List of accredited universities in Kenya (Updated)

Last updated on July 27th, 2023 at 03:44 pm

Below is a list of accredited universities in Kenya by the CUE (Commission for University Education)- of course, it is important to make sure the university you intend to attend for your chosen course is accredited (otherwise you may get a worthless certificate)


List of accredited universities in Kenya


Foreign universities accredited in Kenya

Here are the Foreign universities (with a Grant of Authority) to collaborate with local institutions in offering academic programmes locally.

California Miramar University (USA)

Collaborates with: The East Africa University, Kitengela, Kenya

Authorized Programmes: Master of Business Administration(MBA), Doctor of Business Administration(DBA)

University of Northampton, United Kingdom( UK)

Collaborates with: Edulink International College

Authorized Programmes: Bachelor of Business Administration(BBA)

University of Greenwich, United Kingdom(UK)

Collaborates with: Oshwal College, Nairobi

Authorized Programmes: Bachelor of Science(Hons) Computing

University of Hertfordshire (UK)

Collaborates with: Oshwal College, Nairobi

Authorized Programmes: Bachelor of Arts(Hons)- Business Administration

Beulah Heights University

Collaborates with: Daystar University, Athi River, Kenya

Authorized Programmes: Bachelor of Arts(Hons)- Business Administration

List of chartered universities in Kenya

Chartered public universities in Kenya

  1. Chuka University-Chuka
  2. Dedan Kimathi University -Nyeri …
  3. Egerton University- Njoro …
  4. Garissa University- Garissa
  5. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology- Bondo
  6. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology-Nairobi …
  7. Karatina University- Karatina
  8. Kenyatta University- Nairobi …
  9. Kibabii University- Bungoma
  10. Kirinyaga University- Kerugoya
  11. Kisii University- Kisii
  12. Laikipia University- Nyahururu
  13. Maasai Mara University- Narok
  14. Machakos University- Machakos
  15. Maseno University- Maseno …
  16. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology- Kakamega …
  17. Meru University of Science and Technology- Meru
  18. Moi University- Eldoret …


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  19. Multimedia University of Kenya- Nairobi
  20. Murang’a University of Technology- Murang’a
  21. Pwani University- Kilifi
  22. Rongo University- Rongo
  23. South Eastern Kenya University- Kitui
  24. Taita Taveta University- Voi …
  25. Technical University of Kenya- Nairobi
  26. Technical University of Mombasa- Mombasa
  27. The Co-operative University of Kenya- Nairobi …
  28. University of Eldoret- Eldoret …
  29. University of Embu- Embu
  30. University of Nairobi- Nairobi …
  31. University of Kabianga- Kericho


Public University Constituent Colleges

  • Alupe  University College-Teso South
  • Kaimosi Friends University College- Kaimosi(Kakamega)
  • Tom Mboya University College-Kisumu
  • Turkana University College-Turkana
  • Tharaka University College-Tharaka Nithi

Accredited private universities in Kenya

Chartered private universities in Kenya

  • University of Eastern Africa, Baraton-Eldoret …
  • The Catholic University of Eastern Africa-Nairobi …
  • Daystar University-Nairobi
  • Scott Christian University-Machakos
  • United States International University Africa-Nairobi
  • Africa Nazarene University-Nairobi
  • Kenya Methodist University-Meru …
  • Paul’s University-Limuru …
  • Pan Africa Christian University-Nairobi
  • Strathmore University-Nairobi
  • Kabarak University-Nakuru …
  • Mount Kenya University-Thika …
  • Africa International University-Nairobi
  • Kenya Highlands University-Kericho
  • Great Lakes University of Kisumu-Kisumu …
  • KCA University-Nairobi …
  • Adventist University of Africa-Nairobi
  • KAG East University-Nairobi
  • Umma University-Kajiado …
  • The Presbyterian University of East Africa-Kikuyu
  • Aga Khan University-Nairobi

Private University Constituent Colleges

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

Universities with Letters of Interim University

  1. Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology-Nairobi
  2. Gretsa University-Thika
  3. The East African University-Nairobi
  4. Management University of Africa-Nairobi
  5. Riara University-Nairobi
  6. Pioneer International University-Nairobi
  7. International Leadership University-Nairobi
  8. Zetech University-Ruiru …
  9. Lukenya University- Mtito Andei
  10. RAF International University-Kisaju
  11. Amref International University-Nairobi
  12. Uzima University- Kisumu


List of accredited universities in Kenya –specialized universities

  • National Defence University-Kenya (Specialized Degree awarding University-Public)

PS: If you are unsure if your university is accredited, check CUE’s website (they continuously update the list)



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