List of public and private Universities in Kenya and their contacts


Below is a list of public and private universities in Kenya and their contacts

Public Universities

  1. The University of Nairobi

This is one of the oldest universities in Africa at large, and the best when it comes to education. The main Campus is located in Nairobi city CBD.

Contact: 020 2245566,

  • Kenyatta University

It is the second largest university in Kenya. Founded in 1985, it is located on 1000 acres in Nairobi.

Contact: 020 8703000, +254 20 8704000, +254 20 8710901

  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology JKUAT

It is situated in Juja, on your way to Nairobi. This university is known for applied sciences, biotechnology and engineering.

Contact: +254 709 715815

  • Chuka University

It is situated in Tharaka Nithi County, Nairobi-Meru highway. It is on the rural setting on the slopes of mount Kenya.

Contact: 020 2310512

  • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

It is a public University which offers quality tertiary education and it is located in Kiganjo/Mathari, B5, Nyeri County.

Contact: 0713 123021

  • Garissa University College

It is a Public University situated in the northern side of Kenya, Garissa County.

  • Egerton Unisversity

This is a public University in Kenya, located in Njoro, Nakuru County. One of the oldest institutions in Kenya.

Contact: +254 736 309 390, +254 704 309 390

  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

It is situated in Bondo, Siaya County Kenya. This education Centre offers the best in the country.

Contact: 057 2058000, 057 2501804

  • Kaimosi Friends University

It was established in the year 2014. It is situated in Vihiga County, Kaimosi Mission complex along Kisumu- Chavakali-Kapsabet-Eldoet road.

Contact: 0771 373639

  1. Karatina University

The main campus is situated 15km north off Karatina town atKagochi, Karatina, Nyeri County.

Contact: 020 2176713

  1. Kibabii University

It is a public university situated in BungomaCounty, along Bungoma-Chwele Highway

Contact: 020 2028634

  1. Kirinyaga University

It is among the strategic, innovative universities in Kenya. It is situated along kutus-Kerugoya road Kirinyaga County.

Contact: +254 709 742000

  1. Kisii University

It is a school of Education and Human resource development, a Public University located in Kisii County.

Contact: +254 712 326047

  1. Laikipia University

The main campus is situated in Nyahururu, a premier university of education.

Contact: +254 713 552761

  1. Machakos University

It is a Public University, situated along the highway in Machakos County.

Contact: +254 735 247939

  1. Maasai Mara University

It is situated in Narok County, and was formerly known as Narok University College.

Contact: 020 5131400

  1. Maseno University

This University was founded in 1991; it is the only university on the globe that lies along the equator (00). The main Campus is situated 25km from kondele, Kisumu on the Busia road.

Contact: +254 722 203 411

  1. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

The main campus is situated in Kakamega County. It is named after a politician who aided in finding the institution.

Contact: 057 2505222

  1. Moi University

It was established in 1984 by act of parliament as the second public university in Kenya. It is situated in Kesses, Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County.

Contact: +254 714 990226

  • Multi Media University

This University is situated in Nairobi, Ongata Rongai and it offers IT related courses.

Contact: +254 724 257083

  • Murang’a University

This University is a successor of Murang’a University College. It is located in Murang’a County.

Contact: +254 771 370824

  • Pwani University

It is one of the public universities in coastal region, located in Kilifi County, Malindi Highway.

Contact: 041 7525100

  • Rongo University

Rongo University is located 11km from Rongo town and 2.5km off Rongo-Migori highway.

Contact: +254 770 308253

  • South Eastern Kenya University

It is situated in Kitui County, Eastern region.

Contact: +254 736 116989

  • Taita Taveta University

It is located on Sagala Voi-Mwatate roa, Voi, around sub-urban setting.

Contact: 020 1234567

  • Tharaka University

It is along Chiakariga- Marimati-uragate road, near Gatunga Market Centre Marimati.

Contact: +254 721 839583

  • University of Embu

It was established in 1947 as Agricultural training School at certificate level and it located in Embu town.

Contact: +254 706 528878

  • University of Eldoret

It is among the public universities situated in Uasin Gishu, Lembus elgeyo road, Eldama Ravine.

Contact: 020 2120220

  • University of Kabianga

It is in Kabianga Division, Kericho west District.

