The Complete List of Universities in Nigeria

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(Last Updated On: March 1, 2019)

Which university is the best university in Nigeria?

Which university in Nigeria should you pick for a particular course?

All these and more are some of the questions you may want to answer once you have successfully done well in your WAEC and have passed your JAMB exams.

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This article is not an attempt to rank the universities listed here although it seems like a good idea to have a ranking university article.

However, this article looks at the basic information you need in case you are considering picking any one of them as your preferred destination for your course of study.

NB: We welcome contributions to this article. If you see any name on this list that you want to update or provide more relevant content for, please email with the update.


Now to the list in no particular order, we provide you with a full list of all the universities in Nigeria.


List of Federal Universities in Nigeria

  • University of Lagos Lagos
  • Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
  • University of Ibadan Ibadan
  • The University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University of Ilorin Ilorin
  • Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna Minna
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure Akure
  • University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
  • University of Benin Benin City
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Abeokuta
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye-Ekiti
  • University of Jos, Jos
    Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
  • University of Uyo Uyo
    Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka
  • Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso
  • Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko
  • University of Abuja Abuja
  • Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye
  • Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
  • University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi
  • Nile University of Nigeria Abuja
  • Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
  • Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina
  • University of Maiduguri Maiduguri
  • University of Calabar Calabar
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma
  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola
  • Cross River University of Technology Calabar
  • Bowen University Iwo
    Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
  • Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
  • Federal University, Dutse Dutse
  • Federal University, Kashere Kashere
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Birnin Kebbi
  • Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil
  • Federal University, Lafia Lafi
  • Kaduna State University Kaduna
  • University of Medical Sciences Ondo City
  • Northwest University Kano Kano
  • Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero
  • Federal University, Wukari Wukari
  • Edo University Iyamho


List of State-Owned Universities in Nigeria

  • Yobe State University Damaturu
  • Lagos State University Ojo
  • Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt
  • Bayero University Kano Kano
  • Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu
  • Kwara State University Ilorin
  • Osun State University Oshogbo
  • Benue State University Makurdi
  • Nasarawa State University Keffi
  • Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
  • Abia State University Uturu
  • Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
  • Akwa Ibom State University Uyo
  • Imo State University Owerri
  • Kogi State University Anyigba
  • Sokoto State University Sokoto
  • Taraba State University Jalingo
  • Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
  • Bauchi State University Gadau






List of  Private Universities in Nigeria:

  • Covenant University Ota
  • Landmark University Omu-Aran
  • American University of Nigeria Yola
  • Al-Hikmah University Ilorin
  • Pan African University Lagos
  • Redeemer’s University Mowe
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
  • African University of Science and Technology Abuja
  • Adeleke University Ede
  • Veritas University Abuja
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli
  • Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa
  • Baze University Abuja
  • Ajayi Crowther University Oyo Town
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Port Harcourt
  • Caleb University Imota
  • Benson Idahosa University Benin City
  • Lead City University Ibadan
  • Bingham University Auta Balifi
  • Igbinedion University Okada Okada
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Madonna University, Okija Okija
  • Paul University Awka
  • Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina Katsina
  • Achievers University, Owo Owo
  • Elizade University Ilara-Mokin
  • Babcock University Ilishan-Remo
  • Bells University of Technology Ota

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