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Accredited Higher Learning Institutions in Kenya & Year of Establishment & Charter

27 March, 2022 |
Lifestyle

There are 31 accredited public universities, 7 public constituent colleges, 20 private charted universities, 3 private constituent colleges, and 13 universities with Letters of the interim authority. The list below will show which university was established when and which of them has been charted.

1. Public chartered universities

Public Chartered Universities Year Established/ Accredited 
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 Established  2007
(MMUST) 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

2.Public University constituent colleges

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

3. Private chartered universities

 
Private Chartered Universities
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 2016
19. Umma University 2019
20. Presbyterian University of East Africa 2020

4. Private university constituent colleges

Private University Constituent Colleges
1. Hekima University College 1993
2. Tangaza University College 1997
3. Marist International University College 2002

5. Institutions with Letters of Interim Authority (LIA)

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

The Commission for University Education is tasked with chartering universities in Kenya. Any degree you take from a college that is not in this list could be highly risk. Do not waste your money paying tuition fees for a paper that will prove useless when you seek for jobs.

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