Top most Affordable Private Universities in Nigeria

In this post, we consider the top most affordable and cheapest private universities in Nigeria and the advantages that come with attending a private tertiary institution.

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Which Private Universities are Most affordable

The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear of private universities is exorbitant school fees and other expenses. Meanwhile, what you don’t know is that some private universities are not that expensive when you consider the standard and the different advantages that come with them.

Therefore, before I show you the most affordable private universities in Nigeria, let’s take a look at why you should consider going to one.

Why choose a private university?

1 No incessant Strike

It is popularly known that most private tertiary institutions in Nigeria are not under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), a union comprising varsity lecturers and often at loggerhead with the federal government.

The Union has no means of showing her grievances over the consistently failed promises from the government other than to embark on warning and indefinite strikes which have continued to mar the Nigerian educational system.

However, the good thing about private universities is that they are not usually affected by ASUU strikes thereby making the students enjoy a stable calendar and academic session.

Read also: Complete list of Universities not under ASUU 2022

2. Strict Monitoring and Moral Standard

If you want an institution whose quality and output are strictly monitored, then you should consider going to a Private University.

3. Fast mobilization for The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

While Public Universities Students including state and federal Have to spend several months before being mobilized for NNYSC, students from private universities are often mobilized almost immediately after graduation.

4. Ease of Admission

If you ask most students, their worst nightmare is passing jamb with a very high score enough for them to get their desired course of study. Some who are very determined have to sit for the exam about three times or more before they finally get their admission

However, most Private Universities have a lower cut-off mark compared to public institutions, while some do not even require their aspirants to sit for the UTME exam.

Having Mention All of the Advantages above, you might want to consider the most affordable Private University that best suits your aspiration and your financial capacity.

Topmost Affordable Private Universities in Nigeria

1 Wellspring University


Description: Wellspring University is not just affordable but is also one of the cheapest private universities in Nigeria. It has a total of four faculties namely the college of natural and applied sciences, college of social and management sciences, college of health sciences, and college of computing. The university is located in Benin City, Edo State.

Tuition fee: #100,000- #200,000

2 Oduduwa University Ipetumodu, Osun State


Description: Named after the progenitor of the Yoruba race, the university boast as one of the best private university in Nigeria and has about 5 colleges under which there are various departments. These include management and social sciences, environmental design and management, engineering and technology, and natural and applied sciences

Tuition fee: #200,000 – #300,000

3 Obong University Nigeria, Obong Ntak


Description: Obong University is located in Akwa Ibom with 4 faculties which include natural and applied sciences, art & humanities as well as social and management sciences

Tuition fee: #190,000

4 Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State


Description: Despite the good qualities of this institution, Adeleke University is still one of the most affordable private universities in Nigeria having about six faculties including basic medical sciences, engineering, law business and social sciences, natural and applied sciences, as well as arts.

Tuition fee: #350,000

5 Al-Hikmah University Ilorin, Kwara State


Description: Al-Hikmah University is located in the Kwara state also known as the ‘state of harmony’. It has about 7 faculties which include humanities and social sciences, health sciences, management sciences, education, natural and applied sciences, law, and agriculture.

Tuition fee: #350,000

6 Rhema University


Description: Rhema university is located in Aba, Imo state. it consists mainly of three colleges which include medical and health sciences, basic and applied sciences, as well as management and social sciences.

Tuition fee: #325,000

Paul University Awka, Anambra State


Description: Paul University is one of the most affordable private universities in Nigeria. it has three major faculties comprising several departments. These faculties include art, law, natural and applied sciences, management and social sciences.

Tuition fee: #300,000

 Caritas University Amorji-Nike, Enugu State


Description: This University was officially opened in 2005 and is located in the southeast region of Nigeria. it has about four faculties which include engineering, environmental sciences, natural sciences, management and social sciences.

Tuition fee: #298,000 – #450,000

 Apart from the aforementioned universities, you can also choose from other private Universities highlighted below

List of Some Private Universities in Nigeria and their school fees

American University of Nigeria, Yola


ABUAD Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State


  Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria


   Benson Idahosa University, Benin City


Caleb University, Lagos


Crescent University Abeokuta, Ogun State


Covenant University, Ota


Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State

Medical courses – 1.2million

Engineering courses – N500,000

Social Science — N420,000

 Igbinedion University, Okada

Medical Students School Fees – N3,000,000

Engineering – N820,000

Pharmacy – N820,000

Law – N820,000

Accounting – 760,000

Computer Science and Nursing – 760,000

Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji


 Lead City University, Ibadan


McPherson University, Abeokuta

N491, 000

Madonna University, Okija


 Law – 550,000

Accountancy – 398,000

Public Administration – 300,000

Psychology – 250,000

Mass Communications – 398,000

Novena University


Veritas University, Abuja


In conclusion, you should consider choosing a Private university if you want a strike-free academic year, graduate faster, especially if age is no longer on your side, avoid the UTME struggle, and get mobilized quickly for the national youth service corps (NYSC) program.

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