Chartered Universities in Kenya – Accredited

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Chartered Universities in Kenya - Accredited

The Universities Authorized to Operate in Kenya

Here the list of the chartered Universities in Kenya as accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE). The CUE is the commission that has the mandate to ensure the maintenance of standards, quality and relevance in all aspects of university education, training and research in Kenya.

Brief About The Commission for University Education – CUE

CUE was established by an Act of Parliament (the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012). The duties of this commission are to regulate the higher education standards in Kenya. Below is a list of the Universities and other higher education institution that have been authorized to operate in Kenya. We shall list them per category.

Public Chartered Universities in Kenya

  1. University of Nairobi – UON Year of Establishment – 1970
  2. Moi University – Year of Establishment – 1984
  3. Kenyatta University – KU – Year of establishment – 1985
  4. Egerton University – Year of Establishment – 1987
  5. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – JKUAT – Year of Establishment – 1994
  6. Maseno University – Year of Establishment – 2001
  7. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology – MMUST – Year of Establishment – 2007
  8. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology – Year of Establishment – 2012
  9. Chuka University – Year of Establishment – 2013
  10. Technical University of Kenya – Year of Establishment – 2013
  11. Technical University of Mombasa – Year of Establishment – 2013
  12. Pwani University – Year of Establishment – 2013
  13. Kisii University – Year of Establishment – 2013
  14. University of Eldoret – Year of Establishment – 2013
  15. Maasai Mara University – Year of Establishment – 2013
  16. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology – Year of Establishment – 2013
  17. Laikipia University – Year of Establishment – 2013
  18. South Eastern Kenya University – Year of Establishment – 2013
  19. Meru University of Science and Technology – Year of Establishment – 2013
  20. Multimedia University of Kenya – Year of Establishment – 2013
  21. University of Kabianga – Year of Establishment – 2013
  22. Karatina University – Year of Establishment – 2013
  23. Kibabi University – Year of Establishment – 2013
  24. Rongo University – Year of Establishment – 2016
  25. The Co-operative University of Kenya – Year of Establishment – 2016
  26. Taita Taveta University – Year of Establishment – 2016
  27. Murang’a University of Technology – Year of Establishment – 2016
  28. University of Embu – Year of Establishment – 2016
  29. Machakos University – Year of Establishment – 2016
  30. Kirinyaga University – Year of Establishment – 2016
  31. Garissa University – Year of Establishment – 2017

Specialized Degree Awarding University (Public)

  1. National Defence University – Kenya

Public University Constituent Colleges

  1. Alupe University College
  2. Kaimosi Friends University College
  3. Tom Mboya University Colege
  4. Turkana University College
  5. Tharaka University College
  6. Bomet University College
  7. Koitaleel Samoei University College
  8. National Intelligence Research University
  9. Mama Ngina University College

Private Chartered Universities in Kenya

  1. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton
  2. Catholic University of Eastern Africa – CUEA
  3. Daystar University
  4. Scott Christian University
  5. United States International University – USIU
  6. Africa Nazarene University
  7. Kenya Methodist University
  8. St. Paul’s University
  9. Pan Africa Christian University
  10. Strathmore University
  11. Kabarak university
  12. Mount Kenya University
  13. Africa International University
  14. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University
  15. Great Lakes University of Kisumu – GLUK
  16. KCA University
  17. Adventist University of Africa
  18. KAG EAST University
  19. Umma University
  20. Presbyterian University of East Africa
  21. Aga Khan University

Private University Constituent Colleges

  1. Hekima University College
  2. Tangaza University College
  3. Marist International University College

Institutions with Letters of Interim Authority

  1. Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology
  2. GRETSA University
  3. The East African University
  4. Management University of Africa
  5. Riara University
  6. Pioneer International University
  7. International Leadership University
  8. Zetech University
  9. Lukenya University
  10. RAF International University
  11. AMREF International University
  12. Uzima University

Notice to the Public by The Commission for University Education – CUE

Members of the public are hereby being notified that any institution purporting to offer university education in Kenya and does not appear in the list above is an illegal entity and is not authorized to operate. Updates on the list of accredited universities authorized to operate in Kenya can be accessed via the link Link to CUE .

The public is being requested to report any suspicious institutions to:

Commission Secretary/Chief Executive Officer

Commission for University Education Address:

P.O. Box 54994-00200

Email: info@cue.or.ke

All information received will be handled in strict confidence.

Recognition of degree qualifications offered by foreign universities should also be sought for from the Commission for University Education and accessed via the link CUE recognition and equation of qualifications

Members of the public interested in accessing information on accredited academic programmes offered in accredited universities should visit the Commission’s website https://cue.or.ke/

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