Top 10 Cheap State Universities in Nigeria & School Fees (2024)

There are affordable state universities in Nigeria to study in that are cheap but also offer quality education. When you compare the school fees of these academic institutions with private universities, you would appreciate better the need to attend any of these best schools.

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After writing JAMB, it becomes vital for students to apply to studying in a higher institutions for advanced learning purposes. Top federal and state universities that have low school fees have become the preferred choice for most students to further their studies.

We have listed below the top 10 cheapest state universities in the country that are affordable and offer quality academic experience including their tuition fees. Be guided that these figures are subjected to change with time.



Lagos State University (LASU) is the cheapest state university to attend in Nigeria that is accredited and offer real academic excellence. Established in the year 1983, LASU is located in Ojo and it is one of the most popular universities known for producing the best law students in the country.

The school has improved over the years and has been rated as the best educational institution for the advancement of learning and establishment of academic excellence.

Currently, the university has an estimated population of about 59 ,000 to 67,000 students enrolled for both full-time and part-time programmes. You can also offer courses at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate. The School fees range is between ₦90,000 to ₦170,000.


Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) is another affordable state university to study in the country. Founded in the year 1982 , this school is located at Akungba Akoko in Ondo State Nigeria.

This institution also offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in various fields of specialization ranging from Science, Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Agricultural Sciences. The range of Adekunle Ajasin new school fees is ₦80,000 to ₦150,000 for both old and new students.


Nasarawa State University is among the cheap universities in the Northern part of the country. This school is located at Keffi in Nasarawa state.

Although, NSU is still upcoming when compared to other schools, it is still very much affordable if you decide to apply for admission into this government owned school.

The tuition fees range is about ₦65,100 to ₦103,000 for new and old students, but might change anytime soon.


Getting admission into Taraba State University isn’t easy but you should know that this school thrives on academic excellence. Situated in Jalingo, TASU is one of the most affordable state government owned universities in Nigeria that you can apply for as a student who just completed JAMB.

The Taraba State University, Jalingo was established by the Taraba State Government in 2008, to pave way to University education for Taraba State indigenes and promote economic development in the country.

This institution of learning has since been accredited by the National Universities Commission in Abuja and the school fees range is from ₦37,000 to ₦50,000.


Benue State University is a top learning institution in the country well positioned to rank among the best in West Africa. It is located in Makurdi, Benue State.

This school offers a comfortable environment to the learning process and it is also affordable to student who wish to enrol when they offer admission.

Also dully accredited by the NUC, BSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs with a choice of over 50 graduate programs spread across seven colleges.

BSU eight college-level units or Faculties include: Arts, College of Health Science, Education, Environmental Sciences, Law, Social Science. The tuition fee ranges from ₦45,000 to ₦80,000.


Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) is also one of the most affordable schools you can attend in Nigeria if you want to pursue a good degree in a state university in the southern region of the country.

The school is situated at Obio Akpa, Oruk Anam local government area of the state. AKSU also operates a multi-campus institution system. The range of AKSU school fees is ₦75,000 to ₦150,000.


KSU boast of some of the best lecturers in the educational sector. It was established in the year 1999 by the former governor of the state.

Kogi State University is seen as one of West Africa’s best universities based on its exceptional intellectual pedigree of its graduates.

Not only is this school cheap, you can easily get admission into this institution after passing your JAMB exams. Their cut off mark is normally placed at 200. The fee for this school ranges from ₦100,000 to ₦175,000.


The Delta State University or DELSU is one of the most popular state universities in the country that is cheap especially among students.

This state government university has its main campus located at Abraka, while it has another branch at Anwai, in the same Delta state. All this is possible because the university runs a multi-campus system. The fees range is around ₦120,000.


The Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, is situated in Aliero. This institution of learning was established in March 2006 with the following faculties: Agriculture, Engineering, Science education, Academics planning e.t.c.

It is one of those few schools centred mostly on science courses. The reason why this university was established was because the increased rate at which students who found it difficult to secure admissions into Nigerian Federal Universities. The school fees range is about ₦86,000 to ₦150,000.


Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is a science oriented university known for imparting technological oriented knowledge to its students.
The university location is at Ogbomosho in Oyo State.

It is among the few cheap universities known to be affordable in the south western region of the country. The university enrols 25,000 students yearly.

LAUTECH has six faculties and a college, admitting nearly 20,000 students or more after being ranked among the best state universities in Nigeria. School fees ranges from ₦85,000 to ₦150,000.

*please note that these fees can be changed anytime due to the strike actions by ASUU*

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Oluchi Chukwu

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