Private Hostels are available around the campus and in Kumasi for students who, as a result of the limited facilities/rooms could not be admitted as residents students. Notably among them are West End, Nyberg and Nana Adoma Hostel at Ayeduase near KNUST. Currently, about 60% of the total student population is non-resident. There is also a Non-Resident Facility on Kumasi campus (located near Club 'B' and the Central Classroom Block) where non-resident students could take a rest between lectures and do their own private studies before they leave for their various homes and hostels.
On the 1st of October, 2010, Professor William Otoo Ellis was appointed as Vice Chancellor for a four year term to steer the affairs of this great institution by the Council of this University. He was inducted into office on the 2nd of October, 2010 and swore the oath of service and was formally outdoored to the University Community and to the rest of the general public.