Schools Kenya

Karatina University

The goal of Karatina University is to preserve, generate, and spread knowledge via instruction, research, creative thinking, and community engagement.

About Karatina University

Karatina Institution is a public institution in the central Kenyan town of Karatina. The Moi University Central Kenya Campus was established in 2007 as a Moi University campus for central Kenya. It had an initial admission of 100 students and was located about 15 kilometers north of the town of Karatina. Three years later, in 2010, it was elevated to the status of Moi University constituent institution and called Karatina University institution. It was established in 2013 after the institution was designated as a university in its own right.

The main campus of the University is located in Kagochi, the former Karatina University College, some 15 kilometers from Karatina town. 

Additional sites may be found in Nanyuki and Itiati, the latter of which houses the university’s School of Education and Social Sciences. The University is now placed 19th in Kenya on the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, which analyzes a university’s web presence.

Faculty and Departments At Karatina University

School of Agriculture and Biotechnology

  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Agricultural Resource Economics & Economics
  • Crop Science

School of Business

  • Business and Economics
  • Human Resource Development
  • Tourism and Hospitality

School of Education and Social Sciences

  • Department of Humanities & Languages
  • Department of Social Sciences
  • Department of Education Foundation
  • Department of Planning and Curriculum
  • Department of Psychology and Communication Technology

School of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies

  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Environmental Studies

School of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

School of Pure and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Sciences
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Physical Sciences
  • Department of Biological Sciences 

Frequently Asked Questions about Karatina University

How many Students Does Karatina University admit per year?

Answer: The University is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Kenyan higher education institution.

Is Karatina University a Federal or State School? 

Answer: It is a Chartered Public University.

What is the cut-off mark for Karatina University?

Answer: Visit the University’s website.

What is Karatina University Official Website?


Is Karatina University a good school?

Answer: Yes. The University ranked 23rd in Kenya and 7363rd in the World 2023 overall rankings.

Are there hostels at Karatina University?

Answer: Yes! The convenience of living on campus is provided by the university. The Hostels Division provides a range of facilities to aid students in their academic endeavors. With reading nooks, wardrobes, enough lighting, Wi-Fi, common areas (for entertainment & indoor sports activities), wide hallways, and stairways, the residence halls are thoughtfully constructed for the convenience of their residents.

When is the Admission Form coming out for Karatina University?

Answer: The online application period for the academic year 2023–2024 is currently open to all qualified and interested candidates.

Who founded Karatina University?

Answer: The University was established through the award of a Charter.

What are the requirements for Karatina University?

Answer: Refer to the school’s website to check for the entry requirement for your course.

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