State University and Private Universities in Enugu State Nigeria; Which is Better

In this article, you are going to understand the major differences between a state university and a private university in Enugu. If you are planning to attend a university in Enugu State, then this article contains arguments on State Universities vs Private Universities in Enugu State.

Enugu State vs Private University; Which is Better? Check!

What are They

These are the fundamental definitions of what a state university and a private university are. It is good to note that these definitions play a crucial role in differentiating the universities from each other. Aside from the definition, other factors also play a crucial role when distinguishing both universities. These factors include the school fees, the jamb cut-off mark, and the NUC ranking as well as the diversity of the university.

What are State Universities

The term state universities refers to universities run under the management of the State Government. That is to say that the entire affairs of a state university are under the control of the state where they are structured.

What are Private Universities

Contrary to the definition of a state university, a private university only runs under the management of private personnel or a non-governmental organization to educate people and also to make good profit for themselves.

Difference Between State & Private Universities

The most important difference between a state university and a private university is that both universities run under the control of different administrations. Another difference is popularity as well as population.

Many state universities are more popular and populated than private universities. Other contrasts about the two types of universities are further discussed below in this article making references to Ebonyi state.

NUC Ranking

The use of NUC ranking for classifying universities and their standards is very crucial when choosing a university. The rank of the particular university you desire to attend will help you to know if it is the best decision you are making.

Most people don’t consider the ranking of universities but NUC ranking is usually the topmost of all rankings in Nigeria, therefore it will be wise to know how NUC ranked your dream university.

NUC Ranking of the State Universities in Enugu State

These are the NUC ranking for the state university of Enugu state;

  1. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu: 58
  2. Enugu State University of Medical and Applied Sciences, Igbo-Eno: Not available

NUC Ranking of the Private Universities in Enugu State

Here is the ranking of the private universities in Enugu state:

  1. Caritas University, Enugu: 130
  2. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nikee, Enugu State: 18
  3. Renaissance University, Enugu:
  4. Coal City University Enugu State: 108

Which has the Highest NUC Ranking

The private university, Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nikee has the highest ranking. It is important to note that the remaining university has not yet been ranked by the NUC body.

Admission

Aside from the NUC ranking, another factor that can help distinguish Ebonyi State University from Ebonyi Private University is the admission. The most important mode of admission is the jamb cut-off mark. Each university has its cut-off mark set aside to consider students for admission.

Here are the various jamb cut-off marks for the state university and private universities in Enugu state:

Jamb Cut-off Mark of the State Universities in Enugu State

  1. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu:

Cut-off mark: 160 for all courses except Medicine which is 200.

  1. Enugu State University of Medical and Applied Sciences, Igbo-Eno:160

Jamb Cut-off Mark of the Private Universities in Enugu State

  1. Caritas University, Enugu: 140
  2. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nikee, Enugu State: 160
  3. Renaissance University, Enugu State: 160
  4. Coal City University Enugu State: 160

Which has the Highest Cut-off Mark

All the state universities and the private universities but Caritas University have a jamb cut-off mark of 160.

Diversity

The diversity of a university also helps to distinguish one university from the other. It is almost impossible to know the exact tribes in a university, even if it is possible it requires time and patience to carry out the activity. However, one thing is for sure, universities are more diverse than any other institutions in Nigeria and worldwide.

What Tribe Majorly Attends the State Universities in Enugu State

In order to know the tribe that mostly attends Enugu State University, the region and location of the university matter. The university is located in Enugu state.  Enugu state is primarily an Igbo state. The universities in Enugu state attract more Igbo people than any other tribe.

What Tribe Majorly Attends the Private Universities in Ebonyi State

Since Enugu state is primarily an Igbo state, it has the tendency to attract more Igbo people than any other tribe.

Which has More Ethnic Group Mixture

Both types of universities will have a good number of diversity, however considering factors like affordability, courses being offered, and many more, the state universities will tend to be more diverse than the private universities.

School Fees 

As a student looking to gain admission into the university, you should always consider the school fees of the institution you are applying to. Below are the school fees of the state as well as private universities in Enugu State.

The School Fees of the State Universities in Enugu State

  1. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu:

School Fees: ₦124,900

  1. Enugu State University of Medical and Applied Sciences, Igbo-Eno:

School Fees range: ₦251,000 to ₦351,400

The School Fees of the Private Universities in Ebonyi State

  1. Caritas University, Enugu: ₦220,000 to ₦390,000
  2. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nikee, Enugu State: ₦311,200 to ₦715,000
  3. Renaissance University, Enugu: ₦300,000 to ₦400,000
  4. Coal City University Enugu State: from ₦424,850 for returning students and ₦467,960 for new students.

Which is More Expensive

The private universities are more expensive than the state universities. Of these private universities Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nikee has the most expensive school fees in Enugu state.

Conclusion

Overall, these factors can help you make the final decisions you need concerning your university. It is important to note that all these facts in this article are exactly the same as the ones in the various universities’ portals.

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