Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology: Statistics

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#1393 of 14,131 In the World
#22 of 1,104 In Africa
#2 of 67 In Ghana
#1 of 4 In Kumasi
#172 of 1,009 For Hydrology and Water resources management
Top50% For 99 other topics
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Acceptance rate
54%
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate54%
Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary ('O') level, with 5 credits, including English, and General Certificate of Education Advanced ('A') level, with 2 passes. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) with passes in core English and Mathematics and three elective subjects relevant to chosen programme with a total aggregate of 24
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; March-June)

We've calculated the 54% acceptance rate for Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has published 11,124 scientific papers with 130,575 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Chemistry, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Sociology, and Political Science.

Publications
11,124
Citations
130,575

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
6,949 / 88,448
Environmental Science
6,394 / 73,376
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,287 / 72,250
Medicine
6,072 / 85,311
Engineering
4,625 / 57,056
Chemistry
4,250 / 56,205
Ecology
3,959 / 49,368
Geography and Cartography
3,695 / 40,339
Sociology
3,565 / 47,696
Political Science
3,555 / 39,893
Computer Science
3,432 / 35,636
Pathology
3,412 / 60,811
Law
3,405 / 39,004
Physics
3,219 / 39,327
Economics
3,019 / 37,451
Mathematics
2,943 / 31,354
Geology
2,865 / 37,211
Business
2,623 / 25,532
Psychology
2,577 / 27,286
Statistics
2,563 / 28,944
Genetics
2,470 / 37,290
Public Health
2,374 / 40,492
Biochemistry
2,298 / 35,056
History
2,212 / 23,785
Archaeology
2,101 / 22,900
Organic Chemistry
2,035 / 23,247
Development Studies
1,982 / 29,396
Demography
1,945 / 34,775
Philosophy
1,910 / 12,521
Quantum and Particle physics
1,750 / 16,040
Paleontology
1,686 / 23,337
Materials Science
1,521 / 16,728
Agricultural Science
1,506 / 16,608
Botany
1,450 / 15,780
Immunology
1,403 / 24,007
Machine Learning
1,376 / 11,046
Nursing
1,362 / 22,985
Psychiatry
1,315 / 18,641
Environmental Management
1,291 / 15,294
Management
1,116 / 13,083

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 19 34
1991 15 31
1992 21 44
1993 25 61
1994 14 57
1995 20 108
1996 20 87
1997 28 102
1998 33 98
1999 35 114
2000 27 194
2001 26 215
2002 21 238
2003 30 315
2004 36 359
2005 62 455
2006 103 624
2007 96 766
2008 68 901
2009 107 1237
2010 117 1582
2011 180 1946
2012 197 2373
2013 247 3120
2014 340 4174
2015 495 4926
2016 676 5733
2017 704 7108
2018 743 8131
2019 965 10917
2020 1255 14882
2021 1739 21808
2022 1868 25670
Academic rankings

Tuition

International studetns Overseas students, undergraduate, 14m - 26m per annum; postgraduate, 16m - 28m (GHS)

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes TBD
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes TBD
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes TBD TBD
Master's Degree Agronomy, Architecture, Business Administration, Computer Science, Crop Production, Education, Finance, Food Science, Information Technology, Insurance, Law, Leadership, Management, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Statistics, Transport Management
Master of Philosophy Architecture, Building Technologies, Computer Science, English, Finance, French, Information Technology, Management, Political Sciences
Doctorate Building Technologies, English, French, Management

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology alumni

  1. Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1938-2018 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
    Studied in 1958-1961
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianinternational forum participanteconomist
    Biography

    Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organisation founded by Nelson Mandela.

  2. Mr Eazi

    Mr Eazi
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1991-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    businesspersonmusiciansinger
    Biography

    Oluwatosin Ajibade, better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record executive. He is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion of sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns. Mr Eazi relocated to Kumasi in 2008 and enrolled at KNUST, where he began booking artists to perform at college parties. He showed interest in music after recording a guest verse on "My Life", a song that gained traction and became a popular record at KNUST. Mr Eazi released his debut mixtape About to Blow in 2013. He gained an international audience following the release of the Efya-assisted single "Skin Tight". His second mixtape, titled Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos, was released in 2017.

  3. El Anatsui

    El Anatsui
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1944-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    university teacherinstallation artistsculptortextile artistceramicist
    Biography

    El Anatsui is a Ghanaian sculptor active for much of his career in Nigeria. He has drawn particular international attention for his "bottle-top installations". These installations consist of thousands of aluminum pieces sourced from alcohol recycling stations and sewn together with copper wire, which are then transformed into metallic cloth-like wall sculptures. Such materials, while seemingly stiff and sturdy, are actually free and flexible, which often helps with manipulation when installing his sculptures. Anatsui was included in the 2023 Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.

  4. John Dumelo

    John Dumelo
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    actorfarmerpoliticianfashion designer
    Biography

    John Setor Dumelo is a Ghanaian actor, farmer and politician. On 1 April 2014 he emerged as the first Ghanaian to hit a million likes on Facebook. His parents are Mr. John Dumelo who was a Civil Engineer and Mrs. Antoinette Dumelo a Customs Officer.

All 38 notable alumni

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology faculties and divisions

College : Agriculture and Natural Resources Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Cattle Breeding, Crop Production, Dairy, Fishery, Forest Management, Forest Products, Forestry, Horticulture, Rural Planning, Soil Science, Water Management, Wildlife, Wood Technology, Zoology
College : Architecture and Planning Architecture, Architecture and Planning
College : Art and Social Sciences African Studies, Commercial Law, Cultural Studies, Design, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Industrial Management, Modern Languages, Painting and Drawing, Private Law, Public Law, Publishing and Book Trade, Sculpture, Social Studies
College : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Geological Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Technology
College : Health Sciences Biology, Dentistry, Health Administration, Health Education, Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science
College : Science Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Distance Education, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Physics, Technology
School : Graduate Studies Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

General information

Alternative names KNUST
Founded 1951
Accreditation National Accreditation Board
Motto Nyansapɔ wɔsane no badwenma
Colors red, yellow, green, black, white

Location and contacts

Address Private Mail Bag University Post Office
Kumasi
Ghana
City population 3,348,000

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