Full List Of Universities In Nigeria

This is a list of universities in Nigeria. Nigeria is organised into 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. As a result of the oil boom years of the 1970s, tertiary level of education was expanded to reach every sub-region of Nigeria. The federal and state governments were previously the only bodies licensed to operate universities. Recently, licenses have been granted to individuals, corporate bodies and religious bodies to establish private universities in the country.

The National Universities Commission[1][2] (NAC) is the major accreditation and regulatory body that enforces uniform standard and sets admissions capacity of every Nigerian university.[3]


Federal Institutions

Name State Abbreviation Location Funding Founded
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi ATBU Bauchi Federal 1980
Ahmadu Bello University Kaduna ABU Zaria Federal 1962
Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo Ebonyi AE-FUNAI Ikwo Federal 2011
Bayero University Kano BUK Kano Federal 1977
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Ogun FUNAAB Abeokuta Federal 1988
Federal University Birnin Kebbi Kebbi FUBK Birnin Kebbi Federal 2013
Federal University Dutse Jigawa FUD Dutse Federal 2011
Federal University Dutsin-Ma Katsina FUDM Dutsin-Ma Federal 2011
Federal University Gashua Yobe FUGASHUA Gashua Federal 2013
Federal University Gusau Zamfara FUGUS Gusau Federal 2013
Federal University Kashere Gombe FUK Kashere Federal 2011
Federal University Lokoja Kogi FUL Lokoja Federal 2011
Federal University of Lafia Nasarawa FULAFIA Lafia Federal 2010
Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun Delta FUPRE Effurun Federal 2007
Federal University of Technology Akure Ondo FUTA Akure Federal 1981
Federal University of Technology Minna Niger FUTMIN Minna Federal 1983
Federal University of Technology Owerri Imo FUTO Owerri Federal 1981
Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa FUO Otuoke Federal 2011
Federal University Oye-Ekiti Ekiti FUOYE Oye-Ekiti Federal 2011
Federal University Wukari Taraba FUW Wukari Federal 2011
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia MOUAU Umudike Federal 1992
Modibbo Adama University, Yola Adamawa MAU Yola Federal
National Open University of Nigeria Lagos NOUN Victoria Island Federal 1983
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Anambra UNIZIK Awka Federal 1992
Obafemi Awolowo University Osun OAU Ile Ife Federal 1961
University of Abuja Federal Capital Territory UNIABUJA Gwagwalada Federal 1988
University of Agriculture, Makurdi Benue UAM Makurdi Federal 1988
University of Benin Edo UNIBEN Benin City Federal 1970
University of Calabar Cross River UNICAL Calabar Federal 1975
University of Ibadan Oyo UI Ibadan Federal 1948
University of Ilorin Kwara UNILORIN Ilorin Federal 1975
University of Jos Plateau UJ Jos Federal 1971
University of Lagos Lagos UNILAG Akoka Federal 1962
University of Maiduguri Borno UNIMAID Maiduguri Federal 1975
University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu UNN Nsukka Federal 1955
University of Port Harcourt Rivers UNIPORT Port Harcourt Federal 1975
University of Uyo Akwa Ibom UNIUYO Uyo Federal 1991
Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto UDUS Sokoto Federal 1975


