List of Federal, State and Private Universities in Nigeria

Searching for a list of federal, state and private universities in Nigeria? Then this article is for you. The aspiration of young Nigerians is to enroll in and graduate from a university with a good CGPA. One of the best experiences for Nigerian students is being accepted to study a lucrative course. In Nigeria, going to college is very important. The path to success in the business world begins here.

This long-awaited fulfillment is accompanied by difficulties passing the JAMB and Post-UTME exams. Unfortunately, many students encounter difficulty in navigating these screening procedures to secure admission to their preferred university.

The best solution to this issue is to select a school that meets both your financial situation and JAMB score. With a poor JAMB score, you wouldn’t squander a year at home attempting to get into an elite program. So, it is essential to learn about the prerequisites, graduation standards, and tuition for the various universities in Nigeria.

The list of Federal, State, and Private Universities in Nigeria may be found in this post. All universities listed here in Nigeria are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria.

Federal Universities In Nigeria

There are currently 43 Federal Universities in Nigeria, listed below in alphabetical order by state:

1 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (ATBU)
2 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU)
3 Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna (AFIT)
4 Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
5 The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
6 The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
7 The Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)
8 The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
9 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD )
10 Federal University, Dustin-Ma, Katsina (FUDMA)
11 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
12 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
13 Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
14 Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI )
15 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE)
16 Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
17 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
18 Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
19 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
20 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
21 The Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM)
22 Federal University Gashua, Yobe (FUGASHUA)
23 Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike (MOUAU)
24 The Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTECH)
25 Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB)
26 Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State (NMU)
27 Nigeria Police Academy Wudil (NPA)
28 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
29 Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
30 The National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos (NOUN)
31 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
32 The University of Abuja, Gwagwalada (UNIABUJA)
33 University of Benin (UNIBEN)
34 University of Ibadan (UI)
35 University of Calabar (UNICAL)
36 University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
37 University of Jos (UNIJOS)
38 University of Lagos (UNILAG)
39 The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
40 University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
41 University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
42 Usman Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
43 University of Uyo (UNIUYO)

State Universities in Nigeria

There are currently 48 state universities in Nigeria, listed below in alphabetical order by state:

1 Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)
2 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA)
3 Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
4 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo (AKSU)
5 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU)
6 Benue State University, Makurdi (BSU)
7 Bauchi State University, Gadau ( BASUG)
8 Bayelsa Medical University
9 Bornu State University, Maiduguri (BOSU)
10 Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
11 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli (COOU)
12 Delta State University Abraka (DELSU)
13 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (EBSU)
14 Ekiti State University (EKSU)
15 Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
16 Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State (EPU)
17 Edo University Iyamo (EUI)
18 Gombe State University, Gombe (GSU)
19 Gombe State University of Science and Technology
20 Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
21 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
22 The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni (IAUE)
23 Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
24 Kebbi State University, Kebbi (KSUST)
25 Kogi State University Anyigba (KSU)
26 Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
27 Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
28 Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
29 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
30 Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta
31 Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
32 Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
33 Northwest University Kano NWU
34 Oyo State Technical University Ibadan (Tech-U)
35 Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye (OOU)
36 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
37 Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED)
38 Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
39 Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
40 River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
41 Sokoto State University (SSU)
42 Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
43 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
44 Taraba State University, Jalingo (TASU)
45 The University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State (UAT)
46 Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
47 Yobe State University, Damaturu (YSU)
48 Zamfara State University

Note that some states in Nigeria have multiple state universities, while some states do not have any state universities at all.

Private Universities in Nigeria

Here is a list of private universities in Nigeria:

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

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.