Central University

country rank  12
world rank  8100

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University Overview

Established in 1997, Central University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Tema (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Greater Accra. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Prampram, Mataheko. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Ghana, Central University (CUC) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Ghanaian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Evangelical religion. Central University (CUC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 26 years old Ghanaian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Ghanaian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CUC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym CUC
Founded 1997 Origins date back to 1988
Motto Faith, Integrity and Excellence
Colours Green, red and gold

University Location

Address PO Box 2305
Greater Accra
Tel +233 (28) 9546164/5
Fax +233
Other locations Prampram, Mataheko

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Miotso Campus, off the Accra-Aflao Road
(28) 9546164/5

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Evangelical Christian-Evangelical International Central Gospel Church

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Central University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Cape Coast (UCC)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Council of Independent Universities (CIU Ghana)
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

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Online Courses

Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023