Top 10 Best Universities in Kenya (2017 Latest Ranking)

Top 10 Best Universities in Kenya

Cybermetrics Lab (the largest public research body in Spain), has just released “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities”.And to no surprise, University of Nairobi Kenya’s Prestigious institution in Kenya.

Based on the data given, we were able to rank Kenya’s best universities.


10. Catholic University of Eastern Africa 

Catholic University of Eastern Africa


The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), like most other universities, started in a modest way. It commenced as a graduate school of theology known as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA).

It is an academic agent for creating knowledge and producing graduates who are competent leaders for the Church and society.

9. Kenya Methodist University 

Kenya Methodist University

The Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) is a Chartered private University founded by the Methodist Church in Kenya. It has 5 campuses; Meru, Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Nyeri and 2 centers in Meru town and Maua. They offer academic programmes at certificate, diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.

8. Mount Kenya University 

Mount Kenya University

MKU is the leading private university inclined towards Science and Technology programmes. They are about discovering possibilities and potentials for students fresh out of high school, transfer students, returning students pursuing advanced degrees and faculty and staff who are passionate about their fields.

The surrounding industries and health facilities make MKU the ideal place to real-world opportunities in different areas of study, allowing students to get practical real-world experiences by taking part in on-site training opportunities.

7. United States International University 

United States International University

Africa (USIU-Africa), situated in Nairobi, Kenya. USIU-Africa is the oldest private secular university in Eastern Africa and currently has a student population of over 6500 representing 62 nationalities from around the globe, making it one of the most diverse universities in Africa.

The mission of USIU-Africa is to promote the discovery and application of knowledge, the acquisition of skills, and the development of intellect and character in a manner that prepares students to contribute effectively and ethically as citizens of a changing and increasingly technological world.

6. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was established in 1981 as a Middle-Level College (Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT)) by the Government of Kenya.

IT is located in Juja, 36 kilometers North East of Nairobi, along Nairobi-Thika Highway. However, it was finally established as a University through the JKUAT Act, 1994 and inaugurated on 7th December 1994.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology offers courses in Engineering, Science, Architecture and Building sciences and has a very strong research interest in the areas of biotechnology and engineering.

5. Strathmore University

Strathmore University

Strathmore University started as Strathmore College in 1961 as an Advanced-level Sixth Form College with a group of professionals that were offering Science and Arts subjects.

Strathmore University has become one of the leading non-profit private universities in Kenya and has remarkable interest and achievements in commerce and information technology.

Strathmore holds a peerless reputation for quality in both academic and professional education and personal formation. It has one of the best web reputations among placing it among the top universities in Kenya.

4. Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University

The concept of Kenyatta University started in 1965 with the handover of Templar Barracks to the newly formed government of Kenya.

Today, the university is located in Nairobi, Kenya with the main campus in Kahawa.

In addition to being among the best universities in Kenya, it is the second largest institution in Kenya and has a track record for being among the educational pride of Kenya.

3. Egerton University 

 Egerton University

Egerton University is the premier Agricultural public University in Kenya that became established in 1939. The school’s original purpose was to prepare white European youth for careers in agriculture but since its inception, the institution has broadened to other areas of research and teaching such as natural resources, applied sciences, education, computer science, medical sciences, education, engineering and business studies.

2. Moi University

Moi University
Moi University is a government-owned university located in Eldoret, western Kenya established in 1984 by the Moi University Act of Parliament.

Historically, it was one of the first public universities in Kenya to be established with the University of Nairobi being the first while Moi university was the second.

The University is committed to a quality work and learning environment that is grounded in intellectual and academic freedom, teamwork and quest for academic excellence.


1. The University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi
The inception of the University of Nairobi can be traced back to 1956 when the Royal Technical College was established.

The University of Nairobi was the only institution of higher learning in Kenya for quite a long time. There is no doubt that the University of Nairobi is among the best African institutions of higher learning and the best University in Kenya, a record it has held for a long time in history especially in producing good engineers. This record includes achievements in teaching, research, and development

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