Top Universities in Kenya 2017 Kenyan University Ranking UPDATED

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Moi University Top’s Rivals in Latest university rankings; Its School of engineering boosts the rankings higher.

Despite the ongoing tussle over who is to take over the mantle as the Vice Chancellor in Moi University, the academic giant is still a preferred educational giant in the education sector.

The Eldoret based institution has overtaken their arch rival Kenyatta University to get into the top three institution of higher learning in Kenya.

Top Universities in Kenya 2017 Kenyan University Ranking UPDATED


# University Town
1 University of Nairobi Nairobi ...
2 Moi University Eldoret ...
3 Egerton University Njoro ...
4 Kenyatta University Nairobi ...
5 Strathmore University Nairobi
6 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Nairobi ...
7 United States International University Nairobi
8 Mount Kenya University Thika ...
9 Kenya Methodist University Meru ...
10 Catholic University of Eastern Africa Nairobi ...
11 Maseno University Maseno ...
12 Technical University of Kenya Nairobi
13 Africa Nazarene University Nairobi ...
14 Daystar University Nairobi
15 South Eastern Kenya University Kitui
16 University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Eldoret ...
17 KCA University Nairobi ...
18 Chuka University Chuka
19 Pwani University Kilifi
20 Technical University of Mombasa Mombasa
21 Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Nyeri ...
22 Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Kakamega ...
23 Kabarak University Nakuru ...
24 St. Paul's University Limuru ...
25 Zetech University Nairobi
26 Multimedia University of Kenya Nairobi
27 University of Eldoret Eldoret
28 Kisii University Kisii
29 Maasai Mara University Narok
30 Meru University of Science and Technology Meru
31 Karatina University Karatina
32 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Bondo
33 University of Kabianga Kericho
34 Africa International University Nairobi
35 Kibabii University Bungoma
36 Management University of Africa Nairobi
37 Adventist University of Africa Nairobi
38 Great Lakes University of Kisumu Kisumu ...
39 Pan Africa Christian University Nairobi
40 Laikipia University Nyahururu
41 Riara University Nairobi
42 Scott Christian University Machakos
43 Kiriri Women's University of Science and Technology Nairobi
44 Gretsa University Thika
45 The Presbyterian University of East Africa Kikuyu
46 Inoorero University Nairobi
47 Umma University Kajiado
48 The East African University Nairobi
49 Kenya Highlands Evangelical University Kericho
50 Pioneer International University Nairobi
51 Lukenya University Kambu ...

Moi University is a university of choice in the engineering courses, second most preferred school of medicine and education while in journalism, social sciences and communication, it emerges on top.

However, in terms of internet searches in the entire world, the institution has been overtaken by University of Nairobi where the Kenya’s capital city based institution scooped a larger percentage overtaking its Kenyan peers.


Kenyatta University has been termed as an infrastructural hub by the report which adds that its facilities are geared towards a better future despite the fact that the institution is limited in terms of space compared to its peers who have a massive land resources and also were lucky to have benefitted from the colonial infrastructural placements and designs.

However, Nairobi University’s school of medicine is still on top in terms of ratings alongside its school of law which boosts a number of high flying alumnus and top level government officials.


In Africa, University of Nairobi improved in rankings alongside Moi University and Nakuru based Egerton University while JKUAT additionally got some more ratings as it is posed as the most successful institution in Agricultural technology based courses in the region.

Strathmore University also managed to get into top five in Kenya with Nairobi taking the top slot followed by Egerton and Moi University taking the number 3 slot.

The results however, were according to the 4International College and Universities rankings.



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