List Of The 10 Most Expensive Universities in Nigeria

Education in Nigeria might be seen as expensive, however, it is a million times better than ignorance. Getting an education in Nigeria is definitely going to cost a lot, even more expensive is quality education.

Without an iota of doubt, quality education will surely put you ahead of your pairs. Therefore paying heavily for it is not a bad option.

This article contains the list of the 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria. It begins with the most expensive all the way down to the tenth most expensive.

The criteria for choosing one university above another when it comes to cost is dependent on the average cost of tuition in the both schools.

As a result, a school that charges very high for a certain course and very low for another course will be considered to be less expensive than a school with an average school fees that is much larger than that of the former school.

Let’s delve into the most expensive universities in Nigeria!

Babcock University

This university is one of the oldest in private universities in Nigeria. It was founded by the Seventh Day Adventist Church in 1959. Babcock University was named after David Babcock an American Missionary.

This university is located in Ogun state Nigeria and currently has nine schools and one college operating under it.

Tuition fee payable by the 6,000 students in Babcock ranges from ₦620,000 to  ₦3,000 000. The particular amount paid is dependent on the course of study of each individual.

Babcock University’s motto is, Knowledge, truth, service.

American University of Nigeria

The American University of Nigeria was founded by Atiku Abubakar and is the only university in Nigeria that makes use of the American system of education both at undergraduate and graduate levels.

This university is located in Yola, Adamawa state and has affiliations with Tulane University in the United States. Broadening the Nigerian educational space to enable it accommodate new curriculum is one of the motivations behind the establishment of the American university of Nigeria

The American University of Nigeria has students paying a yearly tuition fee of up to ₦1,378,500.

Afe Babalola University

Named after its founder Dr Emmanuel Afe Babalola, a philanthropist and lawyer. Afe Babalola University is one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria and also the largest employer of labour in ekiti state. It was founded in 2009 and is located in Ekiti state, southwest Nigeria.

Although not as famous some other universities in Nigeria, this university offers one of the best campuses in the country.

With school fees ranging from ₦675,000 to ₦1,075,000 making it the third most expensive university in Nigeria. Its motto is Labour for service and integrity and it focuses strongly on these.

Igbinedion University Okada

Founded in 1999 by Gabriel Osawawu Igbinedion, Igbinedion University Okada is located in okada, Edo state. It is the fourth most expensive university in Nigeria and also one of the most prestigious.

Igbinedion university offers both post graduate and under graduate degrees. It is the first private university to produce medical doctors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Students of Igbinedion University pay fees ranging from ₦550000- ₦850000. This difference in price of fees occurs as a result of difference in courses and the number of years spent studying

Bowen University

This university has experienced tremendous growth in its numerical strength. It started in 2002 with numerical strength of 500 students. Over the years it has grown to 5000 students.

Bowen University was founded and is currently managed by the Nigerian Baptist conversion. This university currently has five faculties. With fees ranging from ₦500,000 to  ₦750,000. This makes it the fifth most expensive university in Nigeria. Bowen University does not have a uniform fee because different courses have different fees.

Crawford University

Crawford University was founded in 2005 by Paul Akazuo of the apostolic faith mission, at the time he was the leader of the apostolic faith church. He was also the first chancellor of the university before he died. Crawford University is located in Igbesa, Ogun state. This university is managed by the apostolic faith mission. Although Crawford University is one of the most expensive in Nigeria, it offers scholarship to some underprivileged students. Crawford University was range from ₦400,000 to ₦600,000. Fees for different courses vary because of duration difference for each course.

Redeemers University

Redeemer’s university was founded by Pastor Enoch Adeboye in 2005. It is owned by the redeemed Christian church of God and is located in Ede, Osun state, Nigeria. The redeemed university has three colleges.  They are College of Natural Science, College of Humanities, and College of Management Science.

Modest and corporate dressing are very encouraged in Redeemers University.

Students of the redeemed university pay school fees ranging from ₦500,000 – ₦650,000.

Lead City University

This university was established in 2005 and is located in Ibadan, our state. It is under the management of Eduserve consult. Lead city offers admission to study such courses as electrical electronics engineering, fashion designs, etc. Students of lead city pay a school fee of ₦550000.

Lead city recognizes the power of education to challenge inequality, as a result, its motto is knowledge for self-reliance

Caleb University

Founded by Prince Oladega Adebogun in 1986, Caleb University can be said to be one of the oldest private universities in Nigeria. It is located in Imota, Lagos. Caleb University started out as a primary school and moved to become a secondary school. It 2008, Caleb university was officially established.

Students of this university pay a tuition fee of ₦505,000.

Ajayi Crowder University

Prior to becoming a university, Ajayi Crowder University existed as an institution of learning and was established in 1853. Over the years, it has gone through a series of changes until it became a university in 2005.

Students of Ajayi Crowder University pay a tuition fee of ₦500,000.

The 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria are all private institutions. This is so because they offer a learning environment that cannot be found in most state government and federal government owned universities. Also, beyond the conducive environments that private universities offer, they also possess facilities that are not so easy to come by in federal and state universities.


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