Kisii University is a World-Class University for the Advancement of Academic Excellence, Research and Social Welfare.
Kisii University 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.
Kisii University is anchored in the philosophy of creative, scientific, technological, innovative and critical thinking responsive to societal needs and service to humanity.
The focus of Kisii University 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-around 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.
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
Core Values: The following are are some of the core values embraced in order to realize our vision and mission at Kisii University;
Kisii University 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. Over the years, the College trained very many teachers who got posted to primary schools in different parts of the country. Many of the teachers rose to ranks of head teachers and others got promotions to work in various educational institutions.
The Government of Kenya mandated Egerton University to take over the College as its campus in 1994. It should be noted that 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 Bachelor of Business and Management as its first degree programmes within the campus to run alongside Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), which was phased out in the year 2001. On 23rd August 2007, Kisii University College was established through a Government Legal Notice No.163 of 2007 as a Constituent College of Egerton University.
On 6th February 2013, Kisii University was awarded a Charter to become the 13th public university in Kenya.