Nigeria Most Expensive Private Universities


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Federal and State Universities in Nigeria are good but most of the time they are faced with challenges ranging from poor infrastructure and strike issues which often disrupts the learning calendar. These issues made some parents who are buoyant enough to seek private universities for their children.

Schooling in a private University can be quite expensive but it is believed by most people that private universities can give them the quality of education they desire.

Well, whatever be the case I would be listing out some of the most expensive private universities in Nigeria according to their tuition fees.

I bet you would want to see some of these beautiful but yet very much expensive Universities within the country.

Here Are Nigeria Most Expensive Private Universities

In no particular order, Let’s get you started;

nigeria most expensive private universities


Nigerian Turkish Nile University or Nile University for short is situated in Abuja. This University was established in 2009 and has since then shown amazing growth. It offers a series of courses ranging from law, Engineering.. among others.

Nile University has been ranked as one of the most expensive private universities with a high tuition fee ranging from 1.7 million to 5.75 million nairas.


This University is also located in Abuja, the federal capital territory of Nigeria.

Baze University was founded in 2011and it is said to have international staff, high teaching standards and an amazing campus.

With a tuition fee of 2.5million naira for Arts, social sciences, and sciences; Baze University is considered one of Nigeria’s most expensive Universities.


The American University of Nigeria is situated in Yola, Adamawa State in the northeastern part of Nigeria. It is reportedly owned by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar a former vice president of Nigeria. It was founded in 2004.

This University is said to offer higher education programs in the American style, In fact, it is the only University in Sub- Saharan Africa that offers the “American-style”.

It charges 2 million nairas as tuition fee and this earned the University a spot on the list.


This University is located in Okada, Edo State, and owned by the Igbinedion royal family of Benin kingdom.

It is one of the oldest private universities in Nigeria and also one of the most expensive.

The University’s tuition fee ranges from 715,000 to 3 million nairas depending on the course.


Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) is a private University not owned and financed by a religious group.

It was founded and established by Afe Babalola a former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos in 2009.

The University has a modern campus and charges 872,000 to 1.8 million nairas for tuition fees.


Bowen University is the first Baptist University in Africa located in Iwo, Osun State.

It was established in 2002 and has shown tremendous growth over the years.

It’s tuition fee ranges from 535,000 to 1,725,000 naira.


Covenant University was established by Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide in 2002.

It is located in Otta, Ogun State, and has quite several students in attendance.

It charges a tuition fee ranging from 817,000 to 1.2 million nairas.


Benson Idahosa University -BUI, is a Christian University established in 1993 and located in Benin City.

It has a membership in the United States National Academy of Inventors.

It’s tuition fee ranges from 297,300 to 1,179,000 naira depending on your course of choice.


Operating since 1999 the University is a part of the seventh-day Adventist educational system. It is located in Ilishan Remo, Ogun State.

It’s tuition fee ranges between 600,000 to 992,300 naira.


Lead City University is located in Ibadan and was established in 2005.

We consider it one of the most expensive private universities in Nigeria because it charges 160,000 to 625,000 as tuition fees.


Pan-Atlantic University is located in Lagos State. It was established in 1991 as the Lagos Business school. It offers courses like

Information Science, Media Studies, Mass Communication Accounting, Business Administration, Economics..among others.

The University charges about 1.8 million to 2.5 million naira tuition fees.


This Institution is owned by the Redeem Christian Church of God and was established in 2005. Having over 3,000 students in its system, we could say that the University is growing at quite a nice pace.

This University has three colleges under it and charges a tuition fee of about 500,000 to 650,000 naira per session.


This University is located in Ede, Osun State, and established in 2011. It charges a tuition fee of about 700,000 nairas per session.


Paul. A Kazuo leader of the Apostolic Faith Mission in 2005, founded the Crawford University.

It has excellent facilities and infrastructure.

Though it is an expensive University, it offers scholarships to deserving students.

It charges between 400,000 and 600,000 nairas as tuition fees.


Caleb University is located in Lagos State. It was established by Oladega Adebogun in 2008.

It charges between  230,000 to 505,000 naira for tuition fees.


The Ajayi Crowther University was founded by the Anglican Communion in 2005.

It is located in Oyo State and it’s tuition fee ranges from 195,000 to 670,000 naira


The Achievers University (AU) is located in Owo, Ondo State, and was established in 2007. It is also ranked as one of Nigeria’s most expensive Universities with tuition ranging between 270,000 and 600,000 nairas.


Novena University which is located in Delta State was established by Chuks Ochonogor in 2005.

It is also expensive with a tuition fee of about 450,000 to 564,000 naira per session.


This University is located in Aba, Abia State, and was established in 2009.

The tuition fee for freshers is between 452,000 and 464,000 nairas.

It is also one of the most expensive Universities in the country.


Bells University of Technology is also known as Bellstech. It was established in 2004 by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria and it’s the first private university of Technology to be established in Nigeria.

For fresh students, the tuition fee ranges from 553,000 to 643,000 naira.

Like I said earlier, this list is in no particular order but it for sure contains the most expensive private Universities Nigeria has got.

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