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Full List of Universities in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria recognised the University of Ibadan (UI) as the top institution of higher education in the country.

Nigeria is home to a diverse range of public and private institutions of higher learning. You can choose between federally sponsored, state-supported, and private institutions. You will receive the same quality education at any of them because they are all subject to the same inspection, regulation, and accreditation. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide of every college and university in Nigeria, whether public, state-run or private. A list of unapproved colleges and universities, compiled from data provided by the governing Nigerian University Commission (NUC), is also included.

Federal Universities in Nigeria & Year of Establiment

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (1988)
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1962)
  3. Bayero University, Kano (1975)
  4. Federal University Gashua, Yobe (2013)
  5. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (2007)
  6. Federal University of Technology, Akure (1981)
  7. Federal University of Technology, Minna (1982)
  8. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (1980)
  9. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (2011)
  10. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (2011)
  11. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (2011)
  12. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (2011)
  13. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (2011)
  14. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (2011)
  15. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (2011)
  16. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (2011)
  17. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (2011)
  18. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (2013)
  19. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (2013)
  20. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike (1992)
  21. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (1981)
  22. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos (2002)
  23. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil (2013)
  24. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (1985)
  25. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (1992)
  26. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (1962)
  27. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada (1988)
  28. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (1988)
  29. University of Agriculture, Makurdi (1988)
  30. University of Benin (1970)
  31. University of Calabar (1975)
  32. University of Ibadan (1948)
  33. University of Ilorin (1975)
  34. University of Jos (1975)
  35. University of Lagos (1962)
  36. University of Maiduguri (1975)
  37. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1960)
  38. University of Port-Harcourt (1975)
  39. University of Uyo (1991)
  40. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (1975)
  41. Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State (2018)
  42. Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna (2018)
  43. Nigerian Army University Biu (2018)
  44. University of Health Technology, Otukpo Benue State (2020)
  45. Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State (2020)
  46. Federal University of Technology, Babura, Jigawa State (2021)
  47. Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State (2021)
  48. Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, Bauchi State (2021)
  49. Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila Orangun, Osun State (2021)

State-Owned Universities in Nigeria & Year of Establiment

  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 &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 University of 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 State University (2016)
  42. Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University Ogboko, Imo State (2016)
  43. University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State (2016)
  44. Bornu State University, Maiduguri (2016)
  45. Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta (2017)
  46. Gombe State University of Science and Technology (2017)
  47. Zamfara State University (2018)
  48. Bayelsa Medical University (2019)
  49. Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, (2020)
  50. University of Delta, Agbor (2021)
  51. Delta University of Science and Technology, Ozoro (2021)
  52. Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba (2021)
  53. Bamidele Olumilua University of Science and Technology Ikere, Ekiti State (2020)
  54. King David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu, Ebonyi State (2021)
  55. Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (UAES) (2021)
  56. Lagos State University of Science and Technology (2022)
  57. Lagos State University of Education (2022)
  58. Shehu Shagari University of Education, Sokoto (2022)
  59. Enugu State University of Medical and Applied Sciences, Igbo-Eno (2022)

Private Universities in Nigeria & Year of Establiment

  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. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State (2016)
  62. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State (2016)
  63. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State (2016)
  64. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State (2016)
  65. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State (2016)
  66. Cn Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State (2016)
  67. Coal City University Enugu State (2016)
  68. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State (2016)
  69. Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State (2017)
  70. Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State (2017)
  71. Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo (2017)
  72. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt (2017)
  73. Atiba University Oyo (2017)
  74. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos (2017)
  75. Skyline University, Kano (2018)
  76. Greenfield University, Kaduna (2019)
  77. Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State (2019)
  78. Trinity University Ogun State (2019)
  79. Westland University Iwo, Osun State (2019)
  80. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State (2021)
  81. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State (2021)
  82. Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo State (2021)
  83. Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State (2021)
  84. Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State (2021)
  85. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State (2021)
  86. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State (2021)
  87. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State (2021)
  88. NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State (2021)
  89. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State (2021)
  90. James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State (2021)
  91. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State (2021)
  92. Capital City University, Kano State (2021)
  93. Ahman Pategi University, Kwara State (2021)
  94. University of Offa, Kwara State (2021)
  95. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State (2021)
  96. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State (2021)
  97. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja (2021)
  98. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State (2021)
  99. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State (2021)
  100. PEN Resource University, Gombe (2022)
  101. Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno (2022)
  102. Margaret Lawrence University, Umunede, Delta State (2022)
  103. Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano (2022)
  104. Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State (2022)
  105. Baba Ahmed University, Kano State (2022)
  106. Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto State (2022)
  107. Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State (2022)
  108. Peter University, Achina-Onneh Anambra State (2022)
  109. Newgate University, MInna, Niger State. (2022)
  110. European University of Nigeria, Duboyi, FCT (2022)
  111. NorthWest University Sokoto State (2022)

Illegal Universities & Degree Mills in Nigeria

  1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
  3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses
  4. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  5. Blacksmith University, Akwa or any of its other campuses
  6. Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  7. Royal University, Izhia, PO BOX 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses
  8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state or any of its other campuses
  9. United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses
  10. United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
  11. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses
  12. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses
  13. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Pleateu State or any of its other campuses
  14. The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centres or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  15. Collumbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  16. Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
  17. Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
  18. London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  19. Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria
  20. Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  21. West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria
  22. Bolta University College, Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  23. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna illegal campus
  24. Western University, Esie Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  25. St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  26. EC-Council USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre
  27. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  28. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  29. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  30. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  31. Acada University, Akinlalu Oyo state or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  32. Filfom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  33. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria
  34. Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija Anambra State
  35. Open International University, Akure
  36. Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo
  37. Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta State
  38. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja
  39. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State
  40. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State
  41. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja
  42. Temple University, Abuja
  43. Irish University Business School, London, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  44. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  45. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its annex at 41, Ikorodu road, Lagos.
  46. University of Education, Wenneba Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria
  47. Cape Coast University, Ghana operating in Nigeria
  48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic operating anywhere in Nigeria
  49. Pacific Western University, Denver Colorado, Oweri study centre
  50. Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
  51. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)
  52. Career Light Resources Centre, Jos
  53. University of West Africa, Kwali Abuja, FCT
  54. Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom State
  55. Kaduna Business School, Kaduna
  56. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State
  57. West African Union University, in collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology, Nigeria operating anywhere in Nigeria
  58. Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, 165 Isolo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos
  59. National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa State
  60. North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State
  61. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu
  62. Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia State
  63. West Coast University, Umuahia
  64. Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State
  65. Volta University College, Aba, Abia State
  66. Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University
  67. L.I.F.E Leadership University, Benin City, Edo State
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