Nigeria's Most Expensive Universities Revealed

Nigeria's Most Expensive Universities Revealed

The need to give quality education to our children is steadily gaining grounds in Nigeria. Nigerians believe that tertiary education greatly increases a young person's chances of becoming successful. In the bid to provide quality education, the cost of education in government-owned institutions over the years. However, they are still not as pricey as their private counterparts. Some Government Universities (Federal or State), depending on the popularity, facilities and accreditation are getting a bit more expensive than they have been known to be. However, the most expensive are usually the privately-owned universities. Nigeria's most expensive universities are all privately owned.

 See Nigeria's most high-priced universities below.

  1. Nile University Nigeria

    Considered by some to be Nigeria's most expensive university, this school is owned by Surat Nig. Ltd. It was set up by the parent body of the Nigerian Nigerian Tulip International College.They  wanted a university built on the same educational principles that the NTIC stands for. Tuition ranges from ₦1,700,000 for the least expensive course, to to ₦5,750,000, which is what it costs to study Medicine and Surgery per session. This fee doesn’t include accommodation fees.

  2. American University of Nigeria:

    Owned former Vice-President of Nigeria and the Presidential candidate for PDP in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, it is located in Yola in Adamawa state. While all undergraduate courses are relatively fixed and the same at ₦1,590,000, Graduate course ranges from ₦1,980,000 for an MBA to ₦3,300,000 for a PHD per session (minus accommodation fees).


  1. Afe Babalola University:

    Situated in Ado Ekiti, this University has the former Pro-Chancellor of University of Lagos and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Afe Babalola as the founder. Established in 2009 to promote the standard of education, its College of Law has been rated the best, at various times in Nigeria. Fees for fresh students can as high as ₦2,500,000 for pre-med students, while returning students pay between ₦797,000 for science students to ₦1,886,000 for MBBS students.

Nigeria's most expensive universities

  1. Igbinedion University:

    This is Nigerian premier private university. It was established in 1999 and is located in Okada, Edo State. It is owned by Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, the Esama of the Benin Kingdom. Undergraduates tuition fee ranges between ₦610,000 to ₦1,500,000 per session.


  1. Babcock University:

    Established by the Seventh day Adventist church in Ogun State, it has fees ranging from ₦217,610 to ₦568,807 for only the academic fees. However, fees such as accommodation, 2/3 meal options, laboratory fees and a host of others, can quickly bring the total fee to close to ₦1, 300,000.

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    6. Covenant University:

    This is the only Nigeria University that was ranked in the Time Higher Education University Ranking for 2019. Fees for undergraduates are relatively stable at between ₦817,000 to ₦865,000 across all courses. The post graduate courses range from ₦600,000 to ₦1, 500,000, with the MBA Executive being the most expensive.


  1. Bowen University:

    This university has a very flexible payment structure. The cost for undergraduates’ ranges from ₦300,000 to ₦900,000 for first year student. It steadily declines to between ₦80,000 (religious studies) to ₦840,000 for final year students, 4/5 years per session. This is only the academic fee and does not include accommodation and other charges. The Postgraduate studies ranges from ₦180,000 to ₦400,000 per semester.


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