Federal University and Private Universities in Oyo State Nigeria; Which is Better

The battle has always been federal vs private universities even in Oyo state. Let’s have an insight of these two to decide which of them wins!

Oyo Federal vs Private University; Which is Better? Check!


What are They;

Federal and Private universities are higher institutions where people go to for a diploma or to attain a B.sc. There are ten universities in Oyo state. One is a federal university, 2 belong to the state, and the remaining 7 are owned by private individuals.

What are Federal Universities?

Federal universities are universities owned by the government. Both the teaching and non-teaching staff are paid by the government. Federal universities are mostly restricted to one per state. University of Ibadan (UI) is the federal university in Oyo state.

What are Private Universities?

Private universities are universities that are owned by individuals or a group of people that is not the government. Some of them include;

  • Lead City University
  • Ajayi Crowther University
  • Atiba University of Oyo
  • Dominion University, Ibadan.

Just to mention a few of course.

Difference Between Federal and Private Universities

Federal vs Private universities in Oyo state; let’s have a look at the difference(s) between them;

  • A federal university is government owned while a private university is individually owned.
  • Federal universities accommodate more students, unlike private universities.
  • Unlike private universities, there are diverse options of courses to choose from in a government-owned university.

NUC Ranking;

NUC being the Nigerian Universities Commission is the most trusted body when it comes to ranking of universities. Students choose where to study based on these rankings.

NUC Ranking of Federal University in Oyo State

The University of Ibadan is currently ranked first amongst all other universities in Nigeria. And it is also the most attended federal school in Oyo state located in the capital city, Ibadan.

NUC Ranking of Private University in Oyo State

According to NUC, we can see that Government-owned institutions rank higher than individually owned institutions in Oyo state. Here are the private universities in Oyo state and their rankings according to the NUC;

  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan                      (51)
  • Lead City University, Ibadan                               (71)
  • Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State              (133)
  • Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State              (127)
  • Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo                 (154)
  • Atiba University Oyo                                          (155)
  • Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State

Jamb Admission Requirements;

To get into any higher institution in Nigeria, it is common knowledge that one has to write JAMB. But then there’s also a minimum score to get in.

Jamb Cut-Off Mark of the Federal University in Oyo State

The cut-off mark of federal higher institutions in Oyo state the University of Ibadan (UI) is 200.

Jamb Cut-Off Mark of the Private University in Oyo State

Let’s take a look at private universities and their cut-off marks;

  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan                  180
  • Lead City University, Ibadan                          160
  • Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State         160
  • Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State         140
  • Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo            160
  • Atiba University Oyo                                     160
  • Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State          120

Which has a Higher Jamb Cut-Off Mark?

From the above-mentioned, we can clearly see that federal higher institutions have a higher JAMB cut-off mark.


Everywhere we go, there is often diversity around us. The university is also a place where you can find diverse people and tribes all over the country.

What Tribe Mainly Attends the Federal University in Oyo State?

Due to the environment, it is mainly students of the Yoruba tribe that attend the federal universities in Oyo. However, that is not to dismiss that there are other tribes there too.

What Tribe Mainly Attends the Private University in Oyo State?

Private universities are often enclosed, so they don’t necessarily have to interact with the locals so more tribes attend the private university in Oyo state.

Which has More Ethnic Group Mixture?

Private universities have more ethnic group mixture. Due to their security and restrictions, the students have to relate less with indigenes.

School Fees;

Just like the nature of the school varies the fees that students have to pay also vary according to university.

The School Fees of The Federal University in Oyo State

For new students of the University of Ibadan, their school fees are 79,000 naira and 68,000 naira for returning students.

The School Fees of The Private University in Oyo State

School fees in private universities mostly vary according to courses. But, let’s a look at the universities and their school fees for new students;

Which is More Expensive?

From the analysis above, we can see that when it comes down to federal vs private universities in Oyo state, private is more expensive.


If your child is looking to attend any university in Oyo state, I wish him/her good luck and pray that they are admitted into the university and course of their choice.

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