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10 Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria [2021]

The Nigerian universities have been an underlying topic amongst potential admission seekers for tertiary education., pub-1800157631388084, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

So a list of the top 10 Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria has been verified according to research, findings, and key analysis, Nigeria is known for one of Africa’s foremost institutions. Most of these universities are owned and managed by the most pentecostal churches in Nigeria.

Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria

We are going to run a countdown of these universities from the top from the webometric ranking in the total amount paid by each student ranging from academic fees to accommodation and feeding.

10 Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria

1. Babcock University

Babcock is one of Nigeria’s foremost and popular private universities. The university is known for its flamboyant and exquisite lifestyle of its students not which popular music star, David Adeleke (Davido) graduated from.

Babcock University

The university is managed by a religious group (seven days Adventist) and located in Ilishan Remo, Ogun State. The fees which were recently updated went up to a staggering 850,000-3,500,000 Naira excluding secondary charges.

2. Bowen University

Bowen University, One of the most popular and controversial private university outweighs Afe- Babalola, after a recent review of school fees the university which recently got a 100% accreditation from the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) In Medicine and Clinical Sciences have paved the way for an increase in the highest paying faculty.

Bowen University

The fees have been reviewed to an average of 980,000-3,000,000 Naira. It was discovered that the student is to feed themselves (pay as you eat) system. Findings revealed that an average student spends a minimum of 30,000 every month On expenses and feeding. The university is located in Iwo, Osun State and it’s operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

3. Igbinedion University

Located in Okada, Edo state, Igbinedion University is the first private tertiary institution in Nigeria which happens to be among the top 3 Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria.

igbinedion university

The institution is owned by the Igbinedion royal family of Benin Kingdom and its tuition fees range from N715,000 to N3,000,000 for the 2018/2018 academic session.

4. Afe Babalola University

Afe Babalola University, a Private-Federal University located at the axis of Ado-Ekiti. four years after its establishment, the university was ranked the second best private university in Nigeria in 2013.

Afe babalola university

The University was established by former vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos and renowned lawyer Afe Babalola. according to the information on its website, ABUAD pays the highest salary for Assistant Lecturers in the country. The school fees after recently reviewed have increased to a whopping sum of 900,000 to 2,700,000 Naira.

5. Covenant University

The most popular university in Nigeria and also the university with the highest employment share in the labor market. The university is owned by the richest pastor in the world Pastor Bishop Oyedepo.

Covenant University

The university is also known for its tight rules guiding the student on campus. It is located in Idiroko Ota Ogun State. The fees range from 500,000 to 2,600,000 Naira

6. Crawford University

crawford university

Founded in 2005 by Paul Akazue, Crawford University is a private Christian University owned by the Apostolic Faith Mission. Crawford’s tuition ranges between N400,000 to N2,500,000 making it among the Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria

7. Lead City University

Lead city uni

Located in the largest city in Nigeria, Ibadan, Lead City was established in 2005 University was established in 2005 and its fees range from N300,000 to N1,000,000.

8. Caleb University

Caleb University is located in Lagos which makes it a cutting edge among the Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria against other private universities. Caleb University was established in January 2008 by Prince Oladega Adebogun.

Caleb University


The tuition for the 2018/2019 academic session at Caleb University starts from nothing less than N500,000 to 900,000 making it one of the Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria.

9. Ajayi Crowther University

Founded in 2005 by the Anglican Communion, the university is located in Oyo state and its fees range from N195,600 to N670,000 making it the 9th Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria

Ajayi Crowther

10. Benson Idahosa University

Popularly known as BUI, Benson Idahosa University is one not to forget among the Most Expensive private Universities in Nigeria, established in 2002 is a private, Christian educational institution, located in Benin City, Edo State.

Benson idahosa university

In its 2017/2018 fee schedule, the institution pegged its tuition between N297,300 and N1,179,000 depending on the course.

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