Top Universities in Kenya 2017 Kenyan University Ranking UPDATED

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


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1University of NairobiNairobi ...
2Moi UniversityEldoret ...
3Egerton UniversityNjoro ...
4Kenyatta UniversityNairobi ...
5Strathmore UniversityNairobi
6Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and TechnologyNairobi ...
7United States International UniversityNairobi
8Mount Kenya UniversityThika ...
9Kenya Methodist UniversityMeru ...
10Catholic University of Eastern AfricaNairobi ...
11Maseno UniversityMaseno ...
12Technical University of KenyaNairobi
13Africa Nazarene UniversityNairobi ...
14Daystar UniversityNairobi
15South Eastern Kenya UniversityKitui
16University of Eastern Africa, BaratonEldoret ...
17KCA UniversityNairobi ...
18Chuka UniversityChuka
19Pwani UniversityKilifi
20Technical University of MombasaMombasa
21Dedan Kimathi University of TechnologyNyeri ...
22Masinde Muliro University of Science and TechnologyKakamega ...
23Kabarak UniversityNakuru ...
24St. Paul's UniversityLimuru ...
25Zetech UniversityNairobi
26Multimedia University of KenyaNairobi
27University of EldoretEldoret
28Kisii UniversityKisii
29Maasai Mara UniversityNarok
30Meru University of Science and TechnologyMeru
31Karatina UniversityKaratina
32Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and TechnologyBondo
33University of KabiangaKericho
34Africa International UniversityNairobi
35Kibabii UniversityBungoma
36Management University of AfricaNairobi
37Adventist University of AfricaNairobi
38Great Lakes University of KisumuKisumu ...
39Pan Africa Christian UniversityNairobi
40Laikipia UniversityNyahururu
41Riara UniversityNairobi
42Scott Christian UniversityMachakos
43Kiriri Women's University of Science and TechnologyNairobi
44Gretsa UniversityThika
45The Presbyterian University of East AfricaKikuyu
46Inoorero UniversityNairobi
47Umma UniversityKajiado
48The East African UniversityNairobi
49Kenya Highlands Evangelical UniversityKericho
50Pioneer International UniversityNairobi
51Lukenya UniversityKambu ...

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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