This is a list of best universities and colleges to study journalism and mass communication in Kenya. Journalism is undoubtedly one of the most lucrative careers in Kenya. Most of the renowned journalists and media personalities in Kenya draw hefty packages and drive some of the top range vehicles. Good examples of such media personalities are Jeff Koinange, Larry Madowo, Maina Kageni, Lilian Muli, Betty Kyalo, Linus Kaikai and Victoria Rubadiri.
One of the most important factor to consider before enrolling for a journalism course is looking for the best institution that offers comprehensive training, necessary to enable you to meet the demands and standards of potential employers.
Here is a list of the best institutions to study journalism and mass communication courses.
1. Daystar University
This is one of the best private university that has produced top-notch media personalities in Kenya. Some of the notable alumni of Daystar include; Larry Madowo, Eric Omondi, Lilian Muli, Betty Kyalo, Waihiga Mwaura and Johnson Mwakazi. Based on employers reviews, most prefer graduates2. from this institution.
2. University of Nairobi
UON is Kenya’s top university that has produced several prominent personalities, a majority being senior government officials. Enrolling for a degree in mass communication at this prestigious university gives you an upper hand to easily land a lucrative job in one of the media houses around.
It mainly offers diploma courses in media-related fields. A good number of Kenyan journalists are products of this institution.
It is a public university located along Magadi Road, approximately one kilometre from Rongai Town. The institution offers a wide range of journalism and other media-related courses.
5. United States International University (USIU)
It is a private university that has produced a good number of graduates who currently work for the leading media stations in Kenya. Some of the notable journalists from this institution are; John Allan Namu, Cynthia Nyamai, Andrew Ochieng and Nation Media Group’s Zeynab Wandati.
6. Moi University
The university offers a variety of marketable media courses that can secure you a nice paying job in top media firms. Notable journalists from this institution include; Willis Raburu, Alex Chamwada, Mercy Kandie and Mohamed Ali alias Jicho Pevu, the current Nyali MP.
7. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT)
JKUAT is a public institution located in Juja Town. It also offers a variety of media courses such as B.SC. Mass Communication, that allows one to choose to specialise on either broadcast journalism, print journalism, public relations or advertising.
8. Maseno University
The university also offers comprehensive journalism and mass communication courses such as; Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Mass Media, Diploma Programmes in Public Relations, Journalism and Mass Media, Certificate programme in Public Relations, Journalism and Mass Media.