Top5 Best Universities in Kenya | Webometrics, July 2016


As the thirst for education rises in Kenya, many universities and colleges are established to satisfy the increasing need for education. Now there are 23 public universities and more than 24 private universities in Kenya making it difficult to select the best for your desired course. We have sampled the top 5 universities in Kenya as ranked by Webometrics, the world’s leading university ranking company. Visit Hobeyy TV to learn more about the universities

  1. University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi

The history of University of Nairobi dates back to 1956 when it was started as University of Eastern African and later split into three independent universities, Makerere, University of Dar es Salaam and University of Nairobi in 1970. It is ranked the best in Kenya and seventh in Africa for its major role in learning, research and development. The Institution has held the top position for a long time due to its tremendous contribution in the engineering and medical sectors.

2. Kenyatta University

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Kenyatta University started as Kenyatta College, a constituent college of University of Nairobi and later granted full university status in 1985. It is the second best university in Kenya and one of the best universities in Eastern Africa. The university is known for its contribution in Business and Education and Art among other sectors.

3. Moi University

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Moi University was the second university to be established in Kenya in 1984 located in Eldoret, Western Kenya. It is one of the fully fledged universities with several campuses including the main campus, Odera Akango, Kitale, Bomet, Nakuru, Nairobi, Coast and Town Campus. It is reputable for its remarkable performance in medicine among other schools.

4. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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JKUAT is one of the reputable public universities in Kenya for its remarkable performance in engineering, architecture, and building science and research interests in biotechnology. The university was founded in 1981 and located in Juja, along Thika road, 36 kilometers from Nairobi.

5. Maseno University

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Maseno Univerity, founded in 1991 is the third best university in Kenya based in Maseno, near Kisumu and one of the seven public universities. It has four campuses including the main Campus, Kisumu, Homabay and eCampus.