Full List of Private Universities in Nigeria and their Locations

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There’s been a lot of debates going on the internet (Twitter especially) as to whether government-owned universities are actually better than private universities in Nigeria. Some say that federal and state universities have nothing to show at the moment and are only basking in old glory. Is that true?

Questions like this arise from the fact that most of the government-owned universities in Nigeria are not sufficient, due to poor funding, in facilities required to aid smooth and inclusive learning. On top of that, they go on prolonged strikes frequently.

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Data from the National Universities Commission (NUC) website reveal that we have a total of 149 private universities in Nigeria, all of whom have been granted provisional licenses. So, in a new search for quality university education, here’s a list of the 149 NUC-approved private universities we have in Nigeria currently. This list was prepared to guide Nigerian parents and students in their quest.

Did You Know?

  1. The first three private universities in Nigeria – Babcock University, Igbinedion University and Madonna University– were established in 1999.
  2. With 13, Ogun State boasts the highest number of private universities in Nigeria.
  3. There are no Private Universities in Yobe State, Nigeria.

List of Private Universities in Nigeria

S/NName of UniversityLocationWebsite of the UniversityEst. Year
1Achievers UniversityOwohttps://www.achievers.edu.ng2007
2Adeleke UniversityEdehttps://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng2011
3Afe Babalola UniversityAdo-Ekiti – Ekiti Statehttps://www.abuad.edu.ng2009
4African University of Science & TechnologyAbujahttps://aust.edu.ng2007
5Ajayi Crowther UniversityIbadanhttps://www.acu.edu.ng2005
6Al-Hikmah UniversityIlorinhttps://www.alhikmah.edu.ng2005
7Al-Qalam UniversityKatsinahttps://www.auk.edu.ng2005
8American University of Nigeria, YolaYolahttps://www.aun.edu.ng2003
9Augustine UniversityIlara-Epe, Lagoshttps://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/2015
10Babcock UniversityIlishan-Remohttps://www.babcock.edu.ng1999
11Baze UniversityAbujahttps://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng2011
12Bells University of TechnologyOtta, Ogunhttps://www.bellsuniversity.edu.ng/2005
13Benson Idahosa University, Benin CityBenin Cityhttps://www.biu.edu.ng/2002
14Bingham UniversityNew Karuhttps://www.binghamuni.edu.ng2005
15Bowen UniversityIwohttps://www.bowen.edu.ng2001
16Caleb UniversityLagoshttps://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng2007
17Caritas University, EnuguEnuguhttps://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/2005
18Chrisland UniversityAbeokutahttps://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng2015
19Covenant UniversityOtahttps://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/2002
20Crawford UniversityIgbesahttps://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng2005
21Crescent UniversityAbeokutahttps://www.crescent-university.edu.ng2005
22Edwin Clark University, KaigbodoKaigbodohttps://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/2015
23Elizade UniversityIlara-Mokinhttps://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng2012
24Evangel UniversityAkaezehttps://www.evangeluniversity.edu.ng2012
25Fountain UnveristyOshogbo, Osunhttps://www.fuo.edu.ng2007
26Godfrey Okoye UniversityUgwuomu-Nike, Enugu Statehttps://www.gouni.edu.ng2009
27Gregory UniversityUturuhttps://www.gregoryuniversity.com2012
28Hallmark UniversityIjebu Itele, Ogunhttps://www.hallmark.edu.ng2015
