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Private Universities In Nigeria: Names, List Of Best Nigerian Universities

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Update in Oct, 2012  – Private Universities In Nigeria: Names, List Of Best Nigerian Universities

The increase in the number of Private Universities in Nigeria in the present decade has been alarming, it has created more choices for the ever increasing teeming University degree seekers , likewise the development has also stabilize the education sector to a large extent , students don’t have to stay extra years for their degree programs as a result of incessant strike actions that has characterized under-funded public universities, one cannot but mention the fact that Private Universities in Nigeria and their fees have become a serious concern to the parents and guardians who see such investment as too enormous in a country where job availability and security are not guaranteed.

Private Universities In Nigeria And Their Fees

Below is a list of the top private universities in Nigeria and their fees;

  • American university of Nigeria {1, 590,000 naira per session}
  • Achievers University, Owo, Ondo state {420,000 naira}
  • Adeleke University , Ede , Osun state , Nigeria { 350,000 naira}
  • Babcock University { 620,000 naira}, Bowen University, Iwo { 650,000 naira}
  • Covenant University, Ogun state { 500,000 naira}
  • Crawford University {480,000 naira}
  • Igbinedion university, Okada { 650,000 naira}
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University { 450,000 naira}
  • Lead City University, Ibadan {550,000 naira}
  • Obong University Nigeria { 200,000 naira}
  • Oduduwa University {200,000 naira}
  • Rhema University {325,000 naira}
  • Madonna University { 500,000 naira}
  • Redeemer’s University {580,000 naira}.

Best Private Universities In Nigeria

Just like the Universities in the Public sectors, Private Universities in Nigeria ranking is reviewed annually, according to the ranking of the best private universities in Nigeria 2012, Covenant University, Otta, and Ogun state has been ranked as the best in 3 consecutive years.

The ranking takes into consideration several factors which include the level of availability of facilities for teaching and studying, employability of University graduates, number of doctorates and professors in the academics and general quality of education. The best private Universities in Nigeria , according to the 2012 ranking also include; Madonna University, Babcock University, Bowen University, American University of Nigeria, and Igbinedion University, Okada.

Top Private Universities In Nigeria

The first private University in Nigeria is Madonna University; the university was established on the 10th of May, 1999 and presently operates 3 campuses. It is the first independent Catholic University that has an acceptance rate of more than 56% for its eligible students; the University also has a total of about 5,000 students {2010}.

Private Universities In Nigeria That Offer Medicine

The private Universities in Nigeria that offer medicine include;

  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state
  • Novena University, Delta state
  • Covenant University , Ogun state
  • Madonna University
  • Bowen University Iwo.

Private Universities In Nigeria Offering

The best private Universities in Nigeria offering law are;

  • Madonna University
  • Igbinedion University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Bowen University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University.

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  1. seun akinade

    January 4, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    ig nice. Am getin wat i want 4rm dis tin

  2. Rased

    May 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    You don’t even mentioned accounting/,are they not a course?

  3. hana

    May 26, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    wat of babcock are dey not part of the universities accredited for medicine too

  4. Doris

    May 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Just what is the criteria for this listing.I suspect the usual Naija wuruwuru,

    • X-ray

      August 20, 2016 at 9:06 AM

      Abeg which school do you attend

  5. charles

    June 12, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    how much does babcock charge for new student applying to study medcine

  6. ayo

    July 5, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Yeah, 1)covenant university don’t offer medicine nd u dnt include babcock becos dey offer medicine.

  7. david

    September 4, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    u also forgot to mention afe babalola uni

  8. david

    October 10, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    i need a private universitry that study geology ooo lf you know email me via

    • Laura

      August 19, 2014 at 4:57 PM


  9. Genevieve

    October 18, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    u forgot Afe Babalola what thrash is that

    • obaseki

      February 8, 2018 at 12:39 AM

      imagine. even landmark

  10. Ladvic

    October 26, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Is igbinedon not the first private uniersity in nigeria?

    • miracle

      September 12, 2015 at 2:58 PM

      of cos my dear ladvic I’m surprise oooo… of cos igbinedion university is d first private university in Nigeria, that is y it is called nigeria`s premier private university , I’m surprise they are writing Madonna as first private university in Nigeria..

  11. Joshua Abu

    December 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Young fellow, try Western Delta University Oghara.

  12. mildred

    June 16, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    I don’t tink convenant offers medicine

  13. Aliyu

    October 14, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Does igbinedion offers physiotherapy and is it acridited?

  14. sule

    November 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    which is the cheapest private university that offer medicine? and is accredited.

  15. phils

    November 14, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    hey wasup hw r u doing man am seriously a help 4rm god for my education tanks

  16. toria cyril

    November 29, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    which private uni offers nursing?

  17. Dleex

    January 9, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Wic private sch, is the best for engineering student

  18. Karen

    January 19, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    What’s the criteria for admission for medicine in covenant they accept two sittings.

  19. feyi

    June 16, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    This is crap pls wen writing list. Like dis make sure u knw wat u r saying besides wer is Elizade. University on this list u need to check out dis university and see for urslf. It’s beyond the immaginable.

  20. Bockarie

    June 18, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    is WOHPRAG biblical University not accredited AND approved university in lagos Nigeria

  21. Okon Afaiko

    September 15, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Pls I want to know whether Madonna university has accredition in their Law faculty ?

  22. lahai bockarie

    October 13, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    What is the position of Wohphrag Univeristy. It is private ACCREDITED AND APPROVED UNIVERSITY IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

  23. Obinna Udochukwu

    January 7, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    Is Joseph ayo university still offering law

  24. Jerry Orighomisan

    June 27, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    It is just comment no response 2 questions been asked?

  25. Beatrice Olungwe

    July 7, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    What about Edwin Clark University?

  26. Christine

    April 4, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    How much do Novena university take per session for 2018

  27. Matthias oigbokie

    May 17, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Is edo university Iyamho accredited by NUC to run nursing programme?

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