List Of Private Universities in Nigeria

List Of Private Universities in Nigeria

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 Ibiyemihttp://www.achievers.edu.ng/2007
Adeleke UniversityEde, Osun StateProfessor Samuel E. Alaohttp://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng/2011
Admiralty UniversityIbusa, Delta StateProfessor Paul Omojo Omajihttp://www.adun.edu.ng/2017
Afe Babalola UniversityAdo-Ekiti, Ekiti StateProfessor M.O. Ajisafehttp://www.abuad.edu.ng/2009
African University of Science and TechnologyAbuja, FCTProfessor Kingston Nyamapfenehttp://aust.edu.ng/2007
Ajayi Crowther UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Dapo F. Asajuhttp://www.acu.edu.ng/2005
Al-Hikmah UniversityIlorin, Kwara StateProfeesor Taofeek Ibrahimhttps://www.alhikmah.edu.ng/2005
Al-Qalam UniversityKatsina, Katsina StateProfessor Shehu G. Adohttp://www.auk.edu.ng/2005
American University of NigeriaYola, Adamawa StateDr. Dawn Deklehttp://www.aun.edu.ng/2003
Anchor UniversityAyobo, Lagos StateProfessor J.O. Afolayanhttp://www.aul.edu.ng/2016
Arthur Javis UniversityAkpoyubo, Cross River StateProfessor Julian Osujihttp://www.arthurjarvisuniversity.edu.ng/2016
Atiba UniversityOyo-Iseyin, Oyo StateProfessor Sola Ehinderohttps://www.atibauniversity.edu.ng/2017
Augustine UniversityIlara Epe, Lagos StateProfessor Steve Olaoluwa Afolamihttp://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/2015
Babcock UniversityIlishan-Remo, Ogun StateProfessor Ademola Stephen Tayohttp://www.babcock.edu.ng/1999
Baze UniversityAbuja, FCTProfessor Tahir Mammanhttp://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng/2011
Bells University of TechnologyOta, Ogun stateProfessor Jeremiah Ojediranhttp://www.bellsuniversity.edu.ng/2005
Benson Idahosa UniversityUgbor, Edo StateProfessor Sam Guobadiahttps://www.biu.edu.ng/2002
Bingham UniversityKaru, FCTProfessor Williams Barnabas Quirxhttp://www.binghamuni.edu.ng/2005
Bowen UniversityIwo, Osun StateProfessor Matthews Akintunde Ojohttp://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org/2001
Caleb UniversityImota, Lagos StateProfessor Ayandiji D. Ainahttp://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng/2007
Caritas UniversityAmorji-Nike, Enugu StateProfessor Vincent C. Okorehttp://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/2005
Chrisland UniversityAbeokuta, Ogun StateProfessor (Mrs.) Chinedum Peace Babalolahttp://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng/2015
Christopher UniversityMowe, Ogun StateProfessor Friday Ndubisihttp://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/2015
Clifford UniversityOwerrinta, Abia StateProfessor Chimezie A Omeonuhttp://www.clifforduni.edu.ng/2016
Coal City UniversityEnugu, Enugu StateProfessor Malachy Ike Okwuezehttps://www.coalcityuniversity.edu.ng/2016
Covenant UniversityOta, Ogun StateProfessor Aderemi A. Atayerohttp://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/2002
Crawford UniversityIgbesa, Ogun StateProfessor Isaac Rotimi Ajayihttp://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng/2005
Crescent UniversityAbeokuta, Ogun StateProfessor Ibrahim Gbajabiamilahttp://www.crescent-university.edu.ng/2005
Crown Hill UniversityEiyenkorin, Kwara StateProfessor John Olorunmaiyehttp://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng/2016
Dominican UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Anthony Akinwolehttp://www.dui.edu.ng/2016
Dominion UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Adedoyin Soyinbohttp://www.dominionuniversity.edu.ng/2019
Edwin Clark UniversityKaigbodo, Delta StateProfessor Timothy O. Olagbemirohttp://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/2015
Eko University of Medical and Health ServicesIjanikin, Lagos StateProfessor Muheez Alanihttp://www.ekounivmed.edu.ng/2017
Elizade UniversityIlara-Mokin, Ondo StateProfessor Olukayode O. Amundhttp://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng/2012
Evangel UniversityAkaeze, Ebonyi StateProfessor I.U. Kaluhttp://www.evangeluniversity.edu.ng/2012
Fountain UniversityOshogbo, Osun StateProfessor Usman Abdullateefhttp://www.fountainuniversity.edu.ng/2007
Godfrey Okoye UniversityUgwuomu-Nike, Enugu StateProfessor Chikelu Aniekehttp://www.gouni.edu.ng/2009
Greenfield UniversityKaduna, Kaduna StateProfessor John Gambo Laahhttp://www.gfu.edu.ng/2019
Gregory UniversityUturu, Abia StateProfessor M.O.E Iwualahttp://www.gregoryuniversity.com/2012
Hallmark UniversityIjebi Itele, Ogun StateProfessor Segun Odunolahttp://www.hallmark.edu.ng/2015
