in infrastructure and stature.

  • KCA University

KCA University is another private university in Kenya ranked 8767 in the world and very common with the locals. The university is regarded as the first stop for any student interested in business as a career. Founded in 1989, the university prides itself in its excellent facilities, highly learned and experienced business lecturers.

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