Egerton University (EU)
MottoTransforming Lives through Quality Education
TypePublic university
ChancellorDr. Narendra Rameshchandra Raval, EBS
Vice-ChancellorProf. Isaac O. Kibwage, HSC
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Biashara kilimo road Egerton University, Kenya
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00°22′11″S 35°55′58″E / 0.36972°S 35.93278°E / -0.36972; 35.93278
Campus740 acres (300 ha)

Egerton University is a public university in Kenya.[1] It is the oldest institution of higher education in Kenya.[2]


The main campus of the university is located in Njoro, a small community approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi), southwest of the town of Nakuru.[3] This is located approximately 182 kilometres (113 mi), by road, northwest of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya.[4]


The school was founded in 1939, and was originally named Egerton Farm School.[5] It was established by a large land grant of 740 acres (3 km²) by Maurice Egerton, 4th Baron Egerton of Tatton. The school's original purpose was to prepare white European youth for careers in agriculture.[6] By 1955, the name had changed to Egerton Agricultural College. A one-year certificate course and a two-year diploma course in agriculture were offered. In 1958, Lord Egerton donated another 1,100 acres (4.5 km2) of land. Soon afterwards, the college opened its doors to people of all races from Kenya and other African countries.[6]

In 1979, with support from the Government of Kenya and USAID, the college expanded yet again, becoming part of the University of Nairobi system. In 1987, the college was recognized as a chartered public university.[7]

University ranking

University governance

University management


Egerton University has three campuses, one of them being a constituent college.[2]

Directorates and boards

Institutes of Egerton University


Faculties of Egerton University

The University has ten (10) faculties, subdivided into fifty three (53) academic departments offering programmes at diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels:[2]

  1. Faculty of Agriculture[31]
  2. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences[32]
  3. Faculty of Commerce[33]
  4. Faculty of Education and Community Studies[34]
  5. Faculty of Engineering and Technology[35]
  6. Faculty of Environment and Resource Development[36]
  7. Faculty of Health Sciences[37]
  8. Faculty of Law[38]
  9. Faculty of Science[39]
  10. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery[40]

Academic departments

The Academic Departments responsible for teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning

Research departments

Administrative departments

Courses offered

The university offers many academic programs. Students can receive a three-year diploma, a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or a doctorate (PhD).[2]

In 2004, the university established a partnership with Western Michigan University that allows students to complete half of their degree at Egerton and finish their studies at WMU in a choice of computer science, engineering and business administration.[41]

Flagship research projects

Notable allumni

See also


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  2. ^ a b c d e Egerton University (30 October 2016). "Egerton University: Our Profile". Njoro, Kenya: Egerton University. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ (30 October 2016). "Distance between Nakuru, Kenya and Njoro, Nakuru, Kenya". Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  4. ^ (30 October 2016). "Distance between Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya and Njoro, Nakuru County, Kenya". Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  5. ^ James Wilson (9 July 2013). "Foundation calls for backing of link with Kenyan sister school". Knutsford Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b Kiereini, Douglas (24 September 2015). "Castle that was built for a hard-to-please lover". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  7. ^ SKC (30 October 2016). "Best Universities in Kenya: Number 7, Egerton University". Nairobi: (SKC). Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics)". Webometrics Ranking of Universities. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
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  10. ^ "Egerton University Kenyatta Campus". Egerton University Kenyatta Campus. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Nakuru Town Campus College". Nakuru Town Campus College. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  12. ^ "Directorate of Marketing and Resource Mobilization". Directorate of Marketing and Resource Mobilization. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Directorate of Research & Extension". Directorate of Research & Extension. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Directorate of Quality Assurance". Directorate of Quality Assurance. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Directorate of Planning and Development". Directorate of Planning and Development. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Directorate of University Welfare Services". Directorate of University Welfare Services. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  17. ^ "Directorate of Centre for Capacity Building". Directorate of Centre for Capacity Building. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Directorate of Examinations and Timetabling". Directorate of Examinations and Timetabling. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  19. ^ "Directorate of International Linkages and Career Services". Directorate of International Linkages and Career Services. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  20. ^ "Directorate of Legal Affairs". Directorate of Legal Affairs. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  21. ^ "Directorate of Income Generating Unit". IGU. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Directorate of Crop Management Research Training". CMRT. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  23. ^ "Directorate of Dryland Research Training Ecotourism Centre". DRTEC. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  24. ^ "Directorate of Agro-Science Park". Directorate of Agro-Science Park. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  25. ^ "The Board of Undergraduate studies and Field Attachment Programmes (BUGs)". BUGs. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  26. ^ "The Board of Board of Postgraduate Studies". The Board of Board of Postgraduate Studies. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  27. ^ "The Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies (IWGDs)". The Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies (IWGDs). Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  28. ^ "Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development". Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  29. ^ "Confucius Institute". Confucius Institute. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  30. ^ "School of Open and Distance Learning (SoDL)". School of Open and Distance Learning (SoDL). Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  31. ^ "Egerton university | Egerton University". Faculty of Agriculture. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  32. ^ "Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | Faculty of Arts and Social Studies". Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  33. ^ "NTCC | Faculty of Commerce". Faculty of Commerce. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  34. ^ "Faculty of Education - Egerton University". Faculty of Education and Community Studies. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  35. ^ "Faculty of Engineering and Technology | Faculty of Engineering and Technology". Faculty of Engineering and Technology. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  36. ^ "Faculty of Environment and Resources Development | Faculty of Environment and Resources Development". Faculty of Environment and Resource Development. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  37. ^ "Faculty of Health Sciences - Egerton University". Faculty of Health Sciences. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  38. ^ "Faculty of Law - Egerton University". Faculty of Law. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  39. ^ "Faculty of Science | Welcome | Karibu". Faculty of Science. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  40. ^ "Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery". Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  41. ^ WMU (30 October 2016). "Western Michigan University: International Partnerships". Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA: Western Michigan University (WMU). Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  42. ^ Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management
  43. ^ "Prof. John Krop Lonyangapuo". County Government of West Pokot county. Retrieved 14 October 2021.