Riara University (RU) is a Kenyan Private Institution of Higher Learning which was established under the Universities Act (2012), having been approved by the Commission for University Education to operate under a Letter of Interim Authority since 2nd August, 2012. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the University is in the process of accreditation for Award of Full Charter and has already undergone the Technical Inspection by the Commission for University Education.

The Riara University is Fully Accredited by the Council of Legal Education. The Council of Legal Education.

CLE is the statutory regulator of Legal Education and Training in Kenya, among other functions as stipulated in the Legal Education Act (2012). Riara University is proud to have held the status of Full Accreditation from inception in 2012. In accordance with the provisions of the Legal Education Act, the University has undergone an inspection for re-accreditation after the statutory four (4) year period and is confident of retaining the Full Accreditation status.

Riara University holds Full Accreditation status from the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) as both a Training Centre as well as an Examinations Centre.

Riara University is accredited by SAP under the SAP University Alliance Programme. SAP is a global leader in ICT Enterprise Application Software. Major Corporates globally run on SAP Systems, including

Riara University. RU is one of only a couple of universities accredited by SAP to train in SAP Business One Applications.

Riara University is inspired by the philosophy of transformative education. The first undergraduate group to enroll in RU was commenced in March, 2017 and the Second Cohort was commenced in March, 2018.

Riara University is located approximately 7.6 Km (4.7 miles) from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.