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Universities Authorized to Operate in Kenya, 2013

The higher education fraternity has undergone tremendous transformation in the recent past. Key among them is the enactment of Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 which commenced on 12th December 2012.

This brought the establishment, governance and administration of universities under same legal framework. This caused repealing of Acts of Parliament for seven (7) universities which operated under individual Acts. The new law also caused some public university constituent colleges operating under Legal Orders to be upgraded to full-fledged public universities.

Various categories of universities authorized to operate in Kenya are as indicated below:

Public Universities

Prior to 13th December 2012, public universities were established through individual Acts of Parliament. Following enactment of universities Act No. 42 of 2012, the public universities have since been established through the award of charter. All individual Acts were repealed and the previous public universities re-accredited through charter award after institutional quality audits.

Below is the list of public universities that have been fully accredited as of 30th June 2013.

Public Chartered Universities

1.

University of Nairobi (UoN)

Established - 1970

Chartered - 2013

2.

Moi University (MU)

Established - 1984

Chartered - 2013

3.

Kenyatta University (KU)

Established - 1985

Chartered - 2013

4.

Egerton University (EU)

Established - 1987

Chartered - 2013

5.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Established - 1994

Chartered - 2013

6.

Maseno University (Maseno)

Established - 2001

Chartered - 2013

7.

MasindeMuliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST)

Established - 2007

Chartered - 2013

8.

DedanKimathi University of Technology

2012

9.

Chuka University

2013

10.

Technical University of Kenya

2013

11.

Technical University of Mombasa

2013

12.

Pwani University

2013

13.

Kisii University

2013

14.

University of Eldoret

2013

15.

Maasai Mara University

2013

16.

JaramogiOgingaOdinga University of Science and Technology

2013

17.

Laikipia University

2013

18.

South Eastern Kenya University

2013

19.

Meru University of Science and Technology

2013

20.

Multimedia University of Kenya

2013

21.

University of Kabianga

2013

22.

Karatina University

2013

Public University Constituent Colleges

These are established by a Legal Order upon satisfying set minimum standards by the Commission for University Education. These are:

Public University Constituent Colleges

Murang’a University College (JKUAT)

2011

 

Machakos University College (KU)

2011

 

The Co-operative University College of Kenya (JKUAT)

2011

 

Embu University College (UoN)

2011

 

Kirinyaga University College (JKUAT)

2011

 

Rongo University College (MU)

2011

 

KibabiiUniverstity College (MMUST)

2011

 

Garissa University College (MU)

2011

 

TaitaTaveta University College (JKUAT)

2011

 

Chartered Private Universities

These are universities that have met the set standards for full university accreditation status.

Private Chartered Universities

1.

University of Eastern Africa, Baraton

1991

2.

Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

1992

3.

Daystar University                                        

1994

4.

Scott Christian University

1997

5.

United States International University

1999

6.

Africa Nazarene University

2002

7.

Kenya Methodist University

2006

8.

St. Paul’s University

2007

9.

Pan Africa Christian University

2008

10.

Strathmore University

2008

11.

Kabarak University

2008

12.

Mount Kenya University

2011

13.

Africa International University

2011

14.

Kenya Highlands Evangelical University

2011

15.

Great Lakes University of Kisumu

2012

16.

KCA University

2013

17.

Adventist University of Africa

2013

Private University Constituent Colleges

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

Private Universities with Letter of Interim Authority (LIA)

The universities operating with Letters of Interim Authority (LIA) from CUE receive guidance and direction to continue developing resources and facilities towards full university accreditation (Award of Charter)/status. They are allowed to admit students for the approved programmes. The universities in these categories are:

Institutions with Letter of Interim Authority

Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology

2002

 

Aga Khan University

2002

 

GRETSA University

2006

 

UMMA University

2013

 

Presbyterian University of East Africa

2008

 

Inoorero University

2009

 

The East African University

2010

 

GENCO University

2010

 

Management University of Africa

2011

 

Riara University

2012

 

Pioneer International University

2012

 

Registered Private Universities

These came into existence before the establishment of the Commission for Higher Education in 1985 which has since transformed to Commission for University Education (CUE 2012). They are at various stages of development of resources and facilities for full university accreditation (Award of charter).

Registered Private Institutions

1.

Nairobi International School of Theology

 

2.

East Africa School of Theology