Ashesi was established as an independent, public benefit education institution operating on a not-for-profit basis. The university obtained accreditation from the National Accreditation Board (NAB) in September 2001 to operate under the mentorship of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), with degrees conferred by UCC. Ashesi began instruction on 4th March 2002. Ashesi University received a Presidential Charter from the President of Ghana, effective January 2024, making it an independent university that confers its own degrees..
Ashesi is recognised as one of the finest universities in Africa, with an educational experience proven to successfully prepare students for rewarding lives and careers. Nearly 100% of Ashesi’s graduates receive job offers, start businesses or enter graduate school within six months of graduation. With an academic program designed in collaboration with some of the world’s best universities and organisations, Ashesi has created an educational model unlike any other in Africa.
Ashesi University started in a rented home in 2002, with 30 pioneer students. Today, Ashesi operates from one of Africa’s most beautiful campuses, has over 1000 students, and over 1,200 alumni. Set on 100 acres in Berekuso overlooking Ghana’s capital city of Accra, Ashesi’s campus unites traditional design, modern technology and environmental best practices – creating an inspiring base for young Africans from diverse backgrounds to live, collaborate and study together for generations to come..