Private University is a non-governmental institute usually owned by individuals or organizations (profit or non-profit organizations). In addition, Private university student also has access to public loans or grants.
Nigeria’s private university is also subjected to Nigeria governmental regulations just as the public or national university. Generally, Nigeria currently has over 60 approved private universities.
In reference to recent rankings such as UNIRANK, WEBOMETRICS, Search Engines Results we will be reviewing the best five (5) private universities in Nigeria.
Babcock University was created by Seventh-day Adventist Church and the University is located at Ogun State. Above all, the University ranks top five (5) university on Webometrics ranking.
Similarly, the University recently won the best private university in Africa awards. In addition, the University runs nine (9) faculties/schools and they are:
- Benjamin Carson School of Medicine
- Computing and Engineering Sciences
- Education And Humanities
- Law And Security Studies
- Management Sciences
- School of Nursing Sciences
- Public and Allied Health
- Science And Technology
- Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences
Accredited courses or department under various school/faculty at Babcock Private University
Benjamin Carson School of Medicine have four (4) accredited departments: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Histology, and Medicine.
Computing and Engineering Sciences have two (2) accredited departments: Computer Science, and Software engineering.
Education And Humanities generally have five (5) accredited departments: History and International Studies, Religious Studies, Language and Literary Studies, Music and Creative Arts, and General Education Studies.
Law And Security Studies have three (3) accredited departments: Jurisprudence and Public Law, Private and Commercial Law, International Law, and Security Studies.
Management Sciences generally have four (4) accredited departments: Information Resource Management, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, and Marketing.
School of Nursing Sciences have two (2) accredited departments: Community Health, and Adult Health.
Public and Allied Health have two (2) accredited departments: Medical laboratory Science and Public Health.
Science And Technology have three (3) accredited departments: Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Microbiology, and Basic Sciences.
Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences have four (4) accredited departments: Political Science, Social Work and Human Services, Economics, and Mass Communication.
Generally, Babcock University general fees for a new intake, in other words, 100-level applicants depend on department/course which ranges from 203,156 naira – 1,977,200 naira (accommodation with three 3 meals inclusive).
Therefore, the detailed bill is as follows: Instructional is 122,349 – 310,865 naira, feeding is 40,000-55,000 naira, accommodation is 49,560 – 106,200 naira, laboratory fee is 39,000 naira, clinical fee is 158,700, ICT is 36,156 and miscellaneous is 193,810 naira. However, the general fees for other levels could accessed on the university website.
Covenant University a private university established by Living Faith Church and is located at Ogun State, Nigeria. Generally, the university currently ranked as the best university in Webometrics ranking. Generally, Covenant University currently has four (4) faculty/school.
- College of Engineering
- Faculty/College of Leadership and Development Studies
- College of Management and Social Sciences
- College of Science and Technology
Accredited courses or department under various school/faculty at Covenant Private University
Faculty of Leadership and Development Studies generally has four (4) accredited departments: Political Science and International Relations, Languages and General Studies, Psychology, and Leadership Studies.
College / Faculty of Science and Technology generally has nine (9) departments: Architecture, Mathematics, Building Technology, Estate Management, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, and Physics.
In addition, Covenant University currently ranked as the best university in West Africa and 4th best University in Africa in THEWUR2020. Generally, the University school fees for a new intake, in other words, 100-level applicants depend on department/course which ranges from 977,500 naira – 1,002,500 naira. However, in addition, 200-500 level school fees range from 817,500 naira – 867,500 naira.
Landmark University was established by Living Faith Church and located at Omu-Aran, Kwara State (Nigeria). Generally, the University is currently ranked among the best five (5) private Universities in Nigeria. Landmark University currently has three (3) Faculty/Schools:
- College of Agricultural Sciences
- Faculty/College of Business and Social Sciences
- College of Science and Engineering
Accredited courses or department under various school/faculty at Landmark Private University
College of Science and Engineering generally has eight (8) accredited departments: Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Agric and Bio-system Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Information Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Landmark University general fees for a new intake, in other words, 100-level applicants depend on department/course which ranges from 532,000 naira – 675,000 naira.
The America University of Nigeria is a private University located at Adamawa State, Nigeria. Generally, the University is currently ranked among the best five (5) private Universities in Nigeria. The America University of Nigeria currently has five (5) Faculty/Schools:
- School of Arts & Sciences
- Faculty/School of Business & Entrepreneurship
- School of Engineering
- Faculty/School of Information Technology & Computing
- School of Law
Accredited courses or department under various school/faculty at America University of Nigeria Private University
School of Arts & Sciences has six (6) accredited departments: Communication & Multimedia Design, English Literature & Languages, Natural & Environmental Science, Economics, Petroleum Chemistry, and Politics & International Studies.
School of Law has one (1) accredited departments: law.
Generally, the America University of Nigeria school fees for a new intake, in other words, 100-level applicants depend on department/course which ranges from 925,000 naira – 1,850,000 naira.
Afe Babalola University with abbreviation “ABUAD” is a private University located at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State in Nigeria. Above all, in the current Webometrics ranking, the university is ranked among the best five (5) private universities in Nigeria.
In addition, Afe Babalola University runs six (6) faculties/schools and they are:
- College of Sciences
- College of Law
- Faculty/College of Engineering
- College of Social and Management Sciences
- Faculty/College of Medicine and Health Sciences
- College of Agriculture
Accredited courses or department under various school/faculty at Afe Babalola Private University
College of Sciences has ten (10) accredited departments: Biotechnology, Industrial Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Physics and Electronics, Human Biology, Petroleum Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.
College of Law has one (1) accredited departments: Law
Faculty/College of Engineering has nine (9) accredited departments: Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Aerospace/Astronautically Engineering.
College of Social and Management Sciences has eleven (11) accredited departments: Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relation and Diplomacy, Social Justice, Sociology, Business Administration, Tourism and Event Management, Political Science, Communication & Media Studies, Intelligence & Security Studies, Economics, and Accounting.
Faculty/College of Medicine and Health Sciences has four (4) accredited departments: Public Health, Human Nutrition & Dietetics, Anatomy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing Science, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and Physiology.
College of Agriculture has one (1) accredited departments: Agricultural Science.
Generally, Afe Babalola University school fees for a new intake, in other words, 100-level applicants depend on department/course which ranges from 583,000 naira – 2,505,000 naira.
In conclusion, the best choice/university depends on one’s perception. Generally, after considering the department of your choice, the cost of the fees, the teaching environment, reputation (research/citation), etc. Then, one can decide the best university/choice.