Educating ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa

Ashesi is a private, non-profit liberal arts university located in Ghana, West Africa. Our mission is to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within our students the critical thinking skills, the concern for others and the courage it will take to transform their continent.

We offer a four-year bachelors programme grounded in a liberal core curriculum, featuring Bachelor of Science degrees 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 in partnership with local and multinational employers across Ghana, Ashesi has pioneered an educational experience like no other in Africa.

Since our inception, 100% our graduates have received job offers, started their own businesses or gone on to pursue postgraduate degrees in top universities around the world - within months of graduation. Over 90% of our alumni live and work in Africa, helping expand businesses, influencing society and committed to helping create a renaissance across Africa. 

A pan-African university, with global reach 

Our community thrives on the diversity of its people. With over twenty countries represented, conversations on campus are rich and full of perspective. Our growing alumni network extends all across Africa, and as members of the Ashesi community, students will find Ashesi camaraderie wherever they go.

  • Enrollment: 679 *
  • Women Enrolled: 47% *
  • International students: 21% * 
  • Students on full scholarships: 30% *
  • Students on partial scholarships: 25% *
  • Alumni: 748 *

Countries Represented include: Benin, Cameroon, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Gambia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Switzerland, Trinidad, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe 

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(*For the 2015/2016 academic year; 144 members of the Class of 2016 graduate on June 25)

Our campus is an inspiring base for learning

Set on a 100 stunning acres overlooking Ghana's capital city Accra, Ashesi's campus is like no other. We have united traditional African design, modern technology and a commitment to environmental sustainability to create an inspiring base for young Africans to live, collaborate and study.

We are a community of trust

In keeping with our values of ethics and leadership, the university community agreed to adopt an Honour Code in 2008, that was voted into force by the student community. Under the Exam Honour Code, students take all their examinations without invigilators, taking on the responsibility to maintain honesty in exams. The code was a step towards sustaining the high-trust community that we continue to build, and puts students in charge of their own ethical posture.


  • Full-time Faculty: 32
  • Adjunct Faculty: 17
  • Faculty Interns: 39
  • Administrative Staff: 59
  • Women on Staff/Faculty: 44%

National Accreditation Board of Ghana

University Affiliations in Ghana
University of Cape Coast 
University of Mines and Technology

Association of African Universities 
Association of American Colleges and Universities 
The Global Liberal Arts Alliance
Council of Independent Universities

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.

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