List Of Universities and Colleges In Kenya

List Of Universities and Colleges In Kenya

List Of Universities and Colleges In Kenya | Check Out the List Of tertiary institutions In Kenya and their details

In recent years there has been a huge expansion of the higher education sector in Kenya. Where there were just five public universities in the country in 2005, today there are 22 with plans for as many as 20 new universities. Growth in the university sector has largely come about through the upgrade of already existing colleges.

Here is a list of universities and colleges in Kenya. Kenya has a number of universities and other institutions of higher learning. There are 22 public universities, 14 chartered private universities and 13 universities with Letter of Interim Authority (LIA).

These universities are established through institutional Acts of Parliament under the Universities Act, 2012 which provides for the development of university education, the establishment, accreditation and governance of universities.

The list of Public universities in Kenya are as follow:

List Of Public Universities

List Of Universities and Colleges In Kenya

List Of Universities and Colleges In Kenya

University Admissions

Entry to public universities is coordinated by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Service, established in 2014 to replace the Joint Admissions Board.

University entry is based on the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum average grade of C+ (the average of 8 subjects, including the compulsory English, Kiswahili and mathematics) traditionally set as the minimum threshold. Certain university departments sometimes require higher grades in certain subjects related to the field of study. In recent years, due to higher demand for university places, the minimum average threshold for guaranteed entry to a public university has been raised to a B, although the threshold is expressed as a combined 8-subject overall points score – where individual subject grades are converted to points – rather than an average grade.

In 2014, the threshold for degree programs was set at 60 points (B) for men and 58 (B-) for women. The threshold for diploma programs was a minimum overall grade of C-

List Of Private universities

There are 17 private universities and 14 public and private university constituent colleges. An additional 14 institutions have letters of interim authority to operate. All of the below university colleges have the authority to award academic degrees.

The list of Private universities in Kenya are as follow:


List Of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions

From July 2014, all government and private institutions offering technical and vocational education and training were put under TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training).

In the non-university sector, students attend public and private technical and vocational polytechnics, colleges (teacher and medical colleges), and other tertiary-level TVET institutions (technical training institutes, institutes of technology, and technical and professional colleges). Typically, programs offered at these institutions are two to three years in length, leading to certificates, diplomas and higher national diplomas.

The list of TVET institutions in Kenya are as follows: