Complete List of universities in Nigeria

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Complete List of universities in Nigeria

Here is the complete list of all Federal Universities, State Universities and Private Universities in Nigeria which has been accredited by the National Universities Commission.

Today on, I will be sharing with you, the complete list of all NUC approved Nigeria universities, except Polytechnics, this list contains the names of all Federal, State and Private Universities, and you’ll be surprised to see names of schools you’ve never heard about.

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In this article, I published the list of all the accredited Universities in Nigeria. As I have already disclosed, this list contains Federal, State and Private Universities in Nigeria, which also includes Universities of Technology, Universities of Agriculture and Universities of Education. I promise to keep updating this list, as the federal government and NUC approve more schools.

Please take note that this is the complete list of universities in Nigeria. Nigeria is organised into 36 states and has its federal capital territory (FCT) in Abuja. Nigeria is very fortunate, having oil, especially in the Southern part of the country, which helps the tertiary level of education to be expanded, and reachable to all sub-region of Nigeria.

Before the boom of Private Universities in Nigeria, the federal government and the state governments were ONLY the bodies which are licensed to operate universities. However, Times have changed, as the government, working in hands with the National Universities Commission (NUC) have granted licenses to individuals, corporate bodies and religious bodies to establish private universities in the country legally.

Who / What is The National Universities Commission (NUC)

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is the major accreditation and regulatory body, which governs and oversee that uniform standard is enforced. The NUC body is also mandated to sets the admissions capacity of every university in Nigeria, according to the schools carrying limits.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is also empowered and the ONLY body that has the power to enforce the accreditation of courses in Universities.

List of Federal Universities In Nigeria

List of State Universities In Nigeria.

1 Abia State University, Uturu 1981
2 Adamawa State University Mubi 2002
3 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba 1999
4 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo 2010
5 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma 1980
6 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli 2000
7 Bauchi State University, Gadau 2011
8 Benue State University, Makurdi 1992
9 Yobe State University, Damaturu 2006
10 Cross River State University of Science and Technology, Calabar 2004
11 Delta State University Abraka 1992
12 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 2000
13 Ekiti State University 1982
14 Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu 1982
15 Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe 2004
16 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai 2005
17 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni 2010
18 Imo State University, Owerri 1992
19 Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa 2013
20 Kaduna State University, Kaduna 2004
21 Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil 2000
22 Kebbi State University, Kebbi 2006
23 Kogi State University Anyigba 1999
24 Kwara State University, Ilorin 2009
25 Ladoke Akintola Universityof Technology, Ogbomoso 1990
26 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa 2008
27 River State University of Science and Technology 1979
28 Olabisi Onabanjo University,Ago Iwoye 1982
29 Lagos State University, Ojo 1983
30 Niger Delta University Yenagoa 2000
31 Nasarawa State University Keffi 2002
32 Plateau State University Bokkos 2005
33 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode 2005
34 Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina 2006
35 Osun State University Osogbo 2006
36 Taraba State University, Jalingo 2008
37 Sokoto State University 2009
38 Northwest University Kano 2012
39 Oyo State Technical University Ibadan 2012
40 Ondo State University of Medical Sciences 2015
41 Edo University Iyamo 2016
42 Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State 2016
43 University of Africa, Toru Orua 2016
44 Borno State University, Maiduguri 2016

List of Private Universities In Nigeria.

1 Achievers University, Owo 2007
2 Adeleke University, Ede 2011
3 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State 2009
4 African University of Science & Technology, Abuja 2007
5 Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan 2005
6 Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin 2005
7 Al-Qalam University, Katsina 2005
8 American University of Nigeria, Yola 2003
9 Augustine University 2015
10 Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo 1999
11 Baze University 2011
12 Bells University of Technology, Otta 2005
13 Benson Idahosa University, Benin City 2002
14 Bingham University, New Karu 2005
15 Bowen University, Iwo 2001
16 Caleb University, Lagos 2007
17 Caritas University, Enugu 2005
18 Chrisland University 2015
19 Covenant University Ota 2002
20 Crawford University Igbesa 2005
21 Crescent University 2005
22 Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo 2015
23 Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin 2012
24 Evangel University, Akaeze 2012
25 Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo 2007
26 Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State 2009
27 Gregory University, Uturu 2012
28 Hallmark University 2015
29 Hezekiah University, Umudi 2015
30 Igbinedion University Okada 1999
31 Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji 2006
32 Kings University 2015
33 Kwararafa University, Wukari 2005
34 Landmark University, Omu-Aran. 2011
35 Lead City University, Ibadan 2005
36 Madonna University, Okija 1999
37 Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo 2012
38 Micheal & Cecilia University 2015
39 Mountain Top University 2015
40 Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja 2009
41 Novena University, Ogume 2005
42 Obong University, Obong Ntak 2007
43 Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State 2009
44 Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos 2002
45 Paul University, Awka – Anambra State 2009
46 Redeemer’s University, Mowe 2005
47 Renaissance University, Enugu 2005
48 Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State 2009
49 Ritman University 2015
50 Salem University, Lokoja 2007
51 Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. 2011
52 Southwestern University, Oku Owa 2012
53 Summit University 2015
54 Tansian University, Umunya 2007
55 University of Mkar, Mkar 2005
56 Veritas University 2007
57 Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State 2009
58 Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo 2007
59 Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State 2007
60 Christopher University Mowe 2015
61 Anchor University, Ayobo Lagos 2016
62 Arthur Jarvis Akpabuyo University,
Calabar, Cross River.
63 Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia. 2016
64 Coal City University, Enugu. 2016
65 Crown-Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Kwara. 2016
66 Dominican University, Ibadan. 2016
67 Kola Daisi University, Ibadan. 2016
68 Legacy University, Okija, Anambra. 2016

