List of universities in Ghana

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This is a list of universities in Ghana. For the purposes of this list, colleges and universities are defined as accredited, degree-granting, polytechnics institutions. Small universities are, merged and incorporated as affiliated institutions into larger institutions, and most higher education institutions are named "university college". The country's colleges which are incorporated with universities are listed as "university college". The country's "polytechnics" are also listed.

There are other educational institutions in Ghana - some are local campuses of foreign universities, some conduct classes for students who write their exams at the distance-education centers of the larger Ghanaian universities. Universities and colleges are accredited by the National accreditation Board - Ghana under the Ministry of Education - Ghana.

Further information: List of polytechnics in Ghana
Institution Nickname Founded Undergrad Postgrad Total (2011) Location(s) Website
Public Universities1
University of Ghana Legon 1948 38,000 Legon, Accra, Korle Bu and Atomic, Greater Accra, Ghana. Including over 10 Workers Colleges all over the ten regions of Ghana. Legon
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST 1952 21,285 2,306 23,591 Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana KNUST
University of Cape Coast Cape Vars 1961 Cape Coast, Central, Ghana Cape Vars
University of Education, Winneba UEW 1992 16,879 Winneba, Central, Ghana UEW
University for Development Studies UDS 1992 Tamale, Northern, Ghana UDS
University of Professional Studies UPS 1965 10,000 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana UPS
University of Mines and Technology UMAT 2001 Tarkwa, Western, Ghana UMaT
University of Health and Allied Sciences UHAS 2011 Ho, Volta, Ghana UHAS
University Of Energy And Natural Resources UENR 2012 Sunyani, Brong Ahafo, Ghana UENR
1 There are nine national public universities in Ghana.[1]
Professional Public institutes / Public universities2
Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College GAFCSC Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana GAFCSC
Ghana Institute of Journalism GIJ Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Formerly affiliated to the University of Ghana)
GIJ
Ghana Institute of Languages GIL 1961 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Affiliated to the University of Ghana)
GIL
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration GIMPA Legon, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Formerly affiliated to the University of Ghana)
GIMPA
Ghana Institute of Surveying and Mapping GISM Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana N/A
Institution of Local Government Studies ILGS Legon, Greater Accra, Ghana ILGS
University of Professional Studies, Accra UPSA Legon, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Formerly affiliated to the University of Ghana)
IPS
Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre[2] KAIPTC 1998 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana KAIPTC
National Film and Television Institute NAFTI 1978 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana NAFTI
2 Nine additional professional institutions have been accorded public university status.[3]
Regional university
Regional Maritime University[4] RMU 2007 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana RMU
Private Universities
Chartered private tertiary institutions3
Sikkim Manipal University SMU 1995 Circle, Greater Accra, Ghana SMU
Valley View University VVU 1979 Oyibi, Greater Accra, Ghana VVU
Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture ACI 1987 Akropong–Akuapem, Eastern, Ghana ACI
Other University Colleges and Private Universities
(University of Ghana Affiliatied Institutions)
Accra Institute of Technology AIT 2005 2,100 350 2,450 Cantonments, Greater Accra, Ghana AIT
African University College of Communications AUCC Adabraka, Greater Accra, Ghana AUCC
Anglican University College of Technology ANG.U.TECH 2008 Nkoranza Campus, Nkoranza, Brong Ahafo, Ghana ANG.U.TECH
Catholic University College of Ghana CUG 2003 Fiapre, Sunyani, Brong Ahafo, Ghana CUG
Christian Service University College[5] CSUC 1974 Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana CSUC
Good News Theological Seminary GNTCS Oyibi, Greater Accra, Ghana GNTCS
Islamic University College, Ghana[6] ICUG 1988 East Legon, Greater Accra, Ghana ICUG
Knutsford University College Knutsford East Legon, Greater Accra, Ghana Knutsford
Lancaster University, Ghana LUG 2013 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana LUG
Methodist University College Ghana[6] MUCG 2000 1,887 Dansoman, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana MUCG
Pentecost University College[6] Pent Vars 2003 Sowutuom, Greater Accra, Ghana Pent Vars
Presbyterian University College[5] PUC 2003 Abetifi-Kwahu, Akropong-Akuapem, Agogo Asante-Akyem and Tema, Ghana N/A
Wisconsin International University College[6] WIUC 2000 Agbogba Junction, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Affiliated to the University of Cape Coast)
WIUC
Central University College Central 1998 8,400 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Affiliated to the University of Cape Coast)
Central
Catholic Institute of Business and Technology CIBT Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana CIBT
National Film and Television Institute NAFTI 1978 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana NAFTI
Institute Of Accountancy Training IAT Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana N/A
Narh-Bita School Of Nursing Narh-Bita Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana Narh-Bita
Ghana Institute of Languages GIL 1961 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Affiliated to the University of Ghana)
GIL
St. Victor’s Seminary SVMS Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana SVMS
St. Peters Seminary SPMS Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana N/A
St. Paul Seminary SPCS Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana N/A
Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College - Masters Degree GAFCSC Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana GAFCSC
Regional Maritime University[4] RMU 2007 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana RMU
Blue Crest College
(formerly NIIT Ghana College)
BCCG 1999 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba)
Blue Crest
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology Affiliatied Institutions[5]
Accra Institute of Technology AIT 2005 2,100 350 2,450 Cantonments, Greater Accra, Ghana AIT
Osei Tutu II Institute for Advanced ICT Studies Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana N/A
KAAF University College KUC Gomoa Buduburam, Central Region, Ghana KUC
All Nations University[5] ANU 2002 Koforidua, Eastern, Ghana
(Affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology)
ANU
Radford University College Radford Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana Radford
Garden City University College[5] GCUC 2001 Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana GCUC
Regent University College of Science and Technology[5] Regent 2003 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Affiliated to the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands)
Regent
Technical University College[7] TUC Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana
(Affiliated to the University of Ghana)
N/A
Spiritan University College Spiritan Ejisu, Ashanti, Ghana Spiritan
Data Link University College DLUC 2006 Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana DLUC
Mountcrest University College MCUC Kanda, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana MCUC
University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies UCAES 1963 Bunso, Eastern Region, Ghana UCAES
University of Cape Coast Affiliatied Institutions
Central University College Central 1998 8,400 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Affiliated to the University of Cape Coast)
Central
Ashesi University[5] Ashesi 2002 550+ Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana Ashesi
Entrepreneurship Training Institute ETI Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana N/A
Deltas University College DUC Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana N/A
Evangelical Presbyterian University College[8] EPUC 2008 Ho, Volta, Ghana EPUC
Ghana Baptist University College[5] GBUC 2006 Abuakwa, Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana GBUC
Kings University College KUC Aplaku Hills, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana KUC
Maranatha University College MUC Sowutuom, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana MUC
Meridian (Insaaniyya) University College[5] MEDUCOL Weija, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana MEDUCOL
Pan African Christian University College[9] PACUC Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Affiliation under negotiation)
PACUC
Wisconsin International University College[6] WIUC 2000 Agbogba Junction, Greater Accra, Ghana
(Also affiliated to the University of Ghana)
WIUC
University of Education, Winneba Affiliatied Institutions
Advanced Business University College ABUC Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana ABUC
BlueCrest University College (formerly NIIT Ghana College)[10] BCUC 2000 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
BCUCGH
Jayee University College JUC Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana JUC
University College of Management Studies[11] UCOMS 1974 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
UCOMS
Sikkim Manipal University, India Affiliated Institutions
Sikkim Manipal University Ghana LC[12] SMUG 2008 Academic City, Ring Road, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana SMUGhana
Sikkim Manipal University, Kumasi Ghana [13] SMUG 2011 CityStyle Building, Stadium Road, Kumasi, Ashanti Accra, Ghana SMUGhana
Mahatma Gandhi University, India Affiliated Institutions
Mahatma Gandhi University (Paramount Academy for Career Excellence - PACE) MGU 2013 Opp Busy Internet, Ring Road Central, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana MGUPACE
Mahatma Gandhi University (Mastech Educational Complex) MGU 2013 Akwetyeman, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana MGUGhana
Madurai Kamaraj University, India Affiliated Institutions
Madurai Kamaraj University Ghana ][14]

