Top 10 Most Expensive Universities in Nigeria In 2024

They are universities in Nigeria that are meant for only the rich. These universities charges so much money as school fees in just one academic year and honestly speaking attending this kind of institutions are meant for only the rich. A poor man cannot afford to send their children to this kind of institution of learning to go and study because the school fees are very expensive and above their means. So therefore, after a careful study and research I present to you the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024.

10. Bowen University Ogun StateĀ 

Making the number 10 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is Bowen University Ogun state. The university charges #1 million naira as school fees per annual. Bowen University is a private Nigerian University owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. Bowen University is located at Iwo in Osun State. The University was founded on 17th July 2001 by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. It opened in 2002 with only 500 students. As of 2017, there were over 5,000 students in the university. Its sports facilities are swimming pool, football pitch, lawn tennis, table tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, etc.

9. Lead City University Ibadan

Making the number 9 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is Lead City University Ibadan. The university charges #1.5 million naira as school fees per annual. Lead City University is a private university located at Oba Otudeko Avenue, along Lagos – Ibadan Expressway. The institution was founded in 2005 by Tunji Olaopa. The name Lead City University, was approved by the Board of Trustees and Council of the University after their first executive meeting on 7th March, 2005, and resolved to modify the name of the institution to Lead City University Ibadan.

8. Benson Idahosa University Benin

Making the number 8 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is Benson Idahosa University Benin. The university charges #2 million naira as school fees per annual. Benson Idahosa University is a private university in Benin City, Edo State. The university was previously named Christian Faith University and was later renamed in honor of Archbishop Benson Idahosa, a Charismatic Pentecostal minister from Benin City, Edo State. He was the first president of the university. It is the only university in Africa with international membership with the United States National Academy of Inventors.

7. Babcock University Ogun State

Making the number 7 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is Babcock University Ogun state. The university charges #2 million naira as school fees per annual. Babcock University is a private Nigerian university owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The university is located in Ogun state. Babcock University was named after an American missionary by the name of David C. Babcock, who pioneered the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria in 1914. The university was established as the Adventist College of West Africa in 1959. In 1975, the name was changed to Adventist Seminary of West Africa. The university was officially inaugurated as Babcock University on 20th April 1999.

6. Pan-Atlantic University Lagos

Making the number 6 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is Pan-Atlantic University Lagos. The university charges #3 million naira as school fees per annual. Pan-Atlantic University is a private institution located in Lagos, Nigeria. The university had its origin as the Lagos Business School, established in 1991. The federal government approved the university as Pan-African University in 2002. On 17th November 2014 the University launched its first ever undergraduate programmes in its new campus at Lekki Ibeju in Lagos.

5. Covenant University Ota

Making the number 5 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is Covenant University Ota. The university charges #4 million naira as school fees per annual. Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun State. It is a private Christian university, affiliated with Living Faith Church worldwide. Over the years, Covenant University has grown to be one of the leading universities in Nigeria based on annual rankings from various organizations. The University was founded in October 1999 by Bishop David Oyedepo who also acts as the proprietor and chancellor of the university.

4. Nile University of Nigeria

Making the number 4 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is Nile University of Nigeria. The university charges #5 million naira as school fees per annual. Nile University of Nigeria is a private university located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. SURAT Nigeria Ltd established Nile University of Nigeria in 2009. The school offers Turkish international learning standard with modern facilities for comfortable learning. The university is also in affiliation with Turkish International College.

3. Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti

Making the number 3 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is Afe Babalola University. The university charges #5.5 million naira as school fees per annual. Afe Babalola University is a private university located in Ado-Ekiti the capital city of Ekiti State. It was founded by a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Afe Babalola in 2009. Afe Babalola University offers academic programmes in six faculties namely Science, Law, Engineering, Social and Management Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Postgraduate Studies.

2. American University of Nigeria

Making the number 2 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is American University of Nigeria. The university charges #6 million naira as school fees per annual. American University of Nigeria is a private university located in Yola, Adamawa State in the northeastern part of Nigeria that offers American style of higher education programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. The university was founded in 2004 by Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s former vice president and PDP Presidential candidate in 2023 Nigerian presidential election.

1. Baze University Abuja

Making the number 1 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria in 2024 is Base University Abuja. The university charges #7 million naira as school fees per annual. Baze University is a private university located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It was established in 2011 by Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, Labour Party Vice Presidential candidate in 2023 Nigerian presidential election. Baze University has experienced international staff, superb teaching equipment, overseas external examiners, and first class buildings to guarantee standards. Baze University aims to provide university education to British standards in Nigeria. The university is considered as one of the most expensive universities in Africa.

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