Our Brief History

Gretsa University is duly registered and accredited by the Commission for University Education and admitted its pioneer students in September 2006.

The university celebrated its first graduation ceremony in November 2010 which was graced by His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya (then Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance) as the guest of honour. We celebrated our 7th graduation ceremony in December 2016.

In pursuit of its vision of being a professional quality-driven institution, the university has continued to expand its facilities and develop new and relevant academic programmes that are designed to meet the needs of the society.

Gretsa University has positioned itself well to play its expected role in the world of reputable institutions of higher learning.

The university offers academic programmes that integrate academic study with challenges of the real-world workplace. Our curricula seeks to produce graduates who are well informed, open minded, intellectually curious,analytical and flexible in their approach to new information and intellectual challenges and who are capable of organizing ideas and expressing them persuasively.

Our graduates continue to do us proud as invaluable contributors in the industry in Kenya and the region. They are competent effective workers, job creators, concerned about societal issues and committed to learning as a continuing lifelong experience.

Being a duly registered and accredited University, our students qualify for education financing by the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

We at Gretsa are happy to welcome you to join us for quality education for the real world!


To be a distinctive university that provides quality education relevant to the individual and society.


To promote high standards of teaching, learning, research and service. The University is determined to provide a conducive learning and working environment that enables staff and students to be practical, innovative and relevant.

What We Believe In

At Gretsa University all institutional activities and decisions are guided by our seven core values of honesty, integrity, excellence, transparency, accountability, fairness and concern for others.

In addition to these core values, the University also strongly believes the following to be crucial to the success of its students and the university as a whole:

  • High expectations are the starting point for quality.
  • Learning is an active, not passive process.
  • Assessment must link process improvement to individual and team results.
  • The learning and working environments must be aligned with the academic goals of the university.
  • Our curricular must promote sustained interaction and teamwork among students, faculty and staff.
  • The nurturing, development and empowerment of employees at all levels is critical to a quality working environment.


Gretsa University is located within Thika Town along Garissa Road. It is well served by a network of roads including the Nairobi-Thika superhighway and the major highways to the regions of Central, Eastern, Northern and North-Eastern Kenya.