Top 10 best universities in Ghana 2017

Top 10 best universities in Ghana 2017

Ghana has quite a number of accredited higher learning institutions. You might find it confusing to tell which universities perform better than others. To save you the hustle, we have compiled a list of top Ghanaian universities that offer both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Best 10 universities in Ghana ranked from first to last 2017

University of Ghana

University of Ghana

University of Ghana Accra

Located in the city of Legon since its establishment in 1948, this university operates as a public non-profit institution. It is accredited by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana and has campuses in Accra City and Korle-Bu.

  • Courses: The University offers certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters and doctorate degrees in a variety of studies. Major studies include Health Sciences, Performing Arts, Engineering, Law, Social Studies and Business.
  • Admission: Selective, based on past academic performance as well as entrance examinations. Open to both native and international students. The university only admits 30-40% of the total applicants in a given academic year.
  • Tuition: Local students pay a maximum of $1,000 for undergraduate courses and $2,500-$5,000 for postgraduate courses. International students pay $2,500-$5,000 for undergraduate courses and $5,000-$7,000 for postgraduate courses.
  • Facilities: Financial aid, Scholarships, Exchange programs, Distance Learning opportunities, Library, Housing, Sports facilities.
Kwame Nkrumah University

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Second on the list of best universities in Ghana is another public, non-profit institution founded in 1951. Located in the city of Kumasi, the institution has campuses in Sunyani as well.

  • Courses: Certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters and doctorate degrees in a variety of studies such as Architecture, Engineering, Health Sciences, Agriculture and Social Sciences.
  • Admission: Selective, based on past academic performance as well as entrance examinations. Open to both native and international students. The university only admits 30-40% of the total applicants in a given academic year.
  • Tuition: Local students pay a maximum of $1,000 for undergraduate courses and $2,500-$5,000 for postgraduate courses. International students pay $2,500-$5,000 for undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses.
  • Facilities: Financial aid, Scholarships, Exchange programs, Distance Learning opportunities, Library, Housing, Sports facilities.
University of Cape Coast

University of Cape Coast

University of Cape Coast

This institution was established in 1962 and has its main campus at Cape Coast in Ghana’s Central Region. It is also a public, non-profit university that has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board. UCC is an equally large institution, ranking 3rd among the best universities in Ghana.

  • Courses: The University offers certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters and doctorate degrees in a variety of studies. Major studies include Development Studies, Arts and Education.
  • Admission: Selective, based on past academic performance as well as entrance examinations. Open to both native and international students.
  • Tuition: It is not clear how much local students pay for tuition, however, international students pay $5,000-$7,500 for undergraduate courses as well as postgraduate courses.
  • Facilities: Study Abroad, Exchange programs, Distance Learning opportunities, Library, Housing, Sports facilities.
Ashesi University College

Ashesi University College

Ashesi University College

Unlike those that hold the first three positions in the University of Ghana ranking 2017, this institution was founded quite recently in 2002. The private institution is located in a rural village called Berekuso in the Eastern Region. In comparison to the rest, it is quite small as it has an enrolment range of less than 1000 students.

  • Courses: The University offers bachelor degrees. Major studies include Business Administration, Arts, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Admission: Extremely selective, based on past academic performance as well as entrance examinations. Open to both native and international students. Only 10-20% of applicants to this institution manage to qualify.
  • Tuition: Local and International students pay $5,000-$7,500 for undergraduate courses. Tuition for postgraduate courses can be confirmed at Administrations office.
  • Facilities: Scholarships, Financial Aid, Study Abroad, Exchange programs, Distance Learning opportunities, Library, Housing, Sports facilities.

University of Education

University of Education, Winneba

University of Education, Winneba

This is a non-profit public institution founded in 1992 in suburban setting of Winneba. It has campuses in Ajumako, Kumasi and Ashanti Mampong and is the 5th best university in Ghana.

  • Courses: The University offers certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters and doctorate degrees in a variety of studies. Major studies include Development Studies, Arts, Agriculture, Business and Education.
  • Admission: Averagely selective, based on past academic performance as well as entrance examinations. Open to both native and international students. 50-60% of applicants are able to join this institution.
  • Tuition: Local students pay a maximum of $1,000 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses International students pay $1,000-$2,500 for undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses.
  • Facilities: Study Abroad, Exchange programs, Distance Learning opportunities, Library, Housing, Sports facilities.

Ghana Technology University College

GTUC is one of the most recently established institutions in the list of Ghana’s best universities. Founded in 2006, GTUC is located in Accra and is also accredited by the National Accreditation Board.

  • Courses: The University offers certificates, diplomas, associate degrees bachelor and Masters degrees. Major studies include Business, Engineering, Computer and IT.
  • Admission: Open to both native and international students.
  • Tuition: Not clear for both local and international students.
  • Facilities: Scholarships, Library and Administrative facilities.

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

Located in Accra, this is a public institution which is accredited by the National Accreditation board.

  • Courses: The University offers certificates, diplomas, associate degrees bachelor and Masters degrees. Major studies include Business and Public studies.
  • Admission: Open to both native and international students.
  • Tuition: Not clear for both local and international students.
  • Facilities: Study Abroad, Exchange programs, Distance Learning opportunities, Library, Sports facilities.

University for Development Studies

Is a public institution established in 1992 in Tamale town and recognized by the National Accreditation Board.

  • Courses: The University offers certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor, Masters and doctorate degrees. Major studies include Business and Public studies.
  • Admission: Open to both native and international students.
  • Tuition: Not clear for both local and international students.
  • Facilities: Library and Administrative facilities.

Valley View University

Ranked 9th among Ghana’s best universities, this is a private institution which is small in size and has campuses in Kumasi, Techiman, Nyaniba and Tamale. It was founded in 1979 with its main campus is in Accra.

  • Courses: The University offers certificates, diplomas, associate degrees bachelor and Masters degrees. Major studies include Business, Computer Science, Theology, Education, Health and Computer Science.
  • Admission: Somewhat selective, based on past academic performance as well as entrance examinations. Open to both native and international students. 70-80% of applicants are able to join this institution.
  • Tuition: Local students pay $1,000-$2,500 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses International students pay $1,000-$2,500 for undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses.
  • Facilities: Scholarships, Study Abroad, Exchange programs, Distance Learning opportunities, Library, Online courses, Housing, Sports facilities

African University College of Communications

Last but not least is a private institution located in Accra that was founded in 2001. Although not much information is public about this university, it receives applications from both national and international students and is among the 10 best universities in Ghana.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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