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Strathmore University

The mission statement of the Strathmore University Foundation (SUF) encapsulates its main goals. Strathmore University is its only client. SUF understands that to fulfill the pledge made to donors, it must ensure good stewardship of the resources entrusted to her.

About Strathmore University

Nairobi, Kenya is home to the chartered university Strathmore University. A group of professionals established a charitable educational trust (now known as the Strathmore Educational Trust) in 1961, which they used to construct Strathmore institution, the first multi-racial, multi-religious advanced-level sixth-form institution teaching science and arts disciplines. They were motivated and inspired to build the college by Saint Josemara Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. A Catholic university, that is. Since 2007, 60% of Kenya’s CPA finalists have come from Strathmore’s accounting program, making it one of the best in the country.

Professor John Odhiambo is the university’s vice chancellor at the moment. The first group of 25 accountancy students entered the sixth-form program in March 1966 and started preparing for the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) exams. The East African Breweries, British American Tobacco Kenya, and Shell East Africa supported these first accounting students. As a fully integrated post-Form 4 institution that offered both academic and professional programs at the time, Strathmore College was exceptional.

With 60 students sponsored by various businesses, the institution started evening classes in accountancy in October 1982, beyond regular business hours.

The Kenyan government provided 5 acres (20,000 m2) of property on Ole Sangale Road, Madaraka Estate, in 1986 in response to a request from the trustees. The initiative for the Madaraka Campus has the support of both the European Union (EU) and the Italian government. The contributors sought to help Kianda College, a project of the Kianda Foundation, which was at the time planning further developments because it would provide management and accounting courses. Derrick Mureithi consented to oversee the new Madaraka campus’s professional courses.

In September 1989, work on the new campus officially began. To offer computer courses leading to the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (previously Institute of Data Processing Management) Diploma and Higher Diploma, the Information Technology Center was established in January 1991 on the Lavington, Nairobi Campus. A distance learning center was established in January 1992 to provide accounting correspondence courses to students who are unable to attend lectures.

To move to Ole Sangale Road in the Madaraka Estate, Strathmore College combined with Kianda College in January 1993. A Letter of Interim Authority to operate as a university with a Faculty of Commerce and a Faculty of Information Technology was granted to Strathmore by the Commission of Higher Education in August 2002. A charter for Strathmore to become a full-fledged university was granted to it in 2008. Since then, it has also created Strathmore Business School, which has academic ties to many prestigious business institutions, like IESE and Harvard Business School.

The Strathmore University Foundation is a not-for-profit organization limited by guarantee with no share capital that was incorporated under Kenyan law. It is owned by Strathmore University and is only taught focused on fund-raising for institutional endeavors. A board of directors made up of people in good standing in society oversees the foundation. The University Management Board and University Council both suggest the appointment of this board.

To promote and support alumni linkages and activities around the world, the Strathmore University Foundation (Princeton, New Jersey, US) created the Strathmore Alumni Relations Office in Kenya. The office is in charge of keeping alumni connections with the university strong.

Faculty At Strathmore University

FAQS about Strathmore University

Q. How many Students Does Strathmore University admit per year?

A. This is at the discretion of the university however, the school has a total population of 4,393 students.

Q. Is Strathmore University a Federal or State School? 

A. It is a private University.

Q. What is the cut-off point for Strathmore University?

A. Required entrance qualifications and grades: KCSE: An aggregate of B, with a B in English or Swahili.

Q. What is Strathmore University Official Website?


Q. Is Strathmore University a good school?

A. Yes. The University ranked 8th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Kenya and 3481st in the World with 194 publications made and 667 citations received.

Q. Are there hostels at Strathmore University?

A. Yes! The University is surrounded by a large number of privately held facilities. By providing information on the various hostel facilities, students are helped in their search for a hostel. 

Q. When is the admission form coming out for Strathmore University?

A. Check the school’s website to find out.

Q. Who founded Strathmore University?

A. The University was established by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.

Q. What are the requirements for Strathmore University?

A. Entry Requirement:

You must meet one of the following basic requirements to be admitted to the Diploma courses:

  • Possess a KCSE certification (or comparable exam) with the least C-grade overall.
  • Possess a KACE qualification with at least two primary passes and at least a subsidiary pass in English and Mathematics at KCE.
  • Possess a professional certificate in business management or a related field from a university or other organization that has been approved by its Academic Council, and possess a minimum overall KCSE grade of C with Cs in Mathematics and English, or
  • Possess any other qualification deemed comparable to any of the aforementioned by the university’s academic council.

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