Best Universities In Nigeria 2022

This uniRank page features the 2022 Nigerian University Ranking of all officially recognized Nigerian higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being accredited, licensed and/or chartered by the appropriate Nigerian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (Bachelor degrees) and/or postgraduate degrees (Master or Doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional face-to-face, non-distance education format.

The uniRank University Ranking aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of all Nigerian Universities based on unbiased and valid web metrics.

Best Universities In Nigeria

1. University of Lagos, Lagos

Since its inception in 1962, the University of Lagos, Nigeria (UNILAG) has given excellent and research-based education to students from all over the world.

It has three campuses in Lagos, the commercial center of Nigeria.

The Main Campus in Akoka (which is mostly encircled by a magnificent view of the Lagos lagoon), the School of Radiography in Yaba, and its College of Medicine in Idi-Araba, Surulere are among them.

2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University, ABU is one of the foremost Deemed-to-be-Universities in Nigeria.

It is located at Zaria, Kaduna State and was established on 21st December 1972 with twenty-three affiliated colleges, it has since grown to become a major Center for higher Education with over 26000 academically qualified students researching in different fields across the country.

3. University of Ibadan, Ibadan

The University of Ibadan is the oldest and a premier public university in Nigeria.

University of Ibadan strives to be the best university in Nigeria by providing quality education through its commitment to excellence.

4. University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), is a public university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Established in 1952 by the colonial government of Nigeria as an affiliate of University College Ibadan, it was then known simply as the State College.

It officially assumed its present name in 1958 after its autonomy from Uyo happened four years later.

5. University of Ilorin, Ilorin

University of Ilorin, also referred to as Unilorin, is a university in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria that is owned by the federal government.

In August 1975, the federal military government issued a decree establishing it.

The university has one of the greatest land areas—roughly 15,000 hectares—when compared to other higher education institutions in the nation.

According to JAMB, it was the most coveted Nigerian university in 2021.

6. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Obafemi Awolowo University is a diverse, dynamic and unique University that offers leading world class educational opportunities in the fields of Arts, Humanities, Education and Sciences.

It is one of the largest universities in Nigeria and has long been known as a prestigious institute of learning.

7. Federal University of Technology, Minna

Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA) is a federal university situated in Minna, the capital of Niger State. 

FUTMINNA focuses on educating students in technology.

The institution is a recognized Center of Excellence in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, and the creation of vaccines and medications is one of its major competencies.

8. Covenant University, Ota

Covenant University, Ota, is an accredited international private university offering a wide range of full and part-time educational programs across various high-tech areas.

It provides quality and affordable education to everyone without discrimination.

They aim to empower students from all corners of Nigeria and beyond with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to effectively meet their academic, social, and personal goals.

9. Federal University of Technology, Akure

The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) was established in 1981 as part of the Nigerian government’s initiative to establish universities that specialized in developing graduates with both practical and academic knowledge of technology.

It is situated in Akure, the state capital of Ondo State.

10. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt

University of Port Harcourt offers students the opportunity to obtain a quality education with a wide variety of high-quality and affordable courses.

The University of Port Harcourt is in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. It was founded as University College, Port Harcourt in 1975 and was granted university status in 1977.

11. Landmark University, Omu-Aran

Landmark University in Omu Aran is one of the best and reputed institutes of the country, providing various courses of study including engineering, law, medicine and management.

Landmark University Omu-Aran has already earned a lot of good name among the students due to its caring approach towards every student who has come passed through its system from all corners of Nigeria.

12. University of Benin, Benin City

University of Benin, Benin City is a public university located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

It was established in 1970 and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses to its students.

The University of Benin is one of the most reputed universities in the country offering various courses in different fields and institutes within the university are very active in discharging their functions effectively.

13. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, or FUNAAB was founded on January 1, 1988, by the Federal Government, when four technological universities that had previously amalgamated in 1984 were demerged.

This resulted in the establishment of the first two agricultural universities in Abeokuta and Makurdi.

The university began at the old Abeokuta Grammar School campus in Isale-Igbein, near the city center.

It moved to its permanent location at Alabata Road in 1997.

14. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

Nigerian university Federal University Oye Ekiti is run and owned by the government. The university has two campuses, one each in the historic cities of Oye-Ekiti and Ikole-Ekiti.

As one of the federal colleges established by the Nigerian federal government under President Goodluck Jonathan, the university was launched in 2011.

