Ashesi at a Glance

Ashesi University is a coeducational institution whose goal is to educate African leaders of exceptional integrity and professional ability. By raising the bar for higher education in Ghana we aim to make a significant contribution towards a renaissance in Africa.

The university, which began instruction in March 2002 with a pioneer class of 30 students, has quickly gained a reputation for innovation and quality education in Ghana.

Ashesi is the first university in Ghana to adopt and blend the Liberal Arts method of education with majors in Computer Science, Management Information Systems and Business Administration. The university is an independent, private, not-for-profit institution.

The Ashesi Way

What is Ashesi’s Culture? What decisions do we make, and how do we act every day? How will the Ashesi Community help transform Africa? Our answer --a set of guidelines for decision making and behaviour-- is grounded in Ashesi’s founding principles. We call it The Ashesi Way, and it is based on the fundamental premise that our daily actions will make all the difference in reaching the end that we seek -- that the means determine the quality of the end.

Scholarship Leadership Citizenship

Consistently striving
for deeper expertise

Asking questions that broaden the conversation

Embracing fresh thinking

Connecting with others in our chosen fields

Proactively sharing skills and knowledge with other

Helping colleagues be
more successful

Engaging talents, experiences and capabilities of others


Taking initiative and going beyond the call of duty

Setting ambitious, yet attainable goals

Being socially and environmentally conscious

Recognizing long-term implications of decisions and actions

Having fun

Being ethical

Leaving a lasting impact on individuals, organizations and communities


Full Time Students: 565
Male: 52.6%
Female: 47.4%
Ghanaian Students: 88%
International Students: 12%
Countries Represented: Benin, Britain, Cameroon, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Equitorial Guinea, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, United States of America, Zambia
Study Abroad Partners: CIEE, Coe College, Wilfred Laurier University


Full time faculty: 19
Adjunct faculty
: 10 per semester
Faculty Interns
: 10 per semester
Visiting Faculty
: 1 Fulbright Scholar currently in residence
Administrative Staff
: 40

Ashesi University College is a private, non-sectarian institution. It is sponsored by Ashesi University Foundation, a non-profit, publicly supported US corporation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Ashesi University College admits students of any race, colour, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs, nor in employment.

Neither Ashesi University College nor Ashesi University Foundation have any political affiliations in Ghana or abroad. Ashesi will work with all interested parties in achieving its educational mission.

Accreditation: National Accreditation Board of Ghana

Affiliation: University of Cape Coast

Honour Code

The adoption of an Examination Honour Code in 2008 marked a significant step in the history of Ashesi University. Read more about this event.

Honour code whitepaper

Honour code statement signed by Ashesi students

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