State Institutions

Name State Abbreviation Location Funding Founded
Abia State University Abia ABSU Uturu State 1981
Adamawa State University Adamawa ADSU Mubi State 2002
Adekunle Ajasin University Ondo AAUA Akungba-Akoko State 1999
Akwa Ibom State University (formerly Akwa Ibom State University of Science and Technology) Akwa Ibom AKSU Uyo State 2010
Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology Kano ADUSTECH Wudil State 2001
Ambrose Alli University Edo AAU Ekpoma State 1981
Bauchi State University Bauchi BASUG Gadau State 2012
Bayelsa Medical University Bayelsa BMU Yenagoa State 2018
Benue State University Benue BSU Makurdi State 1992
Borno State University Borno BOSU Maiduguri State 2016
Bukar Abba Ibrahim University Yobe BAIU Damaturu State 2006
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (formerly Anambra State University) Anambra ANSU Uli State 2000
University of Cross River State (formerly Cross River University of Technology) Cross River UNICROSS Ekpo-Abasi, Calabar State 2002
Delta State University, Abraka Delta DELSU Abraka State 1992
Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro Delta DSPZ Ozoro State 2021
Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba Delta DOU Asaba State 2021
Ebonyi State University Ebonyi EBSU Abakaliki State 1996
Edo State University Edo EDSU Iyamho State 2016
Ekiti State University Ekiti ESUAD Ado Ekiti State 1981 (has used current name since 2011)
Enugu State University of Science and Technology (formerly Anambra State University of Technology) Enugu ESUT Enugu State 1979
Gombe State University Gombe GSU Gombe State 2004
Gombe State University of Science and Technology Gombe GSUST Kumo State 2017
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Niger IBBUL Lapai State 2005
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Rivers IAUE) Port Harcourt State 1971 (not a university until 2009)
Imo State University Imo IMSU Owerri State 1981
Kaduna State University Kaduna KASU Kaduna State 2004
Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Kebbi KSUSTA Aliero State 2006
Prince Abubakar Audu University Kogi PAAU Anyigba State 1999
Kwara State University Kwara KWASU Malete State 2009
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Oyo LAUTECH Ogbomoso State 1990
Lagos State University Lagos LASU Ojo State 1983
Lagos State University of Education Lagos LASUED Ijanikin State 1958 (not a university until 2022)
Lagos State University of Science and Technology Lagos LASUST Ikorodu State 1977 (not a university until 2021)
Nasarawa State University Nassarawa NSUK Keffi State 2001
Niger Delta University Bayelsa NDU Amassoma State 2000
Olabisi Onabanjo University Ogun OOU Ago-Iwoye State 1982
Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology Ondo OAUST Okitipupa State 2008
Osun State University Osun UNIOSUN Osogbo State 2006
Plateau State University Plateau PLASU Bokkos State 2005
Rivers State University Rivers RIVSU Port Harcourt State 1972 (not a university until 1980)
Sule Lamido University Jigawa SLU Kafin-Hausa State 2013
Tai Solarin University of Education Ogun TASUED Ijebu Ode State 1978 (not a university until 2005)
Taraba State University Taraba TSU Jalingo State 2011
Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina UMYU Katsina State 2006
Sokoto State University Sokoto SSU Sokoto State 2009
University of Delta, Agbor Delta UNIDEL Agbor State 2021
Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano Kano YUMSUK Kano State 2012
Zamfara State University Zamfara ZSU Talata Mafara State 2018


Uniformed Institutions

Name State Abbreviation Location Funding Founded
Nigeria Airforce University Kaduna AFIT Kaduna Military 1977 (not a university until 2018)
Nigeria Maritime University Delta NMU Warri Military 2018
Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Kano POLAC Wudil Police 2013
Nigerian Army University Biu Borno NUAB Biu Military 2018
Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna NDA Kaduna Military 1964


Private Institutions

Name State Abbreviation Location Funding Founded
Achievers University Ondo AC Owo Private 2007
Adeleke University Osun AUE Ede Private 2010
Afe Babalola University Ekiti ABUAD Ado-Ekiti Private 2009
African University of Science and Technology Federal Capital Territory AUST Abuja Private 2007
Ahman Pategi University Kwara Ahman Pategi Private 2021
Ajayi Crowther University Oyo ACU Oyo Private 2005(Note 1)
Al-Ansar University Borno Al-Ansar Maiduguri Private 2022
Al-Hikmah University Kwara AHU Ilorin Private 2005
Al-Qalam University Katsina AUK Katsina Private 2005
Al-Istiqama University Kano Al-Istiqama Sumaila Private 2021
American University of Nigeria Adamawa AUN Yola Private 2005
Anan University Plateau AU Kwall Private 2021
Anchor University Lagos Anchor Ayobo Private 2014
Arthur Jarvis University Cross River AJU Akpabuyo Private 2016
Atiba University Oyo Atiba Uni Oyo Private 2017
Augustine University Lagos AUI Ilara-Epe Private 2014
Ave Maria University Nasarawa Ave Maria Piyanko Private 2021
Babcock University Ogun BU Ilishan-Remo Private 1959 (not a university until 1999)
Baze University Federal Capital Territory BAZE Abuja Private 2011
Bells University of Technology Ogun BUT Ota Private 2004
Benson Idahosa University Edo BIU Benin City Private 2002
Bowen University Osun BU Iwo Private 2001
Caleb University Lagos CUl Ikorodu Private 2008
Capital City University of Nigeria Kano Capital city Kano Private 2021
Caritas University Enugu Caritas university Enugu Private 2004[4]
CETEP City University Lagos Cetep city Yaba Private 2005
Chrisland University Ogun chrisland university Abeokuta Private 2015
Christopher University Ogun Christopher university Mowe Private 2015
Claretian University Imo Claretian university Nekede Private 2021
Clifford University Abia Clifford university Owerrinta Private 2016
Coal City University Enugu CCU Enugu Private 2016
Covenant University Ogun CU Ota Private 2002
Crawford University Ogun crawford university Igbesa Private 2005
Crescent University Ogun crescent university Abeokuta Private 2005
Dominican University Oyo DUI Ibadan Private 2016
Dominion University Oyo Dominion University Ibadan Private 2019
ECWA Bingham University Nasarawa EBU New Karu Private 2005
Edwin Clark University Delta ECU Kiagbodo Private 2015
Edusoko University Niger Edusoko University Bida Private 2021
Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Lagos Eko University Ijanikin Private 2017
Elizade University Ondo EU Ilara-Mokin Private 2012
Evangel University, Akaeze Ebonyi EUA Akaeze Private 2012
Fountain University, Osogbo Osun FUO Osogbo Private 2007
Godfrey Okoye University Enugu GOU Enugu Private 2009
Greenfield University Kaduna Greenfield university Kaduna Private 2019
Gregory University Abia GUU Uturu Private 2012
Hallmark University Ogun Hallmark university Ijebu-Itele Private 2015
Havilla University Cross River Havilla university Nde-Ikom Private 2021
Hezekiah University Imo Hezekiah University Umudi Private 2015
Igbinedion University Edo IUO Okada Private 1999
James Hope University Lagos James hope university Lekki Private 2021
Joseph Ayo Babalola University Osun JABU Ikeji-Arakeji Private 2006
Karl-Kumm University Plateau Karl-Kumm university Vom Private 2021
Khadija University Jigawa Khadija University Majia Private 2021
Kings University Osun KU Odeomu Private 2015
Koladaisi University Oyo Koladaisi University Ibadan Private 2015
Kwararafa University Taraba Kwararafa university Wukari Private 2005
Landmark University Kwara LU Omu-Aran Private 2011
Lead City University Oyo Lead city university Ibadan Private 2015
Legacy University Anambra Legacy university Okija Private 2016
Madonna University Rivers Madonna university Elele Private 1999
Maranathan University Imo maranathan University Mgbidi Private 2021
Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria Kano MAAUN Kano Private 2021
McPherson University Ogun MCU Seriki-Setayo Private 2012
Mewar University Nasarawa Mewar university Masaka Private 2021
Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Delta MCIU Agbara-Otor Private 2015
Mountain Top University Ogun MTU Makogi Oba Private 2015
Mudiame University Edo Mudiame university Irrua Private 2021
Nile University of Nigeria Federal Capital Territory NUN Abuja Private 2009[5]
NOK University Kaduna NOK  Kachia Private 2021
Novena University Delta Novena University Ogume Private 2005
Obong University Akwa Ibom Obong University Obong Ntak Private 1997 (not a university until 2007)
Oduduwa University Osun OUI Ipetumodu Private 2009
PAMO University of Medical Sciences Rivers PUMS Port Harcourt Private 2017
Pan-Atlantic University Lagos PAU Lekki Private 2002
Paul University Anambra PUA Awka Private 2009
PEN Resource University Gombe PRU Gombe Private 2022
Philomath University Federal Capital Territory PU Kuje Private 2021
Precious Cornerstone University Oyo PCU Ibadan Private 2017
Redeemer’s University Nigeria Osun RUN Ede Private 2005
Renaissance University Enugu Renaissance University Ugbawka Private 2005
Rhema University Abia Rhema University Aba Private 2009
Ritman University Akwa Ibom Ritman university Ikot Ekpene Private 2015
Salem University Kogi salam university Lokoja Private 2007
Samuel Adegboyega University Edo SAU Ogwa Private 2011
Skyline University Nigeria Kano SUN Kano Private 2018
Southwestern University, Nigeria Ogun southwestern university Okun-Owa Private 2012
Spiritan University Abia Spiritan university Nneochi Private 2017
Summit University Kwara Summit University Offa Private 2015
Thomas Adewunmi University Kwara TAU Oko-Irese Private 2021
Topfaith University Akwa Ibom Topfaith university Mkpatak Private 2021
Trinity University, Nigeria Ogun TUN Laloko Private 2019
Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria) Abuja Federal Capital Territory VUNA Bwari Private 2007
Wesley University Ondo WUO Ondo Private 2007
Western Delta University Delta WDU Oghara Private 2007
Westland University Osun WUI Iwo Private 2019
University of Offa Kwara offa university Offa Private 2021
University of Mkar (formerly called Hilltop University) Benue UMM Mkar Private 2005



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