List of universities in Nigeria

This is a list of universities in Nigeria. Nigeria is organised into 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. 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[1][2] (NAC) is the major accreditation and regulatory body that enforces uniform standard and sets admissions capacity of every Nigerian university.[3]


Name State Abbreviation Location Funding Founded
Abia State University Abia ABSU Uturu State 1981
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi ATBU Bauchi Federal 1980
Achievers University Ondo AC Owo Private 2007
Adamawa State University Adamawa ADSU Mubi State 2002
Adekunle Ajasin University Ondo AAUA Akungba-Akoko State 1999
Adeleke University Osun AUE Ede Private 2010
Afe Babalola University Ekiti ABUAD Ado-Ekiti Private 2009
Ahmadu Bello University Kaduna ABU Zaria Federal 1962
Ajayi Crowther University Oyo ACU Oyo Private 2005(Note 1)
Akwa Ibom State University (formerly Akwa Ibom State University of Science and Technology) Akwa Ibom AKSU Uyo State 2010
Al-Hikmah University Kwara AHU Ilorin Private 2005
Ambrose Alli University Edo AAU Ekpoma State 1981
American University of Nigeria Adamawa AUN Yola Private 2005
Bauchi State University Bauchi BASUG Gadau State 2012
Babcock University Ogun BU Ilishan-Remo Private 1959
Bakassi Technical University Akwa Ibom BTU Uyo Private 2000
Bayero University Kano BUK Kano Federal 1977
Baze University Federal Capital Territory Abuja Private 2011
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
Bowen University Osun BU Iwo Private 2002
Bukar Abba Ibrahim University Yobe YSU Damaturu State 2006
Caleb University Lagos CUl Ikorodu Private 2008
Caritas University Enugu CU Enugu Private 2004[4]
CETEP City University Lagos CU Lagos Private 2005
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (formerly Anambra State University) Anambra ANSU Uli State 2000
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
University of Cross River State (formerly Cross River University of Technology) Cross River UNICROSS Ekpo-Abasi, Calabar State 2002
Delta State University, Abraka Delta DELSU Abraka State 1992
Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro Delta DSPZ Ozoro State 2021
Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba Delta DOU Asaba State 2021
Ebonyi State University Ebonyi EBSU Abakaliki State 1996
ECWA Bingham University Nassarawa BU New Karu Private 2005
Edo State University Edo EDSU Uzairue State 2016
Elizade University Ondo EU Ilara-Mokin Private 2012
Enugu State University of Science and Technology (formerly Anambra State University of Technology) Enugu ESUT Enugu State 1979
Evangel University, Akaeze Ebonyi EUA Akaeze Private 2012
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Ogun FUNAAB Abeokuta Federal 1988
Federal University Oye-Ekiti Ekiti FUOYE Oye-Ekiti Federal 2011
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Katsina FUDM Katsina Federal 2011
Federal University, Gusau Zamfara FUGUS Gusau Federal 2013
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
Fountain University, Osogbo Osun FUO Osogbo Private 2007
Godfrey Okoye University Enugu GOU Enugu Private 2009
Gregory University Abia GUU Uturu Private 2012
Igbinedion University Edo IUO Okada Private 1999
International Open Institute Lagos IOI Ikorodu Private 2017
Joseph Ayo Babalola University Osun JABU Ikeji-Arakeji Private 2006
Kings University Osun State KU Odeomu Private 2015
Koladaisi University Oyo KU Ibadan, Oyo Private 2015
Lagos State University Lagos LASU Ojo State 1983
Landmark University Kwara LU Omu-Aran Private 2011
Mewar International University[5] Nasarawa MIU Nigeria Masaka Private 2021[6]
Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Delta MCIU Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North Private 2015
Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria Kano MAAUN Kano Private 2020
Nasarawa State University Nassarawa NSUK Keffi State 2001
National Open University of Nigeria Lagos NOUN Victoria Island Federal 1983
Nile University of Nigeria Federal Capital Territory NUN Abuja Private 2009[7]
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra NAU Awka Federal 1992
Obafemi Awolowo University Osun OAU Ile Ife Federal 1961
Oduduwa University Osun OUI Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife Private 2009
Plateau State University Plateau PLASU Bokkos State 2005
Redeemer's University Nigeria Osun RUN Ede Private 2005
Skyline University Nigeria Kano SUN Kano Private 2018
Taraba State University Taraba TSU Jalingo State 2011
Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina Katsina UMYU Katsina State 2006
University of Benin Edo UNIBEN Benin City Federal 1970
University of Calabar Cross River UNICAL Calabar Federal 1975
University of Delta, Agbor Delta UNIDEL Agbor State 2021
University of Ibadan Oyo UI Ibadan Federal 1948
University of Jos Plateau UJ Jos Federal 1971
University of Lagos Lagos UNILAG Lagos Federal 1962
University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu UNN Nsukka Federal 1955
University of Port Harcourt Rivers UNIPORT Port Harcourt Federal 1975
Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria) Abuja Federal Capital Territory VUNA Bwari Private 2007
Westland University, Iwo Osun WUI Iwo Private 2019

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  • ^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.


  1. ^ "National Universities Commission". Retrieved 6 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Google Image Result for". Retrieved 6 November 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Departments – Tertiary". Ministry of Education (Nigeria). Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Caritas University Amorji-Nike Enugu". Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Mewar International University - Indian University in Africa". Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  6. ^ "FEC approves 20 new private universities (FULL LIST)". Premium Times. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  7. ^ "History of Nile University". Nile University. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Home". Bauchi State University, Gadau. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
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  10. ^ "NUC recognises New Gombe State University of Science and Technology, Kumo | National Universities Commission". Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Mountain Top University".
  12. ^ "List of Federal Universities in Nigeria [NUC Approved & UPDATED]". AllSchool. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2020.

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