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The 20 Most Expensive Universities in Nigeria

The numerous challenges faced government-owned schools in Nigeria led to rise in private schools at all levels, including tertiary education level. Private Universities are waxing strong as the most stable in the country especially in terms of academic calendar, and this is one their strongest advantages. The quality of some of these schools could be arguable when compared to the high fees paid there. But the fact remains that a number of them offer good quality education with a very stable academic calendar.

Here are the top 20 most expensive Universities in Nigeria. All of them are private universities. Note that the fees paid in these institutions is according to courses and are subject to change annually by each institution. What we provided here are the range of fees paid in the schools.

Nile University of Nigeria

Nile University of Nigeria was founded by the parent company of the NTIC (SURAT Nigeria Ltd)) in 2009 as a private higher education institution located in the large town of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. It is is officially accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria.

The fees of Nile University of Nigeria range from 2,400,000 to N5,750,000.

Babcock University

This institution was established by The Seventh Day Adventist church. Its fees range from N600,000 to N3,000,000.

Baze University

Baze University, is an independent University located in Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria, opening in April 2011.

The tuition of the institution falls between N2,200,000  to N2,500,000.

American University of Nigeria (ABTI)

The university located in Yola, the capital of Adamawa has its fees at around N1,400,000.

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ABTI is owned by Atiku Abubakar, former vice president of Nigeria.

Afe Babalola University

This institution is owned by Afe Babalola, a prominent legal luminary from Ekiti state.The university which states that it’s a ‘non-profit’ institution on its ‘ABOUT US’ page, has its fees ranging from N800,000 to N2,600,000.


Bingham University

Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State was established by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) following its formal licensing by the National Universities Commission (NUC) on 5th January, 2005.

The private institution’s fees falls between N600,000 to N1,200,000.


Igbinedion University

Founded in 1999, the University located in Okada, Edo State has its fees ranging from N514,320 to N3,000,000.

The institution is owned by the Igbinedion royal family of Benin Kingdom.

Bowen University

This institution is a private university owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. It is located in Iwo, Osun state. Its fees range between N570,000 to N1,850,000.

Crawford University

Owned by the Apostolic Faith Mission, Crawford’s tuition ranges between N400,000 to N6,000,000.

Crawford is a private Christian university located in Igbesa, Ogun state.

It was established in 2005 by Paul Akazue.

Redeemer’s University

The Christian university has its fees ranging from N500,000 to N650,000.

The university which is owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), was established in 2005.

Lead City University

The fee structure of Lead City University ranges from N150,000 to N550,000.

Located in Ibadan, Oyo state, Lead City has been controlled by Eduserve Consult since its inception in 2005.

Caleb University

The Lagos-based institution was founded in 2008 by Prince Oladega Adebogun, who also owns Caleb primary and secondary schools.

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Caleb University has its school fees at about N550,000.

Ajayi Crowther University

Located in Oyo State, the university tuition ranges between N195,600 to N670,000.

Benson Idahosa University

Popularly known as B.I.U, the school fees fall between N270,000 to N1,150,000.

Ben Idahosa University was founded in 1994 and is located in Benin, Edo state.

Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) was established by the Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide in 2006. It is located in Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun state. Its fees range from N436,000 to N690,000.

Covenant University

Covenant is a private Christian university and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Its school fees fall between N600,000 to N700,000.

Achievers University

Achievers University (AU) was established in 2007 and is located in Ondo state.

The fees range from N420,000 to N600,000.

Novena University

Novena University, located in Delta State, charges as school fees, between a range of N450,000 to N564,000.

Adeleke University

The university was established by Adedeji Adeleke, father of Davido, award winning Nigerian musician.

School fees for Adeleke University is between a range of N350,000 to N569,000.

Rhema University

Rhema is a Christian university located in Abia state.

Its school fees range from N416,000 to N478,000.




The tuition fees vary according to courses and are also subject to change, depending on the University management’s decision. Let us know your view on this list provided here.



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  1. all this uni with high prices like this I rather take all the money for school fees nd start up a business than attending cause d certificate self will not still b recognized….


    Wow where’s my school Coou??


    Money talks jare

  4. Aguinam ojukwu faustina

    Aguinsm-ojukwu Faustina

  5. Omenuko Adaobi Promise

    Too expensive..

