Complete List of All 147 Private Universities in Nigeria Emerges

Complete List of All 147 Private Universities in Nigeria Emerges journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide

FCT, Abuja - Data from the official website of the National Universities Commission (NUC), has indicated that as of Monday, November 27, there are currently 147 private universities in Nigeria. reports that public universities in Nigeria are not sufficient to cater for the number of yearly applicants.

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According to University World News, at present, 54.8% of Nigerian universities are private. Photo credit: PeopleImages
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Full list of private universities in Nigeria

Also, the frequent strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which usually cripple educational activities and increases the years students spend in school leads to consideration for private universities.

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Between January and June 27, 2023, the NUC gave provisional licences to 37 private universities. highlights the 147 private universities as approved by the NUC. See the full list below:

  1. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara state
  2. AI-Qalam University, Katsina, Katsina state
  3. Bells University of Technology, Otta, Ogun state
  4. Bingham University, New-Karu, Nasarawa state
  5. Caritas University, Enugu, Enugu state
  6. Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun state
  7. Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun state
  8. Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo state
  9. Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba state
  10. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun state
  11. Renaissance University, Enugu, Enugu state
  12. Babcock University, Ogun state
  13. Madonna University, Anambra state
  14. Igbinedion University, Edo state
  15. Bowen University, Osun state
  16. Benson Idahosa University, Edo state
  17. Covenant University, Ogun state
  18. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos state
  19. American University of Nigeria, Adamawa state
  20. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo state
  21. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo state
  22. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun state
  23. Baze University, federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja
  24. Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara state
  25. Glorious Vision University (formerly Samuel Adegboyega University), Ogwa, Edo state
  26. McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun state
  27. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo state
  28. Southwestern University, Oku Owa, Ogun state
  29. Evangel University, Ebonyi state
  30. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia state
  31. Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos state
  32. Amaj University, Abuja, FCT
  33. Prime University, Abuja, FCT
  34. El-Amin University, Niger state
  35. College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Kaduna, Kaduna state
  36. Jewel University, Gombe, Gombe state
  37. Nigerian University of Technology and Management, Apapa, Lagos state
  38. Al-Muhibbah Open University, Abuja, FCT
  39. Al-Bayan University, Kogi state
  40. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun state
  41. Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun state
  42. Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun state
  43. Kings University Ode-Omu, Osun state
  44. Michael & Cecilia Ibru University, Owhode, Delta state
  45. Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun state
  46. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwalbom state
  47. Summit University, Offa, Kwara state
  48. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta state
  49. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo state
  50. Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta state
  51. Baba-Ahmed University, Kano, Kano state
  52. Saisa University Of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto, Sokoto state
  53. Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia state
  54. Peter University, Achina-Onneh, Anambra state
  55. Newgate University, Minna, Niger state
  56. European University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT
  57. Northwest University, Sokoto, Sokoto state
  58. Rayhaan University, Kebbi state
  59. Muhammad Kamalud-Deen University, Ilorin, Kwara state
  60. Sam Maris University, Supare, Ondo state
  61. Aletheia University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state
  62. Lux Mundi University, Umuahia, Abia state
  63. Maduka University, Ekwegbe, Enugu state
  64. Peaceland University, Enugu, Enugu state
  65. Amadeus University, Amizi, Abia state
  66. Vision University, Ikogbo, Ogun state
  67. Azman University, Kano, Kano state
  68. Huda University, Gusau, Zamfara state
  69. Franco British International University, Kaduna, Kaduna state
  70. Canadian University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT
  71. Miva Open University, Abuja, FCT
  72. Gerar University of Medical Sciences, Imope-ljebu, Ogun state
  73. British Canadian University, Obudu, Cross River state
  74. Hensard University, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa state
  75. Phoenix University, Agwada, Nasarawa state
  76. Wigwe University, Isiokpo, Rivers state
  77. Hillside University of Science and Technology, Okemesi Ekiti, Ekiti state
  78. University on the Niger, Umunya, Anambra state
  79. Elrazi University of Medical Sciences, Kano Kano state
  80. Venite University, Iloro-Ekiti, Ekiti state
  81. Shanahan University, Onitsha, Anambra state
  82. The Duke Medical University, Calabar, Cross River state
  83. Mercy Medical University, Iwara, Iwo, Osun state
  84. Cosmopolitan University, Abuja, FCT
  85. Iconic Open University, Sokoto, Sokoto state
  86. West Midland Open University, Ibadan, Oyo state
  87. Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra state
  88. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo state
  89. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta state
  90. Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi state
  91. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti state
  92. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu state
  93. Nigerian-Turkish Nile University, FCT Abuja
  94. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun state
  95. Paul University, Awka, Anambra state
  96. Rhema University, Obama-Asa, Rivers state
  97. Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos state
  98. Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River state
  99. Clifford University, Abia state
  100. Coal City University, Enugu state
  101. Ojaja University, Ilorin, Kwara state
  102. Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo state
  103. Kola Daisi University., Ibadan, Oyo state
  104. Legacy University, Okija, Anambra state
  105. Spiritan University, Neochi, Abia state
  106. Precious Cornerstone, Ibadan, Oyo state
  107. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port-Harcourt, Rivers state
  108. Atiba University, Oyo, Oyo state
  109. Eko University of Medical Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos
  110. Skyline University, Nigeria, Kano, Kano state
  111. Greenfield University, Kasarami-Kaduna, Kaduna state
  112. Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo state
  113. Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun state
  114. Westland University, Iwo, Osun state
  115. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa-Ibom state
  116. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara state
  117. Maranatha University, Lekki, Lagos state
  118. Ave-Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa state
  119. Al-Istigama University, Sumaila, Kano state
  120. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo state
  121. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River state
  122. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo state
  123. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau state
  124. Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna state
  125. James Hope University, Lekki, Lagos state
  126. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano state
  127. Capital City University, Kano, Kano state
  128. Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Kwara state
  129. University of Offa, Offa, Kwara state
  130. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa state
  131. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger state
  132. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
  133. University of Mkar, Mkar, Benue state
  134. Novena University, Ogume, Delta state
  135. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun state
  136. Veritas University, Abuja, FCT
  137. Achievers University, Owo, Ondo state
  138. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
  139. Caleb University, Imota, Lagos state
  140. Fountain University, Oshogbo, Osun state
  141. Obong University, Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom state
  142. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa state
  143. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau state
  144. PEN Resource University, Gombe
  145. Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno
  146. Margaret Lawrence University, Umunede, Delta state
  147. Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano

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