School Fees of Private Universities in Nigeria (2023)

Gone are the days when people see students of private universities as inferior and on low academic class compared to students of Federal or state universities. Private universities in Nigeria have not only stepped up their games academically, they are gradually taking over from even the best Federal universities. It is no luck; the hard work these private institutions have put into their development is evident in every way; from the calibre of teaching and non-teaching staff they recruit to the general level and style of teaching and training their students, you can only but admire these schools.

Although there are still few of these schools living at the shadows of expected level of academic and overall standard of academics, most of the modern day universities in this category have earned praise from all over the world, and deservedly so. These schools have been structured to function in a way as to enhance students’ academic performances with standard training equipment and top notch learning environment.

Unlike Federal and State Universities, one can be rest assured of a smooth running of academic calendar without fear of internal or general strike. This has been a core factor in the development of Private Universities. Few decades back, Private Universities were not regarded as top Universities and most of the students were seen as opportunist, it was either they were not “good enough for Federal Universities” or they were just too rich to waste their time. Those times, no Private universities were among the top 30 Higher Institutions in Nigeria. These believes and mind sets have been quenched though with at least two Private Universities featuring in the top 10 universities in Nigeria according to the lasts list released by the NUC. Private Universities are no a dream for most Nigerian students, although the fees are still a constant issue they have to deal with.

No doubt, the most controversial issue as regards Private Universities till date is the amount students pay as tuition fees and registration. While some will argue that these fees are worth it based on the level of education and general life in and around the universities, some till believe the fees are outrageous and should be reduced. Irrespective of diverse opinions though, Private Universities are on the rise and could in little or no time, erase the memories of Federal and state universities in Nigeria.

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Private universities in Nigeria and their school fees

Education is expensive; Private universities only make it more evident. Here, we will give a detailed list of how much top private universities pay in Nigeria as Tuition and accommodation charges. We will also take a look at other fees they charge.

American University of Nigeria, Yola School Fees

So far, this university is the most expensive private institution in the country. They pay their tuition fees and other charges in foreign currency (dollar). When converted to Nigerian currency, the school fee is between N1,590,000 to N3,000,000 per session.

Achievers University, Owo School Fees

This is one of the new generation private universities in Nigeria. It is beginning to grow its reputation and attract students all around the country. Here is a breakdown of their tuition;

Medical Lab science and Nursing Science

  • 100 – 200 level: N500,000
  • 300 – 400 level: N550,000
  • 500 level: N650,000

Natural and Applied Sciences

  • 100 – 200 level: N400,000
  • 300 – 400 level: N500,000

Social and Management Sciences

  • 100 – 200 level: N400,000
  • 300 – 400 level: N500,000

  College of Law (New)

  • 100 Level: N700, 000

Registration fee per session: N10,000

Accommodation per session: N45,000 – N80,000 (Depending on the number of bed space per room)

Development Levy per session: N20,000

Vocational Training fee per session (100L and 200L): N20,000

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (School Fees)

The list is definitely incomplete without the mention of one of the most reputable private universities in Nigeria. Here are the fees:


  • Tuition: N1,000,000
  • Other fees sum it all up to be N1,500,000

Medicine and Surgery

  • Tuition: N1,250,000
  • Other fees sum it all up to be N1,753,000


  • Tuition: N1,250,000
  • Other fees sum it all up to be: N1,752,750

Health Sciences and Agriculture

  • Tuition: N902,750

Other Faculties

  • Tuition: N690,000

Babcock University, Ilishan Remo (School fees)

This is another private institution that has built its name as one of the best universities in Nigeria. The tuition fees and other charges range between N500,000 to N3,000,000. This variation is due to diversities in departmental charges and tuition fees per department. The university also offers two to three daily meal services and accommodation fees also vary, depending on the type and side of room. Law faculty pays N2 million as tuition. Medicine pays N3 million as tuition. Accounting pays N1.5 million.

Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo (School fees)

The tuition fee and other charges are stated below

  • Faculty of Humanities: N500,000
  • Faculty of Social and Management sciences: N492,000
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences: N507,000
  • Acceptance: N50,000

Igbinedion University, Okada (School fees)

The tuition fees ranges from N540,000 to N3 million. Students are responsible for their feeding.

  • Medicine: N3million
  • Pharmacy: N610,000
  • Law: N610,000
  • Engineering: N610,000
  • Accommodation: N100,000
  • Other charges: N110,000.

Crawford University, Igbesa (School fees)

The school fee ranges from N480,000 to N600,000.

Redeemer’s University (School fees)

Break down of fees by department.

  • Natural Science – N593,000,
  • Management Sciences – N595,000
  • Humanities – N553,000
  • Law – N813,000

The school only provides accommodation without feeding,

Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu State (School fees)

Caritas University Enugu School Fees break down.

Management and Social Sciences

  • 1st Year – N248,000.
  • 2nd Year – N398,000.
  • 3rd Year – N398,000.
  • 4th Year – N398,000.

Faculty of Engineering

All Engineering courses offered.

  • 1 Year – NGN298,000 (annually)
  • 2 Year – NGN450,000
  • 3 Year – NGN450,000
  • 4 Year – NGN450,000
  • 5 Year – NGN450,000

Department of Natural Sciences

  • 1st Year – N248,000
  • 2nd Year – N398,000
  • 3rd Year – N398,000
  • 4th Year – N398,000

Environmental Studies

  • 1st Year – N248,000
  • 2nd Year – N398,000
  • 3rd Year – N398,000
  • 4th Year – N398,000

Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin (School fees)

Tuition fees: N487,000

Paul University, Awka (School fees)

Tuition fees: N300, 000

Wellspring University, Benin, Edo state (School fees)

Tuition fees: N213,750

 McPherson University, Abeokuta (School fees)

Tuition fees: N491, 000

Fountain University, Osogbo (School fees)

Tuition fees: N341, 500

Benson Idahosa, Benin City (School fees)

Tuition fees: N500,000

 Covenant University, Ota (School fees)

Tuition fees: N432,000

Caleb University, Lagos (School fees)

Tuition fees: N505,000

Crescent University Abeokuta, Ogun State (School fees)

Tuition fees: N480,000

Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji (School fees)

Tuition fees: N506,000

Lead City University, Ibadan (School fees)

Tuition fees: N550,500

Novena University Delta State (School fees)

Tuition fees: N400,000

Obong University Nigeria, Obong Ntak (School fees)

Tuition fees: N190,000

Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun state (School fees)

Tuition fees: N164,000 Naira

Rhema University (School fees)

Tuition fees: N350,000

Veritas university, Abuja (School fees)

Tuition fees: N450,000

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