Ghana Universities & Higher Education


Higher education in Ghana has recently seen remarkable growth in various frontages—widening access and participation, expansion of academic facilities, transformative policy environment that has led to the growth of private sector participation, innovative funding approaches to increase the financial sustainability of institutions, and so on. Universities in Ghana have become attractive to students from other countries.

Ghana Universities Outlook

Private universities have sprung up like mushrooms in Ghana. The growth of private tertiary institutions in Ghana is not unique as we see similar developments have taken place in other West African countries. The massive growth in private institutions is a result of the increased demand for higher education. Enrollments have multiplied more than 10 times over the past two decades in response to social and political pressures for access to higher education.

University of Ghana

Ghana universitiesThe University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian universities and tertiary institutions and was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, and was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programmes and awarded degrees. It gained full university status in 1961, and now has nearly 40,000 students.


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University of Cape Coast



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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Ghana universitiesKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is a University in Kumasi, Ghana. It is the secondpublic university established in the country as well as the second largest University in Ghana. The University has its roots in the plans of the Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I to establish a University in Kumasi as part of his drive towards modernization of his kingdom.


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University of Mines and Technology

Ghana universitiesThe vision of the University is to become a Centre of Excellence in Ghana and Africa for producing world-class professionals in the fields of mining, technology and related disciplines. The philosophy of UMaT is to guide students to develop their intellectual capabilities and appreciate good social and moral values. The major aim is to produce world-class graduates capable of providing useful professional services.


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Central University

Ghana universitiesCentral University College is an educational Initiative of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC). The university has strives to maintain it’s commitment to nurturing a vibrant academic community conducive for the study, creation and dissemination of knowledge through research, training and service.


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Koforidua Polytechnic

Ghana universitiesKoforidua Polytechnic which was established in the year 1997.  The Polytechnic, which was founded with the vision of producing high-level, career-focused and skilled manpower to support the country’s industrial growth, has since 1999 turned out graduates with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Statistics and Computer Science.


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Garden City University College

Ghana universitiesThe Garden City University College is one of the private universities in Ghana. It is located at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. It was established in 2001. Some of the initial accredited programmes are: BSc. Accounting with Computing; BSc. Economics and Statistics; BSc. Finance and Entrepreneurship.


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