According to the World Economic Forum in the year 2017, the Kenyan education system is the strongest in Africa, and in the following year, 2018, it was ranked as the first in the fortythree African mainland countries for its educational outcomes. The country is known to have the best universities. Some of the best universities in the country are the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, and Strathmore University, and an unending list of about 62 higher education institutions. These institutions provide both academic and non-academic services and facilities to their students. Some of the services and facilities include a library, scholarships, sports facilities, and administrative services as well as distance learning opportunities and online courses.
Kenyan students have going to study abroad in the United States and Europe. Studying abroad dates back to the colonial period and as well, in the 1960s when students study abroad and migrated to the same country. Approximately 80 percent of the students who study abroad continue to reside in the host country. There are always about 30,000 students annually who leave Kenya to pursue further studies in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.