List of Private Universities in Nigeria

University education in Nigeria was in the past controlled only by both the federal and state governments, but the license was later extended to individuals and private corporate bodies to establish private tertiary institutions in the country.

These institutions are allowed to operate to compliment the available government school in the country. They are expected to offer private university students first-class learning environment, expose them to standard educational tools and training equipment, practical sessions which will lead to excellent academic performance of students.

 The National Universities Commission (NUC) is the regulatory and accreditation body responsible to both public universities and private institutions. They enforce same standard and determine admission capacity for tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

This is done to maintain uniform quality of education regardless of whether you attend a federal institution, a state or a private university. Therefore, any private institution that meets the laid-down criteria by the NUC will be licensed and accredited.


These days, private universities in Nigeria are not only meeting the standard but also beating it while competing for the best in the country.

Private Universities in Nigeria

Below is a list of Private Universities in Nigeria with their location, current Vice Chancellor, official website and the year of establishment:

  • Achievers University (2007)

Owo, Ondo State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi

  • Adeleke University (2011)

Ede, Osun State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Samuel E Alao

  • Afe Babalola University (2009)

Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Vice Chancellor: Professor M.O Ajisafe

  • African University of Science & Technology (2007)


Vice Chancellor: Professor Kingston Nyamapfene

  • Ajayi Crowther University (2005)

Ibadan, Oyo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Dapo F Asaju

  • Al-Hikmah University (2005)

Ilorin, kwara State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Taofeek Ibrahim

  • Al-Qalam University (2005)

Katsina State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Shehu G. Ado

  • American University of Nigeria (2003)

Yola, Adamawa State

Vice Chancellor: Dr. Dawn Dekle

  • Augustine University (2015)

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Steve OlaOluwa Afolami

  • Babcock University (1999)

Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Ademola Stephen Tayo

  • Baze University (2011)

Prof. Tahir Mamman

  • Bells University of Technology (2005)

Otta, Ogun State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Jeremiah Ojediran

  • Benson Idahosa University (2002)

Benin City, Edo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Sam Guobadia

  • Bingham University (2005)

New Karu

Vice Chancellor: Prof. William Barnabas Qurix

  • Bowen University (2001)

Iwo, Osun State

Vice Chancellor: Professor. Matthews Akintunde Ojo

  • Caleb University (2007)

Lagos State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Ayandiji D Aina

  • Caritas University (2005)

Enugu State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Vincent C. Okore

  • Chrisland University (2015)

Prof (Mrs) Chinedum Peace Babalola

  • Covenant University (2002)

Ota, Ogun State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Aderemi A Atayero

  • Crawford University (2005)


Vice Chancellor: Prof. Isaac Rotimi Ajayi

  • Crescent University (2005)

Vice Chancellor: Professor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila

  • Edwin Clark University (2015)


Prof. Timothy O Olagbemiro

  • Elizade University (2012)

Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Olukayode O. Amund

  • Evangel University (2012)


Vice Chancellor: Prof. I U Kalu

  • Fountain Unveristy (2007)

Oshogbo, Osun State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Usman Abdullateef

  • Godfrey Okoye University (2009)

Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke         

  • Gregory University (2012)


Vice Chancellor: Prof. M O E Iwuala

  • Hallmark University (2015)

Ijebu Itele, Ogun State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Segun Odunola

  • Hezekiah University (2015)


Vice Chancellor: Prof. Enoch Ajunwa

  • Igbinedion University (1999)


Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye

  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University (2006)


Vice Chancellor: Professor Sola Fajana

  • Kings University (2015)

Ode Omu

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Diran Famurewa

  • Kwararafa University (2005)


Professor Yakubu A Ochefu

  • Landmark University (2011)


Vice Chancellor: Professor Adeniyi Olayanju

  • Lead City University (2005)

Ibadan, Oyo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo

  • Madonna University (1999)