15. Lagos State University, Ojo

Lagos State University, or LASU, is situated in the town of Ojo in the Nigerian state of Lagos.

For the advancement of learning and the establishment of academic excellence, the university was founded in 1983 by the enabling law of Lagos State.

Its slogan is For Truth and Service.

16. Bayero University, Kano

Bayero University Kano (BUK) is a University located in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. It was established in 1975 and changed its name from Bayero University College to University after it was promoted from University College. It is the state of Kano’s first university.

17. American University of Nigeria, Yola

American University of Nigeria, founded in 2004, is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the rural areas of Yola, Adamawa.

American University of Nigeria (AUN), which is officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, is a small coeducational Nigerian higher education institution with a population

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) provides courses and programs that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees in a variety of fields of study.

AUN also provides students with academic and non-academic facilities and services such as a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services.

18. University of Jos, Jos

The University of Jos, founded in 1975, is a non-profit public higher-education school located in the urban area of Jos , Plateau.

The University of Jos (UNIJOS) provides courses and programs that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees in a variety of fields of study.

UNIJOS also offers students a variety of academic and non-academic facilities and services, such as a library, accommodation, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services.

19. Rivers State University, Port Harcourt

Rivers State University (RVSU or RSU), originally Rivers State University of Science and Technology (UST or RSUST), is a public university in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Rivers State University of Science and Technology began as the College of Science and Technology in 1972.

In 1980, it was awarded independent university status and renamed Rivers State University of Science and Technology from College of Science and Technology.

It is Nigeria’s only university that offers degree programs in Marine Engineering.

20. Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Federal University of Technology, Owerri, founded in 1980, is a non-profit public higher-education school located in the urban setting of Owerri, Imo.

Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), a coeducational Nigerian higher education institution, is officially accredited by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria.

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) provides courses and programs that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in a variety of fields of study.

FUTO also provides students with academic and non-academic facilities and services such as a library, accommodation, sports facilities, and administrative services.

The university is Nigeria’s oldest technological university, having been formed by executive fiat in 1980 with the creation and appointment of the first provisional council by Nigeria’s first Executive President, Shehu Shagari.

21.University of Uyo, Uyo

The University of Uyo is situated in Uyo, the Nigerian state capital of Akwa Ibom.

The University of Cross River State used to be the name of the institution. The University of Uyo was established on October 1st, 1991, by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a Federal University.

The former University of Cross River State, founded by Cross River State in 1983, left all of its facilities, faculty, students, and academic programs to the university.

It must be noted that what is now the University of Uyo underwent a number of transformations.

As it developed, it went from being a Teacher’s College (TC) to an Advanced Teacher’s College (ATC), a College of Education (COE), which partnered with the University of Port Harcourt to offer degree programs, to a State University (UNICROSS), and finally to its current status in 1991.

22. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, often known as UNIZIK  is a Nigerian federal university. It has two campuses in Anambra State.

Its main campus is in Awka (the capital of Anambra State), and its other campus is in Nnewi.

23. Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto

Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), often known as UDUSOK, is a public research university in Sokoto, Nigeria’s northwestern region.

It is one of the twelve founding universities established in Nigeria by the federal government in 1975.

The slogan of Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto is “ikraa,” which means “Read.” The degree is granted on the basis of character and learning.

The university is named after the great Sokoto Caliphate founder, Usman dan Fodio.

24. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, formerly known as the Federal University of Agriculture, is a federal university located in Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

It began formal activities in May 1993 with the appointment of the first Council and Vice-Chancellor Professor Placid C. Njoku on 27 May 1993, while other key officials of the University were appointed later.

25. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is a university in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. The institution has about 30,000 students and employs over 3,000 people, including contract workers.

26. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo

Babcock University, a private Christian Nigerian university, is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria.

Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria, located about midway between Ibadan and Lagos.

In 2017, the Ben Carson School of Medicine graduated its first batch of students.

It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system which is the world’s second largest Christian school system.

27. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko

Adekunle Ajasin Institution (AAUA) is a Nigerian university owned and run by the state government. Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria is the location of the university.

28. University of Abuja, Abuja

The University of Abuja is a tertiary education institution located in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. It was founded in January 1988 as a dual-mode university with the authority to provide both traditional and remote learning programs.

The University’s academic operations began in 1990, with the enrolment of its pioneer students.

29. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) is a private university in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It was founded in 2009 by Afe Babalola, a lawyer and philanthropist.

