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

University of Nairobi

Moi University

Kenyatta University

Egerton University

Maseno University

Multimedia University of Kenya

Meru University of Science and Technology

Muranga University of Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Technical University Of Mombasa TUM Karibu

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Chuka University

Laikipia University

Machakos University

Kirinyaga University

Karatina University

South Eastern Kenya University

University of Kabianga

University Of Eldoret

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:

United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa)

Mount Kenya University (MKU)

Uzima University College

Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

University of Eastern Africa Baraton (UEAB)

Daystar University

Africa Nazarene University

Scott Christian University

Kabarak University

KAG East University

Strathmore University

Zetech University

Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology

Pan Africa Christian University

Kenya Methodist University

Adventist University of Africa

Gretsa University

Great Lakes University of Kisumu

Presbyterian University of East Africa

St. Paul’s University

KCA University

Africa International University

Riara University

Management University of Africa

Amref International University (AMIU)

KUCCPS Student Portal : KUCCPS Application Portal


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:

Africa Digital Media Institute

AirSwiss International College

Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Technology 

Atlas College -Eastleigh Nairobi

Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology (KIHBT)- Nairobi

Adept College of Professional Studies – Nakuru

African Institute of Research and Development Studies, Bandari College

Baraton Teachers’ Training College – Nandi Central Kapsabet

Cascade Institute of Hospitality – Thika

Eldoret Polytechnic – Eldoret

Emma Daniel Arts Training Institute (EDATI)

Government Training Institute (GTI)

Gusii Institute of Technology

Kisii National Polytechnic

Harvard Institute of Development Studies – Thika

ICT Fire and Rescue – Thika

International Centre of Technology (ICT-Thika)

Intraglobal Training Institute

Jaffery Institute of Professional Studies – Mombasa

Kabete National Polytechnic

Kagumo Teachers Training College

Kaiboi Technical Training Institute

The Kenya College of Science and Technology

Kenya Forestry College – Londiani

Kenya Forestry Research Institute

Kenya School of Government (Formerly Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA))

Kenya Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology – Nakuru

Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)

Kenya Institute of Mass Communication – South C

Kenya Institute of Monitoring and Evaluation Studies (KIMES) – Nakuru

Kenya Institute of Software Engineering – Thika

Kenya Medical Training Centre (KMTC)

Kenya School of Medical Science and Technology

Kenya School of Monetary Studies – Ruaraka

Kenya Science Teachers College, University of Nairobi

Kenya Technical Teachers College (KTTC)

Kenya Utalii College

Kenya Water Institute – South C, Nairobi

Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute – Naivasha

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology

Kigari Teachers College – Embu

Kilimambogo Teachers College – Kilimambogo

Kisumu Polytechnic – Makasembo

Kitale Technical Institute – Kitale

Machakos Institute of Technology – Machakos

Mboya Labour College – Kisumu

Michuki Technical Institute – Muranga

Nairobi Aviation College – Kisumu Campus

Nakuru Counseling & Training Institute – Nakuru

PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute (PCKTTI),

Railway Training Institute – South B, Nairobi

Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology – Kisumu

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute – Eldoret

Sacred Training Institute – Bungoma and Nairobi Campuses

Savannah Institute for Business and Informatics – Nakuru[15]

Sensei Institute of Technology

Youth Polytechnic

Teachers College

Mombasa Technical Training Institute (MTTI)

