The University of Cape Coast is the topmost ranked University in Ghana and West Africa and it is among the top 5 Universities in Africa in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Cape Coast also ranks first globally for research influence.

The University of Cape Coast located within 500 metres of the Atlantic ocean. This makes it one of the rare sea front universities in the world. The university is located in the historic city of Cape Coast which is known to be one of the popular tourists destinations in West Africa to due to its historic sites, national park and beautiful and clean beaches.

The city houses the Cape Coast Castle which was the seat of governance for Swedish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch and the British colonial administrators. It was also the centre for the infamous transatlantic slave trade.

We have several relevant undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes in the social sciences, arts and humanities, physical sciences, life sciences, formal sciences and education. The focus of our programmes is informed by the global trends in addressing complex challenges of today. Our University provides a serene environment for learning and recreation with facilities designed to ensure student’s comfort.

Academic programmes in the university are organised in five Colleges; the College of Health and Allied Sciences, Distance Education, Humanities and Legal Studies, Agriculture and Natural Sciences and Educational Studies. Our World class Centres of Excellence provide the requisite support for multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary teaching and research.

Our programmes are designed for both short stay students and those seeking degree admissions.

We have strong partners both in Ghana and on every continent. Our education, research and innovation partnerships are built on best practices, which ensure mutual benefits.

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Key statistics

  • 33.4
    No. of students per staff
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  • 0%
    Percentage of International Students
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  • 26 : 74
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 24,628
    Number of FTE Students
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Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings

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