Top 11 Universities In Zambia


Top 11 Universities in Zambia.

Pursuing higher education is relevant but much more important is the source and the quality of the information you receive, which shapes your knowledge.

The world university rankings rate most of the major higher institutions across the globe.

Zambian universities just like every other thing that can be ranked are subject to change; a few of the Zambian universities have proven to be better than others.

The primary aim is to help students make informed comparisons of leading universities in Zambia. Based on six performance indicators:

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  1. Academic reputation

2. Employer reputation

3. Student-to-faculty-ratio

4. Citations per faculty

5. International faculty ratio

6. International student ratio

The rankings are designed to assess universities in four areas: research, teaching, employability, and internationalization.

Below is the countdown of the list of the top 11 universities in Zambia.


11. Copperstone University College

Copperstone University is located in Kitwe, Zambia. It was founded in 2004.

The university was established in 2004, through company incorporation. In July 2011, it attained its charter.

10. Lusaka Apex Medical University

Lusaka Apex Medical University is a leading private Medical University In Zambia. The University will contribute to the global supply of highly qualified health professionals with emphasis on Zambia and Southern Africa.

Apex Medical University is a Centre of Excellence in Medical, Nursing and Health Sciences Education, Research and Specialised Clinical Care.

9. DMI-St. Eugene University

DMI – St. Eugene university is a Roman Catholic university in Zambia run by the Daughters of Mary Immaculate.


It is named after Saint Eugène de Mazenod.

It offers Bachelors and master’s degrees as well as research programmes.

8. Zambia Catholic University

The university opened in April 2008. As of 2011, degrees could be earned in education, development studies, business administration, economics, banking and finance, accountancy, human resource management and business information technology.

In June 2011, student enrollment stood at 386.

Extracurricular activities include rowing, football, basketball, volleyball, bocce ball, the Utopian university magazine, the Social Action Committee and student unions for Catholics and non-Catholics.

7. Rusangu University

Rusangu University, formerly known as Zambia Adventist University, is a private coeducational Christian university based in Rusangu Mission near Monze in Zambia.

It is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

6. Mulungushi University

Mulungushi University is located in Kabwe, Zambia.

It was earlier the National College of Management and Development Studies and was turned into a university by the Zambian Government in a private public partnership with Konkola Copper Mines.

5. Northrise University

Northrise University is a private, Christian, university in Ndola, Zambia in Sub-Saharan Africa.

It was founded in 2003 by Dr Moffat Zimba and Mrs Doreen Zimba.

4. Cavendish University

Cavendish University Zambia is a private university located in Lusaka, Zambia and is expected to move to Kafue town where a new campus is being built.

It is affiliated to Cavendish International Limited, London.

3. University of Lusaka

University of Lusaka is a private university founded in 2007 in Lusaka, Zambia. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

2. The Copperbelt University

Copperbelt University is a university in Kitwe, Zambia. It is the second largest public university in Zambia.

1. University of Zambia

The University of Zambia is a public university located in Lusaka, Zambia. It is Zambia’s largest learning institution.

UNZA was established in 1965 and officially opened its doors to the public on July 12, 1966.