United Africa College – Nairobi

Vision Empowerment Training Institute

Vision Stars Training Institute – Nairobi

Proprietary schools

Africa College of Social Work

Airways Travel Institute

Alphax College – Eldoret

Amani College

Arkline College – Nairobi

Associated Computer Services – Development House, Nairobi

AUGAB Computer College – Garissa

Augustana College – Kasarani – Nairobi

Australian Studies Institute (AUSI) – Westlands, Nairobi

Bell Institute of Technology – Nairobi

Belmont International College-Ongata Rongai – Kajiado

Bible College of East Africa, Kasarani – Nairobi

Career Training Centre – Nairobi

Centre for Distance & Online Learning – Nairobi

Century Park College – Machakos

Coast Institute of Technology

College of Management Sciences – Nairobi CBD

Compuera College – Nairobi

Compugoal College – Nairobi

Computer Learning Centre (CLC) – Nairobi

Computer Pride Training Centre – Nairobi

Computer Training Centre – Nairobi


Consolata Institute of Communication and Technology – Nyeri-Mathari

Cornerstone Training Institute – Nairobi

Digital Resource Center (DRC) – Karama Estate, Nakuru

Digiworld Computer School – Meru

Don Bosco Boy’s Town – Karen

Don Bosco Institute of Management Studies, Nairobi

Duolotech Computers – Gachie and Thika

Eagle Air Aviation College (EAAC) – Ongata Rongai

Eagle College  of Management Studies

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies – Nairobi

East Africa School of Journalism (EASJ) – Jamuhuri show ground

East Africa School of Management – Nairobi

East Africa Vision Institute

East African Media Institute (EAMI) – Nairobi

East African School of Aviation – Embakasi, Nairobi

Eldoret Aviation Training Institute – Eldoret

Elite Centre – Embakasi – Nairobi, Mlolongo next to Co-operative Bank, Stepup Training Institute, Nakuru

Elite Commercial Institute – Embakasi, Syokimau, satellite branches

Elix Centre of Informatics – Lokichar-Turkana

Emanex Computer College – Kahawa

Esmart College – Kikuyu Town

Felma College – Nairobi – Embakasi

German Institute of Professional Studies – Nairobi

Globoville Shanzu Beach College – Mombasa

Graffins College – Westlands, Nairobi

Hansons College of Professional Studies – Gachie Nairobi/Kuimbu

Hemland College of Professional and Technical Studies – Kwame Nkrumah Street Thika

Hemland Computer Institute – Thika, Thika Arcade 5th Floor

Hi-tec Institute of Professional Studies – Mombasa CBD

Higher Institute of Development Studies – CBD, Nairobi

Holy Rosary College – Tala

The iNet College – Bungoma Cooperative Bank Building, 3rd floor, Bungoma County

Institute of Advanced Technology – Loita House, Loita Street, Buruburu, Nairobi

Institute of Business and Technology – Nakuru

Institute of Information Technology Studies & Research – Nairobi, Ambank Hse, University Way

Institute of Zaburi Technologies – Nairobi CBD

Inter-Afrika Development Institute – NACICO Plaza 4th Floor, Nairobi

International College of Kenya – Nairobi/Machakos

International Hotel & Tourism Institute – Nairobi

InterWorld College – Nairobi

Jodan College of Technology – Thika

Jogoo Commercial College – Nakuru

Karatina Institute of Technology (KIT-Karatina) – Karatina

Keiway Mining and Technology College – Equity Bank Bldg, Mtwapa

Kenair travel and related studies – Nairobi and Mombasa

Kenya Aeronautical College (Aviation, Engineering & Cabin Crew) Wilson Airport – Nairobi

Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (KCITI) – Eastleigh Campus

Kenya College of Communications Technology – Mbagathi, Nairobi

Kenya College of Medicine & Related Studies – Nairobi

The Kenya College of Science and Technology



Kenya College of Skills and Talent Development – Embakasi

Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) – Kabete

Kenya Institute of Applied Sciences

Kenya Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (KIBSAT) – Nakuru

Kenya Institute of Development Studies (KIDS) – Nairobi

Kenya Institute of Media and Technology (KIMT) – Nairobi

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies – Nairobi

Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development (KISWCD) – CBD, Nairobi

Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) – Kasarani, Nairobi

Kenya School of Accountancy and Finance – Kitale and Kisii

Kenya School of Professional Studies (KSPS) – Parklands, Nairobi

Kenya School of Technology Studies (KSTS)- Thika

Kenya Science Teachers College – Jamhuri, Nairobi

Kericho Teachers College – Kericho

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology – Kiambu

Kigari Teachers College – Embu

Kima International School of Theology (KIST) – Kima, Western Province of Kenya

Kimathi Chambers

Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute – Riruta, Nairobi

Kenya School of Professional Counseling & Behavioural Sciences (KSCBS)

