Egerton University

Egerton University

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Year of Establishment: 1939

Type of Establishment: [Public/Private] Public


Brief History:

The school was founded in 1939, and was originally named Egerton Farm School.[4] It was established by a large land grant of 740 acres (3 km²) by Maurice Egerton, 4th Baron Egerton of Tatton. The school’s original purpose was to prepare white European youth for careers in agriculture.[5] By 1955, the name had changed to Egerton Agricultural College. A one-year certificate course and a two-year diploma course in agriculture were offered. In 1958, Lord Egerton donated another 1,100 acres (4.5 km²) of land. Soon afterwards, the college opened its doors to people of all races from Kenya and other African countries.

Current Vice Chancellor: Prof Rose Awuor Mwonya



Student Population: 13000


Courses Offered:

Undergraduate Degree Courses

  • B. Sc. in Agriculture
  • B. Sc. in Animal Sciences
  • B. Sc. in Natural Resources Management
  • B. Sc. in Water and Environmental Engineering
  • B. Sc. in Wildlife Enterprise and Management
  • B.A. in Communication & Media
  • B.A. in Economics & Sociology
  • B.A. in Economics and History
  • B.A. in English and Communication

University Diploma Courses

  • Diploma in Agricultural Education & Extension
  • Diploma in Animal Health
  • Diploma in Animal Science and Technology
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Diploma in Computer Science