Explore the list of private universities and colleges in Kenya. Kenya has a number of universities and other institutions of higher learning. There are 35 registered private universities under KAPU in Kenya with a Letter of Interim Authority (LIA).
About Kenya Private Universities & Colleges
Private universities in Kenya have and continue to develop and train highly skilled and well-nurtured graduates who are not only employed locally and globally but have also established businesses that employ many Kenyans and contribute to the GDP of the country.
Besides academic and skills training, private universities continue to focus on nurturing of the whole person through the insulation of the right ethnic, attitude, and moral/spiritual values.
Private Universities the world over continue to contribute significantly to the social and economic growth of developed and developing countries. In the United States of America, for example, top Ivy League Universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, M.I.T., Johns Hopkins, and Cornell, among others, are all private Universities that have and continue to contribute immensely to the growth of humanity and societies through research and training, The Alumni of Stanford University. For example, contributed over USD 3 trillion in impact and have been responsible for the creation, growth, and impact of Silicon Valley.
KUCCPS Sponsorships for Private Universities in Kenya
Kenyan students who wish to study at any Kenya private university should notify this:
- All students will be placed into both private and public universities as per their public, and private universities will be available on the KUCCPS portal for selection by all students.
- The Government has delinked students’ placement by KUCCPS from funding.
- The new admission/placement criteria are the same as what was placed before 2016.
- Under the new model, students placed in private universities will receive government support by accessing HELB loans.
- Private universities will continue to offer affordable, accessible, high-quality, predictable, and values-based education and research that develop the whole individual in pristine, cosmopolitan environments.
- Private Universities will continue to offer excellent engagement with industry in a targeted manner to ensure continued high employability rates for the graduate.
All said and done, Private universities will continue to engage with all stakeholders to ensure that all Kenyan Students have equitable access to quality education, research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and employability opportunities for the benefit of their parents, communities, and the posterity of Kenya.
List of Private Universities in Kenya
Here is a list of private universities and colleges in Kenya.
- Adventist University of Africa
- Africa International University
- Africa Nazarene University
- Aga Khan University
- Amref International University
- The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
- Daystar University
- Great Lakes University of Kisumu
- Gretsa University College
- Hekima University College
- International Leadership University
- Kabarak University
- KAG East University
- KCA University
- Kenya Highlands Evangelical University
- Kenya Methodist University
- Kiriri Womens University of Science and Technology
- Lukenya University
- Management University of Africa
- Marisk International University College
- Mount Kenya University
- Pan Africa Christian University
- Pioneer International University
- Presbyterian University of East Africa
- Riara University
- Scott Christain University
- St Pauls University
- Strathmore University
- Tangaza University College
- The East Africa University
- UMMA University
- United States International University
- University of Eastern Africa, Baraton
- Uzima University
- Zetech University
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