List of universities in Nigeria

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This is a list of universities in Nigeria. Nigeria is organised into 36 states and a federal capital territory (FCT) in Abuja. As a result of the oil boom years of the 1970s, tertiary level of education was expanded to reach every sub-region of Nigeria. The federal government and the state governments were previously the only bodies licensed to operate ScholarsJoint universities. Recently, licenses have been granted to individuals, corporate bodies and religious bodies to establish private universities in the country.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is the major accreditation and regulatory body that enforces uniform standard and sets admissions capacity of every university in Nigeria.[1]

Name State Abbreviation Type Location Funding Founded
Abia State University Abia ABSU University Uturu State 1981
Joseph Ayo Babalola University Osun JABU University Ikeji-Arakeji Private 2006
Redeemer's University Osun RUN University EDE Private 2005
Afe Babalola University Ekiti ABUAD University Ado-Ekiti Private 2009
Akwa Ibom State University (formerly Akwa Ibom State University of Science and Technology) Akwa Ibom AKSU University Uyo State 2010
American University of Nigeria Adamawa AUN University Yola Private 2005
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi ATBU University Bauchi Federal 1980
Adamawa State University Adamawa ADSU University Mubi State 2002
Achievers University Ondo AC University Owo Private 2007
Ahmadu Bello University Kaduna ABU University Zaria Federal 1962
Al-Hikmah University Kwara AHU Islamic Ilorin Private 2005
Ambrose Alli University Edo AAU University Ekpoma State 1981
Anambra State University formerly Anambra State University Of Science And Technology Anambra ANSU University Uli State 2000
Ajayi Crowther University Oyo ACU University Oyo Private 1853 (1)
Bayero University Kano BUK University Kano Federal 1977
Babcock University Ogun BU University Ilishan-Remo Private 1959
Bells University of Technology Ogun BUT Technology Ota Private 2004
Benson Idahosa University Edo BIU University Benin City Private 2002
Benue State University Benue BSU University Makurdi State 1992
ECWA Bingham University Nassarawa BU University New Karu Private 2005
Bowen University Osun BU University Iwo Private 2002
Bukar Abba Ibrahim University Yobe YSU University Damaturu State 2006
CETEP City University Lagos CU University Lagos Private
Caleb University Lagos CUl University Ikorodu Private 2008
Caritas University Enugu CU University Enugu Private 2004
City University Lagos CU University Yaba Private
National Open University of Nigeria Lagos NOUN University Victoria Island Federal 1983
City University of Technology Kaduna CUT University Kaduna Private
Covenant University Ogun CU University Ota Private 2002
Crawford University Ogun CU University Faith City, Igbesa Private 2005
Crawford University Ekiti CU University Oye-Ekiti Campus Private 2005
Crescent University Ogun CU University Abeokuta Private 2005
Cross River University of Technology Cross River CRUTECH University Ekpo-Abasi, Calabar State 2002
Delta State University, Abraka Delta DELSU University Abraka State 1992
Ebonyi State University Ebonyi EBSU University Abakaliki State 1996
Elizade University Ondo University Ilara-Mokin Private 2012
Fountain University, Osogbo Osun FUO University Osun Private 2007
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Katsina FUDM University Katsina Federal
Federal University of Technology Akure Ondo FUTA Technology Akura Federal 1981
Federal University Ndufe Alike, Ikwo Ikwo FUNAI University Ikwo Federal 2011
Gregory University Abia University Uturu Private 2012
Godfrey Okoye University Enugu GOU University Enugu Private 2009
Igbinedion University Edo IUO University Okada Private 1999
University of Ibadan Oyo UI University Ibadan Federal 1948
Oduduwa University Osun OUI University Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife State 2009
Landmark University Kwara LU University Omu-Aran Private 2011
Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Delta MCIU University Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North Private 2015
Lagos State University Lagos LASU University Ojo State 1983
Nigerian Turkish Nile University FCT NTNU University Abuja Private 1998
Taraba State University Taraba University Jalingo State 2011
University of Benin Edo UNIBEN University Benin City Federal 1970
University of Calabar Cross River UNICAL University Calabar Federal 1975
University of Lagos Lagos UNILAG University Lagos Federal 1962
University of Port Harcourt Rivers UNIPORT University Port Harcourt Federal 1975
University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu UNN University Enugu Federal 1955
Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria) Abuja Abuja VUNA University Bwari Private 2007

^Note 1 - as CMS Training Institution in Abeokuta prior to its relocation to Lagos from 1868 to 1896. It was retrospectively established at Oyo in March 1920.


  1. ^ "Departments - Tertiary". Ministry of Education (Nigeria). Retrieved 2010-03-17.