Despite the government’s efforts to provide free education in primary and secondary schools, the cost of education in Kenya is steadily increasing. This has resulted in many young people being unable to afford higher education due to financial constraints.
Certain degree programs, such as medicine, can cost as much as Ksh600,000 per year, causing most students to rely on government loans and scholarships to pursue their academic aspirations.
Our media team examined the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) portal and compiled a list of affordable degree courses that cost less than Ksh100,000 per year.
These universities are considered beacons of hope for students from various backgrounds, offering them access to affordable tuition rates and opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills.
These universities offer a wide range of cost-friendly programs in fields like business, education, arts, and sciences, ensuring that education remains accessible to all those who dream of pursuing academic goals in Kenya.
For instance, KCA University provides one of the most affordable courses, with a yearly fee of Ksh77,790 for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) program.
At the Management University of Africa, the cheapest courses include a Bachelor of Commerce with an annual fee of Ksh86,600, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce with a fee of Ksh78,600 per year.
Lukenya University offers affordable degree courses such as a Bachelor of Commerce, which costs Ksh86,200 per academic year. Similarly, students interested in studying Bachelor of Arts in Community Development will also need to pay Ksh86,200 annually.
The Islamic University of Kenya also provides low-cost options, with Bachelor of Education Arts and Bachelor of Business and Management programs priced at Ksh96,000 each per academic year.
For those interested in a Bachelor of Education Arts, Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology offers the course at a yearly fee of Ksh82,350.