Best public colleges in Nairobi [2024 Intake]

Last updated on January 18th, 2024 at 07:53 am

In this post, I will share with you the best public colleges in Nairobi…..may be you find studying in Nairobi interesting because of everything Nairobi offers (great institutions, proximity to companies that can offer you jobs/internship, a lot of entertainment options-after school- etc).

And, of course, government colleges in Nairobi (like everywhere else in Kenya) have some of the best educational infrastructure for courses like Engineering and ICT.

So, which are some of the best public colleges in Nairobi..

Well, below they are (according to our research here at


Best public colleges in Nairobi – list of public colleges in Nairobi in various categories revealed (public colleges in Nairobi county)

Kenya Institute of Mass Communication- best for journalism, mass communication and media studies

If you want to take mass communication courses such as journalism, perhaps the best place to study is at KIMC (Kenya Institute of Mass Communication) in South B.

The college has been in existence for decades and has trained some of the best media personalities in Kenya ..

Most importantly, they have some of the best training facilities when it comes to courses such as TV/radio programmes production, film/video production, and more.


Call- 0708262895



KMTC Nairobi- Best public medical college in Nairobi

Next, if you want to take a medical/health science course such as nursing, clinical medicine, dentistry and the like, the best public medical college you can attend is KMTC Nairobi.

Needless to say, KMTC is renowned by employers not just in Kenya but also outside because of the quality of their trainees.

Probably what is more important about them is that you are likely to intern in some of the largest and busiest hospitals in Nairobi, which means you will get maximum exposure when it comes to course practicals.  

Remember you apply to join KMTC Nairobi through KUCCPS (when the portal opens for KMTC courses intake)

Below are some of their current courses..

  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Diploma in Dental Technology
  • Diploma in Optometry
  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Diploma (and higher diploma) in Medical Imaging Sciences
  • Certificate, Diploma, (and higher diploma) in Medical Engineering
  • Certificate and Diploma in Health Education & Community Health
  • Certificate and Diploma in Orthopaedic and Trauma
  • Diploma (and higher diploma) in Nursing
  • Diploma in Community Oral Health
  • Diploma (and higher diploma) in Physiotherapy
  • Diploma in Health Records & Information
  • Diploma (and higher diploma) in Environmental Health Sciences
  • Diploma (and higher diploma) in Clinical Medicine
  • Diploma (and higher diploma) in Orthopaedic Technology
  • Diploma (and higher diploma) in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Higher diploma & short courses in Health Services Management


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Nairobi technical training institute -Best Public Technical Training Institute

NTTI(Nairobi Technical Training Institute) started a long time agoin 1951 to be precise and has grown in leaps and bounds to become one of the top 10 best public colleges in Nairobi.

In short, today NTTI is a leader when it comes to Technical Education and TVET programmes such Mechanical engineering, Woodworking and carpentry, Electrical and Automotive engineering, and more.

Here is a look at some of the statistics that proves NTTI as one of the very best government college in Nairobi:

  • Total courses to choose from– 54
  • Number of students enrolled– Nearly 7000
  • Certified technical trainers working with students– 180+
  • Number of completed classes(since inception)- 1867


NTTI Location

Along Mogira Road- Just Off Park Road & Ring Road-Ngara (It Is Between Kariokor & Pangani Police Station)- Board Matatus No. 14, 17, 6, 32, 42, 100, 46, Or Even 120

NTTI Contacts

Mobile Number: 0721233394
Email Address:


Kenya Institute Of Highways & Building Technology – Best government college in Nairobi for road construction and building technology courses

KIHBT(Kenya Institute Of Highways & Building Technology) is arguably the best public college for students seeking skills in roads and highways construction sector.

So we recommend KIHBT if you want to take any of these courses:

  • Electronics Mechanics Course
  • Construction Plant Mechanics
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Motor Vehicle Electronics
  • Plumbing& Pipe Fitting
  • Construction Plant Mechanics
  • Electrical Installation Course
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Road Builders Certificate

You can visit KIHBT main campus along Commercial Street(in Nairobi’s Industrial area) for more details or call 0202465760/0202465761


Kenya Utalii College – Best government college in Nairobi for tourism and hospitality courses 

If you’re into hospitality or tourism courses, your best bet if you want to study in a public college is most likely Kenya Utalii College.

Below is a list of Kenya Utalii College courses- see if your dream course is on the list and apply.

  • Hospitality Management
  • Front Office Operations& Administration
  • Culinary Arts
  • Food & Beverage
  • Events Management
  • House Keeping& Laundry Operation
  • Front Office Operations
  • Pastry and Bakery
  • House Keeping& Laundry
  • Travel& Tourism Management
  • Tour Guiding& Administration
  • Travel& Tour Operations
  • Tour Guiding& Administration

You can apply here


Kenya film school – Best public college in Nairobi for filmmaking

Kenya Film School (KFS) can be a fantastic choice too but this time for film-making and related courses including:

  • Video Editing
  • Scripting
  • Sound Engineering
  • Directing
  • Cinematography

KFS is inside Moi International Sporting Center, Kasarani(Along Thika superhighway) and has been specializing in film-making courses from day one (meaning they have loads of experience)

So check them out if your passion is cinematography.

Simply call 0773 541512 or email them at 


Kenya school of TVET  – best Government Owned College in Nairobi for Technical Education Trainers

Assuming you want to become a trainer in one of Kenya’s TVET colleges (both public and private), you will have made a very good decision if you enroll at Kenya school of TVET (formerly KTTC).


Because Kenya school of TVET is the only dedicated training college for TVET Colleges’ trainers in Kenya..

What’s more?

Graduates of Kenya school of TVET are known to be top performers so employers (including the public service commission) appear to rate them a little more highly than graduates from other institutions.

Remember that Kenya school of TVET is at Gigiri(next to UN offices, Gigiri).

Call them on 0707444222(Safaricom) or 0786444600(Airtel)


Best public colleges in Nairobi – other colleges to consider

The following colleges are also excellent and are within a touching distance of Nairobi CBD:


AHITI Kabete

This is a good institute for courses in animal health/production or leather technology.

Call 0769702555 or 0100995985


PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute

PC Kinyanjui technical training institute is also a good option for TVET programmes such as Food and Beverage, Agriculture, Building Technology, Food Technology, and Catering.

The College is in Dagoretti South(Riruta) Just Off Kabiria Road-Nairobi and you can call 0721 480 199 or 0773 829 417



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