95 NUC-Approved Private Universities in Nigeria 2021 |Updated List

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.

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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:

  1. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom
  2. Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
  3. Igbinedion University, Okada
  4. Bowen University, Iwo
  5. Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
  6. Babcock University, Ilishan Remo
  7. Madonna University, Okija
  8. Covenant University, Ota
  9. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  10. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  11. The Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
  12. American University of Nigeria, Yola
  13. Bingham University, Auta- Balefi, Karu, Nasarawa State
  14. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  15. Renaissance University, Enugu
  16. Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State
  17. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  18. Bells University of Tech, Ota, Ogun State
  19. Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  20. Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State
  21. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  22. Kwararafa University, Wukari (formerly Wukari Jubilee Uni.)
  23. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  24. Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
  25. Caritas University, Amorji- Nke, Enugu
  26. University of Mkar, Mkar
  27. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
  28. Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State
  29. Veritas University, Abuja
  30. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  31. Caleb University, Lagos
  32. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
  33. The Achievers University, Owo
  34. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
  35. Fountain University, Osogbo
  36. AfeBabalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  37. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu State
  38. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger
  39. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  40. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
  41. Obong University, ObongNtak
  42. Salem University, Lokoja
  43. Paul University, Awka, Anambra State
  44. Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo,
  45. Rhema University, Obama- Asa, Rivers State
  46. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State
  47. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau
  48. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  49. Baze University, Abuja
  50. Landmark University, Omu- Aran, Kwara State
  51. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara
  52. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  53. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  54. Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State
  55. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa
  56. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  57. McPherson University, SerikiSotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State
  58. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo
  59. Southwestern University, Okun Owa, Ogun State
  60. Augustine, University, Ilara, Lagos State
  61. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau
  62. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
  63. Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State
  64. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
  65. Hallmark University, Ijebu, Itele, Ogun State
  66. Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State
  67. Michael and Cecilia Ibru Uni., Owhrode, Delta State
  68. Mountain Top University, Ogun State
  69. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River
  70. Ritman University, IkotEkpene, AkwaIbom State
  71. Summit University, Offa, Kwara State
  72. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
  73. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
  74. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
  75. Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos State
  76. Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River State
  77. University of Offa, Offa, Kwara, also got provisional approval
  78. Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State
  79. Coal City University, Enugu, Enugu State
  80. NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
  81. Crown Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  82. Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  83. Koladaisi University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  84. AhmanPategi University, Pategi, Kwara
  85. Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State
  86. Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State
  87. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo
  88. Spiritan University, Nneochi, Abia State
  89. Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  90. Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
  91. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt, River State
  92. Atiba University, Oyo, Oyo State
  93. Eko University of Medical Sciences, Ijanikin,
  94. Lagos State Skyline University, Nigeria, Kano State
  95. 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.

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