In the words of former governor of Anambra State and one of Nigerian’s finest politicians, Mr. Peter Obi, tertiary education is highly subsidized in Nigeria especially in government owned universities.
To buttress this point, an average tuition fee for tertiary education in USA is N9 million per annum.
It is a fact that quality education doesn’t come cheap, hence different governments of Nigeria both federal and state had to get actively involved in tertiary education in the country as a result of widespread poverty.
Tuition fees for government universities in Nigeria are some of the cheapest in Africa and across the world.
The list of most expensive universities in Nigeria is dominated by private universities. At these universities, tuition fees for a session can cover the entire study period of a student in government owned university in Nigeria.
Most Nigerian parents perceive private universities as being better equipped with both study materials and tutors. How true is the notion will be is a story for another day.
In this article, Nigerian Informer will be listing top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.
Most Expensive Universities In Nigeria
American University of Nigeria (AUN)
American University of Nigeria located in Yola is one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria and west Africa.
For each academic year, students of American University of Nigeria pay between ₦2.7 million to ₦1.9 million depending on course of study. American University of Nigeria is the most Expensive university in Nigeria.
Baze University, Abuja
Closely following American University of Nigeria is Baze University situated at Abuja. The university established in 2011 charges between ₦2.5 million to ₦2.2 million for its tuition fee annually.
Students pay according to their course of study. Law students are some of the highest paying students in the university.
Nile University, Abuja
Students of Nile University Abuja are some of the highest paying students in Nigeria. Tuition fee for Nile University ranges between ₦2.4 million to ₦1.7 million for every session. Students of the university pay according to their faculties.
Skyline University, Kano
Skyline university, Kano founded in 2018 pegs its tuition fee at ₦2 million per session.
Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti
Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, named after one of Nigerian’s great scholars charges between ₦2.1 million to N500,000 to its students for tuition depending on their course of study. Students of medicine pay ₦2 million and more.
Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
Founded in 2002 and located in Lagos, Pan-Atlantic University pegs its tuition fees between ₦2 million to ₦1.8 million per annum, some of the highest paying students at Pan-Atlantic University are the undergraduates of media studies.
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
Benson Idahosa University bills as high as ₦1.5 million for its tuition fee per session. They are one of the oldest private and reputable private universities in Nigeria.
Covenant University, Ogun State
Popular Covenant University owned by Winners Chapel; a Christian denomination is one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria. Students of Covenant University pay as high as ₦857,000 for tuition every year.
Igbinedion University, Okada Benin
Igbinedion University at Okada, named after Edo State born philanthropist Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion is on high tuition in Nigeria.
Medical students of the noble institution pay as high as ₦2 million while other students of other discipline pay an average of ₦600,000.
Babcock University, Ogun State
Some of alumni of Babcock University include the likes of Nigeria music superstar, Davido. On Average, the tuition of Babcock University is ₦780,000.