Taking a good look at the current state of the education system in Nigeria, there is no need to question private universities school fees and their numbers.
Gone are the days when private universities feel inferior to public universities; in fact, private universities now have the edge over their public counterparts in the country.
The number of private universities in Nigeria has increased over the last ten years, and as a result of that, private universities are now competing with state and federal universities.
Private universities have now stepped their game up, looking at academics, facilities, welfare and all. This implies that private universities provide quality tertiary education with student’s academic performance, quality equipment, and conducive learning environment.
Although private universities, unlike the public universities, are expensive, parents would prefer their children to attend private school as there will be no case of strikes, disorganised calendar, and even highly competitive admission.
The surprising thing is that with the rise of private universities in Nigeria, some Nigerians don’t know the school fees of these schools and the few that know, perceive them as being expensive.
This post will give you a detailed list of Private universities in Nigeria and their school fees
Interestingly, there are some private tertiary universities in Nigeria that are affordable. The ones that come in high fees have packaged some things either accommodation feeding and other necessary things that will make the education process worthy and good for the students.
These private universities provide quality tertiary education experience coupled with welfare and other things. I see the reason why we have a private university among the top ten universities in Nigeria even as the number one according to Times Higher Education 2020.
Private universities in Nigeria and their school fees
Over a decade ago, there were 40 private schools in Nigeria, but now there are 75 Private universities in Nigeria according to NUC ( Nigeria University Commission). Let’s take a look at these private schools and their fees one after the other.
American University of Nigeria, Yola
This school is the most expensive private university in Nigeria. They pay their fees in dollars, and when converted to Nigerian Naira, the school fee is about N1,590,000 to N3,000,000 per session.
ABUAD is of one of the most reputable private universities in Nigeria, and their fees go thus:
In the engineering department, the tuition is N1,250,000, but other charges make it a total of N1,752,750. For health Sciences and Agriculture, the tuition is N902,750.
For Medicine and Surgery, they pay N1,250,000 as Tuition, but other fees sum it all up to be N1,753,000
The law department pays N1,000,000 as tuition, but additional charges sum it all up to be N1,500,00. While other Faculties pay N690,000 as tuition.
Babcock University, Ilishan Remo
This is another private school which happens to be one of them in Nigeria. The tuition fees plus other charges range between N500,000 to N3,000,000. The fee varies due to diversities in departmental charges and tuition fees. The Law faculty pays N2 million as tuition, medicine pays N3 million, while accounting pays N1.5 million.
The university also offers feeding as well as accommodation although the accommodation fees vary, depending on the type and size of the room.
Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
The school fees for Ajayi Crowther University is:
Faculty of Natural Sciences pay N507,000
College of Social and Management sciences pay N492,000
Faculty of Humanities pay N500,000
Acceptance fee is N50,000
Igbinedion University, Okada
The Fee of this institution ranges from N540,000 to N3 million excluding feeding.
Medicine department pays N3Million, pharmacy pay N610,000, law pay N610,000 and engineering also pay N610,000 while their accommodation and other charges are N100,000 and N110,000 respectively.
Crawford University, Igbesa
For Crawford University, their school fee ranges from N480,000 to N600,000.