List of Best CPA colleges in Kenya 2017

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As you are aware, CPA is one of those courses that are regarded highly in our country. Due to this, the demand for these studies has grown over time and there is a possibility of mushrooming of colleges offering CPA courses. That is why you need to know where to get the best CPA courses in Nairobi.

The course, which takes averagely 3 years to complete, is one of the toughest courses in the country. Many students fail to complete after repeated fails. Now if you want to enroll into one, here is a list of top colleges that offer CPA courses:


For years now, Strathmore has emerged to be the best training institute for CPA, ACCA and CFA professionals. Being a world class university, Strathmore ensures it offers top notch training for business professionals.

Here is the good thing about Strathmore- you can pursue your undergraduate course alongside any professional course of your choice.

Their lecturers being among those who set KASNEB exams, they proved detailed notes as well as prepare you adequately to pass your papers.


KCA University has gained a reputation and had been ranked as one of the colleges providing excellent professional business and accounting courses. Having thrived for 25 years, it has also introduced distance learning enabling students to learn CPA courses from wherever they are.


It was established in 1999. Having started in Nairobi, the college has expanded and grown to be among the best colleges providing quality accounting course.


Formerly Zetech College, Zetech University has grown to have four branches in Kenya. It is one of the few private universities that have affordable tuition fees. It offers quality accounting courses in the region too.


This is one of the best known accounting schools in Kenya. Founded in 198, the college is a fully fledged college of business offering KASNEB courses with 6 campuses. The fees are pocket friendly.

Others include

  • Orbit school of management studies

  • Star college of management studies

  • Summit institute of professionals

  • Pinnacle business school

  • Timeless college


Apart from Nairobi, here is a list of college in the rest of the country offering accountancy courses:

  • COFA institute of technology, Ongata Rongai- minimum KCSE grade of C

  • Serein Education Centre, Nakuru

  • Kenya Institute of professional studies, Nairobi

  • Meru University of Science and Technology

  • Keiway Mining and Technology College main campus, Kilifi

  • PC Kinyanjui Technical Institute, Nairobi

  • Intellects College, Kitui

  • Achievers College of professionals, Embu

  • Narok University, Narok

  • Oshwal College, Nairobi

  • Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi

  • Mawego Technical Training Institute

  • Kenya College of Accountancy Western Campus, Kisumu

  • Gusii Insitute of Technology, Kisii

  • Karumo Technical Training Instutte, Meru

  • N.E.P Technical Training Institute, Garissa

  • Jodan College of Technology Thika Main Campus, Thika

  • Kenya Methodist University Nyeri Campus

  • Technical university of Mombasa

  • Machakos University College

  • St. Pauls University, Limuru

  • Kirinyaga University College, KerugoyaThe East African University, Kajiado

  • Laikipia University, Naivasha and Maralal Campuses

  • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri

  • Catholic University of East Africa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nairobi Campuses

As you enroll in one, a career in accounting is one of the jobs that are in demand in Kenya that have a great pay. But you must have a C and above in KCSE.

Accounting course are conducted by a professional body known as KASNEB which certifies all students upon completing all the three accounting parts that are made up of 6 sections.

Getting CPA K pass is not that easy whether you are studying on your own or you are attending classes. Apparently, many student of accountancy find themselves failing and repeating particular sections. As you enroll in one, we wish you all the best.



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