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.

Ashesi’s impact by the numbers

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Our Students

  • 1,000 students
    After welcoming the Class of 2022 this fall, Ashesi’s student body is now larger than ever.
  • 45% of students receive financial aid
    Nearly half of Ashesi students receive scholarships. 28% receive full support for room, board, and tuition.
  • 47% of students are women
    African women are underrepresented in higher education. At Ashesi, we are committed to gender equity.
  • 20+ African countries represented
    Ashesi is a Pan-African community. Students come from over nations to learn, live, and innovate.

Our alumni

  • 1,200 graduates
    Since opening in 2002, Ashesi has produced over one thousand graduates who are fulfilling a lifelong commitment to create progress on their home continent.
  • Nearly 100% of grads find quality placement
    Every year, nearly 100% of Ashesi graduates are placed in jobs or graduate programs, or start their own businesses, within six months of graduation.
  • 90% of graduates live and work in Africa
    The vast majority of alums are working in Africa. Most remaining alumni are pursuing graduate degrees in the US and Europe and plan to return to Africa.