The University of Cape Coast has been ranked number one university in Ghana, by the 2022 Times higher education annual rankings.
It has also been ranked the number the top university in West Africa, and part of the top 5 universities in Africa.
The University of Cape Coast is a public collegiate research university located in Cape Coast, Ghana. The university was established in 1962 out of a dire need for highly qualified and skilled manpower in education.
Tobe ranked in the Prestigious World University Rankings; Universities must publish a minimum of 1,000 papers in reputable publications in a five-year period – between 2016 and 2020 for the 2022 rankings.
Universities also are excluded if they only teach in a single subject area, or if they don’t teach undergraduates.
This makes the ranking a really exclusive club, but one that many universities strive to be a part of .
The number of ranked universities has grown year on year. When the first rankings were launched in 2004 they were limited to only 200 participants, growing to 400 in 2011. In 2016, we removed this arbitrary limit on the number of participants and therefore the number of ranked universities jumped to 981.
This year, we are pleased to congratulate the 1,662 universities that met the standards then appear in the World University Rankings.
However, this still leaves 450 universities that submitted data for the 2022 rankings but didn’t meet the standards. Many of them are growing their capabilities; others are newly founded, or are changing their missions.
“We think that it’s important to recognise those institutions then this year we’ve created a replacement ‘reporter’ status for them.”