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Kisii University is a World-Class University for the Advancement of Academic Excellence, Research and Social Welfare.

It’s located in Kisii. It was founded in 1965 as a primary teachers’ training college on a 61-acre land that was donated by the County Council of Gusii. The college continued up to 1983 when it was upgraded to a secondary teachers’ college to offer Diploma programmes.

The government of Kenya mandated the university to take over the college as its campus in 1994. Kisii Campus was one of the earliest campuses to be created in Kenya by the then Head of State, H.E. Daniel Arap Moi. In 1999, the Faculty of Commerce established a Bachelor of Business and Management as its first degree programmes within the campus to run alongside a postgraduate Diploma in Education, which was phased out in 2001.

On 23 August 2007, Kisii University College was established through a Government Legal Notice No.163 of 2007 as a constituent college of Egerton University. On 6 February 2013, it was awarded a charter to become the 13th public university in Kenya.

The university main campus is situated 2 km from Kisii Town Centre, off the Kisii – Kilgoris Road.

Vision

A world class University in the advancement of social welfare, research and academic excellence.

Mission

To train high level human resource that meets the development needs of the country and international labour market, and to sustain production of high quality research and consultancy, and dissemination of knowledge, skills and competencies for the advancement of humanity.

Philosophy

The University is anchored in the philosophy of creative, scientific, technological, innovative and critical thinking responsive to societal needs and service to humanity. 

Core Values

The following are are some of the core values embraced in order to realize our vision and mission at Kisii University; Professionalism, Teamwork, Accountability, Transparency, Responsiveness and Integrity.

Why choose this Kenya University
Career focused
Follow your passions

Why Choose Kisii University?

Our focus is on helping you unlock your potential. We provide a thriving academic community where you can learn from experts and gain the qualifications you need, and give you an all-round experience that you’ll remember forever.

Studying at Kisii University offers an experience that goes way beyond the classroom. From day one we’ll help you build the real-world knowledge and transferable skills that employers look for in graduate recruits. And by the time you graduate you’ll feel confident and fully prepared to start your career anywhere in the world.

Career Focused

Studying at Kisii University offers an experience that goes way beyond the classroom. From day one we’ll help you build the real-world knowledge and transferable skills that employers look for in graduate recruits. And by the time you graduate you’ll feel confident and fully prepared to start your career anywhere in the world.

  • Learn from industry experts who bring their professional experience into the classroom.
  • Gain teamwork and collaboration skills by working on projects with other like-minded students.
  • Learn how to use specialist equipment such as radio and tv studio kit, a flight simulator, hospital and a real-time trading room.
  • Put your learning into practice, gain work experience and meet new contacts on your job placement. Recent placements include Rolls Royce, Nike, British Airways and American Express.
  • Create an online portfolio of your university experiences, work and skills to support your CV when you graduate.

Follow your passions

While you’re here you’ll have the chance to pursue your interests, or discover new ones, by taking part in a wide range of activities through the university or Students’ Union.

With over 100 societies, 60 sports clubs and close links to local community groups, there’s something for everyone, whatever your interests.

  • Improve your employability skills and gain work experience through volunteering for a local community project.
  • Explore your interests and meet new people by joining a society, club or event. We have a year round programme of sports, cultural, political and course-related activities.
  • Develop your own business ideas and meet like-minded students by joining our entrepreneurial network.