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 27 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. 

Countries Represented: Benin, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cote D'Iviore, Gambia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Switzerland, Trinidad, Uganda, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe, 

Study Abroad Partners:

Coe College, Iowa
Macalester College, Minnesota
Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
Wheaton College, Massachusetts


Full time faculty: 17
Adjunct faculty: 18 
Faculty Interns: 15
Visiting Faculty: 1 Fulbright Scholar, and one visiting faculty currently in residence
Administrative Staff: 44

Ashesi University College is a private, not-for-profit, 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(s): University of Cape Coast, University of Mines and Technology