Nigeria, with its rich cultural heritage and diverse educational landscape, boasts several universities that stand as pillars of knowledge and enlightenment. Among them, Church-owned universities have carved a unique niche, blending academic excellence with spiritual values. This blog post contains the top most expensive church universities in Nigeria.
Top 10 Most Expensive Church Universities in Nigeria
The following are the most expensive church-owned universities in Nigeria:
- Landmark University
- Bowen university
- Covenant university
- Benson Idahosa university
- Babcock university
- Redeemer’s University
- Ajayi Crowther
- Madonna University
- Anchor University
- Bingham University
1. Landmark University
Pastor David Oyedepo, one of the wealthiest pastors in Nigeria and the founder of Faith Tabernacle and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, founded Landmark University, a private Christian university. In addition, he serves as the university’s vice chancellor.
The school is situated in Kwara State’s Omu Aran. Courses in Sociology, Political Science, and other related fields cost as little as N556,000, whereas courses in Engineering cost N669,000 per session.
2. Bowen University
The Nigerian Baptist Convention is the owner and operator of Bowen University. Situated in Osun state’s Iwo, it is housed on the campus of Baptist College, a teacher-training facility just outside of the city. The following are the school fees for Bowen University:
- A minimum of N300,000 from the session fees in the first semester before registration is required for students in the B.A. and B. Sc. programmes;
- A minimum of N 500,000 from the session fees in the first semester before registration is required for students in the law faculty.
All fees and levies for students in the clinical department of medicine and surgery must be paid in full before the start of the first semester, and a minimum of N1,000,000 must be paid before registration.
3. Covenant University
Covenant University belongs to the Commonwealth Universities Association as a private Christian university. David Oyedepo, a Nigerian Christian author, architect, and preacher, owns Living Faith Church Worldwide, better known as Winners’ Chapel, and is the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. In addition, he serves as the universities’ vice-chancellor.
It can be found in Ota, Nigeria’s Ogun State. The cost of attending at Covenant University varies from N814,000 for engineering programmes and architecture to N774, 500 for courses like banking and finance, economic and development studies, business management, and so on.
4. Benson Idahosa University
In Benin City, there is a private Christian university called Benson Idahosa University (BIU). The university bears the evangelical convictions of Archbishop Benson Idahosa, a charismatic Pentecostal priest from Benin, for whom it was named.
Agriculture students at Benson Idahosa University pay the lowest tuition—N278, 000 per session in their final year—while law students pay the highest tuition—N1, 150, 000 in their first year and N643, 800 in their final year.
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5. Babcock University
The Seventh-day Adventist church in Nigeria owns and runs Babcock University, a private, coeducational Christian university in Nigeria. Students enrolled in Babcock University’s education programme pay the least in tuition—N244,000 per session—while those studying computer science, accounting, and nursing science spend the most—up to N482,000 in just their first year.
6. Redeemer’s University
The Redeemed Christian Church of God, led by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, is the owner of Redeemer’s University, which was founded in 2005. It is situated in Osun State, Nigeria, in Ede, off Gbongan-Oshogbo Road.
The first year’s admission costs alone at Redeemer’s University are around N110,000. With N695, 000 in tuition and other costs just for the first year.
7. Ajayi Crowther
Nigeria’s Oyo state is home to Ajayi Crowther University. The Supra Diocesan Board, also known as the Anglican Communion, West of the Church of Nigeria, founded the university.
The Ajayi Crother University’s faculty of humanities has the lowest tuition, paying up to N395, 000 per semester. Every session, N690,000 is paid in tuition by law faculty students.
8. Madonna University
In Nigeria, Madonna University is a private Catholic university. It was established in Okija, Anambra state, on May 10, 1999.
Medical students in Madonna pay up to N925, 000 in just their first semester of study. They pay N575, 000 in the second semester, for a total of almost N1, 490, 000 in their first year.