If you are searching for NUC-approved private Universities in Nigeria in 2021, then here is a solution to your search.
This page contains an updated list of NUC-approved private Universities in Nigeria including the newly approved private universities in Nigeria in 2021.
Importantly, these universities are universities that have gotten accreditation from the NUC and have received licenses to operate.
This simply means that the certificate of students who study and graduate from this school is legal and will be accepted anywhere in Nigeria.
NUC Private Universities Approval Criteria.
According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), only universities that have met the NUC academic criteria are accredited for operations.
Likewise, any university that operates in Nigeria without accreditation from the National Universities Commission (NUC) is illegal.
Meanwhile, any of the accredited private Universities listed below that fails to maintain the NUC academic standard in the future or as the schools continue to operate may result in the withdrawal of its accreditation.
Updated List of Private Universities Approved by NUC 2021.
The following are old and recently approved private universities in Nigeria by NUC in 2021:
- Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom
- Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
- Igbinedion University, Okada
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
- Babcock University, Ilishan Remo
- Madonna University, Okija
- Covenant University, Ota
- Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
- The Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
- American University of Nigeria, Yola
- Bingham University, Auta- Balefi, Karu, Nasarawa State
- Al-Qalam University, Katsina
- Renaissance University, Enugu
- Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State
- Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
- Bells University of Tech, Ota, Ogun State
- Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State
- Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State
- Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
- Kwararafa University, Wukari (formerly Wukari Jubilee Uni.)
- Crescent University, Abeokuta
- Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
- Caritas University, Amorji- Nke, Enugu
- University of Mkar, Mkar
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
- Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State
- Veritas University, Abuja
- Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
- Caleb University, Lagos
- Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
- The Achievers University, Owo
- African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
- Fountain University, Osogbo
- AfeBabalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
- Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu State
- Edusoko University, Bida, Niger
- Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
- Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
- Obong University, ObongNtak
- Salem University, Lokoja
- Paul University, Awka, Anambra State
- Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo,
- Rhema University, Obama- Asa, Rivers State
- Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State
- Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau
- Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
- Baze University, Abuja
- Landmark University, Omu- Aran, Kwara State
- Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara
- Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
- Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
- Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State
- Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa
- Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
- McPherson University, SerikiSotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State
- Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo
- Southwestern University, Okun Owa, Ogun State
- Augustine, University, Ilara, Lagos State
- Anan University, Kwall, Plateau
- Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
- Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State
- Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
- Hallmark University, Ijebu, Itele, Ogun State
- Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State
- Michael and Cecilia Ibru Uni., Owhrode, Delta State
- Mountain Top University, Ogun State
- Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River
- Ritman University, IkotEkpene, AkwaIbom State
- Summit University, Offa, Kwara State
- Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
- Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
- Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
- Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos State
- Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River State
- University of Offa, Offa, Kwara, also got provisional approval
- Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State
- Coal City University, Enugu, Enugu State
- NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
- Crown Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
- Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State
- Koladaisi University, Ibadan, Oyo State
- AhmanPategi University, Pategi, Kwara
- Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State
- Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State
- Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo
- Spiritan University, Nneochi, Abia State
- Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Oyo State
- Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
- PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt, River State
- Atiba University, Oyo, Oyo State
- Eko University of Medical Sciences, Ijanikin,
- Lagos State Skyline University, Nigeria, Kano State
- James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State.
Disclaimer; this list may not remain the same for a very long time because some new private universities may be approved and added to the list while some that are currently approved may lose their accreditation and will be taken out of the list.
So we encourage you to always check this page from time to time to keep to date with the updated listing.
But for now, those are the names of the 95 NUC-approved private universities in Nigeria as of 2021.