Afe Babalola University offers Science, Law, Engineering, Social and Management Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Postgraduate Studies.

The Engineering College is one of Africa’s largest, occupying three and a half acres of land.

The university was commissioned by President Goodluck Jonathan.

30. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) is a federal university in Bauchi, Nigeria’s north east. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister, is honored with the university’s name.

The university’s motto is “Doctrina Mater Artium,” which translates as “Education is the mother of the practical arts.”

31. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye

Olabisi Onabanjo Institution, Ago-Iwoye is a public university in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.

The university was founded as Ogun State University (OSU) on July 7, 1982, and was renamed Olabisi Onabanjo University on May 29, 2001, in honor of Chief (Dr.) Olabisi Onabanjo, the then civilian governor of Ogun State, whose efforts gave birth to the university.

Meanwhile, many students still refer to the university as OSU, an abbreviation for the previous name.

32. Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti

The University of Ekiti was established on the 30th March 1982, under the leadership of Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin, the first civilian governor of Ondo State.

Membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities is held by the university.

It may be reached by car in 12 minutes or less from the Ado-Ekiti city center in Western Nigeria’s Ekiti State.

33. Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu

Enugu State University of Science and Technology, founded in 1981, is a non-profit public higher-education school located in the big city of Enugu.

Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUTECH), provides courses and programs that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees like as bachelor degrees in a variety of subjects.

ESUTECH also provides students with academic and non-academic facilities and services, such as a library and administrative services.

34. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode

Tai Solarin University of Education, established in 2005, is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburbs of the tiny city of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun.

This university also has branch campuses in the following cities: Ososa, Ijagun.

Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) is officially accredited by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria.

Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) provides courses and programs that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees and master degrees in a variety of fields of study.

TASUED also provides students with academic and non-academic facilities and services such as a library, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services.

35. Kwara State University, Ilorin

Kwara State University, popularly known as KWASU, was founded in 2009 by Dr. Bukola Saraki’s government with the goal of being more than just another university in Nigeria.

36. Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo

Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) is a Nigerian higher education institution located in the Ebonyi State town of Ndufu, Alike Ikwo. It was founded in 2011.

It was formerly known as Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo until February 2nd, 2018, when the Federal Government renamed it after Nigeria’s late civilian Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme. The University occupies 438 hectares of land.

The University has a student population of 10,000 and a faculty population of 2,230.

37. Osun State University, Oshogbo

The Osun State Government founded Osun State University (UNIOSUN) is a multi-campus created by then Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

Currently, the university runs six campuses that are dispersed around the state’s six administrative and geographical zones.

On December 21, 2006, the National Universities Commission of Nigeria designated Osun State University as the 30th State University and the 80th institution of higher learning in Nigeria.

38. University of Agriculture, Makurdi

The University of Agriculture, Makurdi, founded in 1988, is a public higher-education school in the tiny city of Makurdi, Benue.

The University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM) provides courses and programs that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in a variety of fields of study.

39. Benue State University, Makurdi

Benue State Institution is a public university located in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. In 2006, there were about 19,000 students serviced by 7 faculties and 23 departments.

The institution provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as over 58 graduate programs spread throughout 9 colleges/faculties.

40. Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Nasarawa State University is located in the Nigerian town of Keffi, Nassarawa State.

NSUK is a tertiary institution established to promote the progress of learning in the state and its surrounding communities.

41. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja

Nile University of Nigeria (NILE) is a private multidisciplinary university in Abuja, Nigeria, founded in 2009.

It currently has six faculties and a School of Postgraduate Studies, and it offers 34 undergraduate and 47 postgraduate programs.

Nile University of Nigeria, through its Center for Lifelong Learning (CELL), offers short, on-demand professional courses customized to the needs of participants in addition to its conventional academic programs.

42. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

In 1999, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki was established.

The medical faculty at ESUT was established in 1991 as the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Many of its facilities were built in response to a Guinea worm outbreak; the Abakaliki Specialist Hospital, which was built for this purpose, was later renovated to become Ebonyi State University’s principal teaching hospital.

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) later accredited it for the teaching of medical students and resident doctors.

The medical school has gotten significant financing from the Ebonyi government since it became a component of Ebonyi State University.

43. Abia State University, Uturu

Abia State Institution Uturu (ABSU) is a state university in Nigeria. It is one of Nigeria’s state-owned universities.

