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 585K citations received by 50.9K academic papers made by 159 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 between 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 the university website.

For Economics

#1 in Africa
#106 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1874

For Economics

#2 in Africa
#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1922

For Economics

#3 in Africa
#163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
56,483
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1908

For Economics

#4 in Africa
#233 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1918

For Economics

#5 in Africa
#266 in the World
Enrollment
420,000
Male:Female
36:64
Founded
1873

For Economics

#6 in Africa
#275 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
2004

For Economics

#7 in Africa
#289 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
49,910
Founded
2005

For Economics

#8 in Africa
#1 in Ghana
#303 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1948

For Economics

#9 in Africa
#405 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
2004

For Economics

#10 in Africa
#1 in Nigeria
#424 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

For Economics

#11 in Africa
#489 in the World
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1904

For Economics

#12 in Africa
#496 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1959

For Economics

#13 in Africa
#2 in Nigeria
#519 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1962

For Economics

#14 in Africa
#1 in Kenya
#527 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1970

For Economics

#15 in Africa
#1 in Botswana
#541 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964

For Economics

#16 in Africa
#3 in Nigeria
#563 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1960

For Economics

#17 in Africa
#626 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1904

For Economics

#18 in Africa
#4 in Nigeria
#662 in the World
Acceptance Rate
98%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2002

For Economics

#19 in Africa
#1 in Uganda
#684 in the World
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1922

For Economics

#20 in Africa
#1 in Zimbabwe
#687 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
18,040
Founded
1955

For Economics

#21 in Africa
#5 in Nigeria
#697 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1962

For Economics

#22 in Africa
#2 in Ghana
#710 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1951

For Economics

#23 in Africa
#1 in Tunisia
#751 in the World
Enrollment
27,500

For Economics

#24 in Africa
#1 in Egypt
#775 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1919

For Economics

#25 in Africa
#1 in Tanzania
#806 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
24,000
Founded
1970

For Economics

#26 in Africa
#1 in Ethiopia
#855 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1950

For Economics

#27 in Africa
#6 in Nigeria
#893 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1970

For Economics

#28 in Africa
#2 in Tunisia
#909 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
42,500

For Economics

#29 in Africa
#916 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1916

For Economics

#30 in Africa
#2 in Egypt
#933 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
257,200
Founded
1908

For Economics

#31 in Africa
#1 in Malawi
#962 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1964

For Economics

#32 in Africa
#982 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1959

For Economics

#33 in Africa
#2 in Kenya
#984 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1994

For Economics

#34 in Africa
#3 in Tunisia
#991 in the World
Enrollment
27,500

For Economics

#35 in Africa
#1027 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
2005

For Economics

#36 in Africa
#7 in Nigeria
#1064 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1975

For Economics

#37 in Africa
#8 in Nigeria
#1081 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1991

For Economics

#38 in Africa
#3 in Ghana
#1097 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1962

For Economics

#39 in Africa
#1 in Mauritius
#1128 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1965

For Economics

#40 in Africa
#9 in Nigeria
#1164 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
49,436
Founded
1962

For Economics

#41 in Africa
#3 in Egypt
#1165 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1950

For Economics

#42 in Africa
#10 in Nigeria
#1180 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1975

For Economics

#43 in Africa
#4 in Ghana
#1183 in the World
Founded
1992

For Economics

#44 in Africa
#5 in Ghana
#1195 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Economics

#45 in Africa
#3 in Kenya
#1213 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1985

For Economics

#46 in Africa
#4 in Kenya
#1229 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1984

For Economics

#47 in Africa
#1241 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1985

For Economics

#48 in Africa
#1 in Zambia
#1247 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965

For Economics

#49 in Africa
#1258 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
2005

For Economics

#50 in Africa
#1276 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
2003

For Economics

#51 in Africa
#4 in Egypt
#1313 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1972

For Economics

#52 in Africa
#11 in Nigeria
#1317 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1975

