University Rankings in Ghana: 2021 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:

Rank University Location
1 University of Ghana Legon …
2 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi …
3 University of Cape Coast Cape Coast
4 University of Education, Winneba Winneba …
5 Ashesi University College Berekuso
6 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Accra
7 University for Development Studies Tamale
8 Valley View University Accra …
9 Garden City University College Kumasi
10 Ghana Technology University College Accra North
11 Regent University College of Science and Technology Accra
12 Central University Tema …
13 University of Mines and Technology Tarkwa
14 Presbyterian University College Abetifi …
15 African University College of Communications Accra
16 Accra Technical University Accra
17 All Nations University College Koforidua
18 Ho Technical University Ho
19 University of Energy and Natural Resources Sunyani
20 University of Professional Studies Accra Accra
21 Koforidua Technical University Koforidua
22 Lancaster University, Ghana Accra
23 Regional Maritime University Accra
24 Kumasi Technical University Kumasi
25 Accra Institute of Technology Accra
26 Christian Service University College Santasi-Kumasi
27 University of Health and Allied Sciences Ho
28 Pentecost University College Accra
29 Methodist University College Accra
30 Knutsford University College Accra …
31 Wisconsin International University College Accra
32 Takoradi Technical University Takoradi
33 Ghana Institute of Journalism Accra
34 Zenith University College Accra
35 Catholic University College of Ghana Sunyani
36 Sunyani Technical University Sunyani
37 Islamic University College, Ghana Accra
38 BlueCrest College Accra
39 Webster University Ghana Accra
40 University College of Management Studies Accra …
41 Cape Coast Technical University Cape Coast
42 Radford University College Accra
43 Anglican University College of Technology Teshie
44 Ghana Baptist University College Abuakwa-Kumasi
45 Ghana Christian University College Accra
46 Ghana Institute of Languages Accra
47 KAAF University College Kasoa …
48 Kings University College Accra
49 Evangelical Presbyterian University College Ho …
50 Marshalls University College Accra …
51 Tamale Polytechnic Tamale
52 Kessben College Kuntenase
53 Mountcrest University College Accra …
54 Christ Apostolic University College Kumasi
55 Dominion University College Accra
56 Bolgatanga Polytechnic Bolgatanga
57 Data Link Institute Tema …
58 West End University College Accra
59 University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies Bunso
60 Jayee University College Accra
61 Spiritan University College Ejisu
62 Advanced Business College Accra
63 Wa Polytechnic Wa
64 Perez University College Winneba
Un Maranatha University College Accra North
Un Catholic Institute of Business and Technology Accra 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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