In no particular order, the following are the most expensive universities in Kenya, with the list dominated by private universities.
1. Strathmore University
Strathmore University is currently ranked the best private university in Kenya. The institution enrolls both local and international students and is famous for having one of the best business schools in the entire African continent. It is regarded as one of the most competitive private universities in terms of student enrolment as well as the most expensive universities in Kenya.
2. University of Nairobi (UoN)
University of Nairobi is currently ranked the best universities in Kenya, and sits at position 10 when ranking the best universities in Africa.
The institution reigns supreme when it comes to the quality of education it provides, and doesn’t stand far away when ranking the most expensive universities in Kenya. It’s also worth noting that University of Nairobi is the largest university in Kenya in terms of student capacity and the number of programmes offered.
3. Daystar University
Daystar University is another private university that is highly ranked in Kenya. Located just a few kilometers from Nairobi CBD, the institution is renowned for producing some of the best graduates in fields related to communication.
4. United States International University (USIU)
Apart from being ranked the 3rdbest private university in Kenya and 10th overall, United States International University is also among the most expensive universities in Kenya. The institution is renowned for offering some of the best courses in International Relations and enrolls local and international students to pursue different programmes.
5. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton
University of Eastern Africa, Baraton is one of the leading private universities in Kenya. While it ranks among the top 10 best private universities in the country, the institution has some of the highest tuition fees for students who wish to enroll.
6. Kabarak University
Kabarak University is currently ranked 8th among the best private universities in Kenya. Located just 20km from Nakuru Town on a 600-acre piece of land, the institution is also known to have some of the highest tuition fees.
7. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
Catholic University of Eastern Africa is one of the leading private universities in Kenya and offers quality education in fields such as Theology and Law. Apart from ranking high among the most preferred universities in the country, the university also ranks high among the most expensive universities in Kenya.
8. Mount Kenya University (MKU)
Mount Kenya University is one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning, and currently ranks among the best five private universities in Kenya. Apart from ranking high in terms of the quality of education it provides, MKU also ranks high when it comes to the most expensive universities in Kenya.
8. Kenyatta University (KU)
Kenyatta University is currently ranked the 2nd best university in Kenya just after University of Nairobi. When it comes to African rankings, KU stands tall at position 22. The institution is known to have some of the best infrastructures in the country. Pursuing a course at KU as a government sponsored student (JAB) is usually very cheap and affordable. However, the same cannot be said for self-sponsored students.
10. Moi University
Moi University is one of the cheapest universities in Kenya for government sponsored students. According to Webometrics, Moi University is the 4th best university in Kenya after University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University and Egerton University. Students pursuing parallel programmes at the institution also pay some of the highest tuition fees in the country
As the cost of university education in Kenya continue to rise, we hope that the quality of education will improve along with it. In case you wish to know more about the tuition fees charged by these universities, we recommend you contact them and request for a copy of their fee structure