For Economics

#53 in Africa
#12 in Nigeria
#1381 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1983

For Economics

#54 in Africa
#2 in Tanzania
#1434 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1984

For Economics

#55 in Africa
#13 in Nigeria
#1439 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
17,672
Founded
1981

For Economics

#56 in Africa
#1522 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1982

For Economics

#57 in Africa
#1581 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1960

For Economics

#58 in Africa
#14 in Nigeria
#1608 in the World
Founded
1991

For Economics

#59 in Africa
#15 in Nigeria
#1636 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982

For Economics

#60 in Africa
#1 in Cameroon
#1638 in the World
Founded
1992

For Economics

#61 in Africa
#16 in Nigeria
#1645 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1980

For Economics

#62 in Africa
#17 in Nigeria
#1675 in the World
Founded
1992

For Economics

#63 in Africa
#18 in Nigeria
#1676 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1982

For Economics

#64 in Africa
#1 in Sudan
#1681 in the World
Enrollment
41,030
Founded
1956

For Economics

#65 in Africa
#1716 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2002

For Economics

#66 in Africa
#2 in Ethiopia
#1720 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1954

For Economics

#67 in Africa
#4 in Tunisia
#1733 in the World
Enrollment
50,314

For Economics

#68 in Africa
#19 in Nigeria
#1734 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982

For Economics

#69 in Africa
#1 in Namibia
#1749 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Economics

#70 in Africa
#20 in Nigeria
#1766 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1975

For Economics

#71 in Africa
#5 in Egypt
#1768 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1975

For Economics

#72 in Africa
#6 in Egypt
#1771 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
150,642
Founded
1942

For Economics

#73 in Africa
#1 in Lesotho
#1820 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1945

For Economics

#74 in Africa
#21 in Nigeria
#1834 in the World
Founded
2000

For Economics

#75 in Africa
#5 in Kenya
#1840 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1987

For Economics

#76 in Africa
#1842 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1962

For Economics

#77 in Africa
#22 in Nigeria
#1848 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2005

For Economics

#78 in Africa
#23 in Nigeria
#1857 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1990

For Economics

#79 in Africa
#3 in Ethiopia
#1858 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1991

For Economics

#80 in Africa
#2 in Zimbabwe
#1859 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1991

For Economics

#81 in Africa
#1 in Eswatini
#1867 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1976

For Economics

#82 in Africa
#1 in Morocco
#1874 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
2,500

For Economics

#83 in Africa
#24 in Nigeria
#1910 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1988

For Economics

#85 in Africa
#1 in Senegal
#1944 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1918

For Economics

#86 in Africa
#25 in Nigeria
#1952 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
24,169
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1975

For Economics

#87 in Africa
#26 in Nigeria
#1971 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1999

For Economics

#88 in Africa
#1981 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1981

For Economics

#89 in Africa
#4 in Ethiopia
#2005 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1983

For Economics

#90 in Africa
#27 in Nigeria
#2026 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2000

For Economics

#91 in Africa
#28 in Nigeria
#2042 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1999

For Economics

#92 in Africa
#29 in Nigeria
#2045 in the World
Founded
1980

For Economics

#93 in Africa
#3 in Zimbabwe
#2046 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
14,164
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1999

For Economics

#94 in Africa
#2 in Cameroon
#2062 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1993

For Economics

#95 in Africa
#2 in Morocco
#2069 in the World
Enrollment
67,415

For Economics

#96 in Africa
#5 in Ethiopia
#2087 in the World
Enrollment
57,852
Founded
2001

For Economics

#97 in Africa
#30 in Nigeria
#2090 in the World
Founded
2002

For Economics

#98 in Africa
#31 in Nigeria
#2097 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Economics

#99 in Africa
#4 in Zimbabwe
#2121 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1996

For Economics

#100 in Africa
#32 in Nigeria
#2127 in the World
Founded
1975