29Hezekiah University, UmudiUmudihttps://hezekiah.edu.ng/2015
30Igbinedion UniversityOkadahttps://www.iuokada.edu.ng1999
31Joseph Ayo Babalola UniversityIkeji-Arakejihttps://www.jabu.edu.ng2006
32Kings UniversityOde-Omuhttps://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/2015
33Kwararafa UniversityWukarihttps://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng2005
34Landmark UniversityOmu-Aranhttps://www.lmu.edu.ng2011
35Lead City UniversityIbadanhttps://www.lcu.edu.ng2005
36Madonna UniversityOkijahttps://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng1999
37Mcpherson UniversityAjebohttps://www.mcu.edu.ng2012
38Micheal & Cecilia Ibru UniversityAgbara-Otorhttps://mciu.edu.ng/2015
39Mountain Top UniversityMakogi-Obahttps://www.mtu.edu.ng2015
40Nile University of NigeriaAbujahttps://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/2009
41Novena UniversityOgumehttps://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng2005
42Obong UniversityObong Ntakhttps://www.obonguniversity.net2007
43Oduduwa UniversityIpetumodu, Osunhttps://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng2009
44Pan-Atlantic UniversityLagoshttps://www.pau.edu.ng2002
45Paul UniversityAwka, Anambra Statehttps://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng2009
46Redeemer’s UniversityEdehttps://www.run.edu.ng2005
47Renaissance UniversityEnuguhttps://www.rnu.edu.ng2005
48Rhema UniversityObeama-Asa, Rivershttps://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng2009
49Ritman UniversityIkot Ekpene, Akwa-Ibomhttps://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng2015
50Salem UniversityLokoja, Kogi Statehttps://www.salemuniversity.edu.ng2007
51Glorious Vision UniversityOgwa, Edo statehttps://www.sau.edu.ng2011
52Southwestern UniversityOku Owa, Ogunhttps://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng2012
53Summit UniversityOffa, Ogun statehttps://www.summituniversity.edu.ng2015
54Tansian UniversityUmunya, Anambrahttps://tansianuniversity.edu.ng/2007
55University of MkarMkar, Nasarawahttps://www.unimkar.edu.ng2005
56Veritas UniversityAbujahttps://www.veritas.edu.ng2007
57Wellspring UniversityEvbuobanosa, Edo Statehttps://www.wellspringuniversity.net2009
58Wesley UniversityOndohttps://www.wesleyuni.edu.ng2007
59Western Delta UniversityOghara, Delta Statehttps://wdu.edu.ng2007
60Christopher UniversityMowe, Lagoshttps://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/2015
61Kola Daisi UniversityIbadan, Oyohttps://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng/2016
62Anchor UniversityAyobo Lagos Statehttps://www.aul.edu.ng/2016
63Dominican UniversityIbadan, Oyo Statehttps://www.dui.edu.ng/2016
64Legacy UniversityArthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River Statehttps://www.legacyuniversity.edu.ng/2016
65Arthur Javis UniversityAkpoyubo, Cross River Statehttps://www.arthurjarvisuniversity.edu.ng/2016
S/NName of UniversityLocationWebsite of the UniversityEst. Year
66Crown Hill UniversityEiyenkorin, Kwara Statecrownhilluniversity.edu.ng2016
67Coal City UniversityEnugu Stateccu.edu.ng2016
68Clifford UniversityOwerrinta, Abia Stateclifforduni.edu.ng2016
69Spiritan UniversityNneochi, Abia Statespiritanuniversity.edu.ng2017
70Precious Cornerstone UniversityOyo Statepcu.edu.ng2017
71PAMO University of Medical SciencesPortharcourtpums.edu.ng2017
72Atiba UniversityOyo2017
73Eko University of Medical and Health SciencesIjanikin, Lagosekounivmed.edu.ng2017
74Skyline UniversityKanosun.edu.ng2018
75Greenfield UniversityKadunagfu.edu.ng2019
76Dominion UniversityIbadan, Oyo Statedominionuniversity.edu.ng2019
77Trinity UniversityOgun Statetrinityuniversity.edu.ng/2019
78Westland UniversityIwo, Osun State2019
