Egerton University

Egerton University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, a British national who settled in Kenya inthe 1920s. In 1950, the School was upgraded to an Agricultural College offering diploma programmes.

Egerton University a public university chartered in 1987 and re-chartered in 2012.


Chancellor: Dr Narendra Raval (Guru) – EBS Chancellor’s webpage

Chairman of Council: Amb. Dr Luka Hukka Wario University Council  Webpage  

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Isaac O. Kibwage Vice Chancellor’s  Webpage

Number of Programmes:

  • Undergraduates Programmes: 57
  • Masters Programmes: 69
  • Doctorate Programmes:  51

2022/2023 Enrolment: 17,077 undergraduate and 3,465 postgraduate students in session

Total first-year enrolment: 5,300 students

International students: 143 students from 25 countries

  • 30 Undergraduates, 86 Masters, 27 Doctorates

Alumni: 85,000 + Alumni’s website

Staff: 1,454

Webometric Rankings of World Universities:  #3 in Kenya

Courses offered at Egerton University

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