Contact: 020 2172665

  • National Defense University

It is situated in Nairobi, Kenya. A training facility under Ndu for senior commanders in military of Kenya, inclusive of army, navy, air force and special forces.

Contact: 020 3884036

  • Meru University of Science and Technology

It is located in Nchiru, Meru County on Meru-Makutano, Maua highway.

Contact: +254 799 529959

  • The Cooperative University of Kenya

The main Campus is situated in Karen, Nairobi city.

Contact: 020 2619441

Private Universities

  1. Adventists University of Africa

It is located in Nairobi west, Magadi road.

+254 730 733400

  • Africa international University

This is a Christian University, situated in Karen, Nairobi.

Contact: +254 725 841885

  • Africa Nazarene University

It is a Christian founded university and it is situated in Magadi road, Nairobi.

Contact: +254 703 970525

  • Gretsa University

It is situated in Garissa Road, Thika municipality; next to highlands coffee company Ltd.

Contact: +254 711 949006

  • Uzima University

It is situated in Kisumu County, off Kisumu-Kakamega road. It envisages quality in medical education and research.

Contact: +254 101 689440. +254 703 727 660, +254 739 387903

  • Aga Khan University

It is a non – denominational, private University, located in 3rd Parklands avenue, off Limuru road in Nairobi.

Contact: 020 3662107

  • AMREF international University

This institution focuses on training health and sciences. It is located on Langata road opposite Wilson airport, Nairobi

Contact: 020 6993000

  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa

This is an international institution and it is situated in Bogani road, Nairobi.

Contact: +254 709 691000

  • Daystar University

The main campus is situated in along Mombasa road, Athi River. This institution is a non-denominational institution,

Contact: +254 709 972000

  1. East African University

This institution is situated in Kajiado County.

Contact: +254 722 545167

  1. International Leadership University

It is located on Mtito Andei road, 20 minutes Via Haile Selassie Avenue.

Contact: 020 2711387

  1. Kabarak University

It is located on Eldama Ravine road, Nakuru County. It is among the top private universities in Kenya.

Contact: 051 343234

  1. KCA University

The main campus is located in Nairobi, thika road.

Contact: 020 2211263

  1. Kenya Methodist University

The main campus is in Meru, Meru-Maua road. It is a private Christian University.

Contact: 020 2248172

  1. Kenya Highlands University

This is a private University located in Kericho County, Londiani. It is managed by the Africa Gospel Church in partnership with World Gospel Mission.

Contact: +254 716150220

  1. Lukenya University

The main campus is located at Athi River, Nairobi

Contact: +254 790 444 000

  1. Mount Kenya University

The main Campus is situated at Thika, along General Kago road.

Contact: +254 709 153 000

  1. Pan African University

It is a Christian university located in Roysambu, Nairobi.

Contact: +254 721 932 050

  1. Pioneer International University

The main campus is located along Muranga road, Nairobi.

Contact: +254 740 635657

  • RAF International University

This is a non-profit private University located in Kisaju Nairobi County.

Contact: +254 707 267957

  • Riara University

It is situated on Nyayo Highrise, Raila Odinga road formerly known as Mbagathi way, Nairobi.

Contact: +254 703 038000

  • Scott Christian University

This institution is located in Machakos- Kangundo road, Machakos County.

Contact: +254 713 745404

  • St Paul’s University Strathmore University

This is a chattered institution located in Nairobi, Karen ole sangale road, off Langata road in madaraka estate.

Contact: +254 703 034000

  • The Presbyterian University  of East Africa

It is situated in Thongoto, Kikuyu, Kiambu County.

Contact: +254 723 799 904

  • Umma University

The main campus is situated in Thika- Makongeni off Garissa road.

Contact: +254 746 790207

  • United States International University – Africa

It is situated on USIU road, off Thika road, Nairobi. This is the only university in Kenya with dual accreditation from the United States and Kenya.

Contact: +254 730 116690

  • University of Eastern Africa – Baraton

It is located in Kapsabet, Nandi County. It is a private coeducational Seventh Adventist institution.

Contact: +254 714 333 111, +254 717 333 111, +254 202 333 111

  • Zetech University

It is situated in Ruiru, Thika road.

Contact: +254 719 034500

  • Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation.

This institution is based in Juja, near Jomo Kenyatta University of  Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi.

Contact: 067 52711