List of Accredited Universities in Kenya 2021

This is a list of all universities accredited to operate in Kenya as of 2021. There are 31 accredited public universities, 7 public constituent colleges, 20 private charted universities, 3 private constituent colleges, and 13 universities with Letters of the interim authority.

Below is a full list of all accredited universities in Kenya by the Commission for University Education.

1. List of Public Chartered Universities

  Public Chartered Universities Year Established/ Accredited 
1. University of Nairobi Established 1970
    Chartered 2013
2. Moi University Established 1984
    Chartered 2013
3. Kenyatta University Established 1985
    Chartered 2013
4. Egerton University Established 1987
    Chartered 2013
5. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Established 1994
    Chartered 2013
6. Maseno University Established 2001
    Chartered 2013
7. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Established 2007
  (MMUST) Chartered 2013
8. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 2012
9. Chuka University 2013
10. Technical University of Kenya 2013
11. Technical University of Mombasa 2013
12. Pwani University 2013
13. Kisii University 2013
14. University of Eldoret 2013
15. Maasai Mara University 2013
16. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology 2013
17. Laikipia University 2013
18. South Eastern Kenya University 2013
19. Meru University of Science and Technology 2013
20. Multimedia University of Kenya 2013
21. University of Kabianga 2013
22. Karatina University 2013
23. Kibabii University 2015
24. Rongo University 2016
25. The Co-operative University of Kenya 2016
26. Taita Taveta University 2016
27. Murang’a University of Technology 2016
28. University of Embu 2016
29. Machakos University 2016
30. Kirinyaga University 2016
31. Garissa University 2017

2.Public University Constituent Colleges

  Public University Constituent Colleges  
1. Alupe University College 2015
2. Kaimosi Friends University College 2015
3. Tom Mboya University College 2016
4. Turkana University College 2016
5. Tharaka University College 2017
6. Bomet University College 2017
7. Koitaleel Samoei University College 2018

3. Private Chartered Universities

   

Private Chartered Universities

 
1. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton 1991
2. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) 1992
3. Daystar University 1994
4. Scott Christian University 1997
5. United States International University 1999
6. Africa Nazarene University 2002
7. Kenya Methodist University 2006
8. St. Paul’s University 2007
9. Pan Africa Christian University 2008
10. Strathmore University 2008
11. Kabarak University 2008
12. Mount Kenya University 2011
13. Africa International University 2011
14. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University 2011
15. Great Lakes University of Kisumu 2012
16. KCA University 2013
17. Adventist University of Africa 2013
18. KAG EAST University 2016
19. Umma University 2019
20. Presbyterian University of East Africa 2020

4. Private University Constituent Colleges

  Private University Constituent Colleges  
1. Hekima University College 1993
2. Tangaza University College 1997
3. Marist International University College 2002

5. Institutions with Letters of Interim Authority

1. Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology 2002
2. Aga Khan University 2002
3. GRETSA University 2006
4. The East African University 2010
5. Management University of Africa 2011
6. Riara University 2012
7. Pioneer International University 2012
8. International Leadership University 2014
9. Zetech University 2014
10. Lukenya University 2015
11. RAF International University 2016
12. AMREF International University 2017
13. Uzima University 2020

Members of the public are therefore notified that any institution purporting to offer university education in Kenya and does not appear above is an illegal entity and is NOT authorised to operate.

Commission for University Education Contacts

Location: Red Hill Road, Off Limuru Road, Gigiri.

Phone: 0207205000, +254780656575

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