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List of Top 10 Private Universities With Cheapest School Fees in Nigeria

    With the majority of private universities in Nigeria having a sumptuous and an elevated school fee charges, a lot of students options for the public ones which is more affordable. But, it's certainly not all private universities that have this high-end costs. This article will investigate into the private universities in the country, and subsequently highlight the top ten cheapest ones.



The Top 10 Cheapest Private Universities in Nigeria

Though private universities in Nigeria are seen to be more sophisticated, but the cost is very high. Only a few, most especially those in the high-class can afford this qualitative but costly private institutions. For the sake of the left out, we will list and highlight the most cheapest private universities in the country. 


Below is the rundown of the cheapest private universities in Nigeria. The following table shows the indicative school fees of the 10 most cheap private colleges in the country;

S/NCheapest Private UniversitiesIndicative School Fees
1Al-Hikmah UniversityN100,000
2Ajayi Crowther UniversityN160,000
3Oduduwa UniversityN170,000
4Obong UniversityN180,000
5Lead City UniversityN200,000
6Adeleke UniversityN270,000
7Crescent UniversityN280,000
8Babcock UniversityN290,000
9Fountain UniversityN350,000
10Rhema UniversityN450,000



To be more explicit on these schools, below is the rundown highlight of the top ten cheapest private universities in the country;


Al Hikmah University

Al-Hikmah University is an Islamic university located in the city of Ilorin, Kwara State. The institution was founded in 2005 by the AbdulRaheem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation AROIF based in Nigeria and World Assembly of Muslim Youths WAMY based in Jeddah. The university offers degree programmes across educational fields like Education, Law, Natural & Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Health Sciences. Al-Hikmah University operates on two campuses, which is the main one at Illorin and a second campus in Igbaja town. The school fees of this institution is N100,000, which is the most cheapest among other private universities in Nigeria.


Ajayi Crowther University 

Ajayi Crowther University also known as ACU is a private university in Oyo town, Oyo State. The promising university was granted the license by NUC on 7 January 2005, and it's named after the late Samuel Ajayi Crowther. Crowther was the first African Bishop who first translated the bible into Yoruba. Anayi Crowther University offers degree programs in Natural Science, Law, Social Science, Management Science, Humanities, Engineering and Education. The school fees of this institution is N160,000, and is one of the most cheapest among the private universities in Nigeria.


Oduduwa University

Oduduwa University is an historic university in the renown town of Ile Ife, Osun State. The institution was established in 2009 and is a private university. The university is accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria and also accredited of their degree programs. Oduduwa University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several educational disciplines. The school fees of Oduduwa University is N170,000.


Obong University

Obong University is a Christian university located in Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The institution is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, and its sponsoring congregation is the Rivergate Church of Christ in Madison, Tennessee, USA. Founded in 1997, the school at present has programs in the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, and other programs. The school has a low fee charges which makes them to be one of the cheapest in the country. Their school fees is N180,000.


Lead City University

Lead City University is another one in the list. This is a private university located in 

Ibadan, Oyo State. The institution was founded in 2005. The school offer degree programs which encompasses many educational disciplines. The vision of the Lead City University is to be a centre of excellence, a unique, urban-based University, specialising in Social Sciences, Law, Applied Sciences, Information and Communication Technology. Their School fees is quite low as N200,000.


Adeleke University

Adeleke University is a privately owned university in Ede town, Osun State. The university is a Christian one and was established by Chief Adedeji Adeleke, through the Springtime Development Foundation (SDF), a philanthropic, non-profit organisation established by the founder to assist unabled students in obtaining a quality higher education. The institution is closely aligned with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its philosophy of Christian Education. Adeleke University offer degree programs in Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Business and Social Sciences, Engineering, Law, and Science. Their school fees is in the region of N270,000.


Crescent University

Crescent University is one of the best options when contemplating on an affordable private university in the country. Located in Abeokuta,

Ogun State, the university was established by the Islamic Mission for Africa in 2005. Presently the school can boast of the following colleges; the Bola Ajibola College of Law, The College of Environmental Sciences, The College of Information and Communication Technology, The College of Natural and Applied Sciences and The College of Arts, Social and Management Sciences. The school fees of Crescent University is N280,000, which is relatively cheap.


Babcock University

This is a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The university's school fees is N290,000, and this make them to be one of the cheapest private universities in the country. Located at Ilishan-Remo equidistant between Ibadan and Lagos, the school offer degree programs in Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Health & Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Computing & Engineering Sciences, Education and Humanities, Law & Security Studies, Nursing, Public & Applied Health, and adding with the College of Post Graduate Studies.


Fountain University

Fountain University is an Islamic based university in Oke Osun, Osogbo, Nigeria. It was established by the Nasrul-lahi-li Fatih Society in 2007. The school's campus is precisely located Opp. Olomola Hospital, Along Agric Settlement Road, Oke-Osun, Osogbo, Osun State. The school fees of Fountain University is in the region of N350,000.


Rhema University

Rhema University is a fully accredited private university that is owned by a Christian Church. The institution is located in the city of Aba in Abia State, Nigeria. It was established and owned by the Living Word Ministries International. Rhema University was licensed by the National Universities Commission in 2009 and presently they offer degree programs in many educational disciplines. The school fees of the university is N450,000 and it's one of the most cheapest among the country's private universities.


Wrap Up

That's it on the list of top ten cheapest private universities in Nigeria. We believe this piece will guide you in settling on a college that is affordable in the country. Additionally, you can as while read on the how to calculate for CGPA in Nigerian universities. That's the size of this write-up.

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