10 Cheapest Private Universities In Nigeria 2023

10 cheapest private universities in Nigeria 2023.

Education is now very expensive and sometimes it appears like the whole thing is affected by the law of change in demand. Regardless of the elements responsible for this expense, be sure you can attend a private university.

10 cheapest private universities in Nigeria 2022

If you’ve got some money with you and wonder if it can get you educated then rest be assured this post has got you covered. Without further Ado, let’s take a look at the top cheapest Universities.

 Cheapest Private Universities In Nigeria 2023

1. Obong University

Have you at some point in time heard about the African College of Management? Well, that was the former identification of the now Obong University in Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom state.

This private university regarded as the cheapest in Nigeria was established in 1997 and it offers certifications to students in several courses including microbiology, biochemistry, religious studies, Mass Communication, Political science, English studies, computer science, etc.

The institution’s tuition fee is anywhere from N180,000 to N200,000. Visit the school’s portal for more information.

2. Oduduwa University

The Oduduwa University of Ile Ife, Osun State has been the choice of many since its establishment in 2009. It was named after the believed progenitor of the Yoruba people, Oduduwa.

There are several courses offered in this school, all coming under the College of Engineering & Technology, College of Environmental Design & Management, College of Natural & Applied Sciences, and College of Management & Social Sciences.

The OU tuition fee is around N195,000 – N300,000 as obtained from sources in 2023.

3. Wellspring University

Wellspring University is the third cheapest, offering quality education at the same time, on our list. The school is located at Irhirhi Road, Off Airport Road, Benin City.

The WU tuition fee is anywhere around N220,000 depending on your program in the institution. The school was licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2009, the same year it was founded. This is also a religious school founded on Christian based principles.

4. Caritas University, Enugu

This school is open for you if you can afford to pay N200,000 to N300,000 for school fees.

The Catholic-owned Nigerian University runs its program in Enugu, Nigeria.

5. Paul University, Awka

Students are not required to pay beyond N300,000 – N400,000 for school fees here, at the time of the composition of this piece.

The institution is recognized upon accreditation by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria.

You can locate the University at No. 1 Nnamdi Azikiwe Avenue, Awka.

6. Claretian University of Nigeria

The CUN is another cheap private university in Nigeria you should think of attending in 2023. The school is located at Nekede, Imo state.

How much is Claretian University of Nigeria’s school fees? As gathered from sources including ServantBoy, the school charges about N300,000 for science courses, and on the other hand, students aspiring to take art courses in the institution will be required to pay anywhere around N250,000.

Considering the fees of other private universities in the country, this must not be anywhere but number six on the list of the top ten cheapest universities in Nigeria.

7. Rhema University

Of the top Nigerian private universities that made it easy for the less privileged to get educated is Rhema University.

Though fees vary based on the course applied for, we have gathered that Rhema University charge anywhere from N313,000 – N500,000 as school fees.

The 2009-founded institution may be a Christian university, but it does not against students practicing other religions.

8. Fountain University, Osogbo

Located at Olomola Hospital, Along Agric Settlement Road, Oke-Osun, Osogbo is Fountain University, another cheap private higher institution in Nigeria. The Islamic institution was founded by the NASFAT in 2007.

FU school fees range from N190,000 to N350,000 depending on the course chosen and the academic year.

One commonly asked question about this institution is whether it offers nursing or not. The answer is yes. Fountain University offers nursing as one of the departments under the COBMEHS (College of Basic Medical and Health Sciences).

So the school is cheap and it offers several courses, why again won’t you attend Fountain?

9. Al-Hikmah University

Founded by the Abdur-Raheem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation (AROIF) in 2005 is another cheap university you want to know about. Yes, it’s Nigerian, located in Ilorin, Kwara state.

Apparently, the school is an Islamic institution, so if you would like such then this is your chance.

Al-Hikmah University school fees range from N150,000 to N900,000 per session.

10. Adeleke University

Adeleke University is the 10th cheapest Nigerian private university on our list, named after the founder, Adeleke Adedeji in 2011.

The University school fees go between N200,000 and N300,000.

If you are interested in knowing more about this institution then visit the university’s portal here. The school is located at Osogbo Road, Ede.

Why one of the cheapest private universities in Nigeria?

There are several reasons why you may want to attend a private university in Nigeria. I want to believe that most of the reasons are what drove you down here, thus they are personal and you can account for them.

Nonetheless, we have one general reason which you may also want to consider.

The state of public education in Nigeria at the moment seems ‘unhealthy’ with the lasting ASUU strike.

Therefore attending a private university means you will be done with your degree program on time.

Moreso, you’ve proven your smartness to circumstances when you choose the ones on our list.


In contrast to what many believe, these are affordable and cheap private universities in Nigeria for any determined student.

I hope this article helps, understanding that some of the universities on the list charge only a little more (or less) than some Nigerian federal and state universities.

Also Read: Cheapest Universities To Study Law In Nigeria 2023

Source: LegitGuides


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