Which are the best universities in Kenya? Here is your best guide

Best universities in Kenya

University of Nairobi is the best institution of Higher learning in Kenya. It ranks at position one in Kenya and 1033 worldwide. It is followed by  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Kenyatta University in second and third positions respectively.

Here is a list of the best 10 universities in Kenya:

  1. University of Nairobi
  2. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  3. Kenyatta University
  4. Egerton University
  5. Moi University
  6. Maseno University
  7. Strathmore University Nairobi
  8. Technical University of Kenya
  9. Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology
  10.  Mount Kenya University

Below is the full ranking of all the universities and Colleges in Kenya:

ranking World Rank
sort descending
University Det. Impact Rank* Openness Rank* Excellence Rank*
1
1033
University of Nairobi
873
796
1728
2
2140
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
2764
1505
2894
3
2166
Kenyatta University
2180
1473
3257
4
2372
Egerton University
1588
2826
3712
5
2617
Moi University
4195
1912
3164
6
3519
Maseno University
5131
2173
4366
7
3633
Strathmore University Nairobi
2774
4256
4892
8
3708
Technical University of Kenya
5477
2884
4416
9
4538
Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology
8141
2721
5094
10
5435
Mount Kenya University
1398
4371
7222
11
5501
Catholic University of Eastern Africa
5152
6366
6278
12
5856
Murang’a University of Technology
2437
4689
7222
13
6017
United States International University
3005
4566
7222
14
6041
Kenya Methodist University
1178
7965
7222
15
6095
University of Embu
3880
3684
7222
16
6297
Daystar University
10248
5252
6416
17
6774
Machakos University
6347
4151
7222
18
6836
South Eastern Kenya University
7142
3387
7222
19
6949
Meru University of Science & Technology
6812
4384
7222
20
7315
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (Kimathi University College of Technology)
8432
3926
7222
21
7650
Pwani University
9233
4150
7222
22
7709
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology (Bondo University College)
10312
3230
7222
23
8284
Kabarak University
9943
4932
7222
24
8698
Bomet University College
8438
6825
7222
25
8717
Rongo University
10007
5671
7222
26
8722
Kisii University
12025
3825
7222
27
8925
University of Eldoret
12578
3633
7222
28
9076
Kenya Forestry Research Institute
12016
4523
7222
29
9124
Turkana University College
5903
8280
7222
30
9193
Kibabii University
12055
4716
7222
31
9328
Chuka University
13318
3719
7222
32
9665
Technical University of Mombasa (Mombasa Polytechnic University College)
12468
5190
7222
33
9798
Karatina University
13010
4922
7222
34
9811
Saint Paul’s University Limuru
12558
5369
7222
35
10056
Presbyterian University of East Africa
6771
8368
7222
36
10294
Masai Mara University
14039
4852
7222
37
10583
Tangaza University College
7527
8368
7222
38
10643
Kenya School of Government
7600
8368
7222
39
10908
University of Kabianga
15494
4457
7222
40
11143
University of Eastern Africa Baraton
12492
7049
7222
41
11507
Co-operative University of Kenya
14908
5751
7222
42
11746
Laikipia University
14718
6163
7222
43
11870
Kenya Medical Training College
9253
8368
7222
44
12126
Computer Pride Training Centre Nairobi
9584
8368
7222
45
12192
Kirinyaga University
15956
5673
7222
46
12932
Africa Nazarene University
10635
8368
7222
47
13034
Multimedia University of Kenya
12775
7965
7222
48
13356
Taita Taveta University
17452
5793
7222
49
13699
Amani College
11575
8368
7222
50
14257
Pan Africa Christian University
14705
7828
7222
51
14373
East Africa Institute of Certified Studies Nairobi
12447
8368
7222
52
14504
Africa International University (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology)
12610
8368
7222
53
14864
Hi tec Institute of Professional Studies Mombasa CBD
13060
8368
7222
54
15608
Zetech University
13952
8368
7222
55
15657
Great Lakes University of Kisumu
14017
8368
7222
56
16142
KCA University
14593
8368
7222
57
16449
Riara University
14957
8368
7222
58
16501
Kenia Institute of Management
15022
8368
7222
59
16590
Management University of Africa
15132
8368
7222
60
17041
Amref International University
15648
8368
7222
61
17421
Adventist University of Africa
16132
8368
7222
62
17421
Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Eldoret
16132
8368
7222
63
17792
Pioneer International University
16574
8368
7222
64
17816
Nairobi Institute of Business Studies
16604
8368
7222
65
18135
Gretsa University
16985
8368
7222
66
18347
Garissa University
17236
8368
7222
67
18690
Kiriri Women’s University of Science & Technology
17634
8368
7222
68
18856
Scott Christian University
17824
8368
7222
69
18884
Umma University
17857
8368
7222
70
19408
Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology Nakuru
18479
8368
7222
71
19528
East African School of Aviation Embakasi Nairobi
18614
8368
7222
72
19567
Kenya School of Monetary Studies Ruaraka
18656
8368
7222
73
19703
Kisumu Polytechnic Makasembo
18816
8368
7222
74
20161
Kenya Utalii College Nairobi
19328
8368
7222
75
20291
Uzima University College
19476
8368
7222
76
21071
Kenya Institute of Mass Communication Nairobi
20389
8368
7222
77
21156
Nairobi Technical Training Institute
20485
8368
7222
78
21156
CHRM College
20485
8368
7222
79
21312
Lukenya University
20668
8368
7222
80
21407
KAG East University
20765
8368
7222
81
21440
The East African University Kitengela
20804
8368
7222
82
21480
Michuki Technical Institute Muranga
20846
8368
7222
83
21531
Kenya Highlands University
20903
8368
7222
84
21658
Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology
21043
8368
7222
85
21658
Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute
21043
8368
7222
86
21750
Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
21147
8368
7222
87
21820
Star College of Management Sciences Nairobi
21234
8368
7222
88
21820
Railway Training Institute Nairobi
21234
8368
7222
89
21820
ICT College Thika
21234
8368
7222
90
22048
Institute of Advanced Technology Kenya
21496
8368
7222
91
22192
Oshwal College Nairobi
21659
8368
7222
92
22236
Kisii National Polytechnic
21710
8368
7222
93
22531
International Leadership University (Nairobi International School of Theology)
22037
8368
7222
94
22823
Nairobi Institute of Technology
22364
8368
7222
95
22870
Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute
22419
8368
7222
96
22925
Kenya Institute of Professional Studies Nairobi
22483
8368
7222
97
23262
Machakos Institute of Technology
22845
8368
7222
98
23379
Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
22972
8368
7222
99
23694
Nairobi Aviation College
23312
8368
7222
100
24196
Tharaka University College
23862
8368

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