  6. Moses Sunday ogbu

    private universities will always raise higher because is one man business, he doesn’t need cumbersome decision before anything can be done…so this makes it developed faster than federal institutions.

    Moses Sunday Ogbu.

  7. Chidozie chiazokam jennifer

    For only university somebody will waste that kind of money.anyway some people have that kind of money to waste, I call it waste because is I don’t see what they teach in those schools.

  8. Moses Sunday ogbu

    the main motive of private institutions is profit making…..

    Ifemeje Chikaodiri Esther

  9. Nwabugwu Chiamaka

    some wealthy men children goes there for security purpose so it fascinate private institutions….

    Nwabugwu Chiamaka R

  10. Ezedimbu Uchenna

    private universities developed quickly because of its linear process…..

    Ezedimbu Uchenna Vivian

  11. It’s too expensive! What are they teaching;them that my lecturers aren’t?

  12. School na school abeg whether 5,000,000 or 137,000 same thing dem set treach

  13. nawa ooo our school no follow

  14. okwudili chidimma
    with money you can do whatever you want to do . some parents Like to put their child in a school where they paid high rate they don’t want to know whether the child is learning or not but ‘I paid 1,000,000.00 for daughter school fee’.

  15. This is wasting of money, abeg the money is too much, rather i
    will take half of the money and start a better business that will give me money
    Okeke Cynthia Chinaecherem

  16. Ezeifeka Emmanuella

    People have money shaa. Wow!

  17. So much money.. Too expensive

  18. Wow, its really expensive.. Thou they wud worth d money

  19. Way too expensive and the annoying part is most of this schools are owned by churches.

  20. What makes their teaching different from others. I wonder what

  21. hmmm, I wonder what special they are teaching in the school that makes them to be paying such amount of money.

  22. Ebeledike Ifunanya

    That is a plot of land in this remote Area and they are wasting it life of one person there is God ooh

  23. Igbokwe Chioma Helen

    What else are they adding to their teaching with such expensive fee

  24. The money is way to much does it mean their own educational system is might worth it but not affordable i rather use the money for something tangible

  25. Igbokwe chioma

    what is special that they are teaching in such school rather than collecting such expensive fee

  26. Still can’t understand why they pay such huge amount of money as school fees.


    Really expensive shaa. just imagine the ones established by churches ⛪

  28. I can’t find chukwuemeka odumegwu ojukwu university (COOU) here ooo,because it is also expensive….

  29. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    Wow….they are too expensive.

  30. Money is good when you have it , you spend it

  31. Its too expensive, after paying these amount for 4 years, you might not get the money again even if you work hard

  32. they are just expensive for nothing
    Dibia Esther

  33. Chukwurah chinwike chritopher

    Ducking expensive jare
    Bh is their employment guaranteed after schl

  34. Chukwurah chinwike chritopher

    Fucking expensive jare!
    Bh is their employment guaranteed after schl


    COOU isn’t there??

  36. Onyia Mary ogochukwu

    What is so special about this schools

  37. This is serious ohh so after training one person from a family of 6 the rest should go and seat

  38. High school fees,when you graduate to get a job will be a problem

  39. chukwuemerie uduji miracle

    please I can’t see COOU on the list…. where is coou?

    hmmmmm……. this list is not genuine……

  40. chukwuemerie uduji miracle

    Anyamaghiobi duke Tochukwu……

    what is this rating based on…..?



  41. chai!!! They are too expensive …The question here is … Will the school provide job for them once they graduate or they will carry their certificate looking for job like other graduate from cheaper universities?

  42. Too expensive jare…After the whole waste of money, they will still be dragging work with student that graduated in a polytechnic.. mtcheeeew

  43. Chimeucheya Angela

    instead of going to all those private institutions with these kind of fees I will establish business……..

    Chimeucheya Angela

  44. Ubabuko Chiamaka

    Want to ask a question? Please is it not the same thing I am being taught here in COOU that is being taught in all this expensive universities or is their educational system different from ours…….. Is not the same certificate we all will have and even go to the same company to look for job, well I don’t blame the children their shaa their parents are up to task so they should enjoy and we here too will enjoy besides our school fees is high 137,950 no be chicken change. COOU should be included in the list Biko
    Quiz no: 07

  45. Is still the same thing we that are cheap school are thought.quizno 125

  46. I know say Ansu no dey among the list

  47. I can’t waste money over the same education I can get here…they are other things to do with money abeg

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