These state academic institutions were established to increase admissions and provide professional skills, competence, and advanced research facilities closer to city and rural residents, and they have assisted talented students in obtaining higher education.

44. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

Al-Hikmah University is a Nigerian Islamic university in Ilorin, Kwara State. It was established in 2005 by the AbdulRaheem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation (AROIF) of Nigeria and the World Assembly of Muslim Youths (WAMY) of Jeddah.

45. Federal University, Otuoke

The Federal University Otuoke is a public university in Otuoke, a town in Bayelsa State’s Ogbia local government area in southern Nigeria.

The institution is one of nine new Federal Universities established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in February 2011 during President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

46. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina

The Katsina State Government established Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU), formerly known as Katsina State University, in 2006 with the goal of “serving as a nucleus for socio-economic, technological, and political development of the State by producing highly skilled human resource through traditional face-to-face and distance learning modes.

47. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) is a Federal higher education institution in Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital city in northeast Nigeria.

The federal government of Nigeria established the university in 1975 with the objective of it being one of the country’s primary higher-education institutions.

It has a college of medicine and faculties of agriculture, arts, environmental science, allied health science, basic medical science, dentistry, education, engineering, law, management science, pharmacy, science, social science, and veterinary medicine.

It has approximately 25,000 students enrolled in its combined programs.

48. University of Calabar, Calabar

Calabar University is a public university in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. It is a federal university and until 1975, the University of Calabar was a campus of the University of Nigeria.

49. Delta State University, Abraka

The Delta State University, Abraka, also known as DELSU, is a state-owned university in Nigeria, with its main campus in Abraka, Delta State, and a subcampus in Oleh.

Among other infrastructures, DELSU owns a staff/student counselling center, an e-learning center, student housing, and sporting facilities. The National Universities Commission supervises and accredits over twenty-five state-owned universities.

50. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration established Federal University Dutsin-Ma. It was established in February of 2011.

51. Modibbo Adama University of Technology ,Yola

The Adama University, Yola is a research university in Girei, a town in Adamawa State in northeastern Nigeria.

It is one of the four federal technology universities established with the sole purpose of advancing science-based research.

The university is accredited by the National Universities Commission.

52. Pan African University, Lagos

Pan-Atlantic University is a private, non-profit educational institution in Lekki, Lagos State.

The university had its origin as the Lagos Business School (LBS), established in 1991. The federal government approved the university as Pan-African University in 2002, and the LBS became its first school.

The Ajah Campus was completed in 2003 and in 2010 work began on the Ibeju-Lekki campus.

53. Redeemer’s University, Mowe

Redeemer’s University is a private university in Ede, Osun, off Ibadan-Oshogbo Road, Osun State, Nigeria.

Established in 2005, the university is owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

54. Akwa Ibom State University, Uyo

Akwa Ibom State University was conceived and funded by the Akwa Ibom State Government.

The university opened its doors to its pioneer students in the 2010/2011 academic year.

55. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBUL) is a university in Niger State, central Nigeria. It had its first convocation in 2014.

It was named after the former Nigeria Head of State General Ibrahim Babangida. The university started academic activities in the 2005/2006 academic session.

56. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja

The African University of Science and Technology is an undergraduate and post-graduate university that is part of a university system concept developed by the Nelson Mandela Institution.

57. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar

University of Cross River State also known as UNICROSS is a state-owned tertiary institution with four campuses spread across four Local Government Areas of the state.

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Bursar are all located in the Calabar Campus, considered the main campus of the Institution, which is located in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State in Southern Nigeria.

The University was established in 2002 by the then Governor, Mr. Donald duke, after merging three higher institutions: The Polytechnic of Calabar, The College of Education, and Ibrahim Babangida College of Agriculture.

58. Adeleke University, Ede

Adeleke University is a privately owned institution located in Ede, one of the popular towns in Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria.

It was established by Chief Adedeji Adeleke, father of popular Musician, David Adeleke a.k.a Davido, through the Springtime Development Foundation (SDF), a philanthropic, non-profit organisation established by Chief Adedeji to assist less privileged students in obtaining a quality higher education.

59. Veritas University, Abuja

Veritas University is a private university located in Abuja. It was founded in March 2002 by the Catholic Church in Nigeria.

The Institution received its provisional operation license in 2007 from the National Universities Commission and commenced admission of students in October 2008, at its take-off campus in Obehie, Abia State, Nigeria.

