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As the most populated country in Africa, Nigeria is home to over 145 universities and several polytechnics, monotechnic, and colleges of education. In this post, I will only focus on universities in Nigeria. If you wish to study in Nigeria, you have the options to choose from any university you desire if you have the required resources.

In this post, I am going to list all the universities in Nigeria approved by NUC. There are many universities in Nigeria mostly private that are not approved, so you won’t get to see them on this list. If you are overwhelmed by this list, you can consider the best university in Nigeria and make your decision from there.

In this post, you will see all federal government-owned universities. These are universities in Nigeria that can be controlled by the federal government of Nigeria while state universities are controlled by the state government, but they are both under the supervision of NUC. There are some states in Nigeria where both federal and state and private universities can be located.

Private universities are universities in Nigeria owned and controlled by individuals, corporate bodies, and religious bodies but under the supervision of NUC. Moreover, admission into these universities (federal, state, and private) in Nigeria are governed by JAMB. Other required documents for admission into any of these universities in Nigeria are issued by WAEC or NECO.

Unfortunately, I will not share with you 2 sensitive info such as JAMB and POST JAMB cut-off marks and the tuition fees of these universities in Nigeria. The reason is that such information is subject to frequent changes and we strive to avoid sharing information based on time.

 

These are the list of Universities in Nigeria

  • Abia State University, Uturu (State)
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (Federal)
  • Achievers University (Private)
  • Adamawa State University, Mubi (State)
  • Adekunle Ajasin University (State)
  • Adeleke University (Private)
  • Admiralty University (Private)  
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (Private)
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Federal)
  • Ajayi Crowther University (Private)
  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden (State)
  • Al-Hikmah University (Private)
  • Al-QalamUniversity (Private)
  • Ambrose Alli University (State)
  • American University of Nigeria (Private)
  • Anchor University (Private)
  • Arthur Jarvis University (Private)
  • Augustine University (Private)
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo (Private)
  • Bauchi State University (State)
  • Bayero University (Federal)
  • Baze University (Private)
  • Bells University of Technology (Private)
  • Benson Idahosa University (Private)
  • Benue State University (State)
  • Bingham University (Private)
  • Bowen University (Private)
  • Caleb University (Private)
  • Caritas University (Private)
  • Chrisland University (Private)
  • Christopher University (Private)
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli (State)
  • Clark University (Private)
  • Clifford University (Private)
  • Coal City University (Private)
  • Covenant University, Canaan Land (Private)
  • Crescent University (Private)
  • Cross River University of Technology (State)
  • Crown Hill University (Private)
  • Delta State University (State)
  • Dominican University (Private)
  • Eastern Palm University (Private)
  • Ebonyi State University (State)
  • Edo University (State)
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (State)
  • Elizade University (Private)
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology (State)
  • Evangel University (Private)
  • Federal University of Agriculture (Federal)
  • Federal University of Technology Minna. (Federal)
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. (Federal)
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri. (Federal)
  • Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State (Federal)
  • Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (Federal)
  • Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State (Federal)
  • Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State (Federal)
  • Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (Federal)
  • Federal University, Lafia (Federal)
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (Federal)
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State (Federal)
  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State (Federal)
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (Federal)
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (Federal)
  • Fountain University (Private)
  • Gombe State University (State)
  • Gregory University (Private)
  • Hallmark University (Private)
  • Hezekiah University (Private)
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (State)
  • Igbinedion University, Okada (Private)
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (State)
  • Imo State University (State)
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University (Private)
  • Kaduna State University (State)
  • Kebbi State University of Science and Technology (State)
  • Kings University (Private)
  • Kogi State University (State)
  • Koladaisi University (Private)
  • Kwara State University (State)
  • KWARARRAFA University, Wukari (Private)
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (State)
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (State)
  • Landmark University (Private)
  • Lead City University (Private)
  • Madonna University (Private)
  • McPherson University (Private)
  • Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (Private)
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (Federal)
  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (Federal)
  • Mountain Top University (Private)
  • Nasarawa State University, Keffi (State)
  • Niger Delta University (State)
  • Niger State University of Education (State)
  • Nigeria Turkish Nile University (Private)
  • Nigerian Defence Academy (Federal)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Federal)  
  • Northwest University (State)
  • Novena University, Ogume (Private)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (Federal)
  • Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike (Private)
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University (State)
  • Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (State)
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology (State)
  • Osun State University (State)
  • PAN-ATLANTIC University (Private)
  • Paul University, Awka (Private)
  • Plateau State University, Bokkos (State)
  • Redeemers University (Private)
  • Renaissance University (Private)
  • Rhema University (Private)
  • Ritman University (Private)
  • Salem University (Private)
  • Skyline University Nigeria (Private)
  • Sokoto State University (State)
  • Southwestern University (Private)
  • Sule Lamido State University (State)
  • Summit University (Private)
  • Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun (State)
  • Tansian University (Private)
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo (State)
  • The Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (Federal)
  • The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (Federal)
  • The University of Africa (State)
  • The University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State (Federal)
  • Umaru Musa Yaradua University (State)
  • University of Abuja (Federal)
  • University of Apostolic Faith Mission (Private)
  • University of Benin (Federal)
  • University of Calabar (Federal)
  • University of Ilorin (Federal)
  • University of Jos (Federal)
  • University of Lagos (Federal)
  • University of Maiduguri (Federal)
  • University of Mkar (Private)
  • University of Port-Harcourt (Federal)
  • University of Science and Technology, Wudil (State)
  • University of Uyo (Federal)
  • University, Obong, Ntak (Private)
  • UNN University of Nigeria Nsukka. (Federal)
  • Usmanu Danfodio University (Federal)
  • Veritas University, Abuja (Private)
  • Wellspring University (Private)
  • Wesley University (Private)
  • Western Delta University (Private)
  • Yobe State University (State)

 

As you can see from the list of universities in Nigeria above, you are not limited to a university no matter your ethnicity group, gender, or physical disability. University can be found in every state in Nigeria. These universities may be federal government-owned universities or state. Today, many privately owned universities are springing up and in a fact, two of the private universities above are among the top-rated universities in Nigeria.

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