Top universities and colleges to pursue a degree or diploma in journalism and mass communication in Kenya


Pursue a degree or diploma in journalism and mass communication in Kenya
If you are planning to pursue a degree/diploma in journalism and mass communication, we have prepared a list of top universities in Kenya where to undertake your studies.

Based on employers reviews and the job market for journalists, here are top universities offering this course in Kenya

1. University of Nairobi


Being the top University in Kenya, employers tend to prefer graduates from the University of Nairobi more than those from other Universities.

Enrolling for a Degree Course in Journalism at the University of Nairobi gives you an upper hand over other graduates.

From Webometric 2019 ranking, UoN ranks the best university in Kenya, meaning regardless of the course you pursue at this university, employers must recognize you. Besides, you have the advantage of being recognized beyond the country, implying that top companies like BBC, CNN and Aljazeera will consider you for employment.

2. Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC)


The College has a good history of producing the best journalists in Kenya; most of the top journalist in the media industry graduated from here.

The University offers great practical skills which are highly relevant in the job market. Though they don’t offer degree courses, a Diploma from KIMC has more weight than a Degree from some useless universities in Kenya.

3. Daystar University


More than 50 percent of top journalists in our media industry are Daystar graduates. When an average Kenyan hears the name Daystar being mentioned his mind shifts to ‘Journalism’.

4. United States International University (USIA)


USIU is a top university in regards to the quality of education it offers especially for journalists; it has all the facilities a Journalism student requires to excel in their field. Besides, there is a radio station within the premises where students who pursue Journalism undertake their training.

USIU is also recognized in the USA and other countries around the world.

Others to try to include Maseno University, Moi University, and Kenyatta University.
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