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 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.
|S/N||PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES||WEBSITES||COURSES||YEAR EST.|
|1||Achievers University, Owo||Website||Courses||2007|
|2||Adeleke University, Ede||Website||Courses||2011|
|3||Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State||Website||Courses||2009|
|4||African University of Science & Technology, Abuja||Website||Courses||2007|
|5||Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan||Website||Courses||2005|
|6||Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin||Website||Courses||2005|
|7||Al-Qalam University, Katsina||Website||Courses||2005|
|8||American University of Nigeria, Yola||Website||Courses||2003|
|12||Bells University of Technology, Otta||Website||Courses||2005|
|13||Benson Idahosa University, Benin City||Website||Courses||2002|
|14||Bingham University, New Karu||Website||Courses||2005|
|15||Bowen University, Iwo||Website||Courses||2001|
|16||Caleb University, Lagos||Website||Courses||2007|
|17||Caritas University, Enugu||Website||Courses||2005|
|19||Covenant University Ota||Website||Courses||2002|
|20||Crawford University Igbesa||Website||Courses||2005|
|22||Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo||Website||Courses||2015|
|23||Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin||Website||Courses||2012|
|24||Evangel University, Akaeze||Website||Courses||2012|
|25||Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo||Website||Courses||2007|
|26||Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State||Website||Courses||2009|
|27||Gregory University, Uturu||Website||Courses||2012|
|29||Hezekiah University, Umudi||Website||Courses||2015|
|30||Igbinedion University Okada||Website||Courses||1999|
|31||Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji||Website||Courses||2006|
|33||Kwararafa University, Wukari||Website||Courses||2005|
|34||Landmark University, Omu-Aran.||Website||Courses||2011|
|35||Lead City University, Ibadan||Website||Courses||2005|
|36||Madonna University, Okija||Website||Courses||1999|
|37||Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo||Website||Courses||2012|
|38||Micheal & Cecilia University||Website||Courses||2015|
|39||Mountain Top University||Website||Courses||2015|
|40||Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja||Website||Courses||2009|
|41||Novena University, Ogume||Website||Courses||2005|
|42||Obong University, Obong Ntak||Website||Courses||2007|
|43||Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State||Website||Courses||2009|
|44||Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos||Website||Courses||2002|
|45||Paul University, Awka – Anambra State||Website||Courses||2009|
|46||Redeemer’s University, Mowe||Website||Courses||2005|
|47||Renaissance University, Enugu||Website||Courses||2005|
|48||Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State||Website||Courses||2009|
|50||Salem University, Lokoja||Website||Courses||2007|
|51||Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.||Website||Courses||2011|
|52||Southwestern University, Oku Owa||Website||Courses||2012|
|54||Tansian University, Umunya||Website||Courses||2007|
|55||University of Mkar, Mkar||Website||Courses||2005|
|57||Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State||Website||Courses||2009|
|58||Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo||Website||Courses||2007|
|59||Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State||Website||Courses||2007|
|60||Christopher University Mowe||Website||Courses||2015|
|61||Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State||Website||Courses||2016|
|62||Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State||Website||Courses||2016|
|63||Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State||Website||Courses||2016|
|64||Legacy University, Okija Anambra State||Website||Courses||2016|
|65||Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State||Website||Courses||2016|
|66||Cn Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State||Website||Courses||2016|
|67||Coal City University Enugu State||Website||Courses||2016|
|68||Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State||Website||Courses||2016|
|69||Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State||Website||Courses||2017|
|70||Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State||Website||Courses||2017|
|71||Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo||Website||Courses||2017|
|72||PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt||Website||Courses||2017|
|73||Atiba University Oyo||Website||Courses||2017|
|74||Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos||Website||Courses||2017|
|75||Skyline University, Kano||Website||Courses||2018|
|76||Greenfield University, Kaduna||Website||Courses||2019|
|77||Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State||Website||Courses||2019|
|78||Trinity University Ogun State||Website||Courses||2019|
|79||Westland University Iwo, Osun State||Website||Courses||2019|
|80||Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State||Website||Courses||2021|
|81||Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State||Website||Courses||2021|
|82||Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo State||Website||Courses||2021|
|83||Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State||Website||Courses||2021|
|84||Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State||Website||Courses||2021|
|85||Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State||Website||Courses||2021|
|86||Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State||Website||Courses||2021|
|87||Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State||Website||Courses||2021|
|88||NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State||Website||Courses||2021|
|89||Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State||Website||Courses||2021|
|90||James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State||Website||Courses||2021|
|91||Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State||Website||Courses||2021|
|92||Capital City University, Kano State||Website||Courses||2021|
|93||Ahman Pategi University, Kwara State||Website||Courses||2021|
|94||University of Offa, Kwara State||Website||Courses||2021|
|95||Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State||Website||Courses||2021|
|96||Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State||Website||Courses||2021|
|97||Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja||Website||Courses||2021|
|98||Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State||Website||Courses||2021|
|99||Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State||Website||Courses||2021|
|100||PEN Resource University, Gombe||Website||Courses||2022|
|101||Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno||Website||Courses||2022|
|102||Margaret Lawrence University, Umunede, Delta State||Website||Courses||2022|
|103||Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano||Website||Courses||2022|
|104||Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State||Website||Courses||2022|
|105||Baba Ahmed University, Kano State||Website||Courses||2022|
|106||Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto State||Website||Courses||2022|
|107||Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State||Website||Courses||2022|
|108||Peter University, Achina-Onneh Anambra State||Website||Courses||2022|
|109||Newgate University, MInna, Niger State.||Website||Courses||2022|
|110||European University of Nigeria, Duboyi, FCT||Website||Courses||2022|
|111||NorthWest University Sokoto State||Website||Courses||2022|
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.