Are you searching for Private owned schools? Here is the updated list of Accredited Private Universities in Nigeria. Higher education institutions in the Nigeria are known as Universities, polytechnics and college of education. Private Universities award undergraduate, postgraduate degrees including masters and doctorate (PhD).
The schools in Nigeria are so numerous that most students tend to be confused especially when it comes to choosing one during JAMB. This article seek to reduce your worries.
Most Private universities are now making it to to top ranked universities according to QS World University Rankings 2022.
Private Universities in Nigeria
Private owned universities are considered the best choice for study. The are expensive but it worth it if you have the money. The are never affected by the incessant ASUU strike that usually hit all government owned universities (Federal and state).According to the National Universities Commission (NUC) 2022 there are 111 private universities currently operating in Nigeria, this schools and their website are:
- Achievers University, Owo Professor Samuel Aje https://www.achievers.edu.ng 2007
- Adeleke University, Ede Prof. Samuel E Alao https://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng 2011
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State Prof. E. Smaranda Olarinde https://www.abuad.edu.ng 2009
- African University of Science & Technology, Abuja Professor Azikiwe P. Onwualu https://aust.edu.ng 2007
- Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan Prof. Timothy A. Adebayo https://www.acu.edu.ng 2005
- Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin Professor Noah Yusuf https://www.alhikmah.edu.ng 2005
- Al-Qalam University, Katsina Prof. Nasiru Musa Yauri https://www.auk.edu.ng 2005
- American University of Nigeria, Yola Dr. Margee Ensign https://www.aun.edu.ng 2003
- Augustine University Prof. Steve Afolami https://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015
- Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo Professor Ademola Stephen Tayo https://www.babcock.edu.ng 1999
- Baze University Prof. Michael Hodd https://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng 2011
- Bells University of Technology, Otta Professor Jeremiah Ojediran https://www.bellsuniversity.edu.ng/ 2005
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City Prof. Sam Guobadia https://www.biu.edu.ng/ 2002
- Bingham University, New Karu Prof. William Barnabas Qurix https://www.binghamuni.edu.ng 2005
- Bowen University, Iwo Professor. Joshua Ogunwole https://www.bowen.edu.ng 2001
- Caleb University, Lagos Professor Nosa Owens-Ibie https://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng 2007
- Caritas University, Enugu Professor Vincent C. Okore https://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/ 2005
- Chrisland University Prof (Mrs) Chinedum Peace Babalola https://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng 2015
- Covenant University Ota Prof. Abiodun Humphrey Adebayo https://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/ 2002
- Crawford University Igbesa Prof. Isaac Rotimi Ajayi https://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng 2005
- Crescent University Professor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila https://www.crescent-university.edu.ng 2005
- Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo Prof. Timothy O Olagbemiro https://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015
- Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin Prof. Olukayode O. Amund https://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng 2012
- Evangel University, Akaeze Prof. I U Kalu https://www.evangeluniversity.edu.ng 2012
- Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo Prof. Amidu Olalekan Sanni https://www.fuo.edu.ng 2007
- Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State Prof. (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke https://www.gouni.edu.ng 2009
- Gregory University, Uturu Prof. M O E Iwuala https://www.gregoryuniversity.com 2012
28 Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun Prof. Segun Odunola https://www.hallmark.edu.ng 2015
- Hezekiah University, Umudi Prof. Chiedozie O. Ibegbulem https://hezekiah.edu.ng/ 2015
- Igbinedion University Okada Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye https://www.iuokada.edu.ng 1999
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji Professor Kola Sonaike https://www.jabu.edu.ng 2006
- Kings University, Ode Omu Prof. Adenike Kuku https://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015
- Kwararafa University, Wukari Professor Yakubu A Ochefu https://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng 2005
- Landmark University, Omu-Aran. Prof. Charity O. Aremu https://www.lmu.edu.ng 2011
- Lead City University, Ibadan Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo https://www.lcu.edu.ng 2005
- Madonna University, Okija Prof. Uchenna Casmir Anyanwu
- Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo Prof. Adegbaye F. Igbasan https://www.mcu.edu.ng 2012
- Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University Prof. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwape https://mciu.edu.ng/ 2015
- Mountain Top University Prof Elijah Ayolabi https://www.mtu.edu.ng 2015
- Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja Prof. Osman Nuri Aras https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/ 2009
For the purpose of this article, we can not list all the 111 private institutions her. To see all the list, visit: https://www.nuc.edu.ng/nigerian-univerisities/private-univeristies/
Note: The State universities listed above is not according to ranking.
Factors To Consider When Choosing A private Universities School
There are when things to consider when choosing a school to study. On of such is the courses offered by such institution. Another factor to consider is the tuition fee and cost of living in the area where the school is situated as well as availability of hostel.
Some State universities in Nigeria charges tuition fee for as low as N200,000 per section while some charge as high as N2,000,000. This is really a factor to consider especially for those from low income families.
Conclusion: We are glad you now know all the accredited private universities in Nigeria. Make sure you visit the website of each of the intuition for more information.