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List Of Private Universities In Nigeria, Courses & Cut Off Mark

List Of Private Universities In Nigeria: What are the top 10 Private Universities in Nigeria?, new Private Universities in Nigeria?, Private Universities with their cut off marks and school fees in Nigeria?, Private Universities in Nigeria and the year they were Established?, what is the best Private Universities in Nigeria?.

Hey SAVANT! welcome to another episode of my “Admission Guide Series“, in today’s blog post, I will be taking you through the complete list of Private universities in Nigeria, here I will also attempt to answer some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) relating to this topic… STAY TUNED!?

NUC Approved Federal Universities in Nigeria
NUC Approved Private Universities in Nigeria

Have you tried applying to any of the Federal or State Universities in Nigeria, and the Competition and Admission System was just too stressful and you are trying to look for better alternative? then you should consider applying to a private university.

These Universities offers most, if not all the courses you can find in either Federal or State Universities, and guess what, you will be offered same degree, Certificate or License that you would have been given if you had studied in state or Federal University…

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…provided the Private University in question is accredited by the National University Commission (NUC), hence, the importance of today’s guide.

It is common knowledge that studying in a private University is expensive, when you put into consideration the amount of money you will have to spend for School fees, Feeding, Accommodation e.t.c, you may begin to start having second thoughts.

Here, I will provide you with the 2023 NUC updated list of Private Universities in Nigeria that you can apply to through JAMB and also show you the advantages and disadvantages of choosing to study in a Private University.

Without much Jittering, let’s get started on this topic right away… ENJOY!

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What Are Private Universities?

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Private Universities are tertiary institutions that are funded and managed by the private sector, these schools are not owned by the state nor operated by any GOVT Parastatal.

We have three (3) levels of Governments in Nigeria (Federal, State and Local), and these universities fall under the coffers of none, and as such, both Federal and State Government do not have much influence or say about what may or may not happen in such schools.

So, the appointments of the VC and other internal school affairs is done strictly by the the Private Management (Owner).

There are at least two private Universities located in every state in Nigeria, currently there are One hundred and eleven (111) Private Universities in Nigeria, this number is more than the number of Federal and State Universities in Nigeria combined.

Now that you can differentiate between Federal, State and Private Universities, let me now show you NUC approved list of Private Universities in Nigeria.

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List Of Private Universities In Nigeria

Private Universities in Nigeria
Private Universities in Nigeria

Below is the complete list of Private Universities in Nigeria and the year they were established…

