Check Out Top 50 Universities in Kenya – 2021 Ranking (Latest)


    Check Out Top 50 Universities in Kenya – 2021 Ranking. Kenya is the home to some of the world’s best universities. It is counted among the top in Africa, according to uniRank’s African University Rankings 2021.

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    Many of Kenya’s universities are renowned for promoting a global outlook by recruiting international students, faculty and encouraging international collaborations, so you can expect an accommodating atmosphere as well as diversity on campus.

    Universities in Kenya have always gained a wide reputation for good teaching and excellent research. Kenyan universities are highly ranked among international schools and institutions worldwide, and they continue to attract the smartest people to their highly respected and prestigious degree programmes. All these top ranked colleges, universities, law schools, medical schools, and engineering schools have a wide, global reputation and continue to be the top-ranked schools for international students. To go to some of the best universities in the world for your Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D, you should certainly consider Africa as your destination for the best rankings and widest reputation.

    uniRank tries to answer this question of the top universities in Kenya by publishing the 2021 Kenyan University Ranking of top 50 out of 62 recognized Kenyan higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

    • 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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    This year’s ranking sees University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University maintain 1st and 2nd spot respectively while Strathmore University had a significant boost from 6th position to 3rd Position. Universities like St. Paul’s University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology had a significant decrease in ranking this year.


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