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List of Private Universities in Nigeria and Their School Fees 2024/2025 Session

The number of private universities In Nigeria has increased tremendously within the last decade. This increase has brought about a stiff competition in the quality of education available in the country presently, as this has engineered us into writing about the list of private universities in Nigeria and their school fees for 2024/2025 academic session.

The information contained here would help a great deal in helping both parents and guardians in knowing the exact school fees for their wards.

One notable feature with private universities in Nigeria is that payment of tuition fee is a requirement for admission. That is, upon gaining admission, your school fees payment receipt would be needed, that is, a proof of payment of tuition fee by fresh students will be required before you are granted admission unlike public (State and Federal) universities where fees can be paid after gaining admission.

While the public universities still maintain a great standard of learning, private universities In Nigeria boast of a smooth calendar that isn’t hindered by strike action as very well noticed in the public schools.

List of Private Universities in Nigeria and Their School Fees [year]/[nyear] Session 1

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To many, the only downside to the private system of education in the country is the exorbitant fees and charges which is not easily affordable to everyone but the truth is many of theses private universities have structured a system that makes payment of fees less of  burden to parents and guardians. Now fees are being paid in installments unlike in the past where it was designed to be paid in lump-sum. In fact some schools give students the opportunity to break down fees in three (3) installments and some schools allow up to four installment payments.

There are some private universities in Nigeria that pay low tuition fee when compared to their state counterparts, it would be worthy to read go through them and find which best suites your budget.

We have put together a very comprehensive list of all private universities in Nigeria and their current school fees.

It would be worthy to go through the list in order to help in planning a proper budget for your wards.

Please note that some of the fees are subject to change at the discretion of the management f the universities when they deem fit. We will update as soon as we are aware of such change. We encourage you to notify us via the comment section should there be any increase or reduction in school fees (though this is rare), and we shall do the needful.

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List of Private Universities in Nigeria And Their School Fees (2024)

The list as seen below is not based on the best private Universities In Nigeria but a collection of

their fees which from time to time, either increases or reduces.

1) Novena University Ogume Delta State

This coming on this first list of private institutions in Nigeria and fees payable by freshers is no co incidence.

Their fees can be paid in two equal installments, that is, first and second semester.

Novena University School fees for fresh students

Acceptance Fee₦40,000
Tuition and Others₦200,000
Registration ₦40,000
Library ₦20,000
Medical Test ₦10,000
I.D Card₦3,000
Exit Card₦2,000
Hand Book₦5,000
Development Levy₦50,000

2. American University Of Nigeria, Yola

The American University of Nigeria Yola is so far the most expensive private university in Nigeria. School fees are paid in dollars but when converted to Naira, it amounts to 1,590,000

AUN School Fees – N3,000,000

Accommodation.  Fees for accommodation vary depending on the number of bed spaces.  There is the Triple
Room without facilities, which costs N360,000 while the
Highest accommodation available ( the double Room W/
Facilities) costs N650,000.

Other fees  are included, which sums it up to around
N3 million Naira per session.

3. Achievers University, Owo

This one of the private universities In Nigeria. Compared to other private universities in Nigeria, Achievers University, Owo school fees is quite affordable.

Achievers University School Fees: ₦420, 000

Fees break down by department and level.


100 Level 500,000
200 Level 500,000
300 Level 550,000
400 Level 550,000
500 Level 600,000


100 Level 450,000
200 Level 450,000
300 Level 500,000
400 Level 500,000


100 Level 400,000
200 Level 400,000
300 Level 500,000
400 Level 500,000


Registration Fee per Session – N10,000
Development Levy per session – N20,000
Acceptance Fees for Fresh Students – N20,000
Vocational Training Fee per Session (100L & 200L only) – N20,000
Field Trip/Practical sessions for Geology, Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing Students Per Session
Accommodation per Bed Space at Permanent Site at:
4 bed spaces – N80,000
8 bed spaces – N45,000
Accommodation per Bed space at Mini Campus:
2 bed spaces – N70,000
3 bed spaces – N60,000
4 bed spaces – N50,000

Late Registration Fee per Semester – N25,000

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4. Adeleke University, Ede

Located in Ede, Osun state Nigeria. Their school fees is 350,000 Naira. You would agree with me as regards its affordability.

School Fees: ₦350,000

Adeleke University School Fees Schedule

Fees for All Degree Courses (100 level)
(Fresh student)

Tuition 273,100
Feeding 113,400
Accommodation 40,000

Sum total is  569,500 for fresh students.

Fees for Returning Students (200 level – 400 level)

Tuition 273,100
Accommodation 40,000
Feeding 113,400

Sum total is 516,000

5. Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

We cannot talk about the list of private universities in Nigeria without mentioning Afe Babalola University, Ado ekiti, Ekiti state. ABUAD as it is commonly referred to is one of the most expensive private universities in Nigeria.

Tuition fee starts from : ₦400,000

LAW:  the tuition is N2,500,000 other fees to be paid sum up to make a total of N2,802,000

Medicine and surgery (MBBS):  The tuition fee is N2,800,000 and other addition payment sum it up to N4,042,000

Faculty of Engineering tuition fee is N750,000 and other additional payment sum it up to N2,077,000


School fees: N727,000

The tuition fee is excluding hostel accommodation fee. Hostel fee at ABUAD is dependent on the number of bed spaces allotted. Check HERE for full breakdown of school fees and hostel accommodation fee.

6. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State

ACU is located in Oyo state Ibadan. If you are a parent and seeking for one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria, the ACU is one. The school is well poised at giving you or your wards the best at a very affordable fee. At ACU, school fees can be paid in 3 installments, this makes it easier for parents and guardians to complete the tuition fee. You can read more HERE for ACU full school fees breakdown.

