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What are Top 10 universities in Ghana?

There are many universities in Ghana. Do you know what are the most admired and respected ones? We offer you the newest information about top 10 universities in Ghana.

Tertiary education in Ghana

Tertiary education in Ghana has been remarkably growing during the last thirty years. It concerns both infrastructures and enrollment process. Moreover, the private sector has given a considerable part of this growth.

Presently, there are six public and forty-nine private universities in Ghana. They all allow getting a higher academic education starting from bachelor to Ph.D.

University of Ghana

Motto: “Integri Procedamus” (It is translated into English from Latin as “Entire organization”)

Form: Public

Founded: 1948

Number of students: 39,000

Location: Accra, Ghana

Campus: Suburban area

University of Ghana

The University of Ghana is the first-born and the largest university in Ghana. The initial emphasis of the university was on social sciences, the liberal arts, basic science, medicine, and agriculture. Because of a national educational reform program, the administration started providing more vocational and technology-based courses as well as a different postgraduate training.

From 2015, the University of Ghana approved the special collegiate system. It categorized all departments under four colleges. They are:

  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Humanities

The University of Ghana also offers many opportunities for research work in numerous learning centers.

Ghana Institute of Languages

Motto: “Breaking barriers through languages.”

Founded: 1961

Location: Accra, Ghana

Ghana Institute of Languages

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana, was the founder of this institution. Ghana Institute of Languages teaches Arabic, French, English, German, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese languages. The university was created to improve the scientific capability in modern languages of civil servants and Foreign Service personnel.

Ghana Institute of Languages offers education in five chief schools. They are:

  • The School of Bilingual Secretaryship
  • The School of Languages
  • The Translation Bureau
  • The School of Translators
  • The Research Department

University of Mines and Technology

Motto: “Knowledge, Truth, and Excellence.”

Form: Public

Founded: 2004

Location: Tarkwa, Ghana

Campus: Suburban area

University of Mines and Technology

University of Mines and Technology offers professional education in Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology.

The Faculty of Engineering consists of four departments. They are:

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology is the only institution in West Africa that deals with training advanced professionals in the mineral industry. The faculty has six departments. They are:

  • Department of Environmental and Safety Engineering
  • Department of Geomatic Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Mineral Engineering
  • Department of Geological Engineering
  • Department of Mining Engineering

University of Cape Coast

Motto: “Truth, Our Guide.”

Form: Public

Founded: 1962

Location: Cape Coast, Ghana

Campus: Suburban area

University of Cape Coast

The University of Cape Coast trains teachers for second cycle institutions such as technical schools and teacher training colleges. The university also deals with the training of administrators, education planners, health care specialists, and agriculturalists. Presently, University of Cape Coast offers programs in B.Ed., BA, B.Com, BSc, MA, LLB, MBA, MEd, MSc, MPhil, OD, MBChB, and Ph.D.

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Ghana Baptist University College

Motto: “Excellence in Leadership and Stewardship.”

Form: Private

Founded: 2006

Number of students: over 2000

Location: Kumasi, Ghana

Campus: Urban area

Ghana Baptist University College

This institution is a prominent Ghana Baptist University. This institution is the leading one regarding private universities in Ghana.

The university college has four key programs. They are:

  • Diploma in Theology
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Diploma in Church Music
  • Business Administration with options in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship, Banking & Finance.

Here you can also get the following degrees:

  • Master of Theology
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Ministry

University of Energy and Natural Resources

Motto: “Knowledge, Integrity, Impact.”

Form: Public

Founded: 2012

Location: Sunyani, Ghana

Campus: Suburban area

University of Energy and Natural Resources

The University strives for providing management and leadership of natural resources. It is a massive center of superiority in these fields.

The University offers higher education in six schools. They are:

  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Natural Resources
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Agriculture
  • School of Geosciences

Regional Maritime University

Motto: “Centre of Excellence.”

Form: Private

Founded: 2007

Location: Accra, Ghana

Campus: Urban area

Regional Maritime University

Regional Maritime University is the best Ghana maritime university and a transnational private university. The general aim for Regional Maritime University establishment was the promotion of regional collaboration in the marine industry. This university is a branch of the World Maritime University located in Sweden. It offers to get the special naval education in eight various departments.

Ghana Technology University College

Motto: “Knowledge comes from learning.”

Form: Private

Founded: 2005

Total number of students = 7,000

Location: Accra, Ghana

Ghana Technology University College

Ghana Technology University College is one of the most respected Ghana Telecom universities.  The biggest national telecommunication company, Ghana Telecom, initiated the establishment of Ghana Technology University College. The University offers graduate programs and bachelor's degrees in Information and Communications Technologies, and Telecommunications Engineering. Moreover, it provides various certificate programs for the bachelor's degree.

Ghana Technology University College also offers to get:

  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Technology

Christian Service University College

Motto: “To Know Christ Better and To Make Him Better Known.”

Form: Private

Founded: 1974

Location: Kumasi, Ghana

Campus: Urban

Christian Service University College

Christian Service University College is a reputable Ghana Christian University. It is one of the most respected institutions in Ghana. People from all over Africa come here for the best Christian education.

Christian Service University College offers higher education in following areas:

  • Master of Science in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Communication Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
  • Master of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • Diploma in Biblical Studies
  • Diploma in Ministry
  • Diploma in Theology
  • Certificate in Biblical Studies
  • Certificate in Institutional Planning and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor in communication studies
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry with Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology

Valley View University

Motto: “Excellence, Integrity, Service.”

Form: Private

Founded: 1979

Location: Oyibi, Accra, Ghana

Campus: Urban area

Valley View University

Valley View University is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system. It is the most powerful Christian school system on the planet. In 1995, Valley View University united with the prominent Griggs University in the USA. It immediately allowed the university offering four-year bachelor's degrees in Theology and Religious Studies. Consequently, Valley View University has converted into the first private establishment in Ghana that received national accreditation.

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