Top 10 Cheapest Universities In Nigeria

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Countless Nigerian students would instead enroll in private universities than public universities since there seem to be just too many students in the queue for public universities, which makes entrance highly competitive every year.

The admission process into Private universities seems to be less stressful when compared to public institutions.

Also, the academic calendar of private universities quite fast compared to public universities that can go on strike for long days and months.

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Furthermore, Private Universities usually have a more conducive atmosphere of learning, and discipline is upheld amongst their academic staff, unlike some public universities.

For these reasons and more, private universities are held in high esteem by students though the fees can be more expensive than the costs of public universities in Nigeria.

So are you one of those prospective students who prefer private universities but are bothered about the high tuition fees? Then you need to read this. I will be sharing with you the top 10 cheapest private universities in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, these private universities are going to give you good quality education, just like the public universities in Nigeria. So there’s no cause for alarm.

Besides, these private universities are approved, and their courses also are accredited by (NUC) National Universities Commission.

So let’s get to the main course,
Below are the top 10 cheapest private universities in Nigeria

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10. Fountain University

This is a private institution owned by NASFAT Islamic faith society founded in the year 2007 in Odin State.

The university which currently boasts of two colleges is widely considered as one of the cheapest higher institutions of learning in Nigeria.

Founded By
An Islamic Society called
Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society

Year Of Establishment
2007

Address
Located Opposite Olomola Hospital, in Oke-Osun, Osogbo.

Vice-Chancellor
Prof. Amidu Sanni

School Motto Knowledge, Faith, And Service.

Tuition Fees
N341,500

9. Babcock University

This is one of the top private universities in Nigeria, controlled and managed by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Babcock University which was founded in 1959 had 12,000 students enrolled in the year 2016 and it presently boasts of three faculties and 11 departments.

Owned By
Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Year Of Establishment
1959

Address
Babcock is Located at Alishan Remo in Ogun State.

Vice-Chancellor
Ademola S. Tayo

Institution Motto
Knowledge, Truth, And Service

Tuition Fees
Babcock University charges from N288,000 – N560,000
NB other fees are not included.

8.  Adeleke University

This is another private institution founded in 2011, situated in Ede, Osun State and owned by Chief. Adedeji Adeleke, father of famous music star Davido.

Adeleke University boasts of over 2000 students enrolled to study within a land space of 520 acres.
Presently, Adeleke University has 6 faculties which include law, science, business, and social sciences, art, engineering, and basic medical services.

Owned By
Dr. Adeleke

Year Of Establishment
2011

Address
Adeleke University is located at Ede-Osogbo Road in Osun State.

Vice-Chancellor
Prof. Samuel Ekundayo Alao

Institution Motto
Education, character, and Excellence.

Fees
Adeleke University charges between N273,000 – N450,000 for Tuition fees only.

7. Rhema University

This is the Christian faith-based private University owned and managed by the Living Word Ministries International.

It presently has two colleges offering ten undergraduate programs to the range of 500-999 students.

Year Of Establishment
2009

Founded By
The Living Word Ministries International.

Vice-Chancellor
Professor O. C. Onwudike.

Address Rhema University is located at 153/155 Aba-Owerri in Abia State.

Tuition Fees
Rhema University charges between N452,000 – N464,000 for tuition fees only.

Institution Motto
Equipping Humanity For Excellence.

6. Crescent University.

Crescent University is a private institution founded by an Islamic body known as the Islamic Mission for Africa. The educational arm of this body proposed the establishment of Crescent University in the year 2002.
This proposal was eventually authorized in the year 2005 by the National University Commission.

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The unique university has the college of information and communication technology, college of arts, college of social and management science and other colleges.

Location Crescent University is located at Km 5, Lafenwa, Abeokuta Ogun State

Established in the Year
2005

Institution Motto
Knowledge and Faith

Vice-Chancellor
Professor I. Gbajabiamila.

Tuition fees
Crescent University charges between N283,000 – N1,000,000 for fees.

5. Leadcity University

Leadcity is a top private University in Oyo State, founded in the year 2005, by the body Eduserve consult.

Considering its fees compared to the good quality of education it offers it’s students, Leadcity can be said to be one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria.

Address : Leadcity University is located at Toll Gate, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Year Of Establishment
2005

Institution Motto
Knowledge for Self-reliance

Owned By
Eduserve Consult

Tuition Fees
Lead city University charges between
200,500 – 550,000 for tuition fees.

Vice-Chancellor
Aderemi Adeyemo
4. Name Of University

Obong University which was formerly referred to as the University of Africa is a private higher institution affiliated with a ministry known as the Church of Christ.

For interested students, Obong University has faculties of Natural Science, Applied Science, management and social science and other faculties.

Established In The Year
1997

Address
Obong University is situated in Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom State.

School Motto
Education for sustainable development

Vice-Chancellor
Enefiok S. Udo.

Tuition Fees
Obong University charges between N180,000 – N200,000 for tuition fees.

3. Ajayi Crowther University

This is a private university named after the Late. Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first Bishop in Africa well known for his translation of the Bible into the Yoruba Language.

Address
Ajayi Crowther University is located in Oke-Ebo, Oyo State.

Founded In The Year
2005

Institution Motto
Knowledge with Probity

Vice-Chancellor
Prof. Dapo Folorunsho Asaju

Tuition fees
This institution charges between
162,000 – 782,000 for its tuition fees.

2. Odduduwa university

Odduduwa university is a private institution of higher learning named after the ancestor of Yorubaland.

Oduduwa University was listed as 104th university in the nation 10617th position in the globe.

The school offers different programs under the College of Management Science, Natural and Applied science, Environmental Design and other colleges.

Address
This university is located at Ipetumodu in Osun State.

Vice-Chancellor
Prof (Mrs.) Olajumoke A. Olayiwola. Oduduwa

Year Of Establishment
2009

Institution Motto
Learning for human development

Tuition Fees
Oduduwa University charges between N170,000 – N197,000.

1. Al Hikmah university

Al Hikmah university is one of the private higher institutions in the country that were initiated by Islamic bodies.

Established in the year 2005 by a body known as AbdulRaeem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation AROIF, Al Hkmah University is known as one of the outstanding private universities in Nigeria and though it started with 3 colleges and 70 students, it now has up to six colleges.
The college of law, college of education, college of health sciences, college of humanities and social sciences and others.

Year Of Establishment
2005

Name of Founder
AbdulRaeem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation

Location
This Islamic University is situated at Adeta Road, Ilorin Kwara State.

School Fees

Al-Hikmah University charges from 103,500- 686,000 for tuition fees.

Institution Motto
Learning For Wisdom And Morality

Name Of Vice-Chancellor
Professor Muhammed Taofeek Olalekan Ibrahim

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