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Number of university graduates in Kenya per year

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The number of university graduates in Kenya per year ranges between 15,000 and 30,000. The University of Nairobi produces the highest number of graduates followed by Kenyatta University and Mount Kenya University respectively. Moi University comes fourth while JKUAT comes fifth.

Over the past 3 years, enrollment to public and private university has reduced significantly due to mass failure in KCSE exams. Due to low enrollment rate, the number of graduates is expected to fall by a significant margin, from 15,000 to about 9,000 per year.

Here is a table showing statistics for the total number of graduates from top universities in Kenya each year:

UNIVERITY NUMBER OF GRADUATES PER YEAR
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI 3,000
KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 3,000
MOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY 2,500
JKUAT 1,800
MOI UNIVERSITY 1,700
EGERTON UNIVERSITY 1,500
MASENO UNIVERSITY 1,200
MMUST 1,000
OTHERS 10,000

Statistics show that the number of diploma graduates in Kenya is almost 5 times that of degree holders. In addition, it takes average of 2 years for a Kenyan graduate to get a while collar job; this is because the supply of jobs exceeds the demand.

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