Private Universities in Nigeria (Cheapest and the Best) 2021

This article is about private Universities in Nigeria comprising of the best Universities, cheapest Universities and the list of all private Universities in Nigeria.

Top 20 best private universities

The rank below was conducted by webometrics in July 2020. According to the info on their website, the ranking is being updated every six months. Covenant University top the list of the best private University in Nigeria and came second in all the Institutions (both Universities and Polytechnics) in Nigeria.

  • Covenant University
  • Landmark University
  • Redeemer’s University
  • American University of Nigeria
  • African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
  • Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti
  • Babcock University
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  • Bowen University
  • Igbinedion University Okada
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Fountain University Osogbo
  • Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
  • Adeleke University Ede
  • Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  • Bingham University, New Karu
  • Benson Idahosa University
  • Elizade University Ilara Mokin
  • Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • Lead City University Ibadan

List of Cheap Private Universities in Nigeria

The tuition fee of each school varies depending on the course you want to study. However, the fee given is for the cheapest course in each University. The cheapest private University in Nigeria is Oduduwa University. Below are the list of the cheap private universities in Nigeria with their tuition fee:

  • Oduduwa University – N195,000
  • Obong University, Obong Ntak – N170,000
  • Wellspring University _ N213,000
  • Caritas University – N248,000
  • Paul University, Awka – N300,000
  • Rhema University – N313,000
  • Fountain University, Osogbo – N350,000
  • Al-Hikmah University – N350,000
  • Adeleke University – N350,000
  • Novena University – N400,000
  • Crawford University – N450,000
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University – N436,000
  • Lead City University – N550,000
  • Mountain Top University (MTU School Fees) – N650,000

List of all Private Universities in Nigeria by NUC

I have provided the comprehensive list of all universities in Nigeria in one of my articles. However, below are the list of private universities in Nigeria approved by NUC.

  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Adeleke University, Ede
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  • African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
  • Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • American University of Nigeria, Yola
  • Augustine University
  • Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
  • Baze University
  • Bells University of Technology, Otta
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Bingham University, New Karu
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Caleb University, Lagos
  • Caritas University, Enugu
  • Chrisland University
  • Covenant University Ota
  • Crawford University Igbesa
  • Crescent University
  • Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  • Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  • Evangel University, Akaeze
  • Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  • Gregory University, Uturu Prof. Juliet Elu
  • Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  • Hezekiah University, Umudi
  • Igbinedion University Okada
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Kings University, Ode Omu
  • Kwararafa University, Wukari
  • Landmark University, Omu-Aran.
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  • Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University
  • Mountain Top University
  • Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  • Novena University, Ogume
  • Obong University, Obong Ntak
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  • Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  • Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  • Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  • Renaissance University, Enugu
  • Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  • Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  • Summit University
  • Tansian University, Umunya
  • University of Mkar, Mkar
  • Veritas University, Abuja
  • Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  • Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo
  • Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  • Christopher University Mowe
  • Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  • Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  • Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  • Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
  • Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  • Coal City University Enugu State
  • Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  • Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State
  • Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State
  • Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo
  • PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt
  • Atiba University Oyo
  • Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos

Bolarinwa Olajire

An associate lecturer with demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills, C++, Fortran, and Entrepreneurship. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter from University of Ibadan and PhD student at FUNAAB.

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