Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is one of the leading public universities in Kenya. The university admits students from all social classes and gender. JKUAT was established to in 1981 as a middle level college offering certificate and diploma in Agriculture and Engineering. In 1994, it became a fully pledged university through the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Act and was re-chartered with other public universities on March 1st, 2013. In 2018, JKUAT was the most preferred University of choice by secondary school students under the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service. JKUAT currently has a student population of 46,000.


  1. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (COANRE)
  2. College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC)
  3. College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS)
  4. College of Human Resource and Development (CoHRED)
  5. College of Health Sciences (COHES)


The College has student population of 2000 and focuses on offering quality education to meet the demands of the national development and especially the big 4 agenda of the government. The college is envisioned to become a leading centre of excellence that will influence development of the agricultural sector within the country and beyond. The college is composed of three schools and seven departments, which offer various BSc programmes in Agricultural Sciences.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has the mandate of producing graduates with skills and knowledge of agricultural production systems that will enhance food security in Kenya and Africa. The mission of COANRE is not only to achieve national food sufficiency but also food that is nutritious, reliable, safe and adequately distributed. To achieve this, there is need for technological, cultural, economic and social advances that bridge the critical gap between the current agricultural output and the level it needs to attain, with implications for producers, communities, academic institutions and Policy makers.