60. Imo State University, Owerri

The Imo State University in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria was established in 1981 through law No. 4 passed by the Imo State House of Assembly. The university admitted the first intake of 392 pioneer students on 23 October, 1981. 

61. Bowen University, Iwo

Bowen University is a private Baptist Christian Nigerian university owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. Bowen University is located at Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria, and is housed in the old 1,300-acre campus of the Baptist College, a teacher-training institution on a hill just outside the city. 

62. Federal University, Lokoja

The Federal University Lokoja, popularly known as Fulokoja or by its acronym, FUL, is a federal university in the confluence city of Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State, North-Central Nigeria. Lokoja lies at the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers.

63. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun

The Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun in Delta State, Nigeria was established and approved during the Federal Executive Council meeting of 14 March 2007 and admitted its first set of undergraduates in 2008

64. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University formerly Anambra State University is a Nigerian tertiary institution located in Uli, a town in Anambra State.

The school was named after the late Biafran leader.

65. Kogi State University, Anyigba

Prince Abubakar Audu University, located at Anyigba, is the state-owned university of Kogi, Nigeria. It was established in 1999 by Prince Abubakar Audu, the former governor of the state

66. Bells University of Technology, Ota

Bells University of Technology, also known as Bellstech, is the first private university of technology established in Nigeria.

It was established in 2004 and began admitting students from the 2005/2006 academic session. It is located in Ogun State, Nigeria

67. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

Ambrose Alli University is a state-owned university in Edo State, Nigeria. It was established in 1981 by the governor of Bendel State, Ambrose Folorunsho Alli.

68. Federal University, Dutse

The Federal University Dutse, is one of the nine universities created by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2011.

FUD offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs The Federal University, Dutse held its first convocation ceremony on January 16, 2016.

69 Sokoto State University, Sokoto

Sokoto State University is located in Sokoto, Sokoto State in Nigeria. It was established in 2009.

70. Taraba State University, Jalingo

Taraba State University is located in Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria. The Taraba State Government established the university at Jalingo in 2008 to widen access to university education for Taraba State indigenes and promote economic development in the country

71. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island

Niger Delta University is in Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State in the southern part of Nigeria. It was established in 2000. It is a Bayelsa state government-funded university. In 2002, It was established by Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, then governor of Bayelsa state.

72 Federal University, Kashere

The Federal University, Kashere, also known as FUKashere, is a public conventional university situated in North Eastern part of Nigeria, recently established university situated in a small city of Kashere, an administrative territory of Pindiga, Akko local government, Gombe State Nigeria

73. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa

Samuel Adegboyega University is located in Ogwa, Edo State, Nigeria, West Africa. It was founded by The Apostolic Church Nigeria, LAWNA Territory, which has its headquarters at Olorunda-Ketu, Lagos. The university was named after the first Nigerian Superintendent of the church, Pastor Samuel Gbadebo Adegboyega.

74. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt

Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, (IAUE) was previously known as Rivers State College of Education from June 1971- October 2009.

Rivers State College of Education was created as an autonomous body; with the College reaching attainment of full maturity, as it became well-placed to play a more dynamic role to the society.

75. Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa

Ondo State University of Science and Technology, also known as OSUSTech but now renamed the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa is a state-owned university located in Okitipupa in the Southern Senatorial District of Ondo State, Nigeria.

76. Baze University, Abuja

Baze University is a private tertiary institution located in Abuja, Nigeria, it was established in 2011, and offers basic standard education.

Many Nigerian Politicians bagged their degrees from same university.

77. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo Town

Ajayi Crowther University, also known as ACU, is a private university located in Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria

78. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Birnin Kebbi

Federal University, Birnin Kebbi is a university based in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria.

The Federal University Birnin-Kebbi (FUBK) was established on the 18th of February, 2013, alongside those of Gusau and Gashua by the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the leadership of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, in line with the policy of the Government for establishing a Federal University in each of the states that did not have one across the federation.

79. Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil

Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KUST) was created as “Kano University of Technology” (KUT) in 2001.

The University is Ranked 123rd in the list of Best Universities in Nigeria. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso proposed establishing the first state university during his first tenure as governor of Kano State, from 1999 to 2003

80. Federal University, Lafia

The Federal University of Lafia formerly named Federal University, Lafia is a recently established university situated in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, this was done in 2010 by the Goodluck Jonathan administration as one of the nine new federal universities established in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.