List of universities in Nigeria with Location, Abb. and Founded Date

This is another wonderful arranged list, which contains the Names of Nigerian Universities, with the state they are located in, Abbreviation, Location, who is funding, their location and their founded date.

Name State Abbreviation Location Funding Founded
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
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
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 1853 (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 CU Yaba Private
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
Ebonyi State University Ebonyi EBSU Abakaliki State 1996
Elizade University Ondo Ilara-Mokin Private 2012
Fountain University, Osogbo Osun FUO Osun Private 2007
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Katsina FUDM Katsina Federal 2011
Federal University of Technology Akure Ondo FUTA Akura Federal 1981
Federal University Ndufe Alike, Ikwo Ikwo FUNAI Ikwo Federal 2011
Gregory University Abia Uturu Private 2012
Godfrey Okoye University Enugu GOU Enugu Private 2009
Igbinedion University Edo IUO Okada Private 1999
Oduduwa University Osun OUI Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife State 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
Nigerian Turkish Nile University FCT NTNU Abuja Private 1998
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 Lagos Lagos UNILAG Lagos Federal 1962
University of Port Harcourt Rivers UNIPORT Port Harcourt Federal 1975
University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu UNN Enugu Federal 1955
Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria) Abuja Abuja VUNA Bwari Private 2007

Here is a List of Universities in Nigeria, which didn’t make up the Above List in the Table. I decided to publish this list here for those, whose devices can’t correctly read the above list of universities of Nigeria in a table format.

  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko.
  • Awori District College of Education, Ota (private).
  • Caritas University, Enugu.
  • City University, Yaba.
  • Citygate University, Ibadan.
  • Cross River University of Technology, Calabar.
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu.
  • Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi.
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.
  • Federal University Gashua, Yobe State.
  • Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State.
  • Federal University of Dutse (FUD).
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun.
  • Federal University of Technology Minna.
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri.
  • Free University of Nigeria (FUN), Proposed online, first 100% tuition-free university in the world..
  • Gombe State University, Gombe.
  • Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai.
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Niger State, Lapai.
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (Rivers State University of Education), Port Harcourt.
  • Imo State University, Owerri.
  • Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu.
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji.
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna Kaduna State.
  • Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil.
  • Kebbi State University of Technology Aliero.
  • Kogi State University, Ayigba, Kogi State.
  • Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State.
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
  • Lagos Business School, Lagos.
  • Lead City University, Ibadan.
  • Madonna University (Ihiala), Okija.
  • Michael Okpara Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike.
  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola.
  • Moses Orimolade University, Omu-Aran.
  • Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North, Delta State.
  • Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
  • National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.
  • Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State.
  • Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
  • Northwest University, Kano.
  • Novena University, Ogume, Delta State.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
  • Obong University, Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom.
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State.
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa.
  • Osun State University, Osogbo.
  • Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.
  • Paul University, Awka Anambra.
  • Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.
  • Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
  • Redeemer’s University, Off, Gbongan – Oshogbo Rd, Ede.
  • Renaissance University, Agbani.
  • Salem University, Lokoja Kogi State.
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa Edo State.
  • Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina State.
  • University of Abuja, Gwagwalada.
  • University of Ado Ekiti, Ado Ekiti.
  • University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Abeokuta.
  • University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Makurdi, Benue State.
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin.
  • University of Jos, Jos.
  • University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri.
  • University of Mkar, Mkar-Gboko, Benue State.
  • University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
  • The University on Idemili, Alor, Anambra State.
  • Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto.
  • Wesley University, Ondo.
  • Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State.
  • Sule Lamido University, Kaffin Hausa, Jigawa State.
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