List of NUC Approved Private Universities in Nigeria 2020

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NUC Approved Private Universities in Nigeria 2019

Achievers University

Achievers University is in Owo, Ondo State Nigeria The university is a private institution established in 2007 and accredited by the National Universities Commission. The main campus of the university is situated at KM 1 ldasen/Uteh Road, Owo. You can reach out to the university on this hotline 0703 847 7064.  Vice-Chancellor of the university is Engineer Professor T. S. Ibiyemi

Adeleke University

Adeleke University is one of the privately owned universities in Nigeria located at Ede-Osogbo Rd, Ede, Osun State, southwestern Nigeria. The university was founded in 2011 by who is the president of the institution. The slogan of the institution is Education, Excellence And Character.

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekitti

Afe Babalola University professed to be a non-profit privately managed university located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It was founded by the renown lawyer and philanthropist, Afe Babalola, in 2009. The institution has more than 7500 students and the current Chancellor is Afe Babalola while the principal academic and administrative officer of the University (vice chancellor) is Prof M.O Ajisafe.

African University of Science and Technology

African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is a Pan-African institution, established in 2007 and is located at Airport Rd, Galadimawa, Abu. The university is one of the fruit of Nelson Mandela’s vision to propagate technical education in Africa. The university has less than 500 students and the principal officer is unknown.

Ajayi Crowther University

Ajayi Crowther University also known as ACU is a private university located Oke-Ebo, Oyo and overseen by Professor Dapo Folorunsho Asaju. The university was established in 2005 and her mantra as Scentia Probitas ,Knowledge with Probity.


Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

Al-Hikmah University is one of the few Islamic universities in Nigeria, the university which was founded It was founded in 2005 and has her main campus in Adeta Rd, Ilorin Nigeria. The Pricnipal admin officer of the institution is Professor Muhammed Taofeek Olalekan Ibrahim. The university is established, managed and funded by AbdulRaeem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation AROIF based in Nigeria and  Jeddah.

Al-Qalam University, Katsina

Al-qalam University is the second muslim University on our list and the first private Islamic institution in Nigeria established in 2005. It is located in Katsina, Katsina State, this university was formerly known as Katsina University and is located in Dutsinma Road, Katsina State, Nigeria.

American University of Nigeria, Yola

If you want the American Style of Education and you’re are ready to part with the cost, then this may be the right place for you. The university is located at 98 Lamido Zubairu Way, Wuro Hausa 640101, Yola and charged above 2 million naira in tuition fee. Don’t be surprised to know that it was established in 2004 by former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The Presiding officer of the institution is Dawn Dekle.

Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State

WDU as is popularly called is established after licensing in 2007. The main campus of the university is located at Benin-Warri Expressway. The Principal officer of the University is Professor Mrs. O. C. Okobiah.

Christopher University Mowe

Christopher University is a government approved and privately managed university located in Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Ibokun Aro, Mowe, Ogun State. The University was established in 2015. The principal officer of the university is Professor  Friday  Nwankwo Ndubuisi

Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State

Kola Daisi University as the name implies was founded in 2011 by late Chief Kola Daisi who was a lawyer and business man. The institution which was founded in M 18, Ibadan-Oyo Express Road, Ibadan is now managed by the Kola Daisi foundation and has one of the largest number of students in Nigeria with more than 2600 students.

Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State

Anchor University is a Privately managed University owned by the Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Nigeria. The university was established by the Popular Preacher Pastor W. F. Kumuyi in 2014 The Principal officer of the university is Vice-Chancellor & Professor Afolayan Joseph Olasehinde.

Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State

If you ply well Lagos- Ibadan Expressway then you must have come across this university, the university is funded and managed by the Dominican Order. International The Principal officer of the university is Vice Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Professor Anthony Akinwale.

Legacy University

Legacy University is located in Okija Anambra state and was founded in 1984 as College of Agriculture, due to new regulations about the establishment of private universities in Nigeria, the management of the University later changed to Legacy University as a privately owned institution and was later approved in 2016 to operate fully in Nigeria.

Arthur Javis University

Arthur Javis University is located at Brigadier Dan Archibong Drive, Ikot Effanga Akpabuyo, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, theuniversity is one of Nigeria’s reputable private higher institution producing high quality graduates in the country. The Principal admin officer of the university is Prof. Ani Essien Nkang who was appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University on April 4, 2018 while the Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis Unversity is ir Arthur Jarvis Archibong.

Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State

Crown Hill University is located at Eiyenkorin, Illorin, Kwara State. The Vice Chancellor of the institution is Professor Deboye O. Kolawole while the chancellor is His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.

Coal City University Enugu State

Coal City University is  located n the heart of Enugu city, as a private, co-educational university the university has two campuses — one at Emene and the other at Achi St, Independence Layout, Enugu occupying a massive 432 acres of land. The principal officer of the unversity is Vice-Chancellor & Malachy Ikechukwu Okwueze Ph.D. Professor of Religion, Culture and Development.

Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State

Clifford University is a private Christian co-educational higher institution founded in 2013 managed and overseen by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The university’s main campus is located in Ihie, Abia State, Nigeria. In 2016 it got approved by the Government ot operate fully as a private instituition within the country. The principal Admin officer; Vice-Chancellor is Professor Chimezie Omeonu

Augustine University
Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
Baze University
Bells University of Technology, Otta
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
Bingham University, New Karu
Bowen University, Iwo
Caleb University, Lagos
Caritas University, Enugu
CETEP City University, Lagos
Chrisland University
Covenant University Ota
Crawford University Igbesa
Crescent University
Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
Evangel University, Akaeze
Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo
Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
Gregory University, Uturu
Hallmark University
Hezekiah University
Igbinedion University Okada Professor (Revd
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
Kings University Prof. Diran Famurewa
Kwararafa University, Wukari
Landmark University, Omu-Aran.
Lead City University, Ibadan
Madonna University, Okija
Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
Micheal & Cecilia University
Mountain Top University
Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
Novena University, Ogume
Obong University, Obong
Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos P
Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
Redeemer’s University, Mowe
Renaissance University, Enugu
Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
Ritman University
Salem University, Lokoja
Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.
Southwestern University, Oku Owa
Summit University
Tansian University, Umunya
University of Mkar, Mkar
Veritas University
Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo

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