Hezekiah UniversityUmudi, Imo StateProfessor Enoch Ajunwahttp://hezekiah.edu.ng/2015
Igbinedion UniversityOkada, Edo StateProfessor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonyehttp://www.iuokada.edu.ng/1999
Joseph Ayo Babalola UniversityIkeji Ara-keji, Osun StateProfessor Sola Fajanahttp://www.jabu.edu.ng/2006
Kings UniversityOde Omu, Osun StateProfessor Diran Famurewahttp://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/2015
Kola Daisi UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Kolade Ayorindehttp://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng/2016
Kwarafa UniversityWukari, Taraba StateProfessor Yakubu A Ochefuhttp://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng/2005
Landmark UniversityOmu-Aran, Kwara StateProfessor Adeniyi Olayanjuhttp://www.lmu.edu.ng/2011
Lead City UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemohttp://www.lcu.edu.ng/2005
Legacy UniversityOkija, Anambra StateProfessor Moses Nkem Chendo http://www.legacyuniversity.edu.ng/2016
Madonna UniversityOkija, Anambra StateProfessor Chucks E. Ezedum http://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng/1999
Mcpherson UniversitySeriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun stateProfessor Adeniyi Agunbiade  http://www.mcu.edu.ng/2012
Michael & Cecilia Ibru UniversityUghelli, Delta StateProfessor (Mrs.) Ibiyinka A. Fuwape http://mciu.edu.ng/2015
Mountain Top UniversityLagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun StateProfessor Elijah Ayolabi http://www.mtu.edu.ng/2015
Nile University of NigeriaAbuja, FCTProfessor Huseyin Sert http://www.ntnu.edu.ng/2009
Novena UniversityKwale, Delta StateProfessor Chris Aniche Okoroafor http://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng/2005
Obong UniversityObong Ntak, Akwa Ibom StateProfessor Udouda M. Ekanemesang  http://www.obonguniversity.net/2007
Oduduwa UniversityIpetumodu, Osun StateProfessor Chibuzo Nnate Nwoke http://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng/2009
PAMO University of Medical SciencesPortharcourt, Rivers StateProfessor Michael Diejomaoh http://www.pums.edu.ng/2017
Pan-Atlantic UniversityLekki, Lagos StateProfessor Juan Manuel Elegido http://www.pau.edu.ng/2002
Paul UniversityAwka, Anambra StateProfessor Uche Isiugo Abanihe http://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng/2009
Precious Cornerstone UniversityIbadan, Oyo StateProfessor Julius Kolawole Oloke http://www.pcu.edu.ng/2017
Redeemer’s UniversityEde, Osun StateProfessor Anthony Enisan Akinlo http://www.run.edu.ng/2005
Renaissance UniversityUgbawka, Enugu StateProfessor C.C. Onochie http://www.rnu.edu.ng/2005
Rhema UniversityObeama-Asa, Rivers StateProfessor O.C. Onwudike http://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng/2009
Ritman UniversityIkot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom StateProfessor Celestine A. Ntuen http://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng/2015
Salem UniversityLokoja, Kogi StateProfessor (Mrs.) Dorcas Oluwade http://www.salemuniversity.edu.ng/2007
Samuel Adegboyega UniversityOgwa, Edo StateProfessor Bernard E. Aigbokhan http://www.sau.edu.ng/2011
Skyline UniversityKano, Kano StateProfessor Sudhakar Kota http://www.sun.edu.ng/2018
Southwestern UniversityOku Owa, Ogun StateProfessor Babatunde A. Ikotun http://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng/2012
Spiritan UniversityNneochi, Abia StateProfessor Remy Onyewuenyi http://www.spiritanuniversity.edu.ng/2017
Summit UniversityOffa, Kwara StateProfessor H.O.B. Oloyede http://www.summituniversity.edu.ng/2015
Tansian UniversityUmunya, Anambra StateProfessor Obioma Matthew Iheduru http://tansianuniversity.edu.ng/2007
Trinity UniversityYaba, Lagos StateProfessor Chares Korede Ayo http://www.trinityuniversity.edu.ng/2019
University of MkarGboko, BenueProfessor Iorwese D. Gernah http://www.unimkar.edu.ng/2005
Veritas UniversityAbuja, FCTProfessor Michael Kwanashie http://www.veritas.edu.ng/2007
Wellspring UniversityEvbuobanosa, Edo StateProfessor F.E. Obi Ikediugwu http://www.wellspringuniversity.net/2009
Wesley University of Science and TechnologyOndo, Ondo StateProfessor Lou Aderounmu http://www.wusto.edu.ng/2007
Western Delta UniversityOghara, Delta StateProfessor (Mrs.) Olete Okobiah http://wdu.edu.ng/2007
Westland UniversityIwo, Osun StateProfessor Okwilagwe https://www.westland.edu.ng/2019

 

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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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