List of Chartered Universities in Kenya

Before joining any university to pursue any degree course, please consider the credibility of your institution. The Commission is mandated to authorize various universities to offer degree education. If your university of choice is not in this list of authorized or chattered universities in Kenya, please think twice.

The Commission for University Education (CUE) was established by an Act of Parliament vide the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012. CUE is mandated to ensure the maintenance of standards, quality and relevance in all aspects of university education, training and research in Kenya.

In line with Section 28 (4) of The Universities Act, 2012 and amendments thereon, CUE shall cause to be published, the list of universities accredited to undertake university education in Kenya . As at December 2020, the list of accredited universities authorised to operate in Kenya is as follows:

  No. NAME OF UNIVERSITY / UNIVERSITY COLLEGE YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT / ACCREDITATION
       
       
       
    Public Chartered Universities  
       
  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 (MMUST) Established 2007
      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
     
  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
     
         
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   Registered -1989
        Chartered  2016
         
19. Umma University   2019
         
20. Presbyterian University of East Africa   2020
         
    Private University Constituent Colleges  
         
1. Hekima University College   1993
       
2. Tangaza University College   1997
       
3. Marist International University College   2002
         
    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
     

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