Bowen University

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Bowen University
Type Private
Established 17th July 2001
Chancellor Emmanuel Olumide Kehinde
Students 5,000
Location Iwo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Campus Urban
Website Official website

Bowen University is a private Baptist Christian Nigerian university owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention.[1] Bowen University is located at Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria, and is housed in the old 1,300-acre (6 km²) campus of the Baptist College, a teacher-training institution on a hill just outside the city.[2] The first and largest Baptist University in Africa.


The University is founded the 17th July 2001 by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. [3] [4] It opened in 2002 with 500 students. [5] As at 2017, there were over 5,000 students. [6]


The University has all its academic programs accredited.[7]


  1. ^ "Bowen University". University Web Rankings & Reviews. 4International Colleges & Universities. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bowen University, Iwo – Home". Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Bowen University, Historical Background,, Nigeria, Retrieved May 11, 2018
  4. ^ Stanley D. Brunn, The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics, Springer, USA, 2015, p. 959
  5. ^ Joel Carpenter, Christian universities are growing rapidly in Africa,, Nigeria, February 03, 2017
  6. ^ uniRank, Christian universities are growing rapidly in Africa, 4icu.or, Australia, Retrieved May 11, 2018
  7. ^ "Bowen University - Home". Retrieved 2018-04-12. 

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