Ashesi’s growing impact

Ashesi impacts Africa in two ways:

  • Our graduates successfully create progress across the continent
  • Ashesi, as an African institution, is a new model for African educational and civil institutions

Today, Ashesi graduates are fulfilling a lifelong commitment to create progress on their home continent. Imagine the impact their growing numbers will have over the next decade.

93% of graduates have either received job offers, started their own businesses or pursued graduate degrees – within 6 months of graduating. This success rate is particularly impressive given that an estimated 50% of college graduates in sub-Saharan Africa are unemployed. Employers in Africa urgently need the combination of ethics, problem solving and professional skills that Ashesi graduates offer.

Ashesi’s impact by the numbers

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791 students: In welcoming the Class of 2020 this fall, Ashesi’s student body is now the largest, and most diverse to date.

 

 

 

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892 graduates: Since opening in 2002, Ashesi has produced 892 graduates, who are fulfilling a lifelong commitment to create progress on their home continent.

 

 


93% quality placement:
Over 90% graduates either received job offers, started their own businesses or pursued graduate degrees – within 6 months of graduating.

 

 

 

 

+90% of graduates live and work in Africa: Over 90% of alumni are working to create progress in Africa. Most remaining alumni are pursuing graduate degrees in the US and Europe and plan to return to Africa.

 

 

 

20% International

 

20% international students: With 20% of students coming from African countries outside of Ghana, Ashesi is becoming a truly pan-African university. Our growing alumni network extends across Africa – graduates are impacting communities continent-wide.

 

 

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2,000 graduates in the next decade: Ashesi’s student enrollment grows every year. In the next decade, 2,000 additional students will complete the Ashesi education.

 

 


Thanks to donors

 

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We take pride in the fact that 51% of Ashesi students receive financial aid and that 29% of our students pay nothing at all for tuition, room & board or textbooks.

 

 

 

100% Quality Placement
100% increase in program offerings
Thanks to the launch of our new engineering program – with degrees in Mechanical, Computer and Electronic & Electrical Engineering – Ashesi’s program offerings doubled in 2015.

 

 

25% Campus Growth

25% physical campus growth
In 2015, Ashesi’s campus grew 25% thanks to donor support. Our new engineering building features mechE, electronics, science and design labs, a student lounge and auditorium. Our new 96-bed dormitory allows more students to live on campus – thereby fully engaging in the Ashesi experience.