List of Top Universities in Kenya – 2021


List of Top Universities in Kenya – 2021

The 2021 list of Top Universities in Kenya has been officially released. The list is selected based on some factors which have made them stood out among equals.

UniRank is a web-based agency that annually ranks universities around the world based on some factors. The agency without favoritism has ranked so many universities in the past years and they are fair in terms of positioning of universities.

Universities in Kenya are not exempted as they are have been rated severally in the international scenes on of account effective teaching, research works, conducive learning environments, equipment for practical works, etc. These universities have been recommended for local and international students as they make the list of Top Universities in the 2021 edition.

UniRank has officially released the 2021 edition of Top Universities in Kenya. The list contains 50 of the 62 Kenyans Institutions of Higher Learning. The following are some of the criteria for selection.

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate  higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.


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1 University of Nairobi Nairobi …
2 Kenyatta University Nairobi …
3 St. Paul’s University Limuru …
4 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Nairobi …
5 United States International University Africa Nairobi
6 Strathmore University Nairobi
7 Moi University Eldoret …
8 Mount Kenya University Thika …
9 Egerton University Njoro …
10 The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Nairobi …
11 Technical University of Kenya Nairobi
12 Africa Nazarene University Nairobi
13 Kenya Methodist University Meru …
14 Maseno University Maseno …
15 Daystar University Nairobi
16 Kabarak University Nakuru …
17 University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Eldoret …
18 Chuka University Chuka
19 Africa International University Nairobi
20 Kisii University Kisii
21 Machakos University Machakos
22 Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Kakamega …
23 Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Nyeri …
24 Meru University of Science and Technology Meru
25 University of Eldoret Eldoret …
26 KCA University Nairobi …
27 Kibabii University Bungoma
28 University of Embu Embu
29 Pwani University Kilifi
30 Maasai Mara University Narok
31 Adventist University of Africa Nairobi
32 South Eastern Kenya University Kitui
33 Multimedia University of Kenya Nairobi
34 Pan Africa Christian University Nairobi
35 Technical University of Mombasa Mombasa
36 Riara University Nairobi
37 Management University of Africa Nairobi
38 Karatina University Karatina
39 The Co-operative University of Kenya Nairobi …
40 Amref International University Nairobi
41 Murang’a University of Technology Murang’a
42 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Bondo
43 Laikipia University Nyahururu
44 University of Kabianga Kericho
45 Zetech University Ruiru …
46 Scott Christian University Machakos
47 Umma University Kajiado …
48 The Presbyterian University of East Africa Kikuyu
49 Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology Nairobi
50 Rongo University Rongo



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