Kenya ranked top African country in students intake at Yale University


Kenya tops all African countries with the most number of students admitted to Yale University in the US annually.

According to Yale University records, 24 Kenyans were accepted to study at the institution in 2017 while Nigeria had 23 students admitted, Zimbabwe (18), Ghana (17) and South Africa (16).

Last year, Kenya had 23 students admitted at the University which was also the highest among African countries.

Kenyan-born Oscar Awards winner Lupita  Nyong’o  is an alumni of the institution where she graduated with a Master’s degree in acting.

Courses offered at the college include nursing, law, medicine, arts, music, management, environment and architecture.

“Kenyans continue to hold the largest share of admissions to Yale from Africa, which shows the premium the country puts on quality education,” Yale director for Africa Eddie Mandhry said on the sidelines of the Africa CEOs forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

Another high profile alumni of Yale is Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge who earned his PhD in Economics from the institution.