81. Kaduna State University, Kaduna

Kaduna State University is in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria. It was established in 2004. It has seven faculties with over 39 departments and a library that contains over 17,000 volumes of books. It has two campuses: Kafanchan and Kaduna

82. Caleb University, Imota

Caleb University is a private university located in Imota Lagos Nigeria. It was founded in 1995.

83. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

Benson Idahosa University is a private, Christian university in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Previously named Christian Faith University, it was renamed in honor of Archbishop Benson Idahosa, a Charismatic Pentecostal minister from Benin City, Nigeria, and reflects his evangelical beliefs. 

84. University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City

University of Medical Sciences, Ondo is a university of medical sciences in Ondo City, Nigeria, owned by the Ondo State Government, established in 2015.

It is the third specialized medical university in Africa and Nigeria’s first specialized medical university to be accredited by the National Universities Commission.

85. Lead City University, Ibadan

Lead City University is a private university in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

86. Bingham University, Auta Balifi

Bingham University located in Karu, 25 kilometres from the Federal Capital city of Nigeria Abuja, was established in 2005 by the Evangelical Church Winning All.

87. Northwest University, Kano

Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano is a Nigerian public university owned by the Kano State Government.

It has two campuses: City Campus located in Kano, and the main campus located along General Buhari Way Kofar Ruwa Kano.

88. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin

Elizade University is a private university in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State in Nigeria. It was founded by Micheal Ade Ojo.

Elizade University has five faculties which are Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Humanities.

89. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero

The Kebbi State University of Science and Technology is a state-owned university in Aliero, Kebbi State, Nigeria. KSUSTA offers programmes in agriculture and sciences, among others. It was the 79th university in Nigeria.

90. Igbinedion University, Okada

Igbinedion University, Okada is a privately owned university in Nigeria. It was founded and established on 10 May 1999, following the Certificate of approval by the Federal Government of Nigeria with the Certificate No. 001

91. Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji

The Joseph Ayo Babalola University is a private Nigerian university located in Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria, established in 2004 by the Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide.

92. Madonna University, Okija

Madonna University is the first Catholic university in Nigeria. It was accredited by National Universities Commission.

Madonna University Nigeria has three campuses that are located in Elele – Rivers State, Okija – Anambra State and Akpugo – Enugu State. The campuses have different Faculties with Departments.

93. Federal University, Wukari

The Federal University, Wukari was established in 2011 by the federal government of Nigeria led by the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, the school was established as one of the nine schools established at the time. Federal University, Wukari is located in the town called Wukari in Taraba State, Nigeria.

94. Achievers University, Owo

Achievers University is in Owo, Ondo State Nigeria The university is a private-sector initiative, established in 2007 and accredited by the National Universities Commission. It is located on land in the Idasen community of Owo, consisting of Ulale 1, Ulale 11, Ulema, Ijegunma, Isijogun and Amurin Elegba (formerly Amurin, Ogain)

95. Edo University, Iyamho

Edo State University, Uzairue is a state government-owned tertiary institution founded in 2016. It is located in Iyamho, a town in Etsako West local government area of Edo State, Nigeria.

On 23 March 2016, the National Universities Commission approved the university as Nigeria’s 41st state university.

96. Paul University, Awka

Paul University, Awka is located in Awka, Anambra State in Nigeria. It is a private Christian University.

97.Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike

Godfrey Okoye University was founded in 2009 by the Very Reverend Father Professor Dr. Christian Anieke for the Catholic Diocese of Enugu.

The university, which got its operational licence on 3 November 2009 from the National Universities Commission, belongs to the Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria. 

98. Bauchi State University, Gadau

Bauchi State University Gadau is a state-owned university located in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Its main campus is in Gadau, with other campuses in Misau and Bauchi.

99. Al-Qalam University, Katsina

Al-Qalam University, Katsina, formerly known as Katsina University, Katsina is located in Dutsinma Road, Katsina State.

Established in 2005, it is the first private Islamic institution in Nigeria

100. Yobe State University, Damaturu

Yobe State University is located in Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria. It was established under the Yobe state law in 2006 by Alh. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the then Executive Governor of Yobe State

101. Crawford University, Igbesa

Crawford University is a private Christian University in Igbesa, Ogun state in Nigeria, owned by the Apostolic Faith Mission.

