Webometrics a company that focuses on the ranking of Universities and colleges in the world has released the 2018 rankings of the top higher institutions of learning in Kenya. Some universities have improved from the 2018 Webometrics rankings others have dropped.  Egerton University has made a great come back to the top.

About Webometrics Rankings

Webometrics is an invention of Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to CSIC, the largest public research organization in Spain (You can learn more about CSIC on this Wikipedia Page). CSIC is attached to the ministry of education in Spain.

Methodology of Webometrics Rankings

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.

What we picked from them is that Web traffic, Scholarly Citations and page level matters in their rankings.

They, however, assert that their rankings are not based on web presence and visibility alone.  You can learn more about Webometrics ranking methodology through this page: Methodology.

Latest Top 100 best Universities and Colleges in Kenya in 2018

  1. University of Nairobi
  2. Egerton University
  3. Kenyatta University
  4. Moi University
  5. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  6. Maseno University
  7. Strathmore University Nairobi
  8. South Eastern Kenya University
  9. Catholic University of Eastern Africa
  10. Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology
  11. Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
  12. United States International University
  13. Mount Kenya University
  14. Daystar University
  15. Technical University of Kenya
  16. Kenya Medical Training College
  17. Kenya Methodist University
  18. Pwani University
  19. African Virtual University
  20. Kenia Institute of Management
  21. Technical University of Mombasa (Mombasa Polytechnic University College)
  22. University of Eastern Africa Baraton
  23. Eldoret University
  24. Masai Mara University
  25. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (Kimathi University College of Technology)
  26. Saint Paul’s University Limuru
  27. Murang’a University of Technology
  28. Kabarak University
  29. KCA University
  30. Embu University College
  31. Meru University of Science & Technology
  32. Michuki Technical Institute Muranga
  33. Kenya Forestry Research Institute
  34. Africa Nazarene University
  35. Karatina University
  36. East African School of Aviation Embakasi Nairobi
  37. Pan Africa Christian University
  38. Amani College
  39. Chuka University
  40. Zetech University
  41. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology (Bondo University College)
  42. Laikipia University
  43. Machakos University
  44. Kenya School of Government
  45. University of Kabianga
  46. Riara University
  47. Multimedia University of Kenya
  48. Co-operative University of Kenya
  49. Railway Training Institute Nairobi
  50. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies
  51. Africa International University (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology)
  52. Taita Taveta University
  53. Hi tec Institute of Professional Studies Mombasa CBD
  54. Management University of Africa
  55. Scott Christian University
  56. Great Lakes University of Kisumu
  57. Adventist University of Africa
  58. Star College of Management Sciences Nairobi
  59. Kenya School of Monetary Studies Ruaraka
  60. Kenya Utalii College Nairobi
  61. Tangaza University College
  62. Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Eldoret
  63. Presbyterian University of East Africa
  64. Gretsa University
  65. Umma University
  66. Kirinyaga University
  67. Maryknoll Institute of African Studies Nairobi
  68. Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology Nakuru
  69. Kenya Technical Teachers College Gigiri
  70. The East African University Kitengela
  71. Kibabii University
  72. Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute
  73. Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology
  74. Kenya Water Institute South C Nairobi
  75. Kisumu Polytechnic Makasembo
  76. Uzima University College
  77. Eagle Air Aviation College Ongata Rongai
  78. Nakuru Training Institute
  79. International Leadership University (Nairobi International School of Theology)
  80. Computer Learning Centre Nairobi
  81. Oshwal College Nairobi
  82. Institute of Advanced Technology Kenya
  83. Computer Pride Training Centre Nairobi
  84. Pioneer International University
  85. Cornerstone Training Institute Nairobi
  86. Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology Kisumu
  87. Kenya Aeronautical College Nairobi
  88. Machakos Institute of Technology
  89. Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
  90. ICT College Thika
  91. Tom Mboya Labour College Kisumu
  92. Lukenya University
  93. Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute
  94. Kenya Institute of Mass Communication Nairobi
  95. Riccatti Business College
  96. Eldoret Aviation Training Institute Eldoret
  97. Alphax College Eldoret
  98. Migori Teachers college
  99. Rongo University
  100. Kenya Institute of Professional Studies Nairobi

Our View on University and College Rankings in Kenya

Rankings of Universities and Colleges in Kenya might appear to be a good thing because it attracts competition which in the long run improves quality. But to say the least, the rankings are very flawed.  They focus on Quantity! Quantity! and Quantity! The more citations, the more traffic, the more social influence the better the rankings.  

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. (Kenya Yote)

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