University of Cape Coast

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University of Cape Coast
motto Veritas Nobis Lumen
( German  The Truth, Our Mission Statement )
founding December 15, 1962, University College
October 1, 1971 University status
Sponsorship state
place Cape Coast , Ghana
Students 74,720 (2019)
Networks AAU , ACU, IAU

The University of Cape Coast ( German  University of Cape Coast ; UCC for short) is a state university in Ghana . The campus was built on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near the town of Cape Coast .


The UCC was founded as the University College of Cape Coast on December 15, 1962 with a special relationship with the University of Ghana . On October 1, 1971, UCC was elevated to university status by the University of Cape Coast Act 1971 (Act 390).

In 1962, 155 students were enrolled at University Collage, in 2011/12 there were 15,835 students in face-to-face studies . Of a total of 35,922 students at the University of Cape Coast in 2015, 18,018 were distance learning students, 14,815 were regular undergraduate students and 2,146 were "sandwich" students.

The University College was originally founded as an educational institution for teacher training. But since then various other educational areas and institutes have also opened. The UCC now offers courses in administrative sciences, tourism, economics, education, trade, agriculture, ophthalmology, laboratory technology, constitution and democracy, music and theater, computer science and information technology. A medical faculty has also existed since August 2007. The establishment of a law faculty is in preparation.

The UCC is a member of the Association of African Universities (AAU), a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU).


The UCC is divided into eight faculties.

The Faculty of Art has departments for African Studies, Classical and Philosophy, English, French, Ghanaian Languages, History, Music, and Religion and Ethical Values.

The Faculty of Educational Sciences includes the departments of Art and Social Science Education, Educational Associations, Health / Sport / Regeneration, Elementary School Teaching, Science and Mathematics, Training and Technical Education. Also the Center for Research on Improving Quality of Primary Education in Ghana, the Center for Continuing Education, the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration and the Institute of Education are subordinate to this faculty.

The Faculty of Social Sciences organizes the departments for African and General Studies, Economics, Geography and Tourism and Sociology. The Center for Development Studies also reports to this faculty.

In the Faculty of Agriculture, the departments for Economic Agriculture and Farm Development, Agricultural Engineering, Animals (Animal Science), Grain (Crop Science) and Soil Science are combined.

In the Faculty of Biology, the departments of Biochemistry, Natural History and Wildlife, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries and Marine Biology, and Human Biology were organized.

The Faculty of Physics is divided into the African Virtual University , Computer Science and IT, Environmental Sciences, Work Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Optometrics and Physics departments. The center for lasers and fiber optics (Laser & Fiber Optics Center) is also located here.

The business school is divided into the accounting and finance departments as well as management.

Ultimately, the medical faculty was reopened in August 2007.


The university campus is located approximately 5 kilometers west of the capital of the Central Region Cape Coast . It is divided into the southern campus, which is also the older campus, and the northern campus.

The students are accommodated in six different student residences . These are the Adehye Hall, Atlantic Hall, Casely-Hayford Hall, Nkrumah Hall, Oguaa Hall and Valco Hall.

One of the largest libraries in Ghana is located on campus.

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Coordinates: 5 ° 6 ′ 13.1 ″  N , 1 ° 16 ′ 57 ″  W.