Kisumu Polytechnic – Makasembo, Kisumu

Lake Region Business training and Consultancy – Naivasha, Kwa Muhia

Lakeview Training Institute – Naivasha Kangiri House

Mark University of IT – Uganda

Mawego Technical Institute – Kendu Bay

Maxton College Of Media & Communications – Nairobi Umo

Meru Technical Institute – Meru

Migori Teachers college, Migori

Moi Institute of Technology – Rongo, Migori

Mosoriot Teachers College – Eldoret

Motion City International – Multimedia School, The Make Up Place

Murang’a Institute of Technology – Murang’a

Na rap Training Institute – Yaya Centre

Nairobi Aviation College – Nairobi

Nairobi Film School – Kipande Road, opposite National Museum of Kenya

Nairobi Institute of Business studies (NIBS)

Nairobi Institute of Software Development – Nairobi

Nairobi Institute of Technology – Westlands

Naivasha Computer & Business Studies College – Naivasha Kenya

Nakuru College of Health Sciences and Management – KFA and Showground campuses, Nakuru

Nakuru Counseling & Training Institute, Centre of Hope – Nakuru

Nakuru Institute of Information Communication Technology

Narok Teachers College – Narok

National Youth Service Engineering Institute – Nairobi

Nationwide Hotel and Tourism College (NHTC) – Nakuru

Neema Lutheran College – Nyamira

Nkabune Technical Training Institute

Oshwal College – Parklands, Nairobi

Pan African School of Theology (PAST) – Nyahururu, Kenya

PCEA Shalom Training College – Eastleigh, Nairobi

Pioneer’s Training Institute – Nairobi, Umoja

PREMESE Africa Development Institute – Vision Plaza, Msa Road, Nairobi

Premier College of Hospitality and Business Studies – Biashara Street

Premier College of Professional Studies Ltd – Nairobi

Prestige Academy and College – Nakuru

The Regional Institute of Business Management – Nairobi CBD

Regional Centre For Tourism And Foreign language – Eagle House, opposite Tacos Club

Regional Training Institute – CBD, Nairobi

Regions Group International College

Rift valley institute of business studies Nakuru and kericho

Rehoboth College – Nairobi, Ngumo area

Riccatti Business College of East Africa

Rift Valley Institute Of Science & Technology – Nakuru

Rochester Business School – View Park Towers, Nairobi

Royal Institute of Applied Sciences – Meru

Sacred Lake Institute of Technology[21] – Kiirua, along Meru Nanyuki Road

Sagana Institute of Technology

School of ICT & Hairdressing and Beauty – Pioneer College

School of Professional Studies – Parklands, Nairobi

Shalom Information Technology Center – Shalom House, off Ngong Road, Nairobi

Shanzu Teachers College – Shanzu, Mombasa

Shepherds Foundation Education & Research Centre – Buruburu, Nairobi

Skynet Business College – CBD, Nairobi

Skypath Aviation College – Wilson Airport AMREF KCO building, Nairobi

SMA Swiss Management Academy – New Muthaiga, Nairobi

Softpro Computer Institute – Pipeline Tumaini S/mkt blg, 3rd flr, Pipeline (Embakasi)

South Rift International College (SORICO) – AM Plaza, Kericho

St. Andrew’s Pre-Medical College – Mumbasa

St. Joseph Vocational Training Centre – Mlolongo

St Joseph’s Medical training College – Nyabondo

St. Mary’s School of Clinical Medicine – Mumias

Stanbridge College – Voi

Star Media Institute – South B Estate, Southgate Ctr 1st Floor, Nairobi

Starnet College – Nairobi

Stonebic College – Westlands, Nairobi

Superior Group of Colleges Intl.

Talent institute – Nairobi

Tambach Teachers Training College – Kerio Valley, Rift Valley

Tangaza College

Taznaam Tutorial College – Nairobi

Tec Institute of Management – Nairobi and Eldoret

Thomas Asingo College of Computer and Business Management

Times Training Centre – Mombasa

Universal Group of Colleges – Nairobi CBD

Vision Institute of Professionals – Nairobi and Mombasa

Vision Stars Training Institute

Wang Point Technologies College of Information Technology

Western College of Hospitality and Professional Studies – Wechaps College, Kisumu

List Of Universities and Colleges In Kenya

List Of Universities and Colleges In Kenya