Data by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) revealed that it placed less than 100 students in some fifteen universities across the country.
According to the 2023 university admission figures, these institutions, most of which are privately owned, attracted between three and fifty-seven students.
To begin with, the International Leadership University (ILU) attracted only 3 students, which is the lowest number.
ILU is a network of accredited universities, colleges, schools, and ministries in Africa that has the common purpose and mission of educating and producing emerging national leaders of integrity and vision.
ILU’s network comprises of the following institutions: the African Centre for Theological Studies (ACTS, Nigeria), Africa Leadership and Management Academy (ALMA-in Ghana and Zimbabwe), Nairobi International School of Theology (NIST, Kenya), ILU-Burundi and Institut Facultaire De Théologie Appliquée (IFTA, Congo).
NIST, Kenya is located along Mtito Andei Road, Kilimani in Nairobi.
Further, ILO offers certificate, diploma, and degree courses.
Also, the Pan African Christian University (PACU) attracted 7 students in the KUCCPS 2023 placement results.
The institution which was originally founded as a Bible College in 1978 has grown into a competitive learning institution fifteen years after it was awarded a charter by Late President Mwai Kibaki in 2008.
According to PACU website, they offer 50 academic programs with a population of over 3,000 students.
PACU, which is owned by CITAM church has produced over 5,000 graduates since its inception as a university in Kenya.
Universities that got 7 Students
Marist International University College (MIUC) and The East African University (TEAU) will admit 12 students each through KUCCPS.
MIUC is a constituent college of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) located in Karen, founded in 1986.
Also, MIUC attracted such a small number of students despite the fact they offer undergraduate courses, certificate courses, TVET and Bridging Courses.
Also, TEAU has another campus located at View Park Towers, Utalii Lane within Nairobi (Central Business District) CBD.
Universities with 13 Students
SCU has three schools i.e Theology, Education and Professional Studies.
The institution offers graduate programmes, undergraduate programmes, diploma, and short courses.
SCU formally Scott Theological College, was established in 1962 as the national theological College of the Africa Inland Church Kenya.
Scott was granted a charter by the Government of Kenya in 1997 after reworking on its academic programs and operations.
Its Bachelor of Theology degree was accredited by Commission for University Education as a university level degree at the same time.
The institution was granted the permission to change its name to Scott Christian University by the Commission for University Education on March 23, 2012.
Just like TUC also has three schools: Education, Theology, and Arts and Social Sciences.
Currently, TUC offers undergraduate degrees, master’s degree, diploma programmes and several certificate programmes in its various institutes.
Its main campus is located along Karen Road C, Langata Rd in Nairobi.
University with 14 and 15 Students
In this category is The Islamic University of Kenya which will admit 14 students.
The university offers five bachelor’s degree programmes and one diploma course.
Moreover, the degree programmes are; Bachelor of Science Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Bachelor of Sharia, Bachelor of Business Management, Bachelor of Education (Arts) and Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language.
In addition, it offers a diploma in Business Management.
15 students will join The Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) East University in the 2023 September intake.
KAG East University has two schools; School of Theology and Bible Study and School of Education and Social Sciences.
The institution’s three ministerial programs received full accreditation by CUE.
Its main campus is in Kitengela, in Kajiado County.
Universities with 17 and 18 Students
Kiriri Women University of Science and Technology (KWUST) and Management University of Africa (MUA) will admit 17 and 18 students respectively.
KWUST is a private, women’s only Kenyan university with an objective is to bridge the gap in gender representation in higher education as well as contributing to the social and economic development of the country.
The university was founded in 2002 and awarded a charter in 2022.
The African International and Riara University
Riara University has held full accreditation by CUE from its inception in 2012.
Further, Riara University holds Full Accreditation status from the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) as both a Training Centre as well as an Examinations Centre.
Lukenya University, offering programmes in postgraduate, undergraduate, diplomas and certificates levels, will admit 52 students from KUCCPS.
The University has four schools and 23 programmmes.
The schools are; School of Health Sciences, Business and Economics, Education and Social Sciences and Agriculture and Applied Sciences.
With 57 new students, Gretsa University has the highest number of students on this list.
The University offers, Degree, Diploma and Certificate programmes in Business; Computer Science; Hospitality Management; Education; Health Sciences; Technology and Agricultural Management all under a variety of specialization options.
As of December 2022, the university had successfully held 13 graduations with over 8,500 graduates having been conferred with Degrees and awarded Certificates and Diplomas.