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University education has become so important that everyone wants to have it. In Nigeria today, the case is not different as everyone desires to get the Degree Certificate.

Unfortunately, not all who dream to see the four walls of the university get to see them at last, because they would not afford the fees.

Amidst this situation, many Nigerians and foreigners alike, spend huge amount of money in some of the expensive universities in Nigeria. Of course it is a matter of choice how one spends his money.

With that said, I have brought you in this article the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria where huge amount of money is spent on tuition annually. Not surprising enough, all these expensive universities are privately owned universities.


Topping this list of the most expensive universities in Nigeria is the Turkish Nile University. This school which was established in 1998 is located at Plot 81, Cadastral Zone C-OO, Research & Institution Area, Abuja.

Since its establishment, Nile University of Nigeria has experienced tremendous growth. The school promises to be the leading private university in Nigeria and that they provide students with the best academic, social and personal experience.

From what we gathered, the current tuition for the Nigerian Turkish Nile University is N5.7, making it the most expensive university in Nigeria.

The University website is www.nileuniversity.edu.ng


Baze University is a private university located in Abuja, Nigeria. The school offers pre-degree, degree and post graduate programmes to students in various disciplines.

The school staffs international and experiences lecturers. They also have superb teaching and learning equipment, coupled with quality buildings to meet the desired standard. The school claims to be working towards maintaining the British standard of education in the school.

The tuition fee of Baze University according to what we found out reaches about N3.1 million per year. This huge amount of money paid at the school makes Baze University second on the list of top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

The University website is https://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng


Another Nigerian university that can be considered an expensive university is the American University of Nigeria. This private university with faculties cutting across science, engineering, information technology and computing, social sciences, arts and so on is a leading university in the country.

The American University of Nigeria is actually the first American-style University in the Sub-Saharan Africa. It was established in 2004 by the former vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The school is located at 98 Lamido Zubairu Way, Yola, Adamawa State and from what we gathered, the tuition fee of the American Nigerian University is about N2 million.

The University website is http://www.aun.edu.ng


Covenant University is another citadel of learning with much attributes of excellence; thus it has not failed to enter this list as the 4th most expensive university in Nigeria.

Covenant University is located in Otta in Ogun State and it offers a plethora of both graduate and post graduate programmes, which cuts across natural and applied science, social sciences, health science, and management sciences and so on.

The tuition fee of Covenant University from what we gathered reaches about N1.2 million.

The University website is https://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng


Afe Babalola University is one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria. This private university is located in Ekiti State Nigeria and it was established in 2009 by Emmanuel Afe Babalola, a lawyer and philanthropist.

Afe Babalola University has its focus on punctuality, morality and proper guidance, in order to ensure that the characters of her students are properly molded. Aside giving education, the school has absorbed so many of their staff from their host community.

The tuition fee of students at the Afe Babalola University ranges between N675,000 to N1 million.

The University website is https://www.abuad.edu.ng


Igbinedion University is one of the Nigeria’s premier private universities. The Igbinedion University was established in 1999 by Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion and it is situated in Okada Wonderland, Edo State.

Currently, the university is running seven (7) colleges with a good number of programmes in them. The school offers undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Law, engineering, social sciences, natural and applied sciences, management sciences, arts, Health Sciences, pharmacy and nursing.

The tuition fee at the Igbinedion University, Okada is between N540,000 to N820,000.

The University’s website is https://www.iuokada.edu.ng


Bowen University is also considered one of the most expensive schools in Nigeria. It is a school located in Osun State. It is owned and managed by the Nigerian Baptist Conventions.

This school is one of the most aesthetically attractive school, coupled with the fact that is has good academic records. Currently, Bowen University has five faculties with about 5000 students.

The school has continued to grow and today, the tuition fee of Bowen University ranges between N500,000 toN750,000.

The Bowen University website is https://www.bowenuniversity.edu.ng


Redeemers University is a private university owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). It is however one of the expensive universities in Nigeria with her students paying a tuition fee between N500,000 to N650,000.

The school is located in Ede, Osun State. This university was established in 2005, when it started with 3000 students who enrolled for bachelor’s degree programmes.

Since 2013, the Redeemers University had started admitting M.Sc and PhD students into her post-graduate programmes.

The University’s website is https://www.run.edu.ng


Lead City University is a private university located in Ibadan, in Oyo State. The establishment of this prestigious university can be dated back to 2005.

The University offers different courses (discipline) in undergraduate, post-graduate and sandwich programmes.

Lead City University is growing rapidly and now, it is listed among the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria because her students pay a tuition fee of about N650,000.

Of course, this could be comparable to the quality of education and training their students get in return for such a whopping amount.

The Lead City University website is https://www.lcu.edu.ng


Ogun State is not only a town of many manufacturing industries; it is also home to many citadels of learning.

Crawford is one of the private and expensive universities located in Igbesa in Ogun State. The school has only two colleges which are accredited by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC):

  • The College of Business and Social Sciences
  • The College of Natural and Applied Sciences

The tuition fee at the Crawford University is about N600,000 and the University website is https://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng


In the end, we have come to know the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria. Do you have a different view from this? Let us hear your opinion about this.

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