Private Universities In Ghana

Currently, the private universities in Ghana are more than public universities. Please note that the others are classified as University Colleges by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana University Colleges.
These are Private institutions of higher learning offering degree programs and affiliating to a University (ies)

Private University Colleges Affiliated to the University of Ghana

  • Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre, Sunyani
  • Christian Service University College, Kumasi
  • Islamic University College, Ghana, East Legon
  • Methodist University College Ghana, Dansoman, Accra
  • Pentecost University College, Sowutuom, Accra
  • Presbyterian University College, Abetifi-Kwahu
  • African University College of Communications, Accra
  • Wisconsin International University College, Accra (NB – Also affiliated to the University of Cape Coast)

Private University Colleges Affiliated to KNUST

  • Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra
    All Nations University, Koforidua
  • University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
  • Accra Institute Of Technology (AIT) (NB – Also affiliated to the  Open University of Malaysia (OUM))

Private University Colleges Affiliated to University of Cape Coast

  • Ashesi University College, Labone, Accra
  • Baptist University College, Abuakwa, Kumasi
  • Central University College, Mataheko, Accra
  • EP University, Ho
  • Garden City University College, Kumasi
  • Maranatha University College, Accra
  • Pan African Christian University College

Private University Colleges Affiliated to the University of Education

  • Ghana Christian University College – Winneba

Colleges Affiliated to Karunya Institute of Technology & Science, India

  • BlueCrest College (formerly NIIT Ghana College)

Other Private Colleges

  • Anglican University College of Technology, Accra
  • Data Link University College, Tema
  • Ghana Telecom University College, Tesano, Accra
  • Knutsford (University)College, East Legon, Accra.
  • Premier Institute of Law Enforcement Management and Administration
  • University College of Management Studies, Accra

For update on Accredited private Universities in Ghana please visit the websites of the National Accreditation Board (NAB)

  • How many private universities are in Ghana?
  1. There are nine national universities in Ghana.
  2. Nine additional professional institutions have been accorded public university status.
  3. There are seven institutions in the Chartered private tertiary institutions category.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get admission to Ghana University?

Basically, what you will be required of for gaining admission into any of the Ghanaian university is six credit passes in your WAEC exams which must include compulsory subjects such as English, one science subject, and mathematics

Which university has the biggest campus in Ghana?

The University of Ghana, Legon in Accra Metropolis is the largest university in Ghana and in the Greater Accra Region.

What is the oldest university in Ghana?

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian universities and tertiary institutions.

How much is University of Ghana admission forms?

Applicants should use the following link to access the online application form for completion and submission. All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Who was the first woman university graduate in Ghana?

Elizabeth Frances Baaba Sey (née Biney) ) was the first female graduate of the University of Ghana.

Which university has the biggest library in Ghana?

The University of Ghana (Balme Library) in Legon has holdings of around 362,000 volumes and is the largest research library in Ghana.

Is D7 accepted in University of Ghana?

Currently, public universities do not accept D7 for core subjects in admission purposes.