Best Universities in Kenya 2015 Latest Ranking


A  recent global ranking of the top 63 universities in Kenya for 2015 has just been released, and the result is very much distinct from what we have seen in the previous year. It does appear that some Universities who didn’t feel good about where they were ranked in 2014 have tried their best to ensure that they climb up the ladder to be ranked among the best. In the world ranking, a total of 63 Kenyan Universities made the list. The ranking was done based on four important  factors including their Presence, rate of Impact, Openness and Academic excellence. Glance below  to see Best Kenyan Universities on the list and their world ranking.  Scrolling down further, you would see which Kenyan University made it on the list of best African universities.

1. University of Nairobi (World rank: 855)

2. Kenyatta University (World rank: 2491)

3. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (World rank: 2624)

4. Egerton University (World rank: 3303)

5. Moi University (World rank: 3573)

6. Strathmore University Nairobi (World rank: 3877)

7.  African Virtual University (World rank: 5757)

8. Mount Kenya University (World rank: 8325)

9. KCA University (World rank: 8767)

10. Maseno University (World rank: 9222)

11. Kabarak University (World rank: 10497)

12. United States International University (World rank: 11196)

13. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (World rank: 11328)

14. Kenya Methodist University (World rank: 11333)

15. Daystar University (World rank: 11450)

16. Pwani University College (World rank: 11629)

17. University of Eastern Africa Baraton (World rank: 11719)

18. Technical University of Kenya (World rank: 11792)

19. Taita Taveta University College (World rank: 13159)

20. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (World rank: 13393)

21. Tangaza College (World rank: 13689)

22. Saint Paul’s University Limuru (World rank: 13854)

23. International School of Kenya (World rank: 14029)

24. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (World rank: 14415)

25. East Africa School of Management (World rank: 14799)

26. Africa Nazarene University (World rank: 14810)

27. Kenia Institute of Management (World rank: 16209)

28. Inoorero University (Kenya School of Professional Studies) (World rank: 16319)

29. Pan Africa Christian University (World rank: 16422)

30.Technical University of Mombasa (World rank: 16438)

31. Riara University (World rank: 16882)

32. Kisii University (World rank: 16974)

33. Multimedia University College of Kenya (World rank: 17135)

34 Scott Theological College (World rank: 17794)

35. Kenya Medical Training College (World rank: 17908)

36. Great Lakes University of Kisumu (World rank: 17926)

37. Adventist University of Africa (World rank: 18033)

38. Eldoret University (World rank: 18227)

39. Maryknoll Institute of African Studies Nairobi (World rank: 18441)

40. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (World rank: 18817)

41. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (Bondo University College) (World rank: 19256)

42. Presbyterian University of East Africa (World rank: 19317)

43. Africa International University (World rank: 19618)

44. Laikipia University College (World rank: 20045)

45. Institute of Advanced Technology Kenya (World rank: 20046)

46. Gretsa University (World rank: 20322)

47. Karatina University College (World rank: 20766)

48. Rongo University College (World rank: 20773)

49. Meru University of Science and Technology (World rank: 20791)

50. Kibabii University College (World rank: 20948)

51. Chuka University (World rank: 21021)

52. International Leadership University (World rank: 21368)

53. Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (World rank: 21707)

54. Machakos University College (World rank: 21850)

55. Masai Mara University (World rank: 21973)

56. Co-operative University College of Kenya (World rank: 21977)

57. Umma University (World rank: 22228)

58. Murang’a University College (World rank: 22241)

59.Kirinyaga University College (World rank: 22531)

60. Zetech University (World rank: 22619)

61. Riccatti Business College (World rank: 22941)

62. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University (World rank: 23140)

63. Embu University College (World rank: 23383)

Based on another ranking done by another web ranking in 2015, the following results were achieved. Webometrics use different ranking factors based on academic web presence, research output including not only formal (e-journals, repositories) publications but also informal scholarly communication and the economic relevance of the technology transfer to industry, the community engagement (social, cultural, environmental roles) and even the political influence are all considered.

1. University of Nairobi

2. Moi University

3. Kenyatta University

4. Strathmore University

5. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

6. United States International University

7. Egerton University

8. Mount Kenya University

9. Catholic University of Eastern Africa

10. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton

11. Maseno University

12. Kenya Methodist University

13. Africa Nazarene University

14. Daystar University

15. Technical University of Kenya

16. Technical University of Mombasa

17. KCA University

18. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

19. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

20. Multimedia University of Kenya

21. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

22. Kabarak University

23. Africa International University

24. Inoorero University

25. Pan Africa Christian University

26. Adventist University of Africa

27. University of Eldoret

28. St. Paul’s University

29. Kisii University

30. Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology

31. Laikipia University

32. Pwani University

33. The Presbyterian University of East Africa

34. Meru University of Science and Technology

35. Management University of Africa

36. Great Lakes University of Kisumu

37. Gretsa University

38. University of Kabianga

39. Karatina University

40. Maasai Mara University

41. Chuka University

42. The East African University

43. South Eastern Kenya University

44.  Kenya Highlands Evangelical University

The list of the best 15 universities in Africa for 2015 was also released. Check it out below, it includes the universities, their world rank and their location. Also, you would see the Kenyan universities that made it to the list.

1. University of Cape Town (World rank: 328)  South Africa

2. Stellenbosch University (World rank: 426)  S/A

3. Cairo University (World rank: 474)  Egypt

4. University of Pretoria (World rank: 494) S/A

5. University of Witwatersrand (World rank: 563) S/A

6. University of Kwazulu Natal (World rank: 830)  S/A

7. University of Nairobi (World rank: 855)  Kenya

8. University of the Western Cape (World rank: 1022) S/A

9. American University in Cairo (World rank: 1050) Egypt

10. University of South Africa (World rank: 1074) S/A

11. Mansoura University Kenya (World rank: 1167) Kenya

12. Universities of Johannesburg (World rank: 1178) S/A

13. Makerere University (World rank: 1213) Uganda

14. Rhodes University (World rank: 1341) S/A

15. Covenant University Ota (World rank: 1401) Nigeria.