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Universities in Kenya

Higher Education in Kenya

2021 Ranking of Kenya Universities

What are Kenya’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the Kenyan University Ranking for 2021, which includes 62 Kenyan higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) delivered primarily in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education format and being chartered, certified, or approved by the relevant Kenyan higher education-related institution

Explore the Topuniversitieslist University Rankings and League Tables for 62 Universities in Kenya.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Kenya’s Republic is split into 47 counties. Nairobi region, which includes the capital and largest city of Nairobi, has the greatest number of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both counties with at least two Kenyan higher education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables.


Uasin Gishu (3)
Nyeri (2)
Nakuru (2)
Nairobi (4)
Meru (2)
Machakos (3)
Kisumu (2)
Kiambu (4)
Kericho (2)