NUC Updated List of the Top Private Universities in Nigeria
Private universities have grown to bridge the gap of quality education that public schools cannot provide. This is because of the strict management, the availability of funds, and their affiliation with international bodies.
This is not to say that public schools are fading away but private universities have proven to be better academically and otherwise.
There are 99 private universities in Nigeria according to NUC. These universities have been approved to operate under the NUC guidelines for private University operations. That is to say that you can apply for any of these private universities without any fear.
The 99 private universities in Nigeria include:
- Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun state
- Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State
- 1gbinedion University, Okada, Benin city
- Bowen University Iwo
- Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state
- Pan-Atlantic University. Lagos
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
- American University of Nigeria, Yola
- Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State
- Ajayi Crowther University. Oyo
- Al-Hikmah University,Ilorin
- Caritas University, Amarji Nke, Enugu
- Bingham University, Auta- Balefi, Karu, Nasarawa State
- Al-Qualam University, kastina
- Renaissance University Ede, Osun State
- Bells University of Tech, Ota, Ogun State
- Lead City University, Ibadan
- Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State
- Kwararafu University, Wukari
- Crescent University,Abeokuta
- Novena University, Ogune. 2005 Delta State
- University of Mkar, Mkar Benue state
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeja-Arakeji Osun State
- Caleb university lagos
- Fountain University Osogbo
- Obong university, obong Ntak
- Salem university, Lokoja
- Tansian University, umunya, Anambra State
- Veritas University Abuja
- Wesley University of Science and Technology Lokoja
- Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
- The Achievers University Owo
- African University of Science and Technology Abuja
- Afe Babalola University, Ado ekiti, Ekiti state
- Godfrey Okoye University. Upwuomu-Nike, Enugu State
- Nile University of Nigeria.
- Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu. Osun State
- Paul University, Awka, Anambra State
- Rhema University, Aba
- Wellspring University, 40 Esbuobanesa, Edo State
- Adeleke University, Eide, Osun State
- Baze University Abuja
- Landmark University, Oma Aran, Kwara State
- Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa, Edo State
- Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State
- Evangel University, Akacze, Ebonyi State
- Gregory University, Uturu. Abia State
- McPherson University, Seriki
- Southwestern University,Okun Owa, Ogun State
- Augustine, University, Ilara, Lagos State
- Chrisland University Owode, Ogun State
- Christopher University Mowe, Ogun State
- Hallmark University, Ijebu, Itele, Ogun State
- Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State
- Michael and Cecilia Ibe University Owhrode, Delta State
- Mountain Top University, Ogun State
- Ritman University Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom state
- Summit University Offa, Kwara State
- Edwin Clark University Kiagbodo, Delta State
- Hezekiah university umudi, imo state
- Anchor university Ayobo, Lagos State
- Arthur Javis university, Cross river state
- Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
- Coal city University, Enugu, Enugu state
- Crown Hill University Eiyenkorim, Kwara State
- Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo state
- Koladaisi University Ibadan, Oyo state
- Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
- Admiralty University, Ibuza Delta State
- Spiritan University Nneochi, Abia State
- Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Oyo state
- PAMO University of Medical Sciences Porthacourt Rivers state
- Atiba University, Oyo, Oyo state
- Eko University of Medical Science, Ijanikin, Lagos State
- Skyling University, Nigeria Kino State
- Greenfield University, Kasaram Kaduna State
- Dominion University, Ibadan Oyo State
- Trinity University, Laloko Ogun State
- Westland University, Iwo Osun state
- Top faith University Mpkatak, Akwa Ibom Uyo
- Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
- Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo state
- Ave – Maria University Payunku, Nasarawa state
- Al-Isoqama University, Kano State
- Mudume University, Irrua, Edo state
- Havilla University, Cross River state
- Claretian University, Nekede, Imo state
- Karl Kuman University, Vom, Plateau State
- Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna state
- James Hope University, Lekki Lagos State
- Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
- Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
- Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Kwara State
- University of Offa, Offa Kwara State
- Mewar International University Nigeria, Masaka, Nasarawa State
- Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
- Philomath University, Kuje Abuja
- Khadija University, Majia Jigawa State
- Anam University, Kwali Plateau State
However, there is always the best in anything. NUC has ranked these universities according to their criteria as the best 10 private universities in Nigeria.
The Top 10 private Universities in Nigeria according to NUC
- Covenant University: Covenant university is a Christian private university owned by the Living faith church. It is located in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State. The Private university was established by the World Mission Agency on 21 October 2002.
- Babcock university: This is owned by the 7th-day Adventist church. It is located in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. The university was named after an American missionary David C. Babcock. Babcock University leads the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria.
- Joseph Ayo babalola university: It is located between Ipo Arakeji and Ikeji-Arakeji in Osun State, Nigeria. Joseph Ayo Babalola University was established by the Christ Apostolic Church in 2004 and was named after Christ Apostolic Church’s spiritual leader. The university is the first entrepreneurial university in Nigeria.
- Bowen university: It is owned by the Nigerian Baptists convention. The university is located at Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria. It is the first Baptist’s university in Africa
- Redeemer’s university: Owned by the Redeemed Christian church of God. Located in Ede, Osun State. It is managed by the General Overseas of the Redeemed Christian church of God, Rev. E.O. Adebayo.
- Igbinedion university: This is the first private university in Nigeria. It was established in 1999. It is located at Okada, Ovia North-East Local Government Area, Edo State. The university was founded by and named after a Benin chief, Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion.
- American University of Nigeria: The American University of Nigeria was founded in 2004 by Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigerian Vice President. The university is located in Yola, Nigeria.
- Afe Babalola University: Afe Babalola University was founded by a lawyer, Afe Babalola, in 2009. The private university was named after the founder.
It is located at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The University has a teaching hospital for medical students.
- Landmark university: Landmark university is affiliated with the living faith church. It is under the World Mission Agency (WMA), a Christian mission organization founded by the General overseer of the Living Faith Church, Dr. David Oyedepo. The private University is located at Omu-Aran, Kwara State.
- Bells University of Technology: Bells University was formerly known as Bellstech. It is the first private university of technology established in Nigeria. It is located in Ogun state
According to NUC, these private universities were ranked based on the total number of full-time students, the number of international students, student and staff ratio, efficiency, google scholar index, and contribution to the knowledge economy.
It is important to note that these rankings keep changing as the competition is high and these private universities are constantly working hard to move up the list.
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