List Of Private Universities in Nigeria

List Of Private Universities in Nigeria
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List Of Private Universities in Nigeria

In this article, we will be sharing the list of private Universities in Nigeria as released by Nigeria University Commission (NUC). There are so many Universities in Nigeria today compared to the 70s or 80s. This is a good thing because it shows that we are embracing education rapidly. Before making the decision of the private University you wish to go to or send your child, there are some factors that should be considered, which is why you visited this article. Well, we will share some information about the list of private universities in Nigeria (e.g. their location, Vice Chancellor, official website and the year of establishment. In the second part of the article, we took the liberty of arranging the private Universities in Nigeria based on the geo-political zones in Nigeria, ENJOY!

Full List of Private Universities in Nigeria 

Name Of Private UniversityLocationCurrent Vice ChancellorOfficial WebsiteYear
Achievers UniversityOwo, Ondo StateProfessor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi
Adeleke UniversityEde, Osun StateProfessor Samuel E. Alao
Admiralty UniversityIbusa, Delta StateProfessor Paul Omojo Omaji
Afe Babalola UniversityAdo-Ekiti, Ekiti StateProfessor M.O. Ajisafe
African University of Science and TechnologyAbuja, FCTProfessor Kingston Nyamapfene
Ajayi Crowther UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Dapo F. Asaju
Al-Hikmah UniversityIlorin, Kwara StateProfeesor Taofeek Ibrahim
Al-Qalam UniversityKatsina, Katsina StateProfessor Shehu G. Ado
American University of NigeriaYola, Adamawa StateDr. Dawn Dekle
Anchor UniversityAyobo, Lagos StateProfessor J.O. Afolayan
Arthur Javis UniversityAkpoyubo, Cross River StateProfessor Julian Osuji
Atiba UniversityOyo-Iseyin, Oyo StateProfessor Sola Ehindero
Augustine UniversityIlara Epe, Lagos StateProfessor Steve Olaoluwa Afolami
Babcock UniversityIlishan-Remo, Ogun StateProfessor Ademola Stephen Tayo
Baze UniversityAbuja, FCTProfessor Tahir Mamman
Bells University of TechnologyOta, Ogun stateProfessor Jeremiah Ojediran
Benson Idahosa UniversityUgbor, Edo StateProfessor Sam Guobadia
Bingham UniversityKaru, FCTProfessor Williams Barnabas Quirx
Bowen UniversityIwo, Osun StateProfessor Matthews Akintunde Ojo
Caleb UniversityImota, Lagos StateProfessor Ayandiji D. Aina
Caritas UniversityAmorji-Nike, Enugu StateProfessor Vincent C. Okore
Chrisland UniversityAbeokuta, Ogun StateProfessor (Mrs.) Chinedum Peace Babalola
Christopher UniversityMowe, Ogun StateProfessor Friday Ndubisi
Clifford UniversityOwerrinta, Abia StateProfessor Chimezie A Omeonu
Coal City UniversityEnugu, Enugu StateProfessor Malachy Ike Okwueze
Covenant UniversityOta, Ogun StateProfessor Aderemi A. Atayero
Crawford UniversityIgbesa, Ogun StateProfessor Isaac Rotimi Ajayi
Crescent UniversityAbeokuta, Ogun StateProfessor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila
Crown Hill UniversityEiyenkorin, Kwara StateProfessor John Olorunmaiye
Dominican UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Anthony Akinwole
Dominion UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Adedoyin Soyinbo
Edwin Clark UniversityKaigbodo, Delta StateProfessor Timothy O. Olagbemiro
Eko University of Medical and Health ServicesIjanikin, Lagos StateProfessor Muheez Alani
Elizade UniversityIlara-Mokin, Ondo StateProfessor Olukayode O. Amund
Evangel UniversityAkaeze, Ebonyi StateProfessor I.U. Kalu
Fountain UniversityOshogbo, Osun StateProfessor Usman Abdullateef
Godfrey Okoye UniversityUgwuomu-Nike, Enugu StateProfessor Chikelu Anieke
Greenfield UniversityKaduna, Kaduna StateProfessor John Gambo Laah
Gregory UniversityUturu, Abia StateProfessor M.O.E Iwuala
Hallmark UniversityIjebi Itele, Ogun StateProfessor Segun Odunola
Hezekiah UniversityUmudi, Imo StateProfessor Enoch Ajunwa
Igbinedion UniversityOkada, Edo StateProfessor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye
Joseph Ayo Babalola UniversityIkeji Ara-keji, Osun StateProfessor Sola Fajana
Kings UniversityOde Omu, Osun StateProfessor Diran Famurewa
Kola Daisi UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Kolade Ayorinde
Kwarafa UniversityWukari, Taraba StateProfessor Yakubu A Ochefu
Landmark UniversityOmu-Aran, Kwara StateProfessor Adeniyi Olayanju
Lead City UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo
Legacy UniversityOkija, Anambra StateProfessor Moses Nkem Chendo
Madonna UniversityOkija, Anambra StateProfessor Chucks E. Ezedum
Mcpherson UniversitySeriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun stateProfessor Adeniyi Agunbiade
Michael & Cecilia Ibru UniversityUghelli, Delta StateProfessor (Mrs.) Ibiyinka A. Fuwape
Mountain Top UniversityLagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun StateProfessor Elijah Ayolabi
Nile University of NigeriaAbuja, FCTProfessor Huseyin Sert
Novena UniversityKwale, Delta StateProfessor Chris Aniche Okoroafor
Obong UniversityObong Ntak, Akwa Ibom StateProfessor Udouda M. Ekanemesang
Oduduwa UniversityIpetumodu, Osun StateProfessor Chibuzo Nnate Nwoke
PAMO University of Medical SciencesPortharcourt, Rivers StateProfessor Michael Diejomaoh
Pan-Atlantic UniversityLekki, Lagos StateProfessor Juan Manuel Elegido
Paul UniversityAwka, Anambra StateProfessor Uche Isiugo Abanihe
Precious Cornerstone UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Julius Kolawole Oloke
Redeemer’s UniversityEde, Osun StateProfessor Anthony Enisan Akinlo
Renaissance UniversityUgbawka, Enugu StateProfessor C.C. Onochie
Rhema UniversityObeama-Asa, Rivers StateProfessor O.C. Onwudike
Ritman UniversityIkot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom StateProfessor Celestine A. Ntuen
Salem UniversityLokoja, Kogi StateProfessor (Mrs.) Dorcas Oluwade
Samuel Adegboyega UniversityOgwa, Edo StateProfessor Bernard E. Aigbokhan
Skyline UniversityKano, Kano StateProfessor Sudhakar Kota
Southwestern UniversityOku Owa, Ogun StateProfessor Babatunde A. Ikotun
Spiritan UniversityNneochi, Abia StateProfessor Remy Onyewuenyi
Summit UniversityOffa, Kwara StateProfessor H.O.B. Oloyede
Tansian UniversityUmunya, Anambra StateProfessor Obioma Matthew Iheduru
Trinity UniversityYaba, Lagos StateProfessor Chares Korede Ayo
University of MkarGboko, BenueProfessor Iorwese D. Gernah
Veritas UniversityAbuja, FCTProfessor Michael Kwanashie
Wellspring UniversityEvbuobanosa, Edo StateProfessor F.E. Obi Ikediugwu
Wesley University of Science and TechnologyOndo, Ondo StateProfessor Lou Aderounmu
Western Delta UniversityOghara, Delta StateProfessor (Mrs.) Olete Okobiah
Westland UniversityIwo, Osun StateProfessor Okwilagwe




