The Complete List of Universities in Nigeria

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(Last Updated On: January 21, 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 contribution 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 Lafia
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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