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). 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 and state governments were previously the only bodies licensed to operate 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 Location Funding Founded
Adekunle Ajasin University Ondo AAUA Akungba-Akoko State 1999
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Ogun FUNAAB Abeokuta Federal 1988
Obafemi Awolowo University Osun OAU Ile Ife Federal 1961
Abia State University Abia ABSU Uturu State 1981
Joseph Ayo Babalola University Osun JABU Ikeji-Arakeji Private 2006
Redeemer's University Nigeria Osun RUN Ede Private 2005
Adeleke University Osun AUE Ede Private 2010
Afe Babalola University Ekiti ABUAD Ado-Ekiti Private 2009
Akwa Ibom State University (formerly Akwa Ibom State University of Science and Technology) Akwa Ibom AKSU Uyo State 2010
Bakassi Technical University Akwa Ibom BTU Uyo Private 2000
American University of Nigeria Adamawa AUN Yola Private 2005
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi ATBU Bauchi Federal 1980
Adamawa State University Adamawa ADSU Mubi State 2002
Achievers University Ondo AC Owo Private 2007
Ahmadu Bello University Kaduna ABU Zaria Federal 1962
Al-Hikmah University Kwara AHU Ilorin Private 2005
Ambrose Alli University Edo AAU Ekpoma State 1981
Anambra State University formerly Anambra State University Of Science And Technology Anambra ANSU Uli State 2000
Ajayi Crowther University Oyo ACU Oyo Private 2005 (1)
Bayero University Kano BUK Kano Federal 1977
Babcock University Ogun BU Ilishan-Remo Private 1959
Bells University of Technology Ogun BUT Ota Private 2004
Benson Idahosa University Edo BIU Benin City Private 2002
Benue State University Benue BSU Makurdi State 1992
ECWA Bingham University Nassarawa BU New Karu Private 2005
Bowen University Osun BU Iwo Private 2002
Bukar Abba Ibrahim University Yobe YSU Damaturu State 2006
CETEP City University Lagos CU Lagos Private 2005
Caleb University Lagos CUl Ikorodu Private 2008
Caritas University Enugu CU Enugu Private 2004
City University (Lagos)|City University Lagos CU Yaba Private
International Open Institute Lagos IOI Ikorodu private 2017
National Open University of Nigeria Lagos NOUN Victoria Island Federal 1983
City University of Technology Kaduna CUT Kaduna Private 1956
Covenant University Ogun CU Ota Private 2002
Crawford University Ogun CU Faith City, Igbesa Private 2005
Crawford University Ekiti CU Oye-Ekiti Campus Private 2005
Crescent University Ogun CU Abeokuta Private 2005
Cross River University of Technology Cross River CRUTECH Ekpo-Abasi, Calabar State 2002
Delta State University, Abraka Delta DELSU Abraka State 1992
Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro Delta Ozoro State 2021
Ebonyi State University Ebonyi EBSU Abakaliki State 1996
Edo State University Uzairue Edo EDSU Uzairue State 2016
Evangel University, Akaeze Ebonyi EUA Akaeze Private 2012
Elizade University Ondo Ilara-Mokin Private 2012
Fountain University, Osogbo Osun FUO Osogbo Private 2007
Federal University Oye-Ekiti Ekiti FUOYE Oye-Ekiti Federal 2011
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Katsina FUDM Katsina Federal 2011
Federal University of Technology Akure Ondo FUTA Akura Federal 1981
Federal University Ndufe Alike, Ikwo Ebonyi FUNAI Ikwo Federal 2011
Federal University of Technology Owerri Imo FUTO Owerri Federal 1981
Gregory University Abia Uturu Private 2012
Godfrey Okoye University Enugu GOU Enugu Private 2009
Igbinedion University Edo IUO Okada Private 1999
Kings University (Odeomu) Osun State KU Odeomu Private 2015
Koladaisi University Oyo KU Ibadan, Oyo State 2015
Oduduwa University Osun OUI Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife Private 2009
Landmark University Kwara LU Omu-Aran Private 2011
Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Delta MCIU Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North Private 2015
Lagos State University Lagos LASU Ojo State 1983
Mewar International University Nasarawa MU Nigeria Masaka Private 2021 [2]
Nasarawa State University Nassarawa NSUK Keffi State 2001
Nigerian Turkish Nile University FCT NTNU Abuja Private 1998

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Anambra NAU Awka Federal 1992
Plateau State University Bokkos Plateau PLASU Bokkos State 2005
Skyline University Nigeria Kano SUN Kano Private 2018
Taraba State University Taraba Jalingo State 2011
University of Benin Edo UNIBEN Benin City Federal 1970
University of Calabar Cross River UNICAL Calabar Federal 1975
University of Ibadan Oyo UI Ibadan Federal 1948
University of Jos Plateau UJ Jos Federal 1971
Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina Katsina UMYU Katsina State 2006
University of Lagos Lagos UNILAG Lagos Federal 1962
University of Port Harcourt Rivers UNIPORT Port Harcourt Federal 1975
University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu UNN Nsukka Federal 1955
Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria) Abuja FCT VUNA Bwari Private 2007
Westland University, Iwo Osun WUI Iwo Private 2019
Federal University, Gusau Zamfara FUGUS Gusau Federal 2013

^Note 1 - Established in 1853 as a CMS Training Institution in Abeokuta prior to its relocation to Lagos from 1868 to 1896. It was retrospectively established at Oyo in March 1920.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Departments – Tertiary". Ministry of Education (Nigeria). Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  2. ^ "FEC approves 20 new private universities (FULL LIST)". Premium Times. 3 Feb 2021. Retrieved 3 Feb 2021.
  3. ^ "Mountain Top University".
  4. ^ "List of Federal Universities in Nigeria [NUC Approved & UPDATED]". AllSchool. 2019-01-30. Retrieved 2020-06-26.

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