Mount Kenya University

country rank  8
world rank  5018

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University Overview

Founded in 2008, Mount Kenya University is a private higher education institution located in the large town of Thika (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Kiambu. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kitale, Kigali, Lodwar, Kakamega, Nkubu Meru. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Mount Kenya University (MKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Acronym MKU
Founded 2008 Origins date back to 1996
Motto Scaling the Heights of Education

University Location

Address General Kago Road; PO Box 342
Thika (population range: 50,000-249,999)
01000 Kiambu
T +254 (20) 208 8310
F +254 (20) 205 0315
Other locations Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kitale, Kigali, Lodwar, Kakamega, Nkubu Meru

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission for University Education, Kenya

Year of first Accreditation


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Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018