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Most Expensive Universities In Nigeria: Top 10 List 

Education in Nigeria is cheap compared to other countries. However, for a country tagged as the “poverty capital of the world”, cheap isn’t a word Nigerians would use to describe the cost of getting quality education. Of course, if you want to get the best quality, you should be willing to pay a lot. While some schools’ tuition is less than N50,000, there are others that charge millions of Naira. In that view, here are the most expensive universities in Nigeria: 

  1. Nile University of Nigeria

Tuition Per Year: N2,400,000

Nile University of Nigeria is a private university in Abuja, Nigeria, founded in 2009. It is part of the Honoris United Universities Network and has six faculties and a School of Postgraduate Studies. The multidisciplinary tertiary institution also offers 34 undergraduate and 47 postgraduate programs. The Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and professional organizations such as ICAN, COREN, the Council of Legal Education, and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria accredit the university’s degrees. 

  1. Baze University   

Tuition Per Year: N2,250,000

Since its establishment in 2011, Baze University has constantly been referred to as Nigeria’s top private university and one of the best overall, offering higher level education of British standard. The university which is located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, ensures standards by having skilled foreign faculty, excellent instructional equipment, and external examiners from abroad. Baze university provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The institution offers 43 undergraduate degree programs in different faculties.

  1. Skyline University Nigeria

Tuition Per Year: N1,900,000

Skyline University is a private institution you’ll find in Northern Nigeria, more precisely in Kano state. The university which charges about one million, nine hundred thousand Naira per year was founded in May 2018 after receiving authorisation from the Nigerian federal government. Skyline University Nigeria is the first private university in Kano State and the second in the North-West. The school features three faculties, each with their own departments.

  1. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences

Tuition Per Year: N1,500,000

Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences (EkoUNIMED) is a private Nigerian university with a wide range of undergraduate programs. The university is in the Lagos State town of Ijanikin. The National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria formally certified the Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences. Courses and programs offered are in a variety of fields that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

  1. PAMO University of Medical Sciences   

Tuition Per Year: N1,410,917

PAMO University of Medical Sciences is located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The university opened in 2017 as Nigeria’s first private medical school. Former Rivers State Governor, Dr Sir Peter Odili, founded PAMO University of Medical Sciences. As Nigeria’s first private medical school, PUMS seeks to produce world-class medical and health professionals who embody the principles of knowledge, discipline, and humane service. The school has a goal to become Nigeria’s top medical institution, with local and global recognition.  

  1. Landmark University

Tuition Per Year: N1,214,533.55

Landmark University is a private Christian university founded by Bishop David Oyedepo’s and linked to Living Faith Church Worldwide. LMU, as it is commonly known, was founded in 2011 to promote the Agrarian Revolution. Landmark University’s chancellor has repeatedly said that the university’s mission is to improve agriculture in Nigeria and Africa. This has shaped the institution’s commitment to creating leaders who will lead the world in addressing food needs.

  1. Gregory University   

Tuition Per Year: N913,666

Gregory University, Uturu (GUU) was granted a private university license by the Federal Government of Nigeria in February 2012, and it opened its doors to its first students in October of the same year. The school is named after Pope Gregory I. Gregory University is more than a traditional learning institution as it was established to be a global academic leader in the generation, advancement, and application of knowledge to drive national and global economies. The school also aims to foster the pursuit of human perfection through higher education.

  1. Afe Babalola University   

Tuition Per Year: 838,960

Afe Babalola University is a Federal Government-licensed Non-Profit Private University which you’ll find in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Lawyer and philanthropist, Afe Babalola founded this university in 2009. The Founder’s goal in starting the institution was to transform education in Nigeria by delivering and leading in quality education, service, industry, character, and discipline. Students can choose from a wide range of degree and certificate programs at Afe Babalola University. 

  1. Bowen University

Tuition Per Year: 836,400

Bowen University is no doubt one of the best universities in Nigeria. Established as a private institution, Bowen University, like other similar institutions, has initiated several seemingly unachievable undertakings. The Nigerian Baptist Convention owns and operates Bowen University and it’s Africa’s first and largest Baptist University. A staff development initiative at the institution pays for workers to attend conferences both in and out of the country. 

  1. American University of Nigeria 

Tuition Per Year: N795,000

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, founded the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, the capital of his home state of Adamawa in northeast Nigeria. The university was envisioned as a place where students could learn about development concerns while receiving an education based on best-in-class curriculum and pedagogy from the United States. Arts & Sciences, Business & Entrepreneurship, and IT & Computing are the major components of the instruction.