About Us

Bowen At A Glance

Historical Overview

Bowen University, Iwo Osun State, Nigeria, the premier Baptist University in Africa, was established on 17th July, 2001 upon approval by the Federal Government of Nigeria, to provide a well rounded University education to Nigerians who are willing to profit from it.

The University is under the proprietorship of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. It is named after the late Reverend Thomas Jefferson Bowen, the American missionary, who pioneered Baptist mission work in Nigeria in 1850.
The legal status of Bowen University is post-secondary institution and private – not –for- profit organization.

Being one of the pioneer private Universities in Nigeria, Bowen University started with an initial student population of 506 in three faculties – Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Science and Science Education and Faculty of Social and Management Sciences. This was a great feat made possible by the visit of Resource Verification Teams from the National Universities Commission (NUC) which led to getting approval for her programmes.

The University celebrated a significant landmark in November, 2012, when several of her products gathered to give testimonies about the effort of the University to promote excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Though relatively young, Bowen University has been waxing stronger in research and recording outstanding performance. The University has been encouraging staff and students to aim at excellence in research, academic and related activities.

Bowen University is totally committed to the age long principles held by the Baptists. These are clearly spelt out in the University’s vision, mission and philosophy.