Tuition fee per session starts from 405,000 depending on your course.

Acceptance fee – 50,000
Faculty of Humanities – 445,000
Faculty of Social and Management Sciences – 492,000
Faculty of Natural Sciences – 507,000

NOTE: PARENT FORUM LEVY of (ten thousand naira only) N10,000 is COMPULSORY for all students and must be paid too.

7. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State

This university is located in Uturu, Abia state. Gregory University is a standard private university. The learning environment and disciplinary measures put in place makes it easy for students concentrate and graduate with good grades. Gregory University school fees is very affordable. The more professional your course is perceived, the more expensive it will be. The university is listed among the least expensive university in Nigeria.

Tuition fees according to department.

Medical courses – N600,000

Engineering courses – N500,000

Social Sciences – N420,000

Other courses – N400,000

Including a N50,000 Acceptance Fee for freshers.

8. Babcock University, Ilishan Remo

Their school fee ranges between N620,000 to N3 million. In Babcock University, total amount to be paid depends on your meal and hostel accommodation.  The university offers two and three daily meal services, And for accommodation, there are three to seven students in a room.

FYI, Babcock university is an expensive private university. If you are not financially buoyant, don’t attempt this school.

Accommodation option includes
regular (7 in a room)
premium ( 4 in a room)
classic (3 or 2 in a room).

Break down of Babcock school fees:

Medicine: N3 million

Law: N2 million

Accounting: N1.5 million

other departments: N620,000 – N860,000.

Check HERE for the current tuition fee.

9. Bowen University, Iwo

Bowen university is own and operated by Nigerian Baptist Convention. The university located at Iwo in Osun State. Bowen university is one of the earliest private universities in Nigeria, established in November 4, 2002.

Tuition fee ranges from
N500,000 to N750,000 per annum.
The university only
Provides accommodation and tuition. Students are
made to be responsible for their food from the schools cafeteria.

10. Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO)

If we were to sum up the list of private universities in Nigeria according to the year founded, IU Okada would come on top as the first private university in Nigeria.

The university was founded upon receipt of certificate of approval on May 16, 1999, making it the premier private university in

The tuition fees ranges from N540,000 to N3 million. Students are responsible for their feeding.

Medicine: N3million
Pharmacy: N610,000
Law: N610,000 and
Engineering: N610,000

Accommodation: N100,000
Other charges: N110,000.

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11. Crawford University, Igbesa

It was established in 2005. The school
provides only accommodation for students but does not
provide feeding.
You only pay for tuition,
accommodation and some additional charges. The school
fee ranges from N400,000 to N600,000.

12. Redeemer’s University

Redeemer’s University is a Christian institution located in Redemption City, Ogun State, Nigeria. It was established in 2005.

Break down of fees by department.

Natural Science – N605,000,
Management Sciences – N575,000
Humanities – N545,000

The school only provides accommodation without feeding, students are responsible for their feeding.

13. Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu State

Caritas University Enugu School Fees break down.

Management and Social Sciences.

1st Year – N248,000.
2nd Year – N398,000.
3rd Year – N398,000.
4th Year – N398,000.

Faculty of Engineering

All Engineering courses offered.
1 Year – NGN298,000 (annually)
2 Year – NGN450,000
3 Year – NGN450,000
4 Year – NGN450,000
5 Year – NGN450,000

Department of Natural Sciences.

1st Year – N248,000
2nd Year – N398,000
3rd Year – N398,000
4th Year – N398,000

Environmental Studies

1st Year – N248,000
2nd Year – N398,000
3rd Year – N398,000
4th Year – N398,000

14 Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

Another islamic university with a vision. Al-Hikmah university school fees is fees N350,000 per student, per session. It can be paid in two installments.

15. Paul University, Awka

Tuition fees: N300, 000

16. Wellspring University, Benin, Edo state

Tuition fees: N213,750

17. McPherson University, Abeokuta

School fees: N491, 000

18. Fountain University, Osogbo

Tuition fees: N341, 500

19. Benson Idahosa, Benin City

Tuition fees: N500,000

20. Covenant University, Ota

Tuition fees: N500,000 and above. See their full school fees breakdown here

21. Caleb University, Lagos

Tuition fees: N505,000 – Per session (First and second semester)

22. Crescent University Abeokuta, Ogun State

Tuition fees: N480,000 – Per session (First and second semester)

23. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji

Tuition fees: N436,000 – Per session (First and second semester)

24. Lead City University, Ibadan

Tuition fees: N550,500 – Per session (First and second semester)

25. Novena University Delta State Ogume

Tuition fees: N400,000 – Per session (First and second semester)

26. Obong University Nigeria, Obong Ntak

Tuition fees: N190,000 – Per session (First and second semester)

27. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun state

Tuition fees: N164,000 Naira

28. Rhema University.

Tuition fees: N325,000 – Per session (First and second semester)

29. Veritas university, Abuja

Tuition fees: N450,000 – Per session (First and second semester)

30. Mountain Top University (MTU)

This is anther private university considered to be very affordable and school fees in this school can be paid in 3 installments. The university is located beside MFM prayer city, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway Ogun state, Obafemi Owode, LGA, 110106, Ibafo.

School fees starts from 380,000 to 650,000 naira per session depending on the course. You can check out the school fees breakdown HERE.

Here we have it, list of Private Universities in Nigeria and their school fees for 2024/2025 academic session. As said earlier, we entertain questions as regards the subject matter and other related issues concerning school fees for all private universities in Nigeria. If you have any question, kindly get to us via the comment section as seen below and we shall respond in no time.

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