According to the Webometrics Ranking of Top Colleges and Best Universities of Kenya, University of Nairobi is the highest rated institution in the country (ranked 1st in Kenya and 3190th in the world in July 2010), followed by Strathmore University Nairobi (2nd), Moi University (3rd), Kenyatta University (4th) and Egerton University (5th).

Strathmore University is a leading not-for profit private university operating in Kenya. In 2008, Strathmore is awarded a Charter by the Government of Kenya giving it full legal recognition to operate as a University.

Moi University was established in 1984 as the second public university in Kenya. It has the following schools: School of Agriculture and Biotechnology; School of Business and Economics; School of Education; School of Information Sciences; School of Engineering; School of Science; School of Natural Resources Management; School of Medicine; School of Dentistry; School of Public Health; School of Law; School of Environmental Studies; School of Arts and Social Sciences; School of Human Resource Development.

Kenyatta University began as Kenyatta College in 1965. Following an Act of Parliament of 1970, Kenyatta College became a constituent College of the University of Nairobi. Kenyatta University is accredited by the following: Kenya Commission for Higher Education; Inter-university Council for East Africa; Africa Association of Universities; International Association of Universities; Commonwealth Universities.

Egerton University is one of the public universities in Kenya, with main campus located at Njoro. It was founded in 1939 and was originally named Egerton Farm School. In 1987, the College was finally recognized as a Chartered Public University. Egerton University has the following faculties: Faculty of Health Sciences; Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Environment; Faculty of Arts; Faculty of Science; Faculty of Agriculture; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Commerce.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek