Egerton University has given a beating to some of those universities that has been seen to have dominated top positions in Kenya. The university located in Njoro, at the heart of Rift Valley has surged to the second position after the University of Nairobi among the top ten.
The rankings that are done by 4icu (4International colleges and universities) which does rankings and reviews basing on web metrics that determine how often students and members of the public visit a university website. The research also establishes this on other aspects that are put into consideration concerning the academic and extracurricular activities.
Those institutions that are ranked in the country are strictly universities and do not include colleges, technical schools, polytechnics and schools of similar caliber. The list of those institutions that therefore qualify for this ranking includes 48 universities which are broken down into 22 government owned universities, 14 private universities and 12 more universities awaiting to receive chatter for them to be able to run by their own.
The updated 4ICU list was done as follows:
- University of Nairobi (UoN) – Nairobi
- Egerton University – Njoro
- Kenyatta University (KU) – Nairobi
- Moi University – Eldoret
- Strathmore Univesity – Nairobi
- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) – Nairobi
- United States International University (USIU) – Nairobi
- Mount Kenya University (MKU) – Thika
- Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) – Nairobi
- University of Eastern Africa, Baraton – Eldoret
Against those rankings that were done before, Egerton University could not even appear anywhere closer to Moi University and Kenyatta University but it is now clear that major improvements have been done to enable it cling the second position.