79Topfaith UniversityMkpatak, Akwa Ibom State2021
80Thomas Adewumi UniversityOko-Irese, Kwara Statetau.edu.ng2021
S/NName of UniversityLocationWebsite of the UniversityEst. Year
81Maranathan UniversityMgbidi, Imo State2021
82Ave Maria UniversityPiyanko, Nasarawa State2021
83Al-Istiqama UniversitySumaila, Kano State2021
84Mudiame UniversityIrrua, Edo State2021
85Havilla UniversityNde-Ikom, Cross River Statehttps://havillauniversity.edu.ng/2021
86Claretian University of NigeriaNekede, Imo State2021
87NOK UniversityKachia, Kaduna State2021
88Karl-Kumm UniversityVom, Plateau State2021
89James Hope UniversityLagos, Lagos State2021
90Maryam Abacha American University of NigerKano Statehttps://www.maaun.edu.ng/2021
91Capital City UniversityKano Statehttps://www.ccuk.edu.ng/2021
92Ahman Pategi UniversityKwara State2021
93University of OffaKwara State2021
94Mewar International UniversityMasaka, Nasarawa Statehttps://www.miu.edu.ng/2021
95Edusoko UniversityBida, Niger State2021
96Philomath UniversityKuje, Abuja2021
97Khadija UniversityMajia, Jigawa State2021
98Anan UniversityKwall, Plateau State2021
99North Eastern UniversityGombe2022
100Al-Ansar UniversityMaiduguri, Borno2022
101Margaret Lawrence UniversityUmunede, Delta State2022
102Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu UniversityKano2022
103Sports UniversityIdumuje, Ugboko, Delta State2022
104Baba Ahmed UniversityKano State2022
105Saisa University of Medical Sciences andSokoto StateTechnology 2022
106Nigerian British UniversityAsa, Abia State2022
107Peter UniversityAchina-Onneh Anambra State2022
108Newgate UniversityMInna, Niger State.2022
109European University of NigeriaDuboyi, FCT2022
110NorthWest UniversitySokoto State2022
111Rayhaan UniversityKebbi2023
112Muhammad Kamalud UniversityKwara2023
113Sam Maris UniversityOndo2023
114Aletheia UniversityAgo-Iwoye Ogun State2023
115Lux Mundi UniversityUmuahia, Abia State2023
116Maduka UniversityEkwegbe, Enugu State2023
117PeaceLand UniversityEnugu State2023
118Amadeus UniversityAmizi, Abia State2023
119Vision UniversityIkogbo, Ogun State2023
120Azman UniversityKano State2023
121Huda UniversityGusau, Zamafara State2023
122Franco British International UniversityKaduna Statehttps://fbiu.edu.ng/2023
123Canadian University of NigeriaAbuja2023
124Gerar University of Medical Science ImopeIjebu, Ogun StateIjebu 2023
125British Canadian UniversityObufu Cross River State2023
126Hensard UniversityToru-Orua, Sagbama, BayelsaState 2023
127Amaj UniversityKwali, Abuja2023
128Phoenix UniversityAgwada, Nasarawa State2023
129Wigwe UniversityIsiokpo Rivers State2023
130Hillside University of Science andOkemisi, Ekiti StateTechnology 2023
131University on the NigerUmunya, Anambra state2023
132Elrazi Medical UniversityYargaya University, KanoState 2023
133Venite UniversityIloro-Ekiti, Ekiti State2023
134Shanahan UniversityOnitsha, Anambra State2023
135The Duke Medical UniversityCalabar, Cross River State2023
136Mercy Medical UniversityIwo, Ogun State2023
137Cosmopolitan UniversityAbuja2023
138Miva Open UniversityAbuja FCThttps://miva.university/2023
139Iconic Open UniversitySokoto State2023
140West Midlands Open UniversityIbadan, Oyo State2023
141Al-Muhibbah Open UniversityAbuja2023
142El-Amin UniversityMinna, Niger State2023
143College of Petroleum and Energy StudiesKaduna State2023
144Jewel UniversityGombe state2023
145Prime UniversityKuje, FCT Abuja2023
146Nigerian University of Technology and ManagementApapa, Lagos StateMaranatha University
147Al-Bayan UniversityAnkpa, Kogi State2023
148Lighthouse UniversityEvbobanosa, Edo State2024
149African University of EconomicsFCT, Abuja2024
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