Top5 Best Private Universities Kenya | Webometrics, 2016


Private universities play vital role in Kenya’s education by offering college education. However, with the rising number of accredited private universities, selecting the best for your desired course may be difficult. This why we have sampled the best five private universities as ranked by Webometrics, the world’s leading university ranking company. Visit Hobeyy TV to learn more about the universities

  1. Strathmore University Nairobi

Strathmore University Nairobi

Strathmore university was started in 1961 as the first multi-religious and multi-racial advanced-level sixth form college. Later in 2008 it was awarded a charter making it a fully fledged university. The university is reputable for their exemplary performance in business courses with linkage to various top business schools such as Harvard Business School and IESE. It is also one of the best universities offering quality and professional education through personal formation and molding students for the job industry.

2. Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Catholic university was established in 1984 as a Graduate school of Theology and later became a private university in 1992 after being granted a civil Charter. As one of the oldest private universities in Kenya it has expanded to offers several courses including sciences, commerce and law with satellite campuses in Eldoret and Kisumu.

3. Kenya Methodist University

Kenya Methodist University

Located on north eastern slopes of mount Kenya,5 kilometers from Meru Town, Kenya Methodist University was founded in 1997 by the Methodist Church in Kenya. After becoming a fully chartered university in 2006, it has established several campuses across Kenya including Nairobi, Meru, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisii and Nyeri.

4. United States International University

United States International University

USIU was founded in 1969 as Nairobi Campus of the San diego institution, United States International University. It later became a separate university under the name USIU Africa in 1999 situated in Mirema, Kasarani suburb of Nairobi.

5. Zetech University

Zetech University

Zetech university was established in 1999 as a single course of education and has since grown to offer several courses such as Business, Hospitality, Media and development with three other campuses: Pioneer campus,Agriculture Campus and Stanbank Campus  located in the Nairobi CBD.