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List of Accredited Universities in Kenya 2019

by Victor Matara

This is a list of all universities accredited to operate in Kenya as of 2019. There are 31 accredited public universities, 6 public constituent colleges, 18 private charted universities, 5 private constituent colleges, and 14 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. Accredited Public Universities in Kenya 2019

 

 

 

University

 

Year Formed

 

Year Accredited

 

1.

 

University of Nairobi

 

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 1970  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

 

2013

 

2.

 

Moi University

 

 

1984

 

2013

 

3.

 

Kenyatta University

 

 

1985

 

2013

 

4.

 

Egerton University

 

 

1987

 

2013

 

5.

 

Jomo Kenyatta University​​ 

 

 

1994

 

2013

 

6.

 

​​ Maseno University

 

2001

 

  

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 2013

 

 

7.

 

 

Chuka University

 

 

2007

 

2013

 

8.

 

Dedan Kimathi University​​ 

 

  ​​ 

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 2007

 

2012

 

9.

 

Kisii University

 

 

2007

 

2013

 

10.

 

Masinde Muliro University​​ 

 

 

2007

 

2013

 

11.

 

Pwani University

 

 

2007

 

2013

 

12.

 

Technical University of Kenya

 

 

2007

 

2013

 

13.

 

Technical University of Mombasa

 

 

2007

 

2013

 

14.

 

Maasai Mara University

 

 

2008

 

2013

 

15.

 

Meru University

 

 

2008

 

2013

 

16.

 

Multimedia University of Kenya

 

 

2008

 

2013

 

17.

 

South Eastern Kenya University

 

 

2008

 

2013

 

18.

 

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University​​ 

 

 

2009

 

2013

 

19.

 

Laikipia University

 

 

2009

 

2013

20.

 

University of Kabianga

 

 

2009

 

2013

 

21.

 

Karatina University

 

  

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 2010

 

 

2013

 

22.

 

University of Eldoret

 

 

2010

 

2013

 

23.

 

Kibabii University

 

 

2011

 

2015

 

24.

 

Kirinyaga University

 

 

2011

 

2016

 

25.

 

Machakos University

 

 

2011

 

2016

 

26.

 

Murang’a University of Technology

 

 

2011

 

2016

 

27.

 

Rongo University

 

 

2011

 

2016

 

28

 

 

Taita Taveta University

 

2011

 

2016

 

29.

 

Cooperative University of Kenya

 

 

2011

 

2016

 

30.

 

University of Embu

 

 

2011

 

2016

 

31.

 

Garissa University

 


2011

 

2017

 

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2. Accredited Private Universities in Kenya 2019

 

 

 

University

 

Year Formed

 

Year Accredited

 

1.

 

University of Eastern Africa

 

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 1989

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 1991

 

2.

 

Catholic University of Eastern Africa

 

 

1989

 

2013

 

3.

 

Scott Christian University

 

 

1989

 

1997

 

4.

 

​​ United States International University

 

 

1989

 

1999

 

5.

 

Africa Nazarene University

 

 

1993

 

2002

 

6.

 

​​ Kenya Methodist University

 

1997

 

  

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 2016

 

 

7.

 

 

St. Paul’s University

 

 

 

1989

 

 

2007

 

8.

 

​​ Pan Africa Christian​​  ​​​​ University​​ 

 

  ​​ 

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 2007

 

1989

 

9.

 

Kabarak University

 

 

2002

 

2008

 

10.

 

​​ Strathmore University​​ 

 

 

2007

 

2013

 

11.

 

Africa International​​  ​​ ​​ ​​​​ University

 

 

1989

 

2011

 

12.

 

Kenya Highlands Evangelical

University

 

 

1989

 

2011

 

13.

 

Mount Kenya University

 

 

2008

 

2011

 

14.

 

Great Lakes University of Kisumu

 

 

2005

 

2012

 

15.

 

Adventist University

 

 

2005

 

2013

 

16.

 

KCA University

 

 

2007

 

2013

 

17.

 

KAG - EAST University

 

 

1989

 

2016

 

18.

 

Daystar University

 

 

1989

 

1994

 

 

3. Universities with Letters of  Interim Authority in Kenya 2019

 

 

 

University

 

Year Formed

 

 ​​ ​​​​ 1.

 

Aga Khan University

 

2002

 

2.

 

Kiriri Women’s University of Science

and Technology

 

 

2002

 

3.

 

GRETSA University

 

 

2006

 

4.

 

Presbyterian University of East Africa

 

 

2007

 

5.

 

The East African University

 

 

2010

 

6.

 

Management University of Africa

 

 

2011

 

7.


Pioneer International University

 

 

2012

 

8.

 

Riara University

 

 

2012

 

9.

 

UMMA University

 

 

2013

 

10.

 

International Leadership University

 

 

2014

 

11.

 

Zetech University

 

2014

 

12.

 

Lukenya University

 

 

2015

 

13.

 

RAF International University

 

 

2016

 

14.

 

AMREF International University

 

 

2017

 

Total Number Of Recognized  Universities In Kenya as of 2019

Public Chartered Universities

31

Public Constituent Colleges

6

Private Chartered Universities

18

Private Constituent Colleges

5

Institutions with Letters of Interim Authority

14

Total

74

 

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