Private Universities In Nigeria By Zones

There are six geopolitical zones in Nigeria; the North West, North-Central, North-East, South-East, South-South and South-West zones. Each zone has a unique culture which comes as a form of adventure to students from other regions. Let’s see the private universities in each region.

Private Universities in North-West Nigeria

The northwestern states are Jigawa, Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Zamfara and Sokoto states. The private universities in these regions are:

  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina state
  • Greenfield University, Kaduna state
  • Skyline University, Kano state

Private Universities in North-East Nigeria

The northeastern states are Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states

  • American University of Nigeria, Adamawa state
  • Kwarafa University, Taraba state

Private Universities in North –Central Nigeria

The north-central states are Kogi, Kwara, Benue, Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa and the Federal Capital territory

  • African University of Science and Technology, FCT
  • Al-Hikmah University, Kwara state
  • Baze University, FCT
  • Bingham University, FCT
  • Crown Hill University, Kwara state
  • Landmark University, Kwara state
  • Nile University of Nigeria, FCT
  • Salem University, Kogi state
  • Summit University, Kwara state
  • University of Mkar, Benue state
  • Veritas University, FCT

Private Universities in South-Eastern Nigeria

The southeastern states are Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo and Enugu states. The private universities in this region are:

  • Caritas University, Enugu state
  • Clifford University, Abia state
  • Coal City University, Enugu state
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu state
  • Gregory University, Abia state
  • Hezekiah University, Imo state
  • Legacy University, Anambra state
  • Madonna University, Anambra state
  • Paul University, Anambra state
  • Renaissance University, Enugu state
  • Spiritan University, Abia state
  • Tansian University, Anambra state

Private Universities in South-Western Nigeria

The southwestern states are Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti states. The private universities in these regions are:

  • Achievers University, Ondo state
  • Adeleke University, Osun state
  • Afe Babalola University, Ekiti state
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo state
  • Anchor University, Lagos state
  • Atiba University, Oyo state
  • Augustine University, Lagos state
  • Babcock University, Ogun state
  • Bells University, Ogun state
  • Bowen University, Osun state
  • Caleb University, Lagos state
  • Chrisland University, Ogun state
  • Christopher University, Ogun state
  • Covenant University, Ogun state
  • Crawford University, Ogun state
  • Crescent University, Ogun state
  • Dominican University, Oyo state
  • Dominion University, Oyo state
  • Eko University of Medical and Health Services, Lagos state
  • Elizade University, Ondo state
  • Fountain University, Osun state
  • Hallmark University, Ogun state
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Osun state
  • Kings University, Osun state
  • Kola Daisi University, Oyo state
  • Lead City University, Oyo state
  • Mcpherson University, Ogun state
  • Mountain Top University, Ogun state
  • Oduduwa University, Osun state
  • Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos state
  • Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo state
  • Redeemer’s University, Osun state
  • Southwestern University, Ogun state
  • Trinity University, Lagos state
  • Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo state
  • Westland University, Osun state

Private Universities in South-Southern Nigeria

The south-southern states are Rivers, Edo, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa states. The private universities in these regions are:

  • Admiralty University, Delta state
  • Arthur Javis University, Cross River state
  • Benson Idahosa University, Edo state
  • Edwin Clark University, Delta state
  • Evangel University, Ebonyi state
  • Igbinedion University, Edo state
  • Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Delta state
  • Novena University, Delta state
  • Obong University, Akwa Ibom state
  • PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Rivers state
  • Rhema University, Rivers state
  • Ritman University, Akwa Ibom state
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Edo state
  • Wellspring University, Edo state
  • Western Delta University, Delta state

Final Remark

We do hope this article was very helpful. If there are any questions you may have or further clarifications you may need, do not hesitate to send it to us via the comment section below and our team would respond accordingly.


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