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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.

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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)

Abuja

Vice Chancellor: Professor Kingston Nyamapfene

http://aust.edu.ng

  • Ajayi Crowther University (2005)

Ibadan, Oyo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Dapo F Asaju

http://www.acu.edu.ng

  • Al-Hikmah University (2005)

Ilorin, kwara State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Taofeek Ibrahim

  • Al-Qalam University (2005)

Katsina State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Shehu G. Ado

http://www.auk.edu.ng

  • American University of Nigeria (2003)

Yola, Adamawa State

Vice Chancellor: Dr. Dawn Dekle

http://www.aun.edu.ng

  • Augustine University (2015)

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Steve OlaOluwa Afolami

http://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/

  • Babcock University (1999)

Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Ademola Stephen Tayo

http://www.babcock.edu.ng

  • Baze University (2011)

Prof. Tahir Mamman

http://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng

  • 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

http://www.binghamuni.edu.ng

  • Bowen University (2001)

Iwo, Osun State

Vice Chancellor: Professor. Matthews Akintunde Ojo

http://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org

  • Caleb University (2007)

Lagos State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Ayandiji D Aina

  • Caritas University (2005)

Enugu State

Vice Chancellor: Professor Vincent C. Okore

http://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/

  • Chrisland University (2015)

Prof (Mrs) Chinedum Peace Babalola

http://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng

  • Covenant University (2002)

Ota, Ogun State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Aderemi A Atayero

http://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/

  • Crawford University (2005)

Igbesa

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Isaac Rotimi Ajayi

http://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng

  • Crescent University (2005)

Vice Chancellor: Professor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila

http://www.crescent-university.edu.ng

  • Edwin Clark University (2015)

Kaigbodo

Prof. Timothy O Olagbemiro

http://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/

  • Elizade University (2012)

Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Olukayode O. Amund

http://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng

  • Evangel University (2012)

Akaeze

Vice Chancellor: Prof. I U Kalu

http://www.evangeluniversity.edu.ng

  • Fountain Unveristy (2007)

Oshogbo, Osun State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Usman Abdullateef

http://www.fountainuniversity.edu.ng

  • Godfrey Okoye University (2009)

Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu State

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

  • Gregory University (2012)

Uturu

Vice Chancellor: Prof. M O E Iwuala

http://www.gregoryuniversity.com

  • Hallmark University (2015)

Ijebu Itele, Ogun State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Segun Odunola

http://www.hallmark.edu.ng

  • Hezekiah University (2015)

Umudi

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Enoch Ajunwa

  • Igbinedion University (1999)

Okada

Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye

  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University (2006)

Ikeji-Arakeji

Vice Chancellor: Professor Sola Fajana

  • Kings University (2015)

Ode Omu

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Diran Famurewa

http://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/

  • Kwararafa University (2005)

Wukari

Professor Yakubu A Ochefu

http://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng

  • Landmark University (2011)

Omu-Aran

Vice Chancellor: Professor Adeniyi Olayanju

http://www.lmu.edu.ng

  • Lead City University (2005)

Ibadan, Oyo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo

http://www.lcu.edu.ng

  • Madonna University (1999)

Okija

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Chucks E. Ezedum

  • Mcpherson University (2012)

Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Adeniyi Agunbiade

http://www.mcu.edu.ng

  • Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University (2015)

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

http://mciu.edu.ng/

  • Mountain Top University (2015)

Vice Chancellor: Prof Elijah Ayolabi

  • Nile University of Nigeria (2009)

Abuja

Vice Chancellor: Professor Huseyin Sert

http://www.ntnu.edu.ng

  • Novena University (2005)

Ogume

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

http://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng

  • Pan-Atlantic University (2002)

Lagos

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

http://www.run.edu.ng

  • Renaissance University (2005)

Enugu

Vice Chancellor: Prof. C C Onochie

http://www.rnu.edu.ng

  • Rhema University (2009)

Obeama Asa, Rivers State

Vice Chancellor: Professor O. C. Onwudike

http://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng

  • Ritman University (2015)

Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Celestine A Ntuen

http://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng

  • Salem University (2007)

Lokoja, Kogi State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. (Mrs) Dorcas Oluwade

  • Samuel Adegboyega University (2011)

Ogwa

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhan

http://www.sau.edu.ng

  • Southwestern University (2012)

Oku Owa

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Babatunde A Ikotun

  • Summit University (2015)

Vice Chancellor: Prof. H O B Oloyede

http://www.summituniversity.edu.ng

  • Tansian University (2007)

Umunya

Vice Chancellor: Professor Obioma Matthew Iheduru

http://tansianuniversity.edu.ng/

  • University of Mkar (2005)

Mkar

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Iorwese D Gernah

http://www.unimkar.edu.ng

  • Veritas University (2007)

Abuja

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Michael Kwanashie

http://www.veritas.edu.ng

  • Wellspring University (2009)

Evbuobanosa, Edo State

Vice Chancellor: Professor F E Obi Ikediugwu

http://www.wellspringuniversity.net

  • Wesley University of Science & Technology (2007)

Ondo state

Vice Chancellor: Professor Olu Aderounmu

http://www.wusto.edu.ng

  • Western Delta University (2007)

Oghara, Delta State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. (Mrs) Olete Okobiah

http://wdu.edu.ng

  • Christopher University (2015)

Mowe, Ogun state

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Friday Ndubuisi

http://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/

  • Kola Daisi University (2016)

Ibadan, Oyo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Kolade Ayorinde

  • Anchor University (2016)

Ayobo, Lagos State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. J O Afolayan

http://www.aul.edu.ng/

  • Dominican University (2016)

Ibadan, Oyo State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Anthony Akinwole

  • Legacy University (2016)

Okija, Anambra State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Moses Nkem Chendo

http://www.legacyuniversity.edu.ng/

  • Arthur Javis University (2016)

Akpoyubo, Cross river State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Julian Osuji

http://www.arthurjarvisuniversity.edu.ng/

  • Crown Hill University (2016)

Eiyenkorin, Kwara State

Vice Chancellor: Prof John Adesiji Olorunmaiye

http://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng/

  • Coal City University (2016)

Enugu State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Malachy Ike Okwueze           

  • Clifford University (2016)

Owerrinta, Abia State

Vice Chancellor: Prof. Chimezie A Omeonu

http://www.clifforduni.edu.ng/

  • Admiralty University (2017)

Ibusa, Delta State

  • Spiritan University (2017)

Nneochi, Abia State

  • Vice Chancellor: Prof. Remy Onyewuenyi

http://www.spiritanuniversity.edu.ng

  • 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

http://www.pums.edu.ng

  •  University (2017)

Oyo State

  • Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences (2017)

Ijanikin, Lagos

Vice Chancellor: Professor Muheez Alani Durosinmi

http://www.ekounivmed.edu.ng

  • Skyline University (2018)

Kano state

Vice Chancellor: Professor Sudhakar Kota

http://www.sun.edu.ng

  • 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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