List of Universities in Ghana

Making a choice for the best university in Ghana has never been easy. There are a lot of factors you may need to consider before applying into one. I am giving out a list of universities in Ghana.

From an inquiry I made, most of the private universities are becoming better. They are now growing with the public ones boot for boot. In terms of cost and academical performance, there is appreciation in the private universities.

To see Koforidua All Nations University launching the first Ghanaian satellite is a step to prove that, private universities are getting better.

That notwithstanding, public universities still hold on to their past glory. The likes of University of Ghana, KNUST, and UCC are most peoples’ favorites.

List of Universities in Ghana (Public)

  1. University of Ghana – Four campuses in Accra including over ten workers’ colleges all over the ten regions of Ghana
  2. Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science & Technology (KNUST) – Kumasi, Ashanti Region
  3. University of Cape Coast (UCC) – Cape Coast, Central Region
  4. University of Education, Winneba (UEW) – Winneba, Central Region
  5. University for Development Studies (UDS) – Tamale, Northern Region
  6. University of Professional Studies (UPSA) – Accra. The A in the UPSA stands for Accra.
  7. University of Mines & Technology (UMAT) – Tarkwa, Western Region
  8. University of Health & Allied Science (UHAS) – Ho, Volta Region
  9. University of Energy & Natural Resources (UENR) – Sunyani, Brong Ahafo Region.
  10. Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) – Legon, Accra
  11. Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) – Accra
  12. Ghana Institute of Languages – Accra
  13. Institute of Local Government Studies – Accra
  14. Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center – Accra
  15. National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) – Accra
  16. Regional Maritime University – Accra
  17. Ghana Armed Forces and Staff College (GAFCSC) – Accra.

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List of Private Universities with Presidential Charter

  1. Valley View University (VVU) – The first private university in Ghana to be granted national accreditation.
  2. Central University – (Accra, Greater Accra)
  3. Trinity Theological Seminary – (Accra, Greater Accra)
  4. Akrofi-Christaller Memorial Research Institute – Akropong Akuapem

Other Private Universities and Colleges in Ghana (Without Presidential Charter)

  1. Data Link University – Tema
  2. Ghana Technology University College (GTUC)- Tesano, Accra
  3. Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) – Accra North
  4. All Nations University College – Koforidua
  5. Ashesi University College – Accra
  6. Catholic University College – Fiapre, Sunyani
  7. Lancaster University, Ghana Campus – East Legon, Accra
  8. Methodist University College – Dansoman, Accra
  9. Pentecost University College – Sowutuom, Accra
  10. Presbyterian University College – Abetifi, Akropong, Tema, and Agogo Campuses
  11. Regent University College of Science and Technology – Mataheko, Dansoman, Lartebiorkoshie, and Fadama Campuses.
  12. Zenith College – Trade Fair, Accra
  13. African University College of Communications – Adabraka, Accra
  14. Webster University – Ghana Campus – Accra

List Of Technical Universities In Ghana

After the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical universities in Ghana, eight out of ten polytechnics have been upgraded to this technical university status as listed above.

The institutions yet to be upgraded to technical university are Wa Polytechnic and Bolgatanga Polytechnic.


Before thinking of entering a university, you should find out if they have the program you want to read. Whether it is in our list of universities in Ghana or not.

Also, you should know which job you want to do after completing your program of study. Check out our list of job opportunities in Ghana.

There are over twenty private universities in Ghana, with a vast majority been University Colleges that are affiliated to other universities in Ghana and abroad.

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Some of these are accredited by the National Accreditation Board whiles others are operating without accreditation. It will be in the interest of applicants, to first check and confirm the status of their institution of choice with respect to accreditation, before proceeding with registration.

The National Accreditation Board often posts on its website, institutions operating without accreditation in Ghana. You may need to check before making your choice of school. Please note that, even with the accredited institutions, not all programs may be accredited.

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