2018 Edition of the top 10 private university in Nigeria.

The Rankings is not intended to identify the best private universities in Nigeria and should not be used as the main criteria for selecting a higher institution to enroll.


  1. Covenant University (Ogun State)

Covenant is a private university affiliated with living faith church worldwide and a member of the association of common wealth universities. On 12th February 2002, the federal government officially presented the certificate, which granted Covenant University the licence to operate as a private university in Nigeria.

The institution comprises five colleges

  • College of Business and Social Science

  • College of Leadership Development Studies

  • College of Engineering

  • College of Science and Technology

  • School of Post Graduate Studies

  1. Babcock University (Ogun State)

Babcock is a private Christian co-educational Nigeria University owned and operated by seventh day Adventist Church in Nigeria, the university is located equidistant between Ibadan and Lagos.

The university was established as the Adventist collage of West Africa (ACWA) in 1959, the university hosts nines schools and one college which comprises

  •  School of agriculture and industrial technology

  • Babcock business school

  • College of health and medical sciences

  • School of basic and applied science

  • School of computing and engineering sciences

  • School of Education and Humanities

  • School of Law and Security Studies

  • School of Nursing

  • School of Public and Applied Health

  • School of post graduate studies

  1. American University of Nigeria (Yola)

American University was established in 2003 by Nigeria former vice president his Excellency, Atiku Abubakar along with other local and international statement and academic leaders.

The institution was conceived as African’s first development university with Three Schools

  • School of Law

  • School if arts and sciences

  • School of information technology and computing

  1. Afe Babalola University (Ado Ekiti)

Afe Babalola (ABUAD) is a federal government licensed, non-profit private university which was established in 2009 by Aare Afe Babalola. The school is located 130 hectares of land at an altitude over 1500 feet above sea level the colleges comprises

  • College of law

  • College of Science

  • College of medicine and health sciences

  • College of engineering

  • college of social and management sciences

  1. Landmark University (Kwara State)

Is a private university established by the living faith church worldwide On March 2011, the university was officially dedicated and commenced full operation.

The university currently has three collages

  • College if agricultural science

  • College of business and social sciences

  • Collage of Science and engineering


  1. Redeemer's University (Osun State)

Is a private university in Ede Osun State, Nigeria

The institution was established in 2005 by redeemed Christian Church of God with four colleges

  • College of Humanities

  • College of Management Sciences

  • College of Natural and Basic Medical Sciences

  • College of postgraduate studies

  1. Veritas University (Abuja)

The institution was founded by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria through a resolution given at its March 2002 meeting in Abuja.

In July 2012 the university was given full accreditation on all her programmes by the NUC after their first visit.

The school is currently operating with six Colleges

  • College of Post Graduate Studies

  • College of Natural and Applied Science

  • College of Humanities

  • College of Management Sciences

  • College of Social Sciences

  • College of Education


  1. African University of Science And Technology (Abuja)

AUST is a University system Concept Developed by Nelson Mandela Aimed toward bringing the highest level of Technical Learning Facilities to the Continent of Africa.

African Institute of Science and Technology (AIST) represents a global effort to foster Sub-Saharan Africa’s Economic growth and development through the promotion of excellence in science and engineering and their applications.

The institution Comprises of Five Departments

  • Computer Science

  • Material Science and Engineering

  • Petroleum Engineering

  • Pure and Applied Mathematics

  • Theoretical and Applied Physics


  1. Nile University of Nigeria (Abuja)

Private university of science in the  centre of FCT, Abuja Nigeria

The institution was established in 2009 with Three Faculties

  • Faculty of Engineering

  • Faculty of Natural and Applied Science

  • Faculty of Art, Management and Social Sciences



  1. Bowen University (Osun State)

Is a premier Baptist University in Africa, the institution was established on 17th July 2001 upon approval by the Federal Government of Nigeria

The university is under the proprietorship of the Nigeria Baptist Convention. It is named after the late Reverend Thomas Jefferson Bowen, the American Missionary and Who Pioneered Baptist Mission Work in Nigeria in 1850.

The Institution Comprises of Six Colleges

  • College of Health Science

  • Faculty of Science and Science Education

  • Faculty of Social and Management Science

  • Faculty of Humanities

  • Faculty of Law

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