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Full List of Private Universities in Nigeria & Courses

It is no longer easy to come up with the list of Private Universities In Nigeria as it used to be in the early 2000s. This is because we now have many of them–over 111 private Universities. This number is more than the number of state Universities we have in Nigeria.

The first Private University in Nigeria is Igbinedion University Okada. It was established in 1999 and located at Okada Wonderland in Okada, a town beside Benin City, Edo state.

I have seen articles that claim that Madonna University is the first private University to be established in Nigeria. I don’t know where that came from but this is contrary to what many Nigerians know. Maybe because they were both established in the same year 1999.

In the list below, you are going to be having the names of all accredited private Universities in Nigeria and their locations.

Private Universities In Nigeria

Private Universities In Nigeria Accredited By The NUC

NUC does not only accredited State and Federal Universities and their programs but also all Private Universities in Nigeria and the courses/programmes run by these institutions.

1Achievers University, OwoWebsiteCourses2007
2Adeleke University, EdeWebsiteCourses2011
3Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti StateWebsiteCourses2009
4African University of Science & Technology, AbujaWebsiteCourses2007
5Ajayi Crowther University, IbadanWebsiteCourses2005
6Al-Hikmah University, IlorinWebsiteCourses2005
7Al-Qalam University, KatsinaWebsiteCourses2005
8American University of Nigeria, YolaWebsiteCourses2003
9Augustine UniversityWebsiteCourses2015
10Babcock University,Ilishan-RemoWebsiteCourses1999
11Baze UniversityWebsiteCourses2011
12Bells University of Technology, OttaWebsiteCourses2005
13Benson Idahosa University, Benin CityWebsiteCourses2002
14Bingham University, New KaruWebsiteCourses2005
15Bowen University, IwoWebsiteCourses2001
16Caleb University, LagosWebsiteCourses2007
17Caritas University, EnuguWebsiteCourses2005
18Chrisland UniversityWebsiteCourses2015
19Covenant University OtaWebsiteCourses2002
20Crawford University IgbesaWebsiteCourses2005
21Crescent UniversityWebsiteCourses2005
22Edwin Clark University, KaigbodoWebsiteCourses2015
23Elizade University, Ilara-MokinWebsiteCourses2012
24Evangel University, AkaezeWebsiteCourses2012
25Fountain Unveristy, OshogboWebsiteCourses2007
26Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu StateWebsiteCourses2009
27Gregory University, UturuWebsiteCourses2012
28Hallmark UniversityWebsiteCourses2015
29Hezekiah University, UmudiWebsiteCourses2015
30Igbinedion University OkadaWebsiteCourses1999
31Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-ArakejiWebsiteCourses2006
32Kings UniversityWebsiteCourses2015
33Kwararafa University, WukariWebsiteCourses2005
34Landmark University, Omu-Aran.WebsiteCourses2011
35Lead City University, IbadanWebsiteCourses2005
36Madonna University, OkijaWebsiteCourses1999
37Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, AjeboWebsiteCourses2012
38Micheal & Cecilia UniversityWebsiteCourses2015
39Mountain Top UniversityWebsiteCourses2015
40Nile University of Nigeria, AbujaWebsiteCourses2009
41Novena University, OgumeWebsiteCourses2005
42Obong University, Obong NtakWebsiteCourses2007
43Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun StateWebsiteCourses2009
44Pan-Atlantic University, LagosWebsiteCourses2002
45Paul University, Awka – Anambra StateWebsiteCourses2009
46Redeemer’s University, MoweWebsiteCourses2005
47Renaissance University, EnuguWebsiteCourses2005
48Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers StateWebsiteCourses2009
49Ritman UniversityWebsiteCourses2015
50Salem University, LokojaWebsiteCourses2007
51Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.WebsiteCourses2011
52Southwestern University, Oku OwaWebsiteCourses2012
53Summit UniversityWebsiteCourses2015
54Tansian University, UmunyaWebsiteCourses2007
55University of Mkar, MkarWebsiteCourses2005
56Veritas UniversityWebsiteCourses2007
57Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo StateWebsiteCourses2009
58Wesley University of Science & Technology, OndoWebsiteCourses2007
59Western Delta University, Oghara Delta StateWebsiteCourses2007
60Christopher University MoweWebsiteCourses2015
61Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo StateWebsiteCourses2016
62Anchor University Ayobo Lagos StateWebsiteCourses2016
63Dominican University Ibadan Oyo StateWebsiteCourses2016
64Legacy University, Okija Anambra StateWebsiteCourses2016
65Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river StateWebsiteCourses2016
66Cn Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara StateWebsiteCourses2016
67Coal City University Enugu StateWebsiteCourses2016
68Clifford University Owerrinta Abia StateWebsiteCourses2016
69Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta StateWebsiteCourses2017
70Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia StateWebsiteCourses2017
71Precious Cornerstone University, OyoWebsiteCourses2017
72PAMO University of Medical Sciences, PortharcourtWebsiteCourses2017
73Atiba University OyoWebsiteCourses2017
74Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, LagosWebsiteCourses2017
75Skyline University, KanoWebsiteCourses2018
76Greenfield University, KadunaWebsiteCourses2019
77Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo StateWebsiteCourses2019
78Trinity University Ogun StateWebsiteCourses2019
79Westland University Iwo, Osun StateWebsiteCourses2019
80Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom StateWebsiteCourses2021
81Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara StateWebsiteCourses2021
82Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo StateWebsiteCourses2021
83Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa StateWebsiteCourses2021
84Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano StateWebsiteCourses2021
85Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo StateWebsiteCourses2021
86Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River StateWebsiteCourses2021
87Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo StateWebsiteCourses2021
88NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna StateWebsiteCourses2021
89Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau StateWebsiteCourses2021
90James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos StateWebsiteCourses2021
91Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano StateWebsiteCourses2021
92Capital City University, Kano StateWebsiteCourses2021
93Ahman Pategi University, Kwara StateWebsiteCourses2021
94University of Offa, Kwara StateWebsiteCourses2021
95Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa StateWebsiteCourses2021
96Edusoko University, Bida, Niger StateWebsiteCourses2021
97Philomath University, Kuje, AbujaWebsiteCourses2021
98Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa StateWebsiteCourses2021
99Anan University, Kwall, Plateau StateWebsiteCourses2021
100PEN Resource University, GombeWebsiteCourses2022
101Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, BornoWebsiteCourses2022
102Margaret Lawrence University, Umunede, Delta StateWebsiteCourses2022
103Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, KanoWebsiteCourses2022
104Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta StateWebsiteCourses2022
105Baba Ahmed University, Kano StateWebsiteCourses2022
106Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto StateWebsiteCourses2022
107Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia StateWebsiteCourses2022
108Peter University, Achina-Onneh Anambra StateWebsiteCourses2022
109Newgate University, MInna, Niger State.WebsiteCourses2022
110European University of Nigeria, Duboyi, FCTWebsiteCourses2022
111NorthWest University Sokoto StateWebsiteCourses2022