102. University of Mkar, Mkar

University of Mkar, Mkar is a private Christian institution established by the Church of Christ in Sudan among the Tiv to make a mark in the educational landscape of the nation.

103. Federal University, Gusau

Federal University Gusau, also known by the acronym FUGUS, located in Gusau Zamfara State, Nigeria was one of the last 6 proposed new universities in 2010.

104. Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife

Oduduwa University is located in Ipetumodu, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. It was named after Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba people. Oduduwa University. OUI.

105. Federal University, Gashua

Federal University Gashua is a university based in Yobe State, northeastern Nigeria.

It is a learning and research institution that seeks to solve the immediate needs of the society and give every person the opportunity to acquire knowledge.

The university was established in 2013 by President Goodluck Jonathan.

106. Mountain Top University, Makogi Oba

Mountain Top University is a private university in Makogi Oba, Ogun State, Nigeria, founded in 2015. It was founded by Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, a Pentecostal Christian denomination.

The university was founded by Dr. D.K. Olukoya, the founder and General Overseer of MFM Ministries worldwide

107. Crescent University, Abeokuta

Crescent University is located in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. It is a private university established by the Islamic Mission for Africa.

108. Adamawa State University, Mubi

Adamawa State University is located in Mubi, in the Northern Senatorial District of Adamawa State, Nigeria.

It was established in 2002 by the Adamawa State University Law No. 10 of 2001.

The title caption of the university is “Towards ensuring rapid development and transformation of the State”.

109. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa

Sule Lamido University is a state-owned public university located in Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State, Nigeria.

It was established 13 May 2013, licensed by National Universities Commission in July 2013 as a Jigawa State University and full academic activities commenced in September 2014. 

110. Novena University, Ogume

Novena University is the first private university in Delta State located in Ogume, Delta State, Nigeria.Novena University was established to meet the yearnings and aspirations of Nigeria youths.

111. Caritas University, Enugu

Caritas University is a private Catholic university in Amorji-Nike, Enugu State, Nigeria.

112. Fountain University, Oshogbo

Fountain University is in Oke Osun after the Osun Osogbo sacred grove in Osogbo, Nigeria. It was established by the Nasrul-lahi-li Fatih Society in 2007.

It is a privately owned Islamic faith-based university in Osun State.

113. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene

Ritman University is located in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Ritman University, RU is a privately owned and managed university in Nigeria. Ritman University offers various undergraduate courses/programs.

114. Gombe State University, Gombe

Gombe State University is located in Tudun Wada, an area in Shamaki ward, Gombe State, Nigeria. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

The University has a Chancellor and 11 members of Governing council, principal officers, and management staff.

115. Plateau State University, Bokkos

Plateau State University is a university in Bokkos, Plateau State Nigeria. It was established in 2005.

The National Universities Commission granted it recognition on April 29th of the same year 2005 as the 66th University in Nigeria and the 24th state-owned University in the Country.

116. Gregory University, Uturu

Gregory University is located in Uturu, Abia State in Nigeria. It is a Private University named after Pope Gregory I.

117. Augustine University, Ilara

Augustine University, Ilara also known as AUI is a private Catholic-owned University located in Ilara, a town in Epe local government area of Lagos State Southwestern Nigeria.

118. Renaissance University, Enugu

Renaissance University is a private university licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2005. Its main campus is located in Ugbawka in Enugu State, Nigeria.

119. Tansian University, Umunya

Tansian University is located in Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State in Nigeria. It is a private Christian University.

It started in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area as a temporary site, before the permanent site was set up in Umunya.

It was founded by Rev Msgr Prof John Bosco Akam.

120. Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo City

Wesley University, Ondo [Formerly Wesley University of Science and Technology ] is located in Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria.

It was founded by the Methodist Church, Nigeria. The University was granted an official license by the National Universities Commission on May 17, 2007.

121. Western Delta University, Oghara

Western Delta University is located in Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria. It was established in 2007 and is a private university.

The National Universities Commission NUC, Nigeria has officially approved Western Delta University WDU.

122. Anchor Univeristy, Lagos Ayobo-Ipaja

The Anchor University is a private Christian university owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry.

The university is located at Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria.

123. Kwararafa University, Wukari

Kwararafa University is located in Wukari, Taraba State Nigeria.It was established in 2005 and is recognized by National Universities Commission.

124. Kings University, Odeomu

Kings University is a private university in Nigeria, founded in 2015 and located in the Odeomu area of Osun State.

