Gretsa University admitted its pioneer students in September 2006 after receiving the Letter of Interim Authority from the Commission for University Education in May 2006. The University began with three pioneer degree programmes in Business, Computer Science and Hospitality Management. These have continued to attract students from various parts of the world. The second lot of degree students graduated in December 2011. Several diploma and certificate groups have also graduated over the years. In pursuit of its objective of being a professional quality-driven institution, the University has continued to expand its facilities and to develop new and relevant academic programmes that are designed to meet the needs of society. The University has positioned itself well to play its role and offer its contribution in the world of reputable institutions of higher learning.


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

At Gretsa University all institutional activities and decisions will be based on seven core values of honesty, integrity, excellence, transparency, accountability, fairness and concern for others.

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


Gretsa University is located within Thika Municipality along Garissa Road approximately four kilometres from the junction of Garissa Road and Muranga-Nairobi highway. It is well served by a network of roads including the Nairobi-Thika superhighway and the major highways to the regions of Central, Mt. Kenya, Eastern, Northern and North-Eastern Kenya

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A Gretsa Education will give you a competitive edge and entrepreneurial spirit, no matter which academic programme you choose.