List of 42 best universities in Zambia

Top 42 universities in Zambia ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence. The rankings are determined by analyzing 95.3K citations received by 7.89K academic publications made by 42 universities from Zambia, the popularity of 28 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

1. Copperbelt University

#208 in Africa
#5831 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
20,000
Founded
1987

2. University of Lusaka

#281 in Africa
#6902 in the World
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
2007

3. University of Zambia

#285 in Africa
#6938 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Founded
1965

4. Cavendish University Zambia

#412 in Africa
#8866 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2004

5. Texila American University Zambia

#413 in Africa
#8893 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2016

7. Rusangu University

#518 in Africa
#10639 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2003

9. Kwame Nkrumah University

#612 in Africa
#11520 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%

10. ZCAS University

#626 in Africa
#11644 in the World
Enrollment
2,500

11. Africa Christian University

#649 in Africa
#11785 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
500
Founded
2008

15. Justo Mwale University

#850 in Africa
#12942 in the World
Enrollment
1,200
Founded
2008

16. Evangelical University

#882 in Africa
#13092 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
1,000
Founded
1986

17. Lusaka Apex Medical University

#886 in Africa
#13110 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2008

18. Northrise University

#914 in Africa
#13280 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2003

19. Supershine University

#952 in Africa
#13476 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Founded
2014

20. Zambia Catholic University

#953 in Africa
#13484 in the World
Enrollment
1,000
Founded
2008

22. Eden University

#982 in Africa
#13596 in the World
Enrollment
3,000
Founded
2001

24. DMI-St. Eugene University

#994 in Africa
#13655 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2007

25. University of Barotseland

#999 in Africa
#13669 in the World
Enrollment
1,000
Founded
2012

28. University of East and Southern Africa

#1010 in Africa
#13757 in the World
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2017

33. Sylva University

#1047 in Africa
#13961 in the World
Enrollment
3,000
Founded
2014

34. City University of Science and Technology

#1049 in Africa
#13975 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2008

38. Southern University

#1057 in Africa
#13994 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2016

39. Chreso University

#1063 in Africa
#14013 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
2010

40. Chalimbana University

#1069 in Africa
#14027 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
1,000
Founded
1939

42. Citizen University

#1084 in Africa
#14061 in the World
Enrollment
1,200

The best cities to study in Zambia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kitwe, Lusaka, Monze, and Kabwe.

Average cost of living for students in Zambia is $392 + $80-572 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).