5 of the most expensive universities in Ghana

Getting good tertiary education at a prestigious university is important but can be very expensive. Despite their outrageous prices these institutions do live up to their expectations. These listed 5 universities top the list in Ghana.

This seems to have raised the bar on these institutions monetary value. Finding the right university for your chosen program is important as well as being able to fund it. Here we have compiled a list of the top 5 most expensive universities in Ghana.

Webster University

The most expensive school is the Ghanaian based campus of Webster University in the United States of America. Tuition fee of $9,800 ($4,900 per semester) for this private school. There are other campuses in Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Thailand, China and Greece.  Fully accredited in Ghana by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the US based Higher Learning Commission (HLC) it is one of the most prestigious schools in Ghana located in East Legon. They provide students have the option to study abroad and/or transfer to any of Webster University’s campuses in Asia, Europe and America.

Lancaster University Ghana

Is the only British university campus in Africa and the second most expensive university in Ghana. A private school with a tuition fee of $9,000 ($4,500per semester). Its parent body is amongst the top 10 leading UK universities. Established in March 2002 at their East Legon campus, the university has grown rapidly over the years which lead to opening of a new campus. Testimony to this is the student growth from 67 to under 500.

Ashesi University

Ashesi University ranks among the most expensive schools in Ghana with tuition fee of $3,852 (16,936 cedis) per  semester. It was established in March 2002 and is located in Brekuso. It is known to have one of the most serene environment conducive for learning. Surrounded by lush gardens it is the perfect hideout from the city’s hustle and bustle. The most outstanding feature of this prestigious school is their Honour Code established in 2008 and adopted by the student community. Under this code students take all their examinations without invigilators, being responsible to maintain honesty in all exams.

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

Formerly known as Institute of Public Administration. Located at Greenhill in Accra, it was established in 1961 by the government of Ghana with assistance from the United Nations Special Fund project. Despite being public university it is quite on the high side. With a tuition fee of 6,000 Ghana cedis per semester.

Central University College.

An educational initiative of ICGC whose founder is Pastor Mensah Otabil is considered a private school. It first began as a pastoral training institute in 1988. Later grew to include other programs and became Central University College in 1998. It is coeducational and has 6 faculties and located at Dwahenya. The 5 most expensive university in Ghana, its tuition fee is estimated to about 3,500 Ghana cedis per semester.


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