Chuka University College
- Agriculture and Environmental Studies
- Education and Resources Development
- Business Studies
- Arts and Humanities
- Science, Engineering and Technology
On 8 January 2013, upon recommendation of the Commission for University Education, the government elevated Chuka University College to university status. It became the ninth public university in Kenya.
Chuka University’s history started in September 2004, when Egerton University opened the Eastern Campus College at Ndagani. The Campus College was upgraded to the University College of Egerton University in 2007. Eight years later, the University College witnessed tremendous growth in infrastructure, staff and student numbers, making it ready to advance to a fully-fledged university.
Chuka University (CU) is a chartered public university in the Republic of Kenya and is located on the serene eastern slopes of the snow-capped Mt. Kenya, approximately 186 km from Nairobi.
With an enviable academic reputation of more than 10 years, the University provides first-class and affordable education to students from Kenya and the international community. Renowned for offering an outstanding and rewarding student experience, CU’s consistently impressive rate of graduate employability has proven to be a worthwhile investment.
The current student population stands at 13,000 with 500 staff members.
CHUKA UNIVERSITY offers more than 80 degrees
Chuka University is now accredited to offer 82 degrees, ranging from Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees to PhDs. A wide range of demand-driven academic programmes caters for both academic and developmental needs of prospective customers. Programmes are tailored to meet the emerging socio-economic needs such as food security, human capacity building, social integration and peace building for national cohesion.
Faculties offering training from Certificate to PhD level
Chuka University’s Strategic Plan focuses on seven key areas: academic excellence; research, science, technology and innovation; community outreach; resources mobilisation and utilisation; environmental conservation and renewable energy; gender equity and vulnerable groups; and student welfare services.
Timeline: The making of Chuka University
1956 Chuka community builds a Craft Centre to train their children.
1969 Craft centre is upgraded to a Youth Polytechnic.
2003 The community approaches Egerton University to establish a university campus.
2003 The community donates the Youth Polytechnic and the Sports Stadium to the University.
2003 The Presbyterian Church and the community donate more land.
2004 Egerton University Council approves a campus of Egerton University at Chuka.
2007 Eastern Campus College is elevated to Chuka University College.
2007 H.E. President Kibaki visits and inaugurates the University College.
08/01/2013 H.E. President Kibaki awards charter to Chuka University College, making it the 9th public University in Kenya.
Information supplied by John Nkanatha
‘Through upholding integrity, transparency and accountability, social fairness, prudent utilisation of resources and team work, Chuka University will become a Premier University.’ — Professor Erastus N. Njoka, Ph.D. Principal/CEO, Chuka University
For cutting-edge education, training and research, Chuka University is the place to be.