(India's second oldest University)

MKUG 1966 Graphic Road, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana mkughana
Karunya University, India Affiliated Institutions
Ghana Christian University College GCUC Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
(Affiliation under negotiation)
GCUC
Australian Institute of Business Administration Affiliated Institutions
Zenith University College[5] ZUC 2001 La, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
(Affiliated to the University of Cape Coast)
ZUC
China Europe International Business School Affiliated Institutions
China Europe International Business School CEIBS 1994 1,078 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana CEIBS
University of Wales Affiliated Institutions
Ghana Christian University College GCUC Dodowa, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana GCUC
Others - Unclear Affiliated Institutions
The Bible University College of Ghana BUCG Akuapem, Eastern Region, Ghana N/A
Catholic Institute of Business and Technology CIBT Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana CIBT
Don McBrain University DMU Aburi, Greater Accra, Ghana N/A
Ghana Telecom University College GTUC 2005 1,500 20 1,520 Tesano, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana GTUC
Accra Institute of Technology[15] AIT 2009 1,800 300 2,100 Cantonments, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana AIT
North American Center for Professional Studies NACPS 2011 Kasoa, Central Region, Ghana NACPS
Premier Institute of Law Enforcement Management and Administration[16] PILEMA Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana PILEMA
3 There are three institutions in the Chartered private tertiary institutions category.[17]

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  2. ^ "Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre". National Accreditations Board. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Public Universities / Professional Institutions 2". National Accreditations Board, Ghana. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Regionally-Owned (West African) Tertiary Institutions)". National Accreditations Board. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Accredited Institutions - University Colleges". National Accreditation Board. Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
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  7. ^ "Technical University College of Tamale". Accredited Institutions - Details. National Accreditation Board. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
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  10. ^ "BlueCrest University College, Accra, Ghana". Accredited Institutions - Details. National Accreditation Board. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  11. ^ "University College of Management Studies". Accredited Institutions - Details. National Accreditation Board. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  12. ^ "Sikkim Manipal University, Accra, Ghana". Accredited Institutions - Details. National Accreditation Board. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  13. ^ "Sikkim Manipal University, Kumasi, Ghana". Accredited Institutions - Details. National Accreditation Board. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  14. ^ "Madurai Kamaraj University,Ghana". Accredited Institutions-Details. NAAC, India. 
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  17. ^ "Chartered Private Tertiary Institution". Accredited Tertiary Institutions. National Accreditations Board. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 

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