University of Cape Coast

country rank  3
world rank  5636

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University Overview

Established in 1962, University of Cape Coast is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Cape Coast (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Central Region. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana), University of Cape Coast (UCC) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Cape Coast (UCC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 55 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

Acronym
UCC

Founded
1962

Motto
Veritas Nobis Lumen The Truth, Our Guide

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University Location

Address
Sekondi Road
Cape Coast (population range: 50,000-249,999)
Central Region Ghana

T +233 (42) 32440 4

F +233 (42) 32484

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

Undergraduate Postgraduate








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Important: please contact or visit the official website of University of Cape Coast for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree Levels and Areas of Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students Not reported Not reported
International students 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)


Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate University of Cape Coast's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Not reported

Admission Office
Admissions Section, Division of Academic Affairs, University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast
+233 (42) 35987


Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate University of Cape Coast's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499

Control Type

Public

Entity Type

Non-Profit

Academic Calendar

Semesters

Campus Setting

Suburban

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library

Yes Go to University of Cape Coast's Library

Housing
Not reported

Sport Facilities

Yes

Financial Aids
Not reported

Study Abroad

Yes

Distance Learning

Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of University of Cape Coast for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
National Accreditation Board, Ghana


Year of first Accreditation
1962



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the University of Cape Coast as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

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Online Courses

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