Best Colleges in Nairobi


Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and home to over 10 colleges that are best known for their excellent standards in education.

  1. Kenya Medical Training College

It was majorly formed to train interested learners on matters that revolve around the health sector. KMTC has 71 branches, which are spread out to all parts of the country, so it’s not only open to those who live in Nairobi.

  1. Kenya Institute of Management

The Kenya Institute of Management has various branches across in various parts of the country including, Chuka, Embu, Nairobi, Kakamega, Kapsabet, Machakos, Meru, Mombasa, Nyeri, Nakuru, and Thika, among others.

  1. Kenya School of Government

KSG is a state institute that specialising in managerial training, and consultancy, and advisory services in the same niche. It was founded in accordance to the KSG Act (No.9 of 2012).

NGOs, private companies, the national government, and county governments all benefit by ingesting the high managerial standards set by the Kenya School of Government since it offers its services to all of them upon request.

  1. Nairobi Aviation College

In 1999, Nairobi Aviation College came into being with an aim to provide aviation-related courses, such as aircraft operations, travel and tourism, and aeronautical engineering. It has offered its services to many Kenyans for over 20 years making it an excellent player in the education sector.

  1. Kenya Institute of Special Education

Located in Kasarani, the Kenya Institute of Special Education is an educational institution that was started in 1986. Since its inception KISE was tasked with the role of training teachers who wish to work with children with various special needs.

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The courses offered at this institution fall under categories such as autism, emotional difficulties, blindness, visual challenges, hearing impairment, and learning disabilities.

  1. East African School of Aviation

EASA is an institution that offers courses related to the aviation industry, and it’s accredited by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It’s mainly based in Embakasi with its satellite campus located at Wilson airport.

Some courses offered at the East African School of Aviation include aviation business management and aviation safety and security.

  1. Kenya Utalii College

Offering training in the hospitality sector, this institution, was founded 47 years ago. During this time, over 60,000 students have obtained important insights that continuously help them thrive in their various engagements.

Kenya Utalii College offers diploma, certificate, and short courses, most of them dealing with tourism and hospitality.

  1. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies

Having offered its services for more than 10 years, NIBS technical college is incorporated as a private training institution.

It has been given the mandate to operate as such by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MOHEST). It offers diplomas, advanced diplomas, and certificate programs in business studies, secretarial studies, legal studies, accounting, journalism, mass communication, and accounting, among others.

  1. Kenya School of Monetary Studies

KSMS was established in 1997 and registered under the Companies’ Act. It was founded as a school of the Central Bank of Kenya with an intention to increase the banking industry’s capacity and also increase CBK’s productivity.

The courses offered at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies cover, supply chain, banking and finance, central banking, audit and risk management, and security management. It has campuses in Nakuru, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, and Eldoret.

  1. Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
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Initially, KIMC was known as the Voice of Kenya Training school and it was aimed at training engineers who would for Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), previously referred to as Kenya Broadcasting Service (KBS).

Some courses offered by KIMC include, information training, TV/radio programing, film production, video production, and engineering training.

  1. Oshwal College

Located in Parklands, Nairobi, Oshwal College is an institution that was founded in 1992. Together with other schools bearing the Oshwal name, it is managed by the Oshwal Education and Relief Board (OERB).

There is a wide range of courses offered, which fall under accounting, finance, Business management, and IT categories.

  1. Nairobi Technical Training Institute

Nairobi Technical Training Institute is a government-run institution that mainly operates under the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training. It’s registered with KUCCPS, which is a body that places students in various universities and colleges across the country.

Students are admitted to this institution under 3 categories, which are artisan courses, diploma courses, and craft certificate courses.

  1. Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Given the mandate to operate as an educational institution by TIVET, KIPS prides itself in offering diploma, certificate, and higher diploma courses. These courses fall under various categories as below:

  • School of Business.
  • School of Engineering.
  • School of foreign languages.
  • School of development studies.
  • School of hospitality and tourism.
  • School of journalism.
  • School of ICT.