Best 10 private universities in Nigeria for 2019

 We have written about the list of state universities  and also the top federal universities in Nigeria but we did not look at that of the private universities. In this article we will be looking /elucidating on the best private universities in Nigeria (2019).


The Covenant University is with over 15000 students and it is being ranked among the top 5 Universities in Nigeria, it is located at Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria and was founded  in 2002. The university was formed by the Living Faith Church making the founder of the church(David O. Oyedepo) the chancellor of the school.

  The school operates a college system having over 4(Four) colleges  namely

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Science
  • College of Technology and the 
  • College of Leadership Development.

  The university has shown a lot of improvement in terms  of  infrastructure and their teaching level and they plan to be ranked among the top 10(Ten) universities in the world in 2022 and i think they are keeping up to that.


Babcock University is located at Ilisan Remo, Ogun State in Nigeria, it is a christian university owned by the  Seventh Day Adventist Church, the school has over 10000 students and also 9 schools and 1 college namely

  • School of Nursing
  • School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology
  • School of Education and Humanities
  • School of Computer and Engineering
  • School of Public and Applied Health
  • School of Post - Graduate Studies
  • School of Basic and Applied Science
  • School of Law and Security Studies
  • Babcock Business School and the
  • College of Health and Medical Science.


 JABU is a private university in Nigeria established by the Christ Apostolic Church in 2004 (but began academic session in 2006), the school was the 1st to break new ground on the invention of entrepreneurship education in Nigeria  which was made mandatory by the NUC in every general studies. Joseph Ayo Babalola University(JABU) has a population of 4000 students with 7(seven) faculties namely

  • Faculty of Environmental Science
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Natural Science
  • Faculty of Social Science
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Management Science and the
  • Faculty of Agricultural Science.


The Bowen University with over 20000 students is the 1st church owned private University in Nigeria and  it is owned by the Baptist Convention, the school is located at Iwo, Osun State in Nigeria, the school has 5(five) faculties namely

  • Faculty of Science and Education
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Social and Management Science
  • Faculty of Law and the
  • Faculty of Agriculture.

See also:Top 10 federal universities in Nigeria for 


The Redeemers University  is also a church owned University, it is the brainchild of Redeemed  Christian Church of God and it was established in 2003 when it received her full license from the federal government.  The school is located at Ede, Osun State in Nigeria.

 The Redeemers University  has the  population of 2000 students and they practiced college system having

  • College of Humanities
  • College of Management Science and the
  • College of Natural Science.


The Igbinedion Universities, Okada is located in Okada, Edo State in Nigeria, the school was established by a popular philanthropist know as Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion(Esama of Benin) in 1999.
 The Igbinedion University is the 1st private university in Nigeria, it has the  population of 5000 students and also offer full courses on

  • Law
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Art and Social Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine e.t.c.


Ajayi Crowther University is one of  the best school in Nigeria, it was founded in 2005 by the Diocese Board(Anglican) and it was named after the first Bishop or man that translated the English Bible into yoruba(Samuel Ajayi  Crowther) and it is located at Oyo State in Nigeria.


The Bells University of Technology is located at Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria and it was founded by the former President of Nigeria(Olusegun Obasanjo)  in 2004, the university consist of 3(three) colleges namely

  • College of Engineering and Environmental Science
  • College of Natural and Applied Science and the 
  • College of Management Science


The Afe Babalola University was founded in 2009 by the popular Babalola  who is a lawyer, the  school operates a college system having

  • College of Social Management
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Medicine and Health Science and the
  • College of Law e.t.c.


 The University of  Nigeria (AUN) is a private university founded by the former vice president of Nigeria (Atiku Abubakar) it is the 1st university with an academic program that is built on america model. The school is located at Yola in Adamawa State, the University  started academic session in 2005 with 3(three) schools namely

  • School of Information Technology
  • School of Art and Science  and the
  • School of Business and Entrepreneurship.

If you are a student or graduate of  one of these universities or you know something about them that is not listed here you  can tell us  through the comment box below.

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