2018 Webometrics list of the top 10 best universities in Kenya, the latest rankings
Top 10 Best universities rankings in Kenya – 2018 has been a great year and some universities have improved from this year’s rankings while others have dropped.
Most ranking bodies such as Forbes and Webometrics uses certain parameters including online presence and authority to rank the best universities in Africa and across the world. It is normal for some universities to lag behind using this parameter; but the overall aim is to facilitate the web presence, research and publishing of universities.
Webometrics university and college rankings are based on a research that focuses on Technologies, computer science, social sciences and humanities. It uses link analysis for quality evaluation.
To have a more realistic view of a college or university, you need to look at the quality of the publications, quality of course material, tutors, entry value and environment of learning.
Without wasting time, let us look at the list of the top 10 best universities rankings in Kenya.
10. Kibabii University
The establishment of Kibabii University (KIBU) is traced to the origins of Kibabii teachers’ training college which is the precursor to the current Kibabii University. For more than twenty years, the proposed Kibabii Teachers Training College in Bungoma South district remained a mere dream. On 19th September 2007, His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki graciously presided over a groundbreaking ceremony at the proposed site.
Kibabii University ranks at no.10 in the list of the best universities rankings in Kenya.
9. Catholic University of Eastern Africa
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), like most other universities, started in a modest way. It commenced as a graduate school of theology known as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA).
The Institute (CHIEA) was founded in 1984 by the regional ecclesiastical authority known as the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA). Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia are the member countries of AMECEA.
In 1989, the Institute obtained the “Letter of Interim Authority” as the first step towards its establishment as a private university. After three years of intensive negotiations between the Authority of the Graduate School of Theology (CHIEA) and the Commission for Higher Education, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was established. This marked the birth of the university as a private institution.
Catholic University of Eastern Africa ranks at no.9 in the list of the best universities rankings in Kenya.
8. Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology
Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology ranks at no.8 in the list of the best universities in Kenya according to webometrics.
The vision and core objectives of Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology is to be the Premier University in Science, Technology and Innovation, and to provide excellent university education, training and research through integrating science, technology and innovation into quality programmes to suit the needs of a dynamic world.
7. Strathmore University
Strathmore University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Nairobi.
Strathmore University (SU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
Strathmore University takes the 7th position in the 2018 list of the best universities rankings in Kenya according to webometrics.
6. Maseno University
Officially accredited by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, Maseno University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study.
Maseno University currently has four Campuses, a College and a Constituent College. Maseno Main Campus is in Maseno Township 25km from Kisumu on the Busia road. The core activities and central administration of the University take place on this Campus. Homa Bay Campus is located at the SONYACO Plaza in Homa Bay town.
Through this Campus, the University caters to the expanding demand for University education in the region. The eCampus is one of the latest innovations by Maseno University to facilitate online delivery of high-quality certificate, diploma and degree programmes to learners in various parts of the country, the East African region and beyond.
Maseno University takes the 6th position in the 2018 list of the best universities rankings in Kenya according to webometrics.