Here is a list of top 10 private universities in Nigeria.
The following universities are ranked based on a combination of factors such as academic standards, facilities, location, cost, and Webometrics ranking.
1. Covenant University
Licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 12th February 2002, Covenant University has grown to be the best private University in Nigeria.
Convenant University is built on solid moral foundations, yet it excels on an innovative blueprint set by Chancellor, Dr. David O. Oyedepo.
Convenant University is unarguably best private university in Nigeria.
2. Babcock University
Babcock University is located in Ilisan Remo, Ogun state. Babcock University has grown in popularity because of its innovative methods of management.
Many Nigerian Universities still hold on to the archaic beliefs of school management. Babcock University has continued to introduce effective policies which have continuously improved the standard of Institution and its students.
Babcock University is second on the list of Top 10 Private Universities In Nigeria.
3. Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Joseph Ayo Babalola University was established by the Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide in 2004. Joseph Ayo Babalola University officially started academic sessions in 2006 post-license.
This institution pioneered the trend for entrepreneurship education in Nigeria.
Following the success of JABU’s Entrepreneurial programme, The National Universities Commission after that made it mandatory for general studies that include entrepreneurship in the various degree programmes in Nigeria.
Joseph Ayo Babalola University is third on the list of Top 10 Private Universities In Nigeria
4. Bowen University
Bowen University, Iwo is the first church-owned private University in Nigeria.
Bowen University is also the most “Federal” Private University in Nigeria.
Bowen University boasts of some of the most qualified lecturers in the country due to its proximity to Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Ibadan.
Bowen University boasts of a school of medicine, faculty of law and a postgraduate school in addition to its already catalogue of undergraduate courses.
Bowen University, Iwo rightly earns the fourth spot on the list of Top 10 Private Universities In Nigeria
5. Redeemer’s University
Redeemer’s University is located far away in Ede, Osun State.
Redeemer’s University is home to several highly respected dons, who have taught or are still teaching at Redeemer’s university.
Redeemer’s University is another model of successful institutions built by the Redeemed Christian Church of God and it is the fifth best private university in Nigeria.
6. Igbinedion University Okada
Igbinedion University Okada is the first private university in Nigeria. Iginedion University is Located in Okada, Edo state.
For a private university, Igbinedion has an exceptional range of programmes.
Igbinedion University has a fully accredited faculty of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Natural and Applied Sciences, Business and Management Studies and the Arts and Social Sciences.
Igbinedion University apart from being the pioneer private university in Nigeria was also the first private university in the country to produce medical doctors.
In 2006, Mr. Sunday Damilola Olawuyi obtained a First Class Honours degree in the Nigerian Bar examinations, thereby making Igbinedion University the only private university in Nigeria to have produced a first class student in the Nigerian Bar Examinations
The school was founded by Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, a philanthropist and a prominent political figure in Edo State.
7. Ajayi Crowther University
The Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo was established by the Supra Diocesan Board (West) of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) .
The University is named after the late Samuel Ajayi Crowther, first African bishop of the Anglican Church, who first translated the Bible into Yoruba.
Ajayi Crowther University boasts of a Full Accreditation status for all the courses offered across its three faculties: Faculties of Humanities, Social and Management Sciences and Natural Sciences.
Ajayi Crowther University has continued to grow at a remarkable pace and hoped to be the best university in Nigeria in the nearest future.
8. Bells University of Technology
Bells University of Technology is Nigeria’s foremost private University of Technology.
Bells University of Technology prides itself on its ability to create new ways of thinking, making the university stand out from its competitors: the more traditional universities.
In less than ten years, it has become one of the Nigeria’s best private Universities and yet they strive for the international front.
9. Afe Babalola University
Afe Babalola University is the first and only University in Nigeria to commence academic activities on its permanent site with all the facilities in place within eight months.
The University has an entrepreneurship and language centers which all students are required to pass through during their period of study.
The Entrepreneurship Center develops high-quality entrepreneurial skills in students to enable them to become Job creators as opposed to job seekers.
The language center trains the students in at least one local and one foreign language apart from English language, this is in response to the increasingly diverse and globalized workplace.
Afe Babalola University continues to hold dear the founder’s philosophy which inculcates Discipline, Industry, determination, service, integrity, sound education and quality leadership in its students.
10. Caritas University Enugu
Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu, was approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria on December 16, 2004. It was officially opened on January 21, 2005, by the Federal Minister of Education, Prof. Fabian Osuji.
Caritas University is the second Catholic University in Nigeria founded by Rev. Fr. Prof. Emmanuel Paul Mattew Edeh C.S.Sp, OFR. The university is managed by the Congregation of Sisters of Jesus the Saviour, a religious Congregation of Nuns founded by him.
Caritas University strives to revive the age-long successful tradition of Catholic Education in Nigeria which championed sound education and good morals.
The University’s principal objective is to become the best centre of learning, teaching and research.