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 in the 1920s. In 1950, the School was upgraded to an Agricultural College offering diploma programmes. The Egerton Agricultural College Ordinance was enacted in 1955. In 1979, the Government of Kenya and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded a major expansion of the institution. In 1986, Egerton Agricultural College was gazetted as a constituent college of the University of Nairobi. The following year, 1987, marked the establishment of Egerton University through an Act of Parliament.

Egerton University has three (3) Campuses and one Campus College. The main Campus is based at Njoro and houses the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Community Studies, Engineering and Technology, Environment and Resources Development, Science and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. The Njoro Campus also houses the Board of Undergraduate Studies and Field Attachment, and the Board of Postgraduate Studies. The other Campus is the Nairobi City Campus, offering programmes from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Commerce, and Education and Community Studies. It also hosts the African Centre for Distance Education (ACDE). The third Campus, Kenyatta Campus, is located five (5) kilometres from Njoro Campus and is planned to house the Open and Distance Learning (CODL) programmes which is currently based at Njoro Campus. The only University’s Campus College, Nakuru Town Campus College, hosts the Faculties of Commerce and Health Sciences. The University currently has nine (9) faculties and fifty one (51) academic departments offering a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. All of them are open to both Government-sponsored and selfsponsored students. The University also offers courses in computer literacy, computer repairs and maintenance, as well as accounting and bridging courses.

Egerton University has made tremendous progress towards increasing access to higher education in Kenya.  Chuka, Kisii and Laikipia Universities, who were chartered to become full-fledged Universities on 8th January 2013, 6th February 2013 and 19th February 2013, respectively, were all former constituent Colleges of Egerton University. Besides, the University’s other notable achievements include establishment of: Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies; Directorates of Quality Assurance, Planning and Development, Student Welfare Services, Institutional Advancement, International Linkages and Programmes; and the University Industry Liaison Office (UILO); African Virtual University (AVU) Centre; The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL); and Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and the Egerton Journal of Science and Technology as international peer-reviewed periodicals. In addition, the University has introduced a range of new academic programmes and graduates over 3,000 students annually.

The University has undertaken major research projects, including: Vegetable Oil Protein System (VOPS), Agricultural Management Project (AMP), Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM), Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Lake Nakuru Research Project, the Horticultural Technology Experimental Project, Fingerponds Project, Wetland Project, River Njoro Watershed, Soil Fertility Replenishment, Tropical Legumes Project, Managing the Process of Growing Up, and Epidemiology, Blood Safety and Research Project (EBR), evaluation and promotion Pigeon pea Genotypes, genetic improvement of East African Zebu cattle for milk production in ASAL, cassava post-harvest value addition, identifying socio economic constraints to and incentives for faster technology adoption. There are a number of projects are funded by Lake Victoria Research Project (VICRES) and Edulink. The University has also established the Crop Management Research Training (CMRT) Centre, and created Tegemeo Institute of Agriculture Policy and Development. The University currently holds the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics.


Summary of Programmes

    Diploma in Agricultural Education & Extension

    Diploma in Animal Health

    Diploma in Animal Science and Technology

    Diploma in Business Management

    Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery

    Diploma in Computer Science

    Diploma in Dairy Technology

    Diploma in Dryland Resources Management

    Diploma in Eco-tourism and Hospitality Management

    Diploma in Education (Arts)

    Diploma in Education (Primary)

    Diploma in Farm Resource Management

    Diploma in Gender, Women and Development Studies

    Diploma in Horticulture

    Diploma in Human Resources Management

    Diploma in Library and Information Science

    Diploma in Military Science

    Diploma in Modern Chemistry Laboratory Technology

    Diploma in Procurement and Supplies Management

    B. Sc in Agriculture

    B. Sc. in Animal Sciences

    B. Sc. in Natural Resources Management

    B. Sc. in Water and Environmental Engineering

    B. Sc. in Wildlife Enterprise and Management

    B.A. in Communication & Media

    B.A. in Economics & Sociology

    B.A. in Economics and History

    B.A. in English and Communication

    B.A. in Gender, Women and Development Studies

    B.A. in History

    B.A. in History and International Studies

    B.A. in Kiswahili and Communication

    B.A. in Peace Education

    B.A. in Sociology and Religious Studies

    B.Ed. (Arts)

    B.Ed. (Early Childhood Development & Education)

    B.Ed. (Primary)

    B.Ed. (Science)

    B.Sc. in Software Engineering

    B.Sc. (Agricultural Education and Extension)

    B.Sc. (Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design)

    B.Sc. (Community Development)

    B.Sc. in Actuarial Science

    B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics

    B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering

    B.Sc. in Agriculture

    B.Sc. in Animal Health Management

    B.Sc. in Applied Aquatic Sciences

    B.Sc. in Applied Computer Science

    B.Sc. in Biochemistry

    B.Sc. in Biomedical Science and Technology

    B.Sc. in Computer Science

    B.Sc. in Criminology and Security Studies

    B.Sc. in Dairy Technology and Management

    B.Sc. in Dryland Resources Management

    B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics

    B.Sc. in Ecotourism and Hospitality management

    B.Sc. in Environmental Science

    B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology

    B.Sc. in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics

    B.Sc. in Geography

    B.Sc. in Horticulture

    B.Sc. in Instrumentation and Control Engineering

    B.Sc. in Integrated Forest Resources Management

    B.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology

    B.Sc. in Nursing

    B.Sc. in Soil Environment and Land Use Management

    B.Sc. in Statistics

    Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

    Bachelor of Business Information and Management

    Bachelor of Business Management

    Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management

    Bachelor of Commerce

    Bachelor of Cooperative Management

    Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

    Bachelor of Industrial Technology

    Bachelor of Laws

    Bachelor of Library and Information Studies

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

    Bachelor of Military Science

    Bachelor of Psychology

    Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management

    Bachelor of Science

    Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine

    Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering

    Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

    BSc. (Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension)

