Top 100 Universities and Colleges in Kenya (Latest Rankings 2024)

Top 100 Universities and Colleges in Kenya (Latest Rankings 2023)

Kenya is one of the most dedicated to education among African countries. This makes study in Kenya exciting and very interesting.

Kenyan students, as well as international students, can attend the best Kenyan universities and colleges at little cost.

If you’re looking for where to study in Africa with Kenya as your preferred location, then you should know the universities to study. Check out the best universities and colleges in Kenya for undergraduate or postgraduate education.

Webometric has released the latest 2024 rankings of the top 100 best universities, colleges, and training institutes in Kenya. The ranking place University of Nairobi, Moi University, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, and Jkuat at the top.

Strathmore comes on top as the best private university in Kenya. UON also beat Makerere University to emerge as the best in East Africa.

Which is the biggest university in Kenya?

The University of Nairobi. The University of Nairobi (UoN) is the oldest and largest university in Kenya. Initially, UoN was a higher education institution mandated to train the needs of Kenya’s workforce.

Which is the most expensive university in Kenya?

Daystar University is one of the most developed universities in Kenya and of course, has a benefitting high fee. It is value for your money.

The average cost of a majority of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs is an estimated Kshs. 100000 to Kshs. 130000/semester.

Which is the cheapest university in Kenya?

Students often want to know the cheapest university or learning institution in a city. Whatever the reason for these questions, you deserve to know.

Here is a list of Universities in Kenya that charge the least fees regardless of your choice of course or location;

  • Maseno University.
  • Mount Kenya University.
  • Kenyatta University.
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.
  • The Technical University of Kenya.
  • Kabianga University.
  • Mombasa Polytechnic University College.
  • Pwani University.

Which Methodology does Webometric use to Rank Universities?

Webometrics ranking is the largest and most trusted academic ranking of universities and colleges in the world. The rankings depend on the independent and scientific exercise performed by the Cybermetrics Lab.

Learn More about webometrics here

Specific Indicator of its Rankings include;

  • Web indicators and presence
  • Number of  electronic journals and repositories
  • Scholar activity on the Web

Top Best 100 Universities in Kenya, 2024

Here is a full list of the best universities and colleges in Kenya. Explore!

Ranking Institution

1 University of Nairobi
2 Kenyatta University
3 Egerton University
4 Moi University
5 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
6 Maseno University
7 Technical University of Kenya
8 Strathmore University Nairobi
9 Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology
10 University of Embu
11 Murang’a University of Technology
12 United States International University
13 Daystar University
14 South Eastern Kenya University
15 Machakos University
16 Mount Kenya University
17 Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (Kimathi University College of Technology)
18 Pwani University
19 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology (Bondo University College)
20 Kisii University
21 University of Eldoret
22 Kibabii University
23 Meru University of Science & Technology
24 Kenya School of Government
25 Masai Mara University
26 Kabarak University
27 Karatina University
28 Saint Paul’s University Limuru
29 Chuka University
30 Catholic University of Eastern Africa
31 Kenya Medical Training College
32 Rongo University
33 Kenya Methodist University
34 African Virtual University
35 Kenya Forestry Research Institute
36 Laikipia University
37 University of Kabianga
38 Africa Nazarene University
39 Taita Taveta University
40 East Africa Institute of Certified Studies Nairobi
41 Technical University of Mombasa (Mombasa Polytechnic University College)
42 Amani College
43 Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Eldoret
44 KCA University
45 Hi tec Institute of Professional Studies Mombasa CBD
46 University of Eastern Africa Baraton
47 Africa International University (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology)
48 Multimedia University of Kenya
49 Tangaza University College
50 Kenia Institute of Management
51 Riara University
52 Zetech University
53 Management University of Africa
54 Pan Africa Christian University
55 Co-operative University of Kenya
56 Nairobi Institute of Business Studies
57 Adventist University of Africa
58 Kirinyaga University
59 Great Lakes University of Kisumu
60 Kenya School of Monetary Studies Ruaraka
61 Amref International University
62 Umma University
63 Kenya Technical Teachers College Gigiri
64 East African School of Aviation Embakasi Nairobi
65 Kiriri Women’s University of Science & Technology
66 Presbyterian University of East Africa
67 Scott Christian University
68 Kenya Utalii College Nairobi
69 Gretsa University
70 Railway Training Institute Nairobi
71 Kisumu Polytechnic Makasembo
72 Michuki Technical Institute Muranga
73 Uzima University College
74 Nairobi Technical Training Institute
75 The East African University Kitengela
76 Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute
77 Kenya Water Institute South C Nairobi
78 Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology Nakuru
79 Kenya Institute of Professional Studies Nairobi
80 Kenya Highlands University
81 Pioneer International University
82 Lukenya University
83 Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
84 Nairobi Institute of Technology
85 Computer Learning Centre Nairobi
86 Oshwal College Nairobi
87 KAG East University
88 Institute of Advanced Technology Kenya
89 Machakos Institute of Technology
90 Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology
91 Kisii National Polytechnic
92 Garissa University
93 Kenya Institute of Mass Communication Nairobi
94 International Leadership University (Nairobi International School of Theology)
95 Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
96 Maryknoll Institute of African Studies Nairobi
97 Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute
98 African Institute of Research and Development Studies AIRADS College
99 Meru National Polytechnic
100 Computer Pride Training Centre


This read leaves you with information for better decisions in your choice of Universities in Kenya.

We wish you the very best as you leap for your dreams. Cheers to winning continuously.

Geoffrey Nevine — IT Services and IT Consulting

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