Full List of Accredited Private Universities in Nigeria (NUC)

In this post, you will have the first hand information about the current list of accredited Private Universities in Nigeria.


Accreditation is done by the National Universities Commission as they are the only organization in Nigeria saddled with that responsibility. Any private university in the country that isn’t accredited is illegal and if found out, would be closed.

Private universities in Nigeria over the years have proved useful competition for federal and public schools in the country. The only difference between them is the cost or better still, the school fees of these academic institution which has been proven to be very expensive.

The only advantage of attending or gaining admission into a private university is that they never go on strike and the quality of education you get is very sound and high. Most at times, the certificates of these institutions are accepted not only in the country but also world wide.

Before we list these schools out, please note that the best private university in Nigeria is Covenant University owned by Bishop Oyedepo.

Presently, below are the accredited private universities in the country and this list is expected to grow in the future.

Full List of Private Universities in Nigeria (NUC Accredited)

  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Adeleke University
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekitti
  • African University of Science and Technology
  • Ajayi Crowther University
  • Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • American University of Nigeria, Yola
  • Marchine University
  • Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
  • Baze University
  • Bells University of Technology, Otta
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Bingham University, New Karu
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Caleb University, Lagos
  • Caritas University, Enugu
  • CETEP City University, Lagos
  • Chrisland University
  • Covenant University Ota
  • Crawford University Igbesa
  • Crescent University
  • Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  • Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  • Evangel University, Akaeze
  • Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Hallmark University
  • Hezekiah University
  • Igbinedion University Okada Professor (Revd
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji Professor Sola Fajana http://www.jabu.edu.ng 2006
  • Kings University Prof. Diran Famurewa http://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015
  • Kwararafa University, Wukari Professor Godwin Akpa http://www.wukarijubileeuniversity.org 2005
  • Landmark University, Omu-Aran.
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  • Micheal & Cecilia University
  • Mountain Top University
  • Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  • Novena University, Ogume
  • Obong University, Obong
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  • Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos P
  • Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  • Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  • Renaissance University, Enugu
  • Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  • Ritman University
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  • Summit University
  • Tansian University, Umunya
  • University of Mkar, Mkar
  • Veritas University
  • Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  • Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo
  • Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  • Christopher University Mowe
  • Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  • Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  • Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  • Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
  • Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  • Coal City University Enugu State
  • Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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