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UNIVERSITIES AUTHORISED TO OPERATE IN KENYA

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COMMISSION FOR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
Quality: The Agenda
Quality: The Agenda
 
P.O. Box 54999-00200 Nairobi   Redhill Rd. off Limuru Rd. Gigiri   Tel: + 254 (02) 7205000
Email: info@cue.or.ke   Website: www.cue.or.ke
 
UNIVERSITIES AUTHORISED TO OPERATE IN KENYA
The Commission for University Education (CUE) was established under the Universities Act, No. 42
of 2012, as the successor to the Commission for Higher Education. It is the Government agency
mandated to regulate university education in Kenya.
The Commission has made great strides in ensuring the maintenance of standards, quality and
relevance in all aspects of university education, training and research. The Commission continues to
mainstream quality assurance practices in university education by encouraging continuous
improvement in the quality of universities and programmes.
The Universities Regulations, 2014 were gazetted on 12
th
June 2014 and are currently in force. All
stakeholders of university education are being advised to familiarise themselves and strictly adhere to
the provisions of the Universities Regulations, 2014.
In line with Section 28 (4) of the Act, CUE shall cause to be published, the list of universities
accredited to undertake university education in Kenya. The following is the list of accredited
universities in Kenya:
ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES DATE OF
ACCREDITATION
Public Chartered Universities
 

  1. University of Nairobi (UoN) Established 1970

Chartered 2013

  1. Moi University (MU) Established 1984

Chartered 2013

  1. Kenyatta University (KU) Established 1985

Chartered 2013

  1. Egerton University (EU) Established 1987
  2. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Established 1994

Chartered 2013

  1. Maseno University (Maseno) Established 2001

Chartered 2013
Chartered 2013

  1. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) Established 2007

Chartered 2013

  1. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 2012

 

  1. Chuka University 2013

 

  1. Technical University of Kenya 2013

 

  1. Technical University of Mombasa 2013

 

  1. Pwani University 2013

 

  1. Kisii University 2013

 

  1. University of Eldoret 2013

 

  1. Maasai Mara University 2013

 

  1. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology 2013

 

  1. Laikipia University 2013

 

  1. South Eastern Kenya University 2013

 

  1. Meru University of Science and Technology 2013

 

  1. Multimedia University of Kenya 2013

 

  1. University of Kabianga 2013

 

  1. Karatina University 2013

 
Public University Constituent Colleges
 

  1. Murang’a University College (JKUAT) 2011

 

  1. Machakos University College (KU) 2011

 

  1. The Co-operative University College of Kenya (JKUAT) 2011

 

  1. Embu University College (UoN) 2011

 

  1. Kirinyaga University College (JKUAT) 2011

 

  1. Rongo University College (MU) 2011

 

  1. Kibabii University College (MMUST) 2011

 

  1. Garissa University College (MU) 2011

 

  1. Taita Taveta University College (JKUAT)

 
Private Chartered Universities
 

  1. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton 1991

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  1. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) 1992

 

  1. Daystar University   1994

 

  1. Scott Christian University 1997

 

  1. United States International University 1999

 

  1. Africa Nazarene University 2002

 

  1. Kenya Methodist University 2006

 

  1. St. Paul’s University 2007

 

  1. Pan Africa Christian University 2008

 

  1. Strathmore University 2008

 

  1. Kabarak University 2008

 

  1. Mount Kenya University 2011

 

  1. Africa International University 2011
  2. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University 2011

 

  1. Great Lakes University of Kisumu 2012
  2. KCA University 2013
  3. Adventist University of Africa 2013

 
Private University Constituent Colleges

  1. Hekima University College (CUEA) 1993
  2. Tangaza University College (CUEA) 1997
  3. Marist International University College (CUEA) 2002
  4. Regina Pacis University College (CUEA) 2010
  5. Uzima University College (CUEA) 2012

 
Institutions with Letter of Interim Authority

  1. Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology 2002
  2. Aga Khan University 2002
  3. GRETSA University 2006
  4. Presbyterian University of East Africa 2008
  5. Inoorero University 2009
  6. The East African University 2010
  7. GENCO University 2010
  8. Management University of Africa 2011
  9. Riara University 2012
  10. Pioneer International University 2012
  11. UMMA University 2013
  12. International Leadership University
  13. Zetech University 2014

 
Registered Private Institutions
 

  1. KAG – East University 1985

Quality: The Agenda
 
2014
The Commission for University Education will close down all institutions offering university
education without the authority of the Commission.
All foreign universities that are collaborating with institutions in Kenya to offer university education
should apply to the Commission for University Education for authority to collaborate. Reference
should be made to the Universities Regulations, 2014.
Recognition of degree qualifications offered by foreign universities should also be sought for from the
Commission.
Members of the public are hereby being requested to report any suspicious institutions to:
Commission Secretary
Address: P.O. Box 54999-00200
Email: info@cue.or.ke
All information received will be handled in strict confidence.
Members of the public interested in accessing information on programmes offered in accredited
universities should visit the Commission’s website www.cue.or.ke
 

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