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Egerton University is a public university the main campus is located in Njoro, near the city of Nakuru, Kenya. The school was founded in 1939 which was originally named Egerton Farm School. It was established by a large land grant of 740 acres by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton. The school's original purpose was to prepare white European youth for careers in the agriculture field.

By 1955, the name was changed to Egerton Agricultural College. Two courses were offered in this university a one-year certificate course and a two-year diploma course in agriculture. In 1958, Lord Egerton donated another 1,100 acres of land. Soon after the college opened its doors to people of all races from Kenya and other African countries. The first African principal, Dr. William Odongo Omamo, was appointed in 1966. In 1979, due to the support from the Government of Kenya and USAID, the college expanded yet again. It became a part of the University of Nairobi system, and by 1987, was classified as a university.

The university has three campuses and two constituent Colleges in Kenya. The main Campus (Njoro campus), is located 180 kms North West of Nairobi and about 30 kilometers from Nakuru on a 144  hectare piece of land donated by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton. This campus is situated at an altitude of approximately 2,250 metres, with excellent climate, ideal for serious academic purpose

This University is offering various streams like agriculture, arts, commerce, education, engineering, health science, environmental science and science. It also offers various degree programs as undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral program, diploma and certificate programs.

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