Universities in Ghana offer a wide range of opportunities that may not be available in most western countries and gaining admission into any of these Universities in Ghana brings these opportunities to any individual interested in studying there. The universities in Ghana are rated among the best in Africa and studying in Ghana is a good decision for any student seeking quality education especially in fields such as Medicine, Law, Engineering, Accounting,and others.
It is safe and affordable to acquire university education in Ghana, and it is an excellent choice for studying abroad whether or not you have been to Ghana before. You will be welcomed by caring people and traveling around the country is relatively easy.
The universities in Ghana are ranked annually by global educational boards and there are close to 70 universities in Ghana comprising of public universities, private universities, professional public institutes, other university colleges and affiliatesof the public/ federal universities in Ghana.
The Federal/Public Universities in Ghana are funded majorly by the government and are about 9 in number:
- University of Ghana, Legon
As the premier and largest university in Ghana, it distinguishes itself from other schools by being one of the best universities in Africa and is divided into 4 main colleges; Education, Health Sciences, Humanities and Basic & Applied Sciences.
- Kwame NkrumahUniversity Of Science And Technology(KNUST), Kumasi
KNUST aims to provide students with the required education needed to conquer the global sphere with the knowledge that is constantly evolving.
- University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
This is a university that was created to provide quality education through programs thatare necessary for the education of its students.
- University of Education, Winneba
This university was established as the foremost college of education in Ghana for teachers both in the sciences and art.
- University of Development Studies, Tamale
The university was founded in 1992 by the government to alleviate poverty and provide the Ghanaian community with quality and affordable education.
- Universities of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa
This university was affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to offer degree, diploma and certificate programs in mining and related fields.
- The University of Health and Allied Science, Ho
This is a higher institutionwith two campuses that focus on research and health education that has a hands-on orientation.
- The University of Energy and Natural Resource, Sunyani
This is a publicly funded institution that was established about 7 years ago to train students in courses like law and policy, science, management, and engineering technology related to energy and natural resources.
- University of Professional Studies, Accra(USPA)
USPA was created to provideboth tertiary and higher professional education to students in Ghana in areas like accounting, management,and other related disciplines.
There are 3 professional institutes in Ghana:
- Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
- Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL)
- Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ
The private universities are about 20 in number and some of them are:
- Ashesi University
Located in Accra to trainstudents in various fields of learning from Business Administration al Engineering.
- Valley View University
This is one of the foremost universities in Ghana with campuses in Kumasi, Techiman, Tamale, andTakoradi.
- Accra Institute of Technology
It is one of the earliest technology private universities in Ghana. There are campus-based programs and open universities programs.
- Radford University College(RDC)
It was founded to educate people and programs created in university course modules to address such needs. RDC partners with several universities in the USA, UK, and Canada to offer more programs and support to their students.
- Knutsford University College
It is affiliated to the University of Ghana and is situated at East Legon (Central Accra). Support is always extended to the students by the school management and both locals and international students are always encouraged to excel while pursuing their courses of study.
- Regent University College of Science and Technology
It was founded to be one of the leading institutions in Ghana. Its main campus is located in Mataheko near Accra and has satellites campuses all over Ghana.
- Garden City University College
This is a university college that was officially formed in 2004 and is one of the affordable private universities in Ghana with opportunities to study for both locals and international students.