Best Universities in Ghana Ranking 2018

Best Universities in Ghana Ranking 2018

No one can deny that education in Ghana has improved significantly in the last years. It was even informal for a long time before the European settlers have arrived in Ghana. Thus, compared to other countries, the literacy rate has increased, but there is still a big gap between men and women when it comes to education in general. In 2015, about 90% of Ghanaian children were enrolled in schools, which is definitely a great achievement. Among those children, many students are very eager to enroll in recognized and reputable universities to have a better chance of pursuing their dream jobs and therefore they are very eager to know the top universities in Ghana and their fees. Read on and decide which of the best universities of Ghana is worth your time and money.

Best Universities in Ghana Ranking

Now Ghana is considered as one of the most developing countries in western Africa due to its improving education system and economic growth. Higher education in Ghana is considered among the best systems in the region, as some universities in Ghana already have affiliations with some of the best universities in the world with which they engage in research and even student exchange programs. It is expected that higher education in Ghana is going to continue improving significantly in the following years, as many Ghanaian universities are taking part in worldwide research programs and conferences, which will definitely improve the overall higher education process in the country. In addition, the number of foreign students studying in Ghana is increasing every year. Below is a list of the best universities in Ghana in 2017.

Best Universities in Ghana 2017

#1 University of Ghana

The University of Ghana was established in 1948, and it is located in the urban area of Greater Accra-the capital of Ghana. It is a non-profit higher education public university that has over 30000 students including Ghanaian and foreign students. The university also has branch campuses in other locations, that is why it is considered one of the biggest and most recognized universities in Ghana, as it has students from all over the country. It also takes part in international research and student exchange programs that benefit many Ghanaian research students, as it gives them a chance to do research in some of the best international universities in other countries around the world. It is considered a very selective higher educational institution because of its admission requirements that are based on entrance examinations and each student’s past grades and educational records. International students are also permitted to apply for full degree programs at the university, and more of them are eager to apply, as the university offers many services to students including housing, financial support, sporting activities, scholarships, and even distance online courses.

Best Universities in Ghana Ranking

#2 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

The university was established in 1951, and it is the second in the list of best universities in Ghana. Its world rank is 2990. It is also a non-profit higher education public institution located next to the large city of Kumasi, which has a population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 people. The university has branches in other cities in Ghana, which allows a big number of Ghanaian students to get reputable and recognized capital degrees without having to relocate to Kumasi. More than 25000 students are enrolled in the university who are seeking recognized degrees such as master’s, bachelor’s, and doctorate degrees in many various fields of study. The admission rate to the university is about 30-40%, which makes it among the most selective higher educational institutions in Ghana. International students are also permitted to study in the university as long as they fit the admission requirements. The university provides to its students some very useful services including financial aids, scholarships, a library, housing, sports facilities, exchange programs, and distance learning opportunities.

#3 University of Cape Coast

The university was established in 1962, and it is the third-ranking university in Ghana, where its world rank is 5602. It is also a non-profit higher education public institution located next to the large city of Cape Coast, which has a population range of 50,000-249,999 people. More than 30,000 students are enrolled in the university every year who are seeking recognized degrees such as master’s, bachelor’s, and doctorate degrees in many various fields of study. The university was established in the first place because of the urgent need for highly educated and skilled personnel in different fields. Graduates of the university include CEOs and members of the Ghanaian parliament. The university provides convenient services to its students such as financial aids, scholarships, a library, housing, sports facilities, exchange programs, and distance learning opportunities.

Best Universities in Ghana Ranking

#4 University of Education, Winneba

The university was established in 1992, and it is the fourth-ranking university in Ghana, where its world rank is 5656. It is also a non-profit higher education public institution located next to the medium-sized town of Winneba, which has a population range of 10,000-49,999people. The university has branches in many other cities in Ghana, which make it very convenient for students as they can enroll in the university without having to relocate to Winneba. Students of the University of Education can seek master’s, bachelor’s and doctorate’s degrees in educational fields. The admission rate of the university is 50-60%, which makes the university not a very selective institution compared to the previous universities in the list. International students are also permitted to study in the university as long as they fit the admission requirements. The university provides to its students some very useful services such as financial aids, scholarships, a library, housing, sports facilities, exchange programs, and distance learning opportunities.

#5 Ashesi University College

The Ashesi University College was established in 2002, and it is the fifth-ranking university in Ghana, where its world rank is 6637. It is one of the best private universities in Ghana located next to the village of Berekuso, which has a population range of 2000-2500 people. The Ashesi University College offers bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering, business administration, computer science, computer engineering, electric and electronic engineering, and management and information systems. The university was founded by Patrick Awuah, who is a Ghanaian who has spent 15 years of his life working and living in the United States. The university’s admission rate range is 10-20%, which makes it very selective compared to other institutions. It provides to its students some very useful services such as financial aids, scholarships, a library, housing, sports facilities, exchange programs, and distance learning opportunities.

#6 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration GIMPA was established in 1961, and it is the sixth-ranking university in Ghana, where its world rank is 7153. It is a non-profit higher education public institution located in the large city of Accra, which has a population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 people. It was established by the Ghanaian government with the assistance of the United Nations. It offers degrees in business administration, development management, public administration, leadership and technology, and governance. It provides to its students some very useful services such as financial aids, scholarships, a library, housing, sports facilities, exchange programs, and distance learning opportunities.

#7 University for Development Studies

The University for Development Studies in Ghana was established in 1992, and it is the seventh-ranking university in Ghana, where its world rank is 7582. It is a non-profit higher education public institution located in the town of Tamale, which has a population range of 50,000-249,999 people. It is the fifth Ghanaian public university to be established, and it has many faculties that are popular among Ghanaian and foreign students including the faculty of agriculture, the faculty of planning and land management, the faculty of applied health sciences, the faculty of medicine and health sciences, the faculty of education, and the faculty of mathematical sciences.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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