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List of Private Universities In Ghana 2022

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This article highlights all the list of private universities in Ghana that Ghanaians considering attending a private university can choose from.

Private universities in Ghana are universities owned by individuals or institutions rather than the government of Ghana.

Ghana has witnessed an upswing in the education sector since the growth of more universities owned by institutions and organizations. One major relief it has brought is the decrease in pressure on public universities.

As of the time of writing this post, there are about 15 public universities in Ghana, 46 training colleges formerly known as teacher training colleges, about 10 technical universities and approximately 79 nursing training colleges in the country.

Apart from these numbers, there are others like vocational and technical universities and specialised institutions.

Devoid of this number of institutions we have in the country, there is always pressure on institutions. The countrie’s top universities; the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the University of Ghana and the University of Cape Coast can admit a little over 30,000 applicants out of hundreds of thousands applications they receive each year.

The introduction of the Government’s flagship programme; the free Senior High School program means more people have the opportunity to attend senior high school and the more we have a lot of Senior high school graduates, the higher the probability of having a competitive admission year in various schools.

The advent of more private universities in Ghana has saved the situation even though there are still challenges. Private universities in Ghana are affiliated with the public universities in Ghana and some also have affiliation with foreign universities.

What that means is that, when you graduate from any of these private universities, you will be awarded by the University’s affiliated to.

There are various requirements you have to meet to considered autonomous. Autonomous universities are the ones that have the legal grant to issue certificates in their school’s names. A typical example is Central University.

Even though it is still a private university, it has been granted permission after meeting the requirements to award its certificates.

Before we get to the list, we have a deatailed article on the best private universities in Ghana you may want to read.


Private Universities In Ghana

Below are the full list of private universities in Ghana you can choose from;

  1. Ashesi University-Berekuso
  2. Regent University College of Science and Technology
  3. Valley View University
  4. Central University,
  5. Garden City University College, Kumasi
  6. Presbyterian University College, Abetifi
  7. All Nations University, Koforidua
  8. Christian Service University College
  9. Pentecost University College, Accra
  10. Ghana Technology University College, Accra North
  11. BlueCrest College, Accra
  12. Regional Maritime Universitys, Accra
  13. Wisconsin International University College, Accra
  14. Accra Institute of Technology, Accra
  15. African University College of Communications, Accra
  16. Methodist University College, Accra
  17. Lancaster University, Ghana, Accra
  18. Catholic University College of Ghana, Sunyani
  19. Zenith University College, Accra
  20. Webster University Ghana, Accra
  21. Islamic University College Ghana, Accra
  22. Ghana Baptist University College, Abuakwa-Kumasi
  23. University College of Management Studies, Accra
  24. Ghana Christian University College, Accra
  25. Radford University College, Accra

More List of Private Universities In Ghana

  1. Academic City University College, Accra
  2. Christ Apostolic University College, Kumasi
  3. Anglican University College of Technology, Teshie
  4. Knutsford University College, Accra
  5. Dominion University College, Accra
  6. West End University College, Accra
  7. Evangelical Presbyterian University College, Ho
  8. MountCrest University College, Accra
  9. Kings University College, Accra
  10. Data Link Institute, Tema
  11. Marshalls University College, Accra
  12. KAAF University College, Kasoa
  13. Catholic Institute of Business and Technology, Accra North
  14. Kessben College, Kuntenase
  15. University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Bunso
  16. Spiritan University College, Ejisu
  17. Jayee University College, Accra
  18. Advanced Business College, Accra
  19. Perez University College, Winneba
  20. Maranatha University College

Final Words

The private universities in Ghana are accredited by the Ghana Accreditation Board.

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) of Ghana is the Government of Ghana agency responsible for the regulation, supervision and accreditation of tertiary institutions in Ghana. It is an agency under the Ministry of Education.

The above is the full list of accredited private universities in Ghana. You are the reason we write informative articles like this. You can support our work by sharing this post with your friends.

Most of the courses offered in these private universities are degree, diloma and certificate short courses.

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