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In 1927 Leland Ghent Stanford chartered a private graduate institution called Balboa Law College in San Diego (USA), which later changed its name toBalboa University in 1945. In 1952, Balboa University again changed its name to California Western University, and a year later Dr. William C. Rust became the university’s president.

Dr. Rust had a vision of international education that would see students and faculty share and embrace knowledge around the world. In 1968, he relocated the university’s undergraduate and graduate programs to Scripps Ranch in northeast San Diego, then formally changed the university’s name to United States International University (USIU).

Soon after, began his search for an African campus, travelling to Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, before finally settling on Nairobi. The United States International University – Africa was registered under the Companies Act (Cap 486) on 18th September, 1969. In 1970, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Kenya that allowed him to offer business programs and any other degree programs not being offered by the public universities.

Rust’s journey was not an easy one. There were many challenges to his vision including convincing the Kenyan government that an American education was just as good as a British one.  He also had to convince the U.S. accrediting body (Western Association of Schools and Colleges – WASC) of the viability of an international multi-campus system.

He went on to establish campuses in Mexico City, London and Tokyo.

In 1977, the university began to offer accredited full degree programs in Business Administration, Psychology and International Relations. Unlike earlier graduating classes that completed their degree requirements in San Diego, the first students to graduate from the Nairobi campus did so in 1979.

Dr. Dee Aker’s term as Executive Director began in 1981 and lasted for three years, when Dr. Lillian K. Beam succeeded her. The ten-year term of Dr. Beam coincided with major shifts in the regulation of higher education in Kenya. To comply with the new quality assurance standards enshrined in the Universities Act of 1986 and the rules and regulations that followed in 1989, Dr. Beam purchased 20 acres of property in Kasarani, Nairobi where the campus moved to in 1991.

The temporary buildings built then to accommodate current students, were completed in time to accommodate a sudden influx of students from Kenyan public universities, desperately seeking to complete their college education, following a prolonged faculty labor dispute in Kenyan public universities. The new students, as well as many faculty members from public universities stayed on, forming the foundation for USIU-Africa’s fledging new campus.

In 1994, then USIU President Dr. Garry B. Hays, offered Dr. Freida A. Brown, then USIU Coordinator of international campuses, a chance to take over from the retiring Dr. Beam as Executive Director. She moved to Nairobi to find a campus with mounting debts, almost no fulltime faculty and no Charter.

Dr. Brown solved the debt crisis through prudential financial management, and did it so well that in four years, the university’s finances has recovered enough to purchase an additional 60 acres, thereby meeting the minimum land requirement for accreditation by the Commission for Higher Education. A year later, the university was granted its Charter by then Kenyan President H.E. President Daniel T. Arap Moi, at a ceremony that also featured the inauguration of Dr. Brown as USIU-Africa’s first Vice Chancellor.

By the turn of the century, USIU-Africa’s School of Business Administration and School of Arts and Sciences were offering 11 programs at both undergraduate and graduate level, all of which were dually accredited in Kenya and the United States.

The university has also completed construction of a 450-seat auditorium, a recreation center and a second campus housing block.

In 2001, USIU merged with the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) forming the Alliant International University. USIU-Africa successfully sought to separate itself from the new entity, becoming an independent institution in 2005, and receiving its own accreditation as United States International University, from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2008.

See Also:

1About United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa)

2History Of United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa)

3United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Mission Statement

4United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Accreditation

5United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Faculties

6United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Library

7United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Internship

8United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Quality Assurance

9United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Exchange Program

10United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Blackboard

11United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Student Portal

12USIU – Africa Academic Calendar

13United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Fees Structure

14United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Scholarships

15United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Courses

16United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Admissions

17USIU – Africa Entrance Requirements

18USIU – Africa Online Application

19USIU – Africa Undergraduate Admission Form

20United States International University Africa (USIU Africa) Diploma Courses

21Diploma In International Relations at USIU – Africa

22Certificate Courses Offered at USIU – Africa

23Short Courses Offered at USIU – Africa.

24United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Bank Accounts

25United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Ranking

26United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Logo

27USIU – Africa Contact | Address

28United States International University Africa (USIU) Admission List

29United States International University Africa (USIU) Admission Letter

30United States International University Africa (USIU) Accomodation

31United States International University Africa (USIU) Halls | Hostels

32United States International University Africa Application Form

33United States International University Africa Intake – January,May,September

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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

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List Of Private universities

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)

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List Of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions

Africa Digital Media Institute

AirSwiss International College

Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Technology 

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)

Gusii Institute of Technology

Kisii National Polytechnic

Harvard Institute of Development Studies

ICT Fire and Rescue – Thika

International Centre of Technology (ICT-Thika)

Intraglobal Training Institute

Jaffery Institute of Professional Studies

Kabete National Polytechnic

Kagumo Teachers Training College

Kaiboi Technical Training Institute