University Rankings in Ghana: 2023 Update

Ghana is a country having a population largely focused on getting knowledge. The country has a population estimate of 29.8 million as at January 2019. This population is largely made up of youth and so you are sure there is a need for universities in Ghana.

There are over sixty universities and colleges in Ghana so it is understandable when people search for the university rankings for Ghanaian universities. There are several reasons why people seek out university rankings. The first is because they are planning to further their education and don’t just want to attend any university. They want to attend the best of the best in the land. Another reason is that they are carrying out research.

Whichever your reason is, you can be sure this article will give you the best information you desire. Usually, the ranking of universities is done based on several criteria. Among those criteria include the academic record of the universities, the number of departments in the university, and the number of courses offered. Others include the achievements of graduates of the university and the proportion of those students that gain employment after school.

These are just a few ranking criteria. The body that undertakes the ranking of universities worldwide is 4ICU which is an acronym for 4 International Colleges and Universities. The body is an international university and college catalog and search engine. It gives a list of all the accredited universities in the world and a brief profile of each university.

In this article, we have brought you the university rankings in Ghana, a 2019 update. See the list below:

1University of GhanaLegon …
2Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyKumasi …
3University of Cape CoastCape Coast
4University of Education, WinnebaWinneba …
5Ashesi University CollegeBerekuso
6Ghana Institute of Management and Public AdministrationAccra
7University for Development StudiesTamale
8Valley View UniversityAccra …
9Garden City University CollegeKumasi
10Ghana Technology University CollegeAccra North
11Regent University College of Science and TechnologyAccra
12Central UniversityTema …
13University of Mines and TechnologyTarkwa
14Presbyterian University CollegeAbetifi …
15African University College of CommunicationsAccra
16Accra Technical UniversityAccra
17All Nations University CollegeKoforidua
18Ho Technical UniversityHo
19University of Energy and Natural ResourcesSunyani
20University of Professional Studies AccraAccra
21Koforidua Technical UniversityKoforidua
22Lancaster University, GhanaAccra
23Regional Maritime UniversityAccra
24Kumasi Technical UniversityKumasi
25Accra Institute of TechnologyAccra
26Christian Service University CollegeSantasi-Kumasi
27University of Health and Allied SciencesHo
28Pentecost University CollegeAccra
29Methodist University CollegeAccra
30Knutsford University CollegeAccra …
31Wisconsin International University CollegeAccra
32Takoradi Technical UniversityTakoradi
33Ghana Institute of JournalismAccra
34Zenith University CollegeAccra
35Catholic University College of GhanaSunyani
36Sunyani Technical UniversitySunyani
37Islamic University College, GhanaAccra
38BlueCrest CollegeAccra
39Webster University GhanaAccra
40University College of Management StudiesAccra …
41Cape Coast Technical UniversityCape Coast
42Radford University CollegeAccra
43Anglican University College of TechnologyTeshie
44Ghana Baptist University CollegeAbuakwa-Kumasi
45Ghana Christian University CollegeAccra
46Ghana Institute of LanguagesAccra
47KAAF University CollegeKasoa …
48Kings University CollegeAccra
49Evangelical Presbyterian University CollegeHo …
50Marshalls University CollegeAccra …
51Tamale PolytechnicTamale
52Kessben CollegeKuntenase
53Mountcrest University CollegeAccra …
54Christ Apostolic University CollegeKumasi
55Dominion University CollegeAccra
56Bolgatanga PolytechnicBolgatanga
57Data Link InstituteTema …
58West End University CollegeAccra
59University College of Agriculture and Environmental StudiesBunso
60Jayee University CollegeAccra
61Spiritan University CollegeEjisu
62Advanced Business CollegeAccra
63Wa PolytechnicWa
64Perez University CollegeWinneba
UnMaranatha University CollegeAccra North
UnCatholic Institute of Business and TechnologyAccra North


A profile of the top 3 ranked universities in Ghana 2019

We decided to tell you a bit about the top 3 universities in the university ranking in Ghana in 2019 to help make your search easier.

University of Ghana, Legon

This university is the oldest of all the universities in Ghana. It is also the largest by land mass in the whole of Ghana. It was originally established as an affiliate of the University of London as the University College of the Gold Coast. This university which attained full university status in 1961 has a total student population of over 42,000 made up of local and international students. The university offers courses in law, medicine, basic sciences, engineering, social sciences, and agriculture at different levels of study. The university is based in the city of Legon, northeast of Accra.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

This university is the largest in the Ashanti and Kumasi Metropolis established in 1949. The first admissions were provided students in 1951 though they resumed studies in 1952. At this time the university was still an affiliate of the University of London. It gained full university status in 1961 and has grown steadily since then. Currently, the university sits 8 miles away from Kumasi on a 7 square mile property. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in several courses and the current population is a little over 40,000.

University of Cape Coast

This university is set in the city of Cape Coast and was established in 1962 to satisfy a huge need for skilled and qualified educational manpower. The aim was to train and develop graduate teachers so they could impart knowledge in second tier teacher training colleges. At the time of the establishment of this university, there were two other universities but they didn’t focus on this kind of training. The university has since grown to accommodate the training of doctors, agrarians, administrators, and education planners. The university has a high population estimated to be over 70,000 of local and international students.

We believe this article has been eye-opening and informative. Good luck in your search for a university this year.


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