2019 Webometrics Ranking of Kenyan Universities as well as other countries worldwide was made public earlier this year.
And like it has often been the case in recent years, the University of Nairobi (UoN) emerged top and with a good margin.
Overall, the largest universities in Kenya led by the UoN have outshone newer institutions such as Maasai Mara and Machakos Universities.
At the same time, Strathmore University retains its top ranking under the best private universities in Kenya.
Here are the latest official Kenyan Universities ranking s according to the latest Webometrics :
Positions of various Institutions in the Kenyan Universities Ranking
Note that some colleges made it to the top 100 and we have included them in our list.
|1||987||University of Nairobi|
|8||5056||Masinde Muliro University|
|13||6793||TUK (Technical University of Kenya)|
|14||7649||Mount Kenya University|
|15||8631||SEUCO (South Eastern Kenya University)|
|18||9454||AVU (African Virtual University)|
|20||9803||Dedan Kimathi University|
|21||9895||Kenya Methodist University|
|23||10338||KEFRI (Kenya Forestry Research Institute)|
|24||10489||University of Eldoret|
|25||10560||Masai Mara University|
|26||11020||Technical University -f Mombasa|
|28||11074||JOOUST (Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology)|
|30||11624||Great Lakes University – Kisumu|
|34||12029||Saint Paul’s University|
|36||12297||Africa Nazarene University|
|38||12828||KIM (Kenya Institute of Management)|
|39||14014||Kenya Coast National Poly|
|40||14048||University of Kabianga|
|42||14626||PACU (Pan Africa Christian University)|
|46||15527||AIU (Africa International University)|
|49||15813||Kenya School of Government|
|50||15838||Michuki Technical Institute|
|51||16123||MUA (Management University of Africa)|
|53||16317||Kenya Utalii College|
|54||16810||East African School of Aviation|
|56||17861||Scott Christian University|
|57||17958||Railway Training Institute|
|59||18147||Tangaza University College|
|60||18211||Hi-tec Institute of Professional Studies|
|61||18211||KCITI (Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute)|
|62||18562||Kiriri Women’s University|
|63||18750||PUEA (Presbyterian University of East Africa)|
|65||19312||RVTTI (Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Eldoret)|
|66||19433||Taita Taveta University|
|69||19859||KTTC (Kenya Technical Teachers College)|
|71||20950||East African University|
|72||20960||Rift Valley Institute (of Science & Technology-Nakuru)|
|74||21276||EAICS (East Africa Institute of Certified Studies)|
|75||21474||KSMS (Kenya School of Monetary Studies)|
|77||22067||Pioneer International University|
|78||22347||Kisumu Polytechnic Makasembo|
|79||22381||KAG East University|
|80||22405||Kiambu Institute (of Science & Technology)|
|81||22656||International Leadership University|
|82||22910||KIMC (Kenya Institute of Mass Comm)|
|85||23382||Computer Learning Centre|
|86||23509||Ramogi Institute -Kisumu|
|89||23892||MIT (Machakos Institute of Technology)|
|90||23912||Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute|
|91||24066||Nakuru Training Institute|
|92||24193||Institute of Advanced Technology|
|94||24481||Migori Teachers college|
|95||24636||Kenya Aeronautical College|
|97||24851||Nairobi Technical Training Institute|
|98||25113||KIPS (Kenya Institute of Professional Studies) Nairobi|
|99||25338||Meru National Polytechnic|
|100||25519||Tom Mboya Labour College|
What are Webometric rankings?
Now, Webmetric rankings gives an average indicator of how ranked colleges and universities are faring on various parameters including:
- Overall Web presence
- Richness of their web content (number of files and web pages)
- Visibility and the impact of their web publications.
The goal of the webometrics Rankings is to promote the presence of World’s research and academic institutions on the internet and to improve open publication of the results from scientific studies.
The ranking was started in 2004 and today captures over 12,000 universities worldwide.
While you can’t say that these webometrics Kenyan Universities ranking are the ultimate measurement in terms of what to expect in our institutions, it’s still a nice pointer towards each university’s information openness, research, and web weight.
Now, besides such data, you should evaluate other factors such as facilities, number of faculty, collaboration programs with partner institutions, and even the marketability of the courses a university is offering.
Also talk to students in your target university – they’re likely to give you the best information about life in the campus.