10 Inexpensive Private Universities in Nigeria [Updated]

Want to know more about the Cheapest Private Universities in Nigeria which also rank among the best? Yes! These schools offer competitive learning environment but at the same time very affordable according to stats.

Nigerian tertiary institutions have been in the habit of forcing its students population to remain a year or two longer in school owing to strikes and other constraints, making many individuals think about private colleges as a superior option. Private colleges have stepped up their games, from the type of teaching and non-teaching operations to the overall way of teaching their students.

These private schools are known usually to be expensive! However, a few of them can equally be very affordable. We have carefully compiled a list of the top 10 cheapest universities in Nigeria which offers an equally competitive learning environment.

List of Inexpensive(cheapest) Private Universities in Nigeria:

  1. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  2. Ajayi Crowther University
  3. Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife
  4. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  5. Lead City University
  6. Adeleke University
  7. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  8. Babcock University Ilishan, Remo
  9. Wellspring University
  10. Rhema University, Aba

Let’s take a detailed look at it – 10 Inexpensive Private Universities in Nigeria

Inexpensive Private Universities in Nigeria

#1. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

School fees Starting at: N213, 000 and above (Per annum).

It is situated in Ilorin, Kwara state. It was established in 2005, and the current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem. The college has a few resources spread across two grounds (Ilorin and Igbaja) in Kwara state.


#2. Ajayi Crowther University

School fees Starting at: N200, 000 and above (per annum).

Otherwise called ACU, situated in Oyo State and was set up in 2005. The school has four faculties: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social science, Faculty of Natural Science, Faculty of Management Sciences. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Dapo Folorunsho Asaju.


#3. Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife

School fees Starting at: N185,000 – Above (per semester).

Established in 2009 and situated at Ile-Ife in Osun State. This institution has four schools: College of Management and Social Sciences, College of Environmental Design and Management, College of Engineering and Technology, and College of Natural and Applied Sciences. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Chibuzo Nnate Nnwoke.


#4. Obong University, Obong Ntak

School Fees Starting at: N90 000 and above (Accommodation not included).

It is situated in Obong-Ntak, Akwa Ibom State. It was established in 1997 as the then African College of Management. The college has Natural and Applied Sciences faculty with certifications accessible in Computer Science, Microbiology, and Biochemistry. In the faculty of Arts and Humanities, certification programs are accessible in English Studies and Religious Studies. The Faculty of Management and Social Sciences offers certifications in Economics, Accounting, Mass Communication, Marketing, Sociology, Peace Studies and conciliation, Public Administration, International Relations and Political Science. The school is under the heading of Dr Moses Akpanudo, while the Vice-Chancellor is Enefiok. S. Udo.


#5. Lead City University

School Fees Starting at: N250, 000 – Above (per annum).

Established in 2005, this college is owned by the Eduserve Consult. The college is situated in Ibadan, Oyo State. The school offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to such degrees as (B.Sc, B.A, M.Sc, M.A, MBA, etc). The current Vice-Chancellor is Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo.

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#6. Adeleke University

School Fees Starting at: N273, 000 and above (per semester).

The institution was set up in 2011 by Chief Deji Adeleke. It is situated in Ede town, Osun state and has at least six faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science. The current chancellor is Professor Samuel Ekundayo Alao.


#7. Crescent University, Abeokuta

School Fees Starting at: N283, 000 – Above (per annum).

It is situated in Abeokuta, Ogun state. It was set up in 2005. It has the following faculties; Bola ajibola faculties of Law, Environmental Science, Information and Communication Technology, College of Natural and Applied Science, and Social and Management Science. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila.


#8. Babcock University Ilishan, Remo

School Fees Starting at**: N122,349 and above (Instructional Fees only, Per Semester).

Babcock University was set up in 1999 in Ilishan-remo, Ogun state. The Seventh-day Adventist church oversees it. It has around nine faculties. They are; faculty of Health and clinical sciences, faculty of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Babcock Business School, Faculty of Basic and Applied Science, Faculty of Computing and Engineering Sciences, faculties of Education and Humanities, Faculty of Law and Security Studies, School Of Nursing, faculty of Public and Applied Health. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Iheanyichukwu .O. Okoro.

** It is important to note that this school fee stated for Babcock is semester based, and does not include the hostel fees. Education programs pay the least fees.


#9. Wellspring University

School Fees Starting at: N190,000 and above (per semester).

The University is situated in Benin city, Edo State. It was set up in 2007. The college has two faculties; Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and faculties of Management and Social Sciences; faculties of Art, Engineering and Education are being proposed. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Amidu Sanni.


#10. Rhema University, Aba

School Fees Starting at: N253, 000 and above (per semester)

Situated in the city of Aba in Abia State, it was set up in 2009 chancellor is Professor Ogbonnaya .C. Onwudike. The school offers courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate study levels including the IJMB Programme, Degree Programme, CEP, MB.BS. Medicine & Surgery,  B.NSc. Nursing Sciences, B.Sc. Human Anatomy and more. The stated fee covers hostel accommodation and other miscellaneous billings.

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These are the best ten least expensive (cheapest) colleges in Nigeria that you could consider going for.

Please Note:

  • All school fees information are directly from the respective schools’ websites. The costs may change at any time and are also dependent on the course of study.
  • This article is not an advertisement of any sort, but a mere opinion of the writer based on findings
  • Study Green will always strive to get the best of information across to its users, however we’ll always advise that you do some personal research to double check the information found herein. One way to check is to reach out to the school directly for any form of enquiries.

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    Currently, Hezekiah University, the First Private University in Imo State, Nigeria, the University of the moment, remains the cheapest university in Nigeria. The very vital of learning where you will see Academics with Good morals.
    The university is situated at Umudi Town, in Imo State of Nigeria.

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