1Achievers University, Owo2007
2Adeleke University, Ede2011
3Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State2009
4African University of Science & Technology, Abuja2007
5Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan2005
6Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin2005
7Al-Qalam University, Katsina2005
8American University of Nigeria, Yola2003
9Augustine University2015
10Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo1999
11Baze University2011
12Bells University of Technology, Otta2005
13Benson Idahosa University, Benin City2002
14Bingham University, New Karu2005
15Bowen University, Iwo2001
16Caleb University, Lagos2007
18Chrisland University2015
19Covenant University Ota2002
20Crawford University Igbesa2005
21Crescent University2005
22Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo2015
23Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin2012
24Evangel University, Akaeze2012
25Fountain Univeristy, Oshogbo2007
26Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State2009
27Gregory University, Uturu2012
28Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun2015
29Hezekiah University, Umudi2015
30Igbinedion University Okada1999
31Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji2006
32Kings University, Ode Omu2015
33Kwararafa University, Wukari2005
34Landmark University, Omu-Aran.2011
35Lead City University, Ibadan2005
36Madonna University, Okija1999
37Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo2012
38Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University2015
39Mountain Top University2015
40Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja2009
41Novena University, Ogume2005
42Obong University, Obong Ntak2007
43Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State2009
44Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos2002
45Paul University, Awka – Anambra State2009
46Redeemer’s University, Ede2005
47Renaissance University, Enugu2005
48Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State2009
49Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom2015
50Salem University, Lokoja2007
51Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.2011
52Southwestern University, Oku Owa2012
53Summit University, Offa2015
54Tansian University, Umunya2007
55University of Mkar, Mkar2005
56Veritas University, Abuja2007
57Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State2009
58Wesley University Ondo2007
59Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State2007
60Christopher University Mowe2015
61Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State2016
62Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State2016
63Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State2016
64Legacy University, Okija Anambra State2016
65Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State2016
66Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State2016
67Coal City University Enugu State2016
68Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State2016
69Admiralty University of Nigeria, Ibusa Delta State2017
70Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State2017
71Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo2017
72PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt2017
73Atiba University Oyo2017
74Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos2017
75Skyline University, Kano2018
76Greenfield University, Kaduna2019
77Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State2019
78Trinity University Ogun State2019
79Westland University Iwo, Osun State2019
80Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State2021
81Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State2021
82Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State2021
83Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State2021
84Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State2021
85Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State2021
86Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State2021
87Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State2021
88NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State2021
89Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State2021
90James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State2021
91Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State2021
92Capital City University, Kano State2021
93Ahman Pategi University, Kwara State2021
94University of Offa, Kwara State2021
95Mewar International University, Masaka, Nasarawa State2021
96Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State2021
97Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja2021
98Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State2021
99Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State2021
100PEN Resource University, Gombe2022
101Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno2022
102Margaret Lawrence University, Umunede, Delta State2022
103Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano2022
104Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State2022
105Baba Ahmed University, Kano State2022
106Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto State2022
107Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State2022
108Peter University, Achina-Onneh Anambra State2022
119Newgate University, MInna, Niger State.2022
110European University of Nigeria, Duboyi, FCT2022
111NorthWest University Sokoto State2022
This table shows the list of Private Universities in Nigeria

Private University Admission Requirement

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List
1.Candidate must have a JAMB score of 120 and above.
2.You must have select them in JAMB (first or Second choice), these schools do not mind if you select them as first choice or not. If for any reason you did not first apply to them through JAMB , you can always apply for change of Institution and pick them as either first or second choice.
3.Candidates must possess WASSC/SSCE/NECO/NABTEB Ordinary Level with credit passes in at least 5 relevant subjects in not more than two sittings (JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for all courses)
Requirements to apply to a Private University in Nigeria

Comparison Between Private, State And Federal Universities

1. Cost

Students pay much more in private universities than in Federal or State Universities, this is no shock because, these schools do not receive any form of financial support elsewhere and Staff of the school (Academic and Non Academic Staff) will be paid from the money generated by the school.

So, where a student in the University of Benin (UNIBEN) pays N45,000 per session (first and Second Semester) another student elsewhere studying in a Private University could be paying times ten (10) that amount.

2. Competitiveness

Private Universities are less competitive than Federal and state Universities in Nigeria, which is completely understandable, because of the high amount of tuition fee students are asked to pay.

For this reason, admission to Private schools is as easy as sitting for JAMB, provided you meet with the requirement highlighted earlier in this post (although some schools may twerk theirs a bit).

3. Courses Offered

Since Federal and State universities are funded by the government, they have the finances to sponsor a lot of courses, unlike Private Universities, and as such there may be a course you want to study but because the private University you applied to do not offer it, you may have to change it.

4. Ease Of Study

This is one area where Private Universities beats both Federal and State University hands down.

When studying in a private University there is no fear of Industrial Action (Strike), so you get to study a course for the expected period (4, 5 or 6 years).

With these few comparison, you should be able to make up your mind on the University you want to apply to.

Next, I will answer some frequently asked questions on this topic…

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Private Universities Are In Nigeria?

There are One Hundred and Eleven (111) Private Universities spread across the 36 states in Nigeria.

What Is The Oldest Private University In Nigeria?

The Oldest Private University in Nigeria is Igbinedion University, it was established in 1999.

In Conclusion

There are One Hundred and Eleven (111) Universities in Nigeria all spread across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This is the lot I can take on this write-up, if you have any question, feel free to drop them using the comment box below.

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