University of Nairobi is the most preferred learning institution by both parents and students in the country, a new study has revealed. Employers also prefer graduates from the university.
A study commissioned by Madison Insurance last month in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa revealed that 24% of students preferred to study at UoN while 49% of parents said they preferred their children to study there.
About 20% of the students said they preferred Kenyatta University followed by JKUAT at 8% and Moi at 6%
Among private institutions, students prefer the United States International University-Africa (USIU), followed by Daystar and Mount Kenya University.
Among employers who had preference when hiring, 84% said graduates from UoN had an advantage when seeking entry–level jobs, followed by JKUAT at 63.9%, Kenyatta (57%), Moi (45.6%), Egerton (19.6%), Maseno (6.3%) and Masinde Muliro at 3.8%.
Strathmore topped the private university category with 78% of respondents indicating preference for its graduates followed by Daystar at 57% and Catholic at 49%.
Here is the list of the 2017 top 16 preferred University graduates in Kenya by employers:
- University of Nairobi (UON)-84% graduate preference by employers
- Strathmore University-78% graduate preference by employers
- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) -63% graduate preference by employers
- Kenyatta University – 57% graduate preference by employers
- Daystar University-57% graduate preference by employers
- Catholic University – 59% graduate preference by employers
- Moi University-45% graduate preference by employers
- United States International University (USIU)-
- Egerton University-19%
- Kenya Methodist Univerity-17%
- Mount Kenya University (MKU)-13%
- University of Easter Africa
- Baraton University-7%
- Maseno University-6.3 % graduate preference by employers
- African Nazarene University-5%
- Masinde Muliro University-3.8%
The percentage indicate the preference in ranking by employers.