List of all Private Universities in Nigeria (2018)

This is a comprehensive list of all accredited Private Universities in Nigeria.

In Nigeria today, to tackle the issue of overpopulation in our public universities (Federal and State), Private Universities have come to stay and not just to relieve the burden of overpopulation in the public schools but to provide quality education and real value for money.


Private universities are the investments of very well to do individuals in the Nigerian education space and they have helped to create conducive learning environments for their students with state-of-the-art educational facilities that are in tune with the dynamics of modern education.

These Private Universities have been approved by the National University Commission, (NUC) and below are the private universities in Nigeria. As at the time of writing, there are 50 Private Universities in Nigeria.

List of All Accredited Private Universities in Nigeria 2018 

1. Achievers University, Owo

2. Adeleke University,Ede


3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State

4. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja

5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan

6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

7. American University of Nigeria, Yola

8. Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo

9. Baze University

10. Bells University of Technology, Otta

11. Benson Idahosa University,Benin City

12. Bingham University, New Karu

13. Bowen University, Iwo

14. Caleb University, Lagos

15. Caritas University, Enugu

16. CETEP City University, Lagos

17. Covenant University Ota

18. Crawford University Igbesa

19. Crescent University

20. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin

21. Evangel University, Akaeze

22. Fountain Unveristy,Oshogbo

23. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State

24. Gregory University, Uturu

25. Igbinedion University Okada

26. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji

27. Katsina University, Katsina

28. Kwararafa University, Wukari

29. Landmark University,Omu-Aran

30. Lead City University, Ibadan

31. Madonna University, Okija

32. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo

33. Nigerian-Turkish Nile University, Abuja

34. Novena University, Ogume

35. Obong University, Obong Ntak

36. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State

37. Pan-African University, Lagos

38. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State

39. Redeemer’s University, Mowe

40. Renaissance University,Enugu

41. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State

42. Salem University,Lokoja

43. Samuel Adegboyega University,Ogwa

44. Southwestern University, Oku Owa

45. Tansian University,Umunya

46. University of Mkar, Mkar

47. Veritas University

48. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State

49. Wesley Univ. of Science & Tech.,Ondo

50. Western Delta University, Oghara

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  1. Olorundaisi tayo

    Pls kindly post the list of universities using CBT in north central of Nigeria

  2. Olorundaisi tayo


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