The university was established by the Kingsway International Christian Centre, a church owned by Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, who also happens to be the Chancellor of Kings University.

125. The Technical University, Ibadan

Tech-U, is the Nigeria’s Premier Technical University and is grounded in entrepreneurial practices, innovations and sustainability.

The University was established by the Oyo State Government to bridge the skill gap between the competencies of University graduates and industry requirements through a blend of theory, practical and hands-on experiences.

126. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo

Edwin Clark University is a privately owned university located in Kiagbodo, Delta State, Nigeria. It was approved by the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria in 2015.

127. Arthur Jarvis University

Arthur Javis University is a private university in Akpabuyo, Calabar, Cross River State in Nigeria.

128. Wellspring University, Benin City

Wellspring University is a private university licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in November 2009. It is located in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria.

The Management Science Center founded the university, a Professional Training and Educational Consulting Firm established in 1983.

129. Rhema University, Aba

Rhema University, Aba is an accredited private Christian university based in the city of Aba in Abia State, Nigeria.

Founded by the Living Word Ministries International and licensed by the National Universities Commission in 2009 is one of the few private universities in Abia State

130. Southwestern University, Nigeria Okun Owa

Southwestern University is a private university in Western Nigeria, committed to building the next generation of leaders.

131. Mcpherson University, Seriki-Sotayo

McPherson University is a private Christian university in Abeokuta, Seriki-Sotayo, Ogun State. Nigeria. It was founded by the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria in 2012.

132. Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele Ijebu-Itele

Hallmark University is an institution of higher learning situated in Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State, Nigeria.

133. Coal City University, Enugu

Coal City University, Enugu is a private university in the eastern part of Nigeria that is committed to building a new generation of Nigerian youth.

134. Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Agbara-Otor

Michael and Cecilia Ibru University is a private university located in Agbara-Otor in Delta State. The University was established and founded in 2015 and was co-founded by Michael Ibru and Dr Cecilia.

135. Dominican University, Ibadan

The Dominican University Ibadan, Nigeria, is the first university of the Order of Preachers on the African continent.

136. Chrisland University, Abeokuta

Chrisland University is located in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. It was founded in 2015 and is recognized by the National Universities Commission

137. Hezekiah University, Umudi

Hezekiah University is an approved private university in Nigeria by federal government council. It is located in Umudi, Nkwerre Imo State Nigeria.

Hezekiah University was established as a private university in May 2015 under the license of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

138. Eastern Palm University, Ogboko

Eastern Palm University is a school in Ogboko that caters to the need of Students.


139. Summit University, Lokoja

Summit University is a private University located in Lokoja, Nigeria.

140. Kola Daisi University, Ibadan

Kola Disi University is located in the Southwestern city of Ibadan and is committed to shaping Nigeria’s next generation.

141. Crown Hill University, Ilorin

Crown Hill University is a next-gen university located in Illorin, Nigeria

142. Clifford University, Ihie

Clifford University is a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The university is located in Ihie, Abia State, Nigeria

143. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences, Ijanikin

Eko University of Medicine and Health Sciences is a Premier Private Medical University of Nigeria licensed by the Federal Government.

144. Borno State University, Maiduguri

Borno State University is in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. It was established in 2016. It has five faculties with over 20 departments.

The pioneer and current vice chancellor of the university is Prof. Umar Kyari Sandabe.

145. Gombe State University of Science and Technology, Kumo

Gombe State University of Science and Technology, Kumo is a public University that was established in 2017. It is located in Kumo, Gombe State Nigeria.

146. Evangel University Akaeze, Enugu

Evangel University, Akaeze is a private Christian university in Ebonyi state. It is owned by the Assemblies of God Christian denomination.

The university was licensed in February, 2012 and commenced academic activities on 27 November 2012 for the 2012/2013 academic session.

Conclusion

There are over 140 universities in Nigeria.

The University of Ibadan, the University of Nigeria, the Obafemi Awolowo University, and the University of Lagos are some of Nigeria’s oldest universities.

Between the end of the 1940s and the beginning of the 1960s, these four institutions were established.

The number of institutions founded in the nation has significantly expanded over the past few decades, particularly the number of private universities.

The National Open Institution, which enrolls more than 500,000 students, is by far the biggest university in Nigeria.

The largest open and remote learning institution on the African continent is the National Open University of Nigeria.

Its headquarters are in Abuja, although it has campuses all around the nation.

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