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All Public Universities in Kenya – Universities and Constituent Colleges Represented in KUCCPS – Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service.

To see the KUCCPS cluster points for various courses at various Kenya universities and the university codes; follow the universities links below, then click on each university to see the courses it offers, course codes and the cluster points/cut off points for each subject.

University Name – Abbreviation – University code

1. University of Nairobi – UON – 11
2. Kenyatta University – KU – 12
3. Moi University – MU – 13
4. Egerton University – EU – 14
5. JKUAT – Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – 15
6. Maseno University – MSU – 16
7. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology – MMUST – 17
8. Technical University of Kenya – TUK – 18
9. Pwani University – PU – 19
10. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology – DKUT – 20
11. Technical University of Mombasa – TUM – 21
12. Chuka University – CU – 22
13. Kisii University – KSU – 23
14. Maasai Mara University – MMU – 24
15. Meru University of Science and Technology – MUST – 25
16. University of Kabianga – KBU – 26
17. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology – JOOUST – 27
18. South Eastern Kenya University – SEKU – 28
19. Multimedia University of Kenya – MMUK – 29
20. Laikipia University – LKU – 30
21. Karatina University – KRU – 31
22. University of Eldoret – UOE – 32
23. Taita Taveta University College – TTUC – 33
24. Muran’ga University College – MRUC – 34
25. Kirinyaga University College – KYUC – 35
26. Cooperative University College of Kenya – COPUCK – 36
27. Kibabii University – (KIBU) – 37
28. Garissa University College of Kenya – GUC – 38
29. Rongo University College of Kenya – RUC – 39
30. Embu University College of Kenya – EUC – 40
31. Machakos University College of Kenya – MCKUC – 41

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

University of Nairobi (UoN) – established 1970 and chartered 2013
Moi University (MU) – established 1984 and chartered 2013
Kenyatta University (KU) – established 1985 and chartered 2013
Egerton University (EU) – established 1987 and chartered 2013
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) – established 1994 and chartered 2013
Maseno University (MSU) – established 2001 and chartered 2013
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) – established 2007 and chartered 2013
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DKUT) – 2012
Chuka University (CU) – 2013
Technical University of Kenya (TUK) – 2013
Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) – 2013
Pwani University (PU) – 2013
Kisii University (EU) – 2013
University of Eldoret – 2013
Maasai Mara University – 2013
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology – 2013
Laikipia University – 2013
South Eastern Kenya University – 2013
Meru University of Science and Technology – 2013
Multimedia University of Kenya – 2013
University of Kabianga – 2013
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:

Murang’a University College (JKUAT) – 2011
Machakos University College (UoN) – 2011
The Co-operative University College of Kenya (JKUAT) – 2011
Embu University College (UoN) – 2011
Kirinyaga University College (KU) – 2011
Rongo University College (MU) – 2011
Kibabii Universtity (KIBU) – 2011
Garissa University College (EU) – 2011
Taita Taveta University College (JKUAT) – 2011

Chartered Private Universities

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

University of Eastern Africa, Baraton – 1991
Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) – 1992
Scott Theological College – 1992
Daystar University – 1994
United States International University – 1999
Africa Nazarene University – 2002
Kenya Methodist University – 2006
St. Paul’s University – 2007
Pan Africa Christian University – 2008
Strathmore University – 2008
Kabarak University – 2008
Mount Kenya University – 2011
Africa International University – 2011
Kenya Highlands Evangelical University – 2011
Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) – 2012
KCA University, 2013
Adventist University of Africa, 2013

Private University Constituent Colleges

Hekima University College (CUEA)
Tangaza University College (CUEA)
Marist International University College (CUEA)
Regina Pacis University College (CUEA)
Uzima University College (CUEA)

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:

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
Adventist University – 2009
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).

Nairobi International School of Theology
East Africa School of Theology

Top Private Universities in Kenya

Mount Kenya University
Strathmore University Kenya


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