Best Universities in Kenya 2018

A recent global ranking of the Best Universities in Kenya 2018 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 that didn’t do well in the past years have tried their best to ensure that they climb up the ladder to be ranked among the best. In the world ranking, these Kenyan Universities made the list.

 See Also: Best Ugandan Universities: 2018 Latest Ranking

The ranking was done based on four important factors including their Presence, Rate of Impact, Openness and Academic excellence. Glance below to see the 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: 874)

2. Egerton University (World rank: 1686)

3. Kenyatta University (World rank: 1707)

4. Moi University (World rank: 1855)

5. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (World rank: 2629)

6. Maseno University (World rank: 3771)

7. Strathmore University Nairobi (World rank: 4539)

8.  South Eastern Kenya University (World rank: 5273)

9.  Catholic University of Eastern Africa (World rank: 5878)

10. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (World rank: 5940)

11. Kenya Coast National Polytechnic (World Rank: 6361)

12. United States International University (World rank: 6421)

13. Mount Kenya University (World rank: 87104)

14. Daystar University (World rank: 7485)

15. Technical University of Kenya (World rank: 7561)

16. Kenya Medical Training College (World rank: 8045)

17. Kenya Methodist University (World rank: 8146)

18. Pwani University College (World rank: 9394)

19. African Virtual University (World rank: 9659)

20. Kenia Institute of Management (World rank: 9688)

21.Technical University of Mombasa (World rank: 9803)

22. University of Eastern Africa Baraton (World rank: 10353)

23. Eldoret University (World rank: 10562)

24. Masai Mara University (World rank: 10809)

25. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (World rank: 10865)

26. Saint Paul’s University Limuru (World rank: 11197)

27. Murang’a University College (World rank: 11344)

28. Kabarak University (World rank: 11386)

29. KCA University (World rank: 11578)

30. Embu University College (World rank: 11605)

31. Meru University of Science and Technology (World rank: 11695)

32. Michuki Technical University Muranga (World rank: 11838)

33. Kenya Forestry Research Institute (World Rank: 12174)

34. Africa Nazarene University (World rank: 12537)

35. Karatina University College (World rank: 12559)

36. East Africa School Of Aviation Embakasi Nairobi (World Rank: 12691)

37. Pan Africa Christian University (World rank: 12691)

38. Amani College (World Ranking: 13259)

39. Chuka University (World rank: 13394)

40. Zetech University (World rank: 13626)

41. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (Bondo University College) (World rank: 14121)

42. Laikipia University College (World rank: 14352)

43. Machakos University College (World rank: 14522)

44. Kenya School Of Government (World Rank: 14632)

45. University of Kabianga (World Rank: 14749)

46. Riara University (World rank: 14777)

47. Multimedia University College of Kenya (World rank: 14880)

48. Co-operative University College of Kenya (World rank: 15554)

49. Railway Training Institute (World Ranking: 16070)

50. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (World rank: 16150)

51. Africa International University (World rank: 16815)

52. Taita Taveta University College (World rank: 17196)

53. Hi Tech Institute Of Professional Studies, Mombasa (CBD), (World Ranking: 17246)

54. Management University of Africa (World Rank: 17313)

55. Scot Christian University (World Rank: 17504)

56. Great Lakes University of Kisumu (World rank: 17570)

57: Adventist University of Africa (World rank: 17640)

58: Star College Of Management Science Nairobi (World Rank: 18127)

59. Kenya School Of Monetary Studies (World Rank: 18390)

60. Kenya Utali College (World Rank: 18609)

61. Tangaza College (World rank: 18813)

62. Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Eldoret (World Rank: 19629)

63. Presbyterian University Of East Africa (World Rank: 19977)

64. Gretsa University (World Rank: 20110)

65. Umma University (World Rank: 20156)

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Meanwhile, few of these Universities in Kenya made it to the top in the 2018 ranking of best Universities in Africa. Find out where each of these Kenyan Universities falls under the latest ranking of best 50 Universities in Africa.

1. University of Cape Town (UCT) (S/A)

2. University of Witwaterstand (S/A)

3. Stellenbosch University (S/A)

4. University of Pretoria (S/A)

5. University of Kwazulu Natal (S/A)

6.Cairo University (Egypt)

7. University of Nairobi (Kenya)

8. University of Johannesburg (S/A)

9. University of the Western Cape (S/A)

10. University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

11. Makerere University (Uganda)

12. Rhodes University (S/A)

13. North West University (S/A)

14. Alexandria University (Egypt)

15. American University in Cairo (Egypt)

16. University of South Africa (S/A)

17. Mansoura University (Egypt)

18. Ain Shams University (Egypt)

19. University of Zimbabwe (Zim)

20. University of the Free State (S/A)

21. University of Ghana (Ghana)

22. Jimma University (Ethiopia)

23. Egerton University (Kenya)

24. Kenyatta University (Kenya)

25. Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)

26. Assiut University (Egypt)

27. Benha University (Egypt)

28. Moi University (Kenya)

29. Zagazig University (Egypt)

30. Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech (Morocco)

31. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (Ghana)

32. University of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

33.Nelson Mandela University (S/A)

34. Covenant University Ota (Nigeria)

35. University of Fort Hare (S/A)

36. University of Tanta (Egypt)

37. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)

38. Al Azhar University (Egypt)

39. Tshwane University of Technology (S/A)

40. University of Khartoum (Sudan)

41. Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene (Algeria)

42. Kafrelsheikh University (Egypt)

43. Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria)

44. Helwan University (Egypt)

45. Cape Peninsula University of Technology (S/A)

46. Université Mohammed Premier Oujda (Morocco)

47. Djillali Liabes university of Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria)

48. Fayoum University (Egypt)

49. Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport (Egypt)

50. Minufiya University (Egypt)

From the above list, we can see that only four Universities in Kenya made it to the top 50. The best Universities in Kenya 2018 include University Of Nairobi (Rank in Africa: 7); Egerton University (Rank In Africa: 23); Kenyatta University (Rank In Africa: 24); and Moi University (Rank In Africa: 28). We hope to see more Kenyan Universities making it to the list next year.

Last Updated January 2018

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