Vice Chancellor: Prof. Chucks E. Ezedum

  • Mcpherson University (2012)

Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Adeniyi Agunbiade

  • Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University (2015)

Vice Chancellor: Prof. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwape

  • Mountain Top University (2015)

Vice Chancellor: Prof Elijah Ayolabi

  • Nile University of Nigeria (2009)


Vice Chancellor: Professor Huseyin Sert

  • Novena University (2005)


Vice Chancellor: Prof Chris Aniche Okoroafor

  • Obong University (2007)

Obong Ntak

Vice Chancellor: Professor Udouda M Ekanemesang

  • Oduduwa University (2009)

Ipetumodu, Osun State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Chibuzo Nnate Nwoke

  • Pan-Atlantic University (2002)


Vice Chancellor: Professor Juan Manuel Elegido

  • Paul University (2009)

Awka, Anambra State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Uche Isiugo-Abanihe

  • Redeemer’s University (2005)

Ede, Osun State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Anthony Enisan Akinlo

  • Renaissance University (2005)


Vice Chancellor: Prof. C C Onochie

  • Rhema University (2009)

Obeama Asa, Rivers State

Vice Chancellor: Professor O. C. Onwudike

  • Ritman University (2015)

Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Celestine A Ntuen

  • Salem University (2007)

Lokoja, Kogi State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. (Mrs) Dorcas Oluwade

  • Samuel Adegboyega University (2011)


Vice Chancellor: Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhan

  • Southwestern University (2012)

Oku Owa

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Babatunde A Ikotun

  • Summit University (2015)

Vice Chancellor: Prof. H O B Oloyede

  • Tansian University (2007)


Vice Chancellor: Professor Obioma Matthew Iheduru

  • University of Mkar (2005)


Vice Chancellor: Prof. Iorwese D Gernah

  • Veritas University (2007)


Vice Chancellor: Prof. Michael Kwanashie

  • Wellspring University (2009)

Evbuobanosa, Edo State

Vice Chancellor: Professor F E Obi Ikediugwu

  • Wesley University of Science & Technology (2007)

Ondo state

Vice Chancellor: Professor Olu Aderounmu

  • Western Delta University (2007)

Oghara, Delta State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. (Mrs) Olete Okobiah

  • Christopher University (2015)

Mowe, Ogun state

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Friday Ndubuisi

  • Kola Daisi University (2016)

Ibadan, Oyo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Kolade Ayorinde

  • Anchor University (2016)

Ayobo, Lagos State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. J O Afolayan

  • Dominican University (2016)

Ibadan, Oyo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Anthony Akinwole

  • Legacy University (2016)

Okija, Anambra State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Moses Nkem Chendo

  • Arthur Javis University (2016)

Akpoyubo, Cross river State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Julian Osuji

  • Crown Hill University (2016)

Eiyenkorin, Kwara State

Vice Chancellor: Prof John Adesiji Olorunmaiye

  • Coal City University (2016)

Enugu State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Malachy Ike Okwueze           

  • Clifford University (2016)

Owerrinta, Abia State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Chimezie A Omeonu

  • Admiralty University (2017)

Ibusa, Delta State

  • Spiritan University (2017)

Nneochi, Abia State

  • Vice Chancellor: Prof. Remy Onyewuenyi

  • Precious Cornerstone University (2017)

Oyo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Julius Kolawole Oloke

  • PAMO University of Medical Sciences (2017)

Portharcourt, River State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Michael Diejomaoh

  •  University (2017)

Oyo State

  • Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences (2017)

Ijanikin, Lagos

Vice Chancellor: Professor Muheez Alani Durosinmi

  • Skyline University (2018)

Kano state

Vice Chancellor: Professor Sudhakar Kota

  • Greenfield University (2019)

Kaduna, state

  • Dominion University (2019)

Ibadan, Oyo State     

  • Trinity University (2019)

Ogun State    

  • Westland University (2019)

Iwo, Osun State

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