Bowen University is a private Baptist Christian Nigerian university located at Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria. It is affiliated with the Nigerian Baptist Convention.[1]

Bowen University
MottoExcellence and Godliness
Established17 July 2001
AffiliationNigerian Baptist Convention
Vice-ChancellorJonathan Oyebamiji Babalola
Location, ,
7°37′25″N 4°11′20″E / 7.6236297°N 4.1889662°E / 7.6236297; 4.1889662
Bowen University is located in Nigeria
Bowen University
Location in Nigeria



The university was founded on 17 July 2001 by the Nigerian Baptist Convention in the old 1,300-acre (6 km2) campus of the Baptist College.[2][3] The Federal Government of Nigeria approved the establishment of the university and it was subsequently licensed to operate by the National Universities Commission (NUC). A Provisional Governing Council was inaugurated on 22 August 2001, with Professor J.T. Okedara as Vice Chancellor and Mr E. A. Lawale as Registrar. Academic activity started on 4 November 2002, with 506[4] students admitted into the Faculties of Agriculture, Science, Science Education, and Social and Management Sciences.[5] In 2009, the NUC approved degree programmes in Medicine (MBBS), Anatomy (B.Sc) and Physiology (B.Sc) into the university and in 2011, Bowen University received approvals to begin the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Law. In 2017, the University had about 5,000 students.[6] In 2018, the university launched a radio station[7] which was managed and operated by their Mass Communications Department.

Faculties and courses offered in Bowen University



College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (COAES)

College of Management and Social Sciences (COMSS)

College of Law (COLAW)

College of Health Sciences (COHES)

College of Liberal Studies (COLBS)

ollege of Computing and Communication Studies (COCCS)

College of Environmental Sciences (COEVS)

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (COAES)

B.Sc. Microbiology

B.Sc. Pure and Applied Biology

B.Sc. Biochemistry

B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry

B.Sc. Mathematics

B.Sc. Statistics

B.Sc. Physics

Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Agric.)

B.Sc. Food Science and Technology

B.Eng. Electrical/Electronics Engineering

B.Eng. Mechatronics Engineering

B. Agric. Extension and Social Engineering (SAFE)

College of Management and Social Sciences (COMSS)

B.Sc. Accounting

B.Sc. Banking and Finance

B.Sc. Business Administration

B.Sc. Industrial Relations and Personnel Management

B.Sc. Economics

B.Sc. Sociology

B.Sc. Political Science

B.Sc. International Relations

B.Sc. Political and Law

College of Law (COLAW)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

College of Liberal Studies (COLBS)

B.A. Music

B.A. Theatre Arts

B.A. English

B.A. History and International Studies

B.A. Religious Studies

Notable people


Alumni of the college include:



  1. ^ "Bowen University". University Web Rankings & Reviews. 4International Colleges & Universities. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  2. ^ Iheoma Hendy, Bowen University: Courses, Fees, And Other Salient Academic Facts,, Nigeria, June 13, 2017
  3. ^ Stanley D. Brunn, The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics, Springer, USA, 2015, p. 959
  4. ^ "History". Retrieved 31 August 2023.
  5. ^ Joel Carpenter, Christian universities are growing rapidly in Africa,, UK, February 03, 2017
  6. ^ uniRank, UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW,, Australia, retrieved May 8, 2021
  7. ^ Bola Bamigbola, Bowen University Radio marks 2nd anniversary,, Nigeria, October 8, 2019
  8. ^ "Bowen University School Fees". PrepsNG Scholars. Walker. Retrieved 31 December 2023.