Private Universities in Nigeria (Cheapest and the Best)

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

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List of 20 best private universities

The rank below was conducted by webometrics in July 2017. 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
  • Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti
  • American University of Nigeria
  • Landmark University
  • Babcock University
  • African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
  • Redeemer’s 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 – N164,000

Obong University, Obong Ntak – N170,000

Rhema University – N313,000

Babcock University – N340,000

Adeleke University – N350,000

Covenant University – N432,000

Crawford University – N450,000

Joseph Ayo Babalola University – N500,000

Lead City University – N570,000


Official List of all Private Universities in Nigeria by NUC

1              Achievers University, Owo

2              Adeleke University, Ede

3              Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State

4              African University of Science & Technology, Abuja

5              Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan

6              Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

7              Al-Qalam University, Katsina

8              American University of Nigeria, Yola

9              Augustine University

10           Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo

11           Baze University

12           Bells University of Technology, Otta

13           Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

14           Bingham University, New Karu

15           Bowen University, Iwo

16           Caleb University, Lagos

17           Caritas University, Enugu

18           Chrisland University

19           Covenant University Ota

20           Crawford University Igbesa

21           Crescent University

22           Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo

23           Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin

24           Evangel University, Akaeze

25           Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo

26           Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State

27           Gregory University, Uturu           Prof. Juliet Elu

28           Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun

29           Hezekiah University, Umudi

30           Igbinedion University Okada

31           Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji

32           Kings University, Ode Omu

33           Kwararafa University, Wukari

34           Landmark University, Omu-Aran.

35           Lead City University, Ibadan

36           Madonna University, Okija

37           Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo

38           Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University

39           Mountain Top University

40           Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja

41           Novena University, Ogume

42           Obong University, Obong Ntak

43           Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State

44           Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos

45           Paul University, Awka – Anambra State

46           Redeemer’s University, Mowe

47           Renaissance University, Enugu

48           Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State

49           Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom

50           Salem University, Lokoja

51           Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.

52           Southwestern University, Oku Owa

53           Summit University

54           Tansian University, Umunya

55           University of Mkar, Mkar

56           Veritas University, Abuja

57           Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State

58           Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo

59           Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State

60           Christopher University Mowe

61           Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State

62           Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State

63           Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State

64           Legacy University, Okija Anambra State

65           Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State

66           Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State

67           Coal City University Enugu State

68           Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State

69           Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State

70           Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State

71           Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo

72           PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt

73           Atiba University Oyo

74           Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos



Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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