    Postgraduate Diploma in Education

    Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Social Sciences Research


    Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Sustainable Development

    Postgraduate Diploma in Gender, Poverty and Development

    Postgraduate Diploma in Probation Practice and Correctional Studies

    Joint Degree Master Programme in Limnology and Wetland Management

    M. A. in Urban Management

    M. Sc. in Soil Sciences

    M.A. in Gender, Women and Development Studies

    M.A. (Guidance and Counseling)

    M.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice

    M.A. in Applied Linguistics

    M.A. in Economics

    M.A. in English Language and Linguistics

    M.A. in History

    M.A. in Kiswahili

    M.A. in Literature

    M.A. in Sociology

    M.A. Security Management

    M.A./M.Sc. in Geography

    M.Ed. (Curriculum and Instruction)

    M.Ed. (Educational Foundations)

    M.Ed. (Educational Management)

    M.Ed. (Guidance and Counseling)

    M.Ed. (Science Education)

    M.Sc. in Animal Breeding and Genetics

    M.Sc. (Agricultural Education)

    M.Sc. (Agricultural Extension)

    M.Sc. (Community Studies and Extension)

    M.Sc. in Agribusiness Management

    M.Sc. in Agricultural and Applied Economics

    M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics

    M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering

    M.Sc. in Agricultural Information and Communication Management

    M.Sc. in Agronomy

    M.Sc. in Animal Nutrition

    M.Sc. in Animal Physiology

    M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics

    M.Sc. in Biochemistry

    M.Sc. in Chemistry

    M.Sc. in Crop Protection

    M.Sc. in Dryland Agro-Pastoral Systems

    M.Sc. in Dryland Farming

    M.Sc. in Dryland Integrated Land Management Systems

    M.Sc. in Dryland Resources Management

    M.Sc. in Engineering Systems and Management

    M.Sc. in Environmental and Occupational Health

    M.Sc. in Environmental Science

    M.Sc. in Food Science

    M.Sc. in Horticulture

    M.Sc. in Limnology

    M.Sc. in Livestock Production Systems

    M.Sc. in Medical Parasitology

    M.Sc. in Natural Resources and Peace

    M.Sc. in Natural Resources Management

    M.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences

    M.Sc. in Physics

    M.Sc. in Plant Biotechnology

    M.Sc. in Plant Breeding

    M.Sc. in Plant Pathology

    M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics

    M.Sc. in Soil and Water Engineering

    M.Sc. in Statistics

    M.Sc. in Water Resources and Environmental Management

    Master of Business Administration

    Master of Human Resource Management

    Master of information Science

    Master of Information Systems

    Master of Journalism and Mass Communication

    Master of Knowledge Management

    Master of Research and Public Policy

    Masters in Measurement and Evaluation

    Masters of Agricultural Engineering

    Nursing Diploma – Kenya Registered Community Health (In-service)

    Ph.D. (Agricultural and Rural Innovation)

    Ph.D. (Agricultural Education)

    Ph.D. (Agricultural Extension)

    Ph.D. (Community Studies and Extension)

    Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology)

    Ph.D. (Curriculum and Instruction)

    Ph.D. (Educational Foundations)

    Ph.D. (Educational Management)

    Ph.D. (Educational Psychology)

    Ph.D. (Guidance and Counseling)

    Ph.D. (Mathematics Education)

    Ph.D. (Science Education)

    Ph.D. in Agribusiness Management

    Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

    Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering

    Ph.D. in Agronomy

    Ph.D. in Animal Science

    Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics

    Ph.D. in Biochemistry

    Ph.D. in Business and Management (Course Work Option)

    Ph.D. in Business and Management (Research Option)

    Ph.D. in Chemistry

    Ph.D. in Crop Protection

    Ph.D. in Dryland Agriculture and Resource Management

    Ph.D. in Economics

    Ph.D. in English Language and Linguistics

    Ph.D. in Environmental and Occupational Health

    Ph.D. in Environmental Science

    Ph.D. in Food Science

    Ph.D. in Geography

    Ph.D. in History

    Ph.D. in Horticulture

    Ph.D. in Kiswahili

    Ph.D. in Limnology

    Ph.D. in Literature

    Ph.D. in Medical Parasitology

    Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management

    Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences

    Ph.D. in Physics

    Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology

    Ph.D. in Plant Breeding

    Ph.D. in Plant Pathology

    Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics

    Ph.D. in Religious Studies

    Ph.D. in Sociology

    Ph.D. in Soil Science

    Ph.D. in Statistics

    Ph.D. in Urban Management

    PhD in Gender, Women and Development Studies

    Doctor of Philosophy in Dryland Resources Management

    Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources and Peace


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