Best Universities for Economics in Africa

Below is the list of best universities in Africa ranked based on their research performance in Economics. A graph of 606K citations received by 53.4K academic papers made by 156 universities in Africa was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Economics

    University of Cape Town logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1874
  2. For Economics

    University of the Witwatersrand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1922
  3. For Economics

    University of Pretoria logo
    Enrollment
    56,483
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1908
  4. For Economics

    University of Stellenbosch logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1918
  5. For Economics

    University of KwaZulu-Natal logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2004
  6. For Economics

    University of South Africa logo
    Enrollment
    420,000
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1873
  7. For Economics

    University of Johannesburg logo
    Enrollment
    49,910
    Founded
    2005
  8. For Economics

    University of Ghana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1948
  9. For Economics

    University of Ibadan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  10. For Economics

    North-West University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Enrollment
    26,439
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    2004
  11. For Economics

    University of the Western Cape logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    18,720
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1959
  12. For Economics

    University of the Free State logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1904
  13. For Economics

    University of Botswana logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  14. For Economics

    Obafemi Awolowo University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1962
  15. For Economics

    University of Nairobi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  16. For Economics

    University of Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1960
  17. For Economics

    Rhodes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1904
  18. For Economics

    University of Zimbabwe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    18,040
    Founded
    1955
  19. For Economics

    Makerere University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1922
  20. For Economics

    Covenant University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2002
  21. For Economics

    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1951
  22. For Economics

    American University in Cairo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1919
  23. For Economics

    University of Lagos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1962
  24. For Economics

    Tunis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
  25. For Economics

    University of Dar es Salaam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1970
  26. For Economics

    University of Sfax logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
  27. For Economics

    Addis Ababa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1950
  28. For Economics

    University of Malawi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1964
  29. For Economics

    University of Benin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1970
  30. For Economics

    Cairo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    257,200
    Founded
    1908
  31. For Economics

    University of Fort Hare logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1916
  32. For Economics

    University of Sousse logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  33. For Economics

    University of Limpopo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1959
  34. For Economics

    Nelson Mandela University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  35. For Economics

    University of Ilorin logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1975
  36. For Economics

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1994
  37. For Economics

    Ahmadu Bello University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    49,436
    Founded
    1962
  38. For Economics

    • #38 in Africa
    • #1 in Mauritius
    • #1182 in the World
    University of Mauritius logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  39. For Economics

    University of Cape Coast logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  40. For Economics

    University of Zambia logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  41. For Economics

    Ain Shams University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1950
  42. For Economics

    Kenyatta University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  43. For Economics

    Moi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1984
  44. For Economics

    University of Education, Winneba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  45. For Economics

    Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1985
  46. For Economics

    Nnamdi Azikiwe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  47. For Economics

    University of Calabar logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Male:Female
    58:42
    Founded
    1975
  48. For Economics

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2005
  49. For Economics

    Tshwane University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2003
  50. For Economics

    Mansoura University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  51. For Economics

    University of Port Harcourt logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1975
  52. For Economics

    University for Development Studies logo
    Founded
    1992
  53. For Economics

    Federal University of Technology, Akure logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    17,672
    Founded
    1981
  54. For Economics

    Lagos State University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1983
  55. For Economics

    University of Venda logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1982
  56. For Economics

    Sokoine University of Agriculture logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1984
  57. For Economics

    University of Zululand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1960
  58. For Economics

    Alexandria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    150,642
    Founded
    1942
  59. For Economics

    University of Uyo logo
    Founded
    1991
  60. For Economics

    University of Khartoum logo
    Enrollment
    41,030
    Founded
    1956
  61. For Economics

    University of Buea logo
    Founded
    1992
  62. For Economics

    National University of Lesotho logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1945
  63. For Economics

    Adekunle Ajasin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  64. For Economics

    Egerton University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1987
  65. For Economics

    University of Carthage logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    31,410
  66. For Economics

    Central University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,639
    Male:Female
    52:48
    Founded
    1981
  67. For Economics

    Durban University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  68. For Economics

    Eduardo Mondlane University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  69. For Economics

    Delta State University, Abraka logo
    Founded
    1992
  70. For Economics

    Al Akhawayn University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    1,772
  71. For Economics

    Helwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  72. For Economics

    University of Jos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    24,169
    Male:Female
    54:46
    Founded
    1975
  73. For Economics

    Usmanu Danfodio University logo
    Founded
    1975
  74. For Economics

    • #74 in Africa
    • #1 in Eswatini
    • #1865 in the World
    University of Swaziland logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1976
  75. For Economics

    University of Namibia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  76. For Economics

    Rivers State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1980
  77. For Economics

    Haramaya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1954
  78. For Economics

    Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1982
  79. For Economics

    Olabisi Onabanjo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  80. For Economics

    Mekelle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  81. For Economics

    Ladoke Akintola University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1990
  82. For Economics

    National University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1991
  83. For Economics

    Bayero University Kano logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1975
  84. For Economics

    Jimma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1983
  85. For Economics

    Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  86. For Economics

    Ebonyi State University logo
    Enrollment
    19,753
    Male:Female
    46:54
    Founded
    2000
  87. For Economics

    Cheikh Anta Diop University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1918
  88. For Economics

    University of Tunis El Manar logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
  89. For Economics

    Redeemer's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  90. For Economics

    Ambrose Alli University logo
    Founded
    1980
  91. For Economics

    University of Maiduguri logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1975
  92. For Economics

    University of Monastir logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  93. For Economics

    Nasarawa State University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    2002
  94. For Economics

    Kogi State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1999
  95. For Economics

    Mohammed V University logo
    Enrollment
    67,415
  96. For Economics

    Great Zimbabwe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    14,164
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1999
  97. For Economics

    Bindura University of Science Education logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1996
  98. For Economics

    University of Dschang logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1993
  99. For Economics

    Bahir Dar University logo
    Enrollment
    57,852
    Founded
    2001