That is the updated list of all private Universities in Nigeria including those approved by the National Universities Commission in 2022. In our next post, we are going to be sharing with you, the school fees being paid in these private Universities listed.

With over a hundred private universities in Nigeria, they now number more than public universities—that is, state universities and federal universities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Private Universities in Nigeria

Can you resume a Private University in Second Semester?

No! If you get admission into a private university, you cannot resume in the second semester. It has to be the first, so that you can align with the resumption date for all fresh students, pay your tuition fees, and start lectures.

What is a College in a Private University?

They are just like faculties. Some schools make the choice to call their faculties colleges. When you see faculty, think college.

What are the school fees and tuition for all private schools in Nigeria?

A whole article must be dedicated to address the topic of private varsities tuition and other fees. Click here to check the school fees of all private varsities in Nigeria.

Are there School Fees Affrodable?

Compared to other private universities in Nigeria, Achievers University, Owo school fees is quite affordable.

Do Private Schools Provide Accommodation?

Yes, many private schools collect accommodation fees with tuition. Therefore, they make accommodation available via their school hostels. If a school does not provide on-campus accommodation or bed spaces, they hook you up with hostels that are close to the school campus.

How many private universities are there in Nigeria?

There are currently 111 private universities in the country.

What is a Private University?

Private universities are founded by individuals, NGOs, or corporate bodies to serve a variety of educational requirements as well as to make a profit. Private Universities of Technology, Private Universities of Agriculture, and Private Universities of Education are all present in Nigeria.

What is the best private university in Nigeria in 2023?

Per the rank from uniRank, Covenant University is currently the best private institution of higher education in Nigeria. If you also check QS universities ranking, the university is top of the list among private universities in Nigeria. It is probably better than any Nigerian University.

What was the first private university in Nigeria?

As we have mentioned in a earlier paragraph, Igbinedion University is the first licensed Private University in Nigeria when it welcomed its first batch of students on October 15, 1999. The University is located in Okada, Edo State.

Where is Covenant University located?

The institution is located at KM 10 Idiroko Rd, 112104, Ota, Nigeria.

Which are the Popular Private Universities?

Aside Covenant University, think about the following:

Joseph Ayo Babalola University is the #8 best private university in our list of the top 10 best private universities in Nigeria. Christ Apostolic Church established Joseph Ayo Babalola University in 2004 and named it after the church’s spiritual leader. It is one of the best universities in Nigeria. Achiever, Landmark, Babcock, Igbinedion, and Bowen are also popular.

Which Are Examples of Christian Varsities?

Landmark University is a private Christian university established, owned, and operated by the Living Faith Church Worldwide. Covenant and Joseph Ayo Babalola are other examples.

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