10 Top Most Expensive Universities in Nigeria in 2023

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In Okada, Nigeria, the first private university was founded in 1999. Igbinedion University was its name. Since then, the Tertiary Education industry in Nigeria has essentially been taken over by private educators and investors.

However, as a result of the nation’s economic reality, the cost of operating these private institutions is rising dramatically. It’s understandable that private institutions in Nigeria have recently become highly pricey. However, the cost of high-quality education is prohibitive everywhere in the globe.

Some of these private institutions in Nigeria provide students a quality education that prepares them to compete with students from other climes, in contrast to state universities in Nigeria that have recently grown somewhat pricey as well.Here is a list of some of Nigeria’s priciest universities in 2022. Interestingly, a few of the institutions on this list will be among Nigeria’s top universities in 2022.


#1. Nile University

Nile is based in Abuja and was founded in 2009. Nile had three faculties when they first began (Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, and Natural & Applied Sciences). Nile University in Nigeria now includes six faculties and more than 4,000 students. Currently, Nile offers 43 postgraduate degrees in addition to 33 undergraduate programs.

#2. Baze University, Abuja

One of the privately run institutions in Abuja, Nigeria, that provides top-notch instruction to students is Baze University. On the Jabi Airport Road Bypass Ring Road, the main campus is located 6 kilometers from Abuja’s Central Area. In order to continue development, Baze has another location at Bwari. The University now offers six faculties, including the three (3) core colleges of engineering, basic medicine, and environmental sciences.

#3. Pan Atlantic University, Lagos

The Lagos Business School (LBS), founded in 1991, served as the forerunner of Pan Atlantic University. Work on the Ibeju-Lekki campus started in 2010, while the Ajah Campus was finished in 2003. Some of Nigeria’s top academics and professionals are employed by the institution.


#4. American University Nigeria, Yola

One of the top private institutions in Nigeria is the American University of Nigeria, which is situated in the northern region of the nation. Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president of Nigeria, together with other national and international statesmen and intellectual luminaries, launched the institution in 2003.

#5. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti

Private university ABUAD is situated in Nigeria’s Ekiti State in Ado-Ekiti. Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), a well-known attorney and philanthropist from Nigeria, launched it in 2009. Science, law, engineering, social and management sciences, medicine and health sciences, among other academic disciplines, are offered by ABUAD in six colleges

#6. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

Benson Idahosa University received a license to operate in February 2002. In March 2002, the University officially opened for business as a fully accredited school. 400 students were initially enrolled, divided between two faculties (Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences, Education, and Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences). The university is anticipated to rank among the most costly in Nigeria in 2021.

#7. Covenant University, Ogun State

One of the top private institutions in Nigeria, if not the best in the whole nation, is Covenant University (CU). It was established with a commitment to quality at the forefront of education and a Christian missionary character. CU has established itself as a legitimate educational institution that puts students on a road to success in a highly competitive global environment.

#8. Bowen University, Osun State

Since its inception in 2001, Bowen has been committed to provide all of its students the highest-quality, morally upright, and socially relevant education possible at the lowest possible cost. Bowen University is a Christian institution that fully embraces the Baptist’s long-standing history. It is the first Baptist university in Africa and is situated in Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria.

#9. Babcock University, Ogun State

The Seventh-day Adventist Church owns and runs Babcock University, a private, coed institution in Nigeria. The institution is situated halfway between Ibadan and Lagos in Alishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. The university’s inaugural class of Ben Carson School of Medicine graduates were conferred in 2017.

#10. Lead City University, Ibadan

The Federal Government of Nigeria has given its approval to Lead City University, Ibadan (LCU), a private university. There have been nine sets of graduates. The school provides a range of programs that are appropriate for both working-class adults and young teenagers. Programs are provided by faculties with expertise in law, information technology and applied sciences, and social sciences and entrepreneurial studies.

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