We present to you top 4 private universities in Ghana that are fully accredited to operate and award their own degrees to students in the country:
1. Ashesi University
Established in the year 2002 by Patrick Awuah, a Ghanaian who spent over 15 years living and working in the United States, Ashesi University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the village of Berekuso (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Eastern Region.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana. In May 2018 the University gained a Presidential Charter to award its own degrees to students.
Ashesi offers a four-year bachelors programme grounded in a multidisciplinary core curriculum, featuring majors in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. With an academic program designed in collaboration with some of the world’s best universities and organizations, Ashesi continues to shape an educational experience like no other in Africa.
This 17 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic records and grades.
The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Ghanaian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
The Meaning of Ashesi
“If there is anything you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”
These words by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe are the inspiration behind the university’s name, Ashesi, which means “beginning” in Fante, a Ghanaian language.
Location: 1 University Avenue, Berekuso, E/R
Postal Address: PMB CT3, Cantonments, Accra.
Phone & Email: (T) +233 302 610 330 / (E) [email protected]
Current Webometrics Rank: (GH) – 6
2. Valley View University
Founded in 1979, Valley View University is a private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Accra (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Greater Accra.
This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Techiman, Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana), Valley View University (VVU) is a large coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Adventist religion.
The University received the Presidential Charter in May 2006 to award its own degrees to students in the country.
Valley View University (VVU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.
This 40 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic records and grades.
The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Ghanaian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
Location: Mile 19 Off the Adenta-Dodowa Road
Postal Address: P.O Box AF 595 Adentan, Accra
Phone: +233-307-011832; +233-307-011867
Current Webometrics Rank: (GH) – 12
3. Central University
Central University was founded in 1988 by the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) in Accra, Ghana. It started off as a pastoral training institute. It was then known as the Central Bible College by June 1991.
It later became the Central Christian College in 1993 and eventually became the Central University College in 1997. It was founded in 1998 as a pastoral school in Dansoman.
Among the stated aims of the university is to provide an “integrated and biblically-based tertiary e1ucation with particular reference to the needs of the African continent”. It is currently the biggest private university in Ghana.
In January 2016, the University College received the Presidential Charter to become an autonomous and a fully-fledged university as Central University.
The University currently offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Christian Theology, Business Administration, Architecture, Economics, Computer Science, Applied Sciences, Law and a selected number of modern languages including French.
Location (Main Campus): Central University, Miotso near Dawhenya.
Off the Accra – Aflao Road.
Postal Address: P O Box 2305 Tema or P.O BOX DS 2310 Dansoman , Accra- Ghana -West Africa
Phone: +233 0303 318580 | 030 7020545 (Miotso) | +233 0302 313185 (Mataheko) | +233 0302 396189 (Kumasi)
Current Webometrics Rank: (GH) – 16
4. Regional Maritime University
The Regional Maritime University is an international tertiary institution and private university.
The RMU occupies the premises of the old Ghana Nautical College which was established in 1958 to train ratings for the erstwhile State Shipping Corporation (Black Star Line). On 1 October 1982, the Government of Ghana promulgated the Regional Maritime Law 1982 which was followed by the signing of the instrument of transfer, handing over the college to the then Ministerial Conference of West and Central African States on Maritime Transport (MINCONMAR), now known as Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA), which negotiated for its regionalization. The college was then renamed the Regional Maritime Academy (RMA).
The overall objective for the establishment of RMU was to promote regional co-operation in the maritime industry, focusing on the training to ensure the sustained growth and development of the industry. The RMU is a branch of the World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, and an affiliate of the University of Ghana, in Legon.
The university has working relations with other universities in the sub-region. The RMA has since December, 2004 been given institutional accreditation by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana.
In October 2007, the then President of Ghana, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, gave the university a Presidential Charter to stand as an autonomous private university in the sub-region.
The university currently offers courses in Maritime Engineering, Maritime Studies, International Business, and many other Applied Sciences.
Postal Address: P.O Box GP 1115 ACCRA, GHANA
Phone & Email: +233-302712047; [email protected]
Current Webometrics Rank: (GH) – 17