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 (
The fees of Nile University of Nigeria range from 2,400,000 to N5,750,000.
This institution was established by The Seventh Day Adventist church. Its fees range from N600,000 to N3,000,000.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lagos-based institution was founded in 2008 by Prince Oladega Adebogun, who also owns Caleb primary and secondary schools.
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 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 (AU) was established in 2007 and is located in Ondo state.
The fees range from N420,000 to N600,000.
Novena University, located in Delta State, charges as school fees, between a range of N450,000 to N564,000.
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 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.