Full list of universities in Nigeria (2018 updated list)

This is the full list of Universities in Nigeria. The existence and operation of every university is based on the approval and licence of the National Universities Commission (NUC). As of December, 2017, the list is accurate.

We currently have 40 Federal Universities, 46 State Universities, and 75 private Universities in Nigeria as approved by the NUC. This list is the current and valid one for the year 2017.

Recall that the NUC is the federal agency tasked by the Nigerian Federal Government with the regulation of university education in Nigeria. It also acts as a catalyst for positive change and innovation for the delivery of quality university education in Nigeria.

The NUC has always warned the general public from time to time to first verify if a university is approved before patronizing them. Some of our friends and loved ones have fallen prey to some elements parading themselves as approved universities, only for people to later find out that they are not approved by the NUC.

We at EduCeleb.com wouldn’t want this to happen to you or any other person. That is why we are presenting you the full list of all approved Universities in Nigeria. As shown here, the list below includes the names of the universities and their locations, their Vice Chancellors, their websites and  the years of establishment of Nigerian universities as approved by the NUC. The list is has also been categorised in terms of  Federal Universities, State Universities and Private Universities to ease identification.

Full list of universities in Nigeria

Federal Universities in Nigeria

List of NUC approved Federal Universities in Nigeria, year founded and official website


S/N Name of Universities Vice Chancellor Official Website Year Established  
1 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Professor Saminu Ibrahim http://www.atbu.edu.ng 1988  
2 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Professor Ibrahim Garba http://www.abu.edu.ng 1962  
3 Bayero University, Kano Professor Yahuza Muhammad Bello http://www.buk.edu.ng 1975  
4 Federal University Gashua, Yobe Professor Andrew Haruna http://www.fugashua.edu.ng 2013  
5 Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Professor Akii Ibhadode http://www.fupre.edu.ng 2007  
6 Federal University of Technology, Akure Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape http://www.futa.edu.ng 1981  
7 Federal University of Technology, Minna Professor Abdullahi Bala http://www.futminna.edu.ng 1982  
8 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Eze http://www.futo.edu.ng 1980  
9 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State Professor Fatima Batul Muktar http://www.fud.edu.ng/ 2011  
10 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina Professor Armaya’u Bichi (Ag.) http://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng 2011  
11 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State Professor Alhassan Mohammed Gani http://www.fukashere.edu.ng 2011  
12 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman http://www.fulafia.edu.ng 2011  
13 Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State Professor Angela Freeman Miri http://www.fulokoja.edu.ng 2011  
14 Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba http://www.funai.edu.ng 2011  
15 Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa Professor Seth Accra Jaja http://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/ 2011  
16 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State Professor Kayode Soremekun http://www.fuoye.edu.ng/ 2011  
17 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State Professor Mohammed Kundiri http://www.fuwukari.edu.ng/ 2011  
18 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Professor Auwal H Yadudu http://www.fubk.edu.ng 2013  
19 Federal University, Gusau Zamfara Professor Magaji Garba http://www.fugus.edu.ng 2013  
20 Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike Professor Francis O Otunta http://www.mouau.edu.ng 2013  
21 Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Professor Kyari Mohammed http://www.mautech.edu.ng 1981  
22 National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu http://www.nou.edu.ng 2002  
23 Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Professor Munzali Jibril http://www.npf.gov.ng 2013  
24 Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna *Professor S.O Okeniyi http://www.nda.edu.ng 1985  
25 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Professor Joseph E. Ehaneku http://www.unizik.edu.ng 1992  
26 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede http://www.oauife.edu.ng 1962  
27 University of Abuja, Gwagwalada Professor Machael Umale Adikwu http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng 1988  
28 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Professor Felix Salako http://www.unaab.edu.ng 1988  
29 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Professor Emmanuel I. Kucha http://www.uam.edu.ng 1988  
30 University of Benin Professor Faraday Orumwense http://www.uniben.edu.ng 1970  
31 University of Calabar Professor Zana Itinube Akpagu http://www.unical.edu.ng 1975  
32 University of Ibadan Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka http://www.ui.edu.ng 1948  
33 University of Ilorin Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem http://www.unilorin.edu.ng 1975  
34 University of Jos Professor Sebastian Maimako http://www.unijos.edu.ng 1975  
35 University of Lagos Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe https://unilag.edu.ng 1962  
36 University of Maiduguri Professor Ibrahim A. Njodi http://www.unimaid.edu.ng 1975  
37 University of Nigeria, Nsukka Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba http://www.unn.edu.ng 1960  
38 University of Port-Harcourt Professor Ndowa N Lale http://www.uniport.edu.ng 1975  
39 University of Uyo Professor Enefiok Essien http://www.uniuyo.edu.ng 1991  
40 Usmanu Danfodiyo University Professor Abdullahi Audu Zuru http://www.udusok.edu.ng 1975  
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State Universities in Nigeria

List of NUC approved state Universities in Nigeria, year founded and official website

S/N Name of Universities Vice Chancellor Official Website Year Established
1 Abia State University, Uturu Professor E. Uche Ikonne http://www.absu.edu.ng 1981
2 Adamawa State University Mubi Professor Alkasum Abba http://www.adsu.edu.ng 2002
3 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Professor Amos Ajibefun Igbekele https://aaua.edu.ng 1999
4 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo Professor Eno James Ibanga http://www.aksu.edu.ng 2010
5 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Professor Ignatius A. Onimawo http://www.aauekpoma.edu.ng 1980
6 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli Professor Fidelis Uzochukwu Okafor http://coou.edu.ng/ 2000
7 Bauchi State University, Gadau Professor Ezzildin M. Abdulrahman http://www.basug.edu.ng 2011
8 Benue State University, Makurdi Professor Charity A. Angya http://www.bsum.edu.ng 1992
9 Yobe State University, Damaturu Professor Musa Alabe http://www.ysu.edu.ng 2006
10 Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar Professor Effiom Ene-Obong http://www.crutech.edu.ng 2004
11 Delta State University Abraka Professor Victor Peretomode http://www.delsu.edu.ng 1992
12 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Professor F. I. Idike http://www.ebsu.edu.ng 2000
13 Ekiti State University Professor Samuel Oye Bandele http://www.eksu.edu.ng 1982
14 Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu Professor Cyprian C. Onyeji http://www.esut.edu.ng 1982
15 Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe Professor Ibrahim Umar www.gsu.edu.ng 2004
16 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai Professor Muhammad N Maiturare http://www.ibbu.edu.ng 2005
17 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele https://iaueo.edu.ng 2010
18 Imo State University, Owerri Professor Victoria  Adaobi Obasi http://www.imsu.edu.ng 1992
19 Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa Professor Abdullahi Yusuf Ribadu http://www.slu.edu.ng 2013
20 Kaduna State University, Kaduna Professor William Barnabas Qurix http://www.kasu.edu.ng 2004
21 Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil Professor Ibrahim Garba http://www.kustportal.edu.ng 2000
22 Kebbi State University, Kebbi Dr. Amina Abubakar http://www.ksusta.edu.ng 2006
23 Kogi State University Anyigba Professor Hassan S. Isah http://www.ksu.edu.ng 1999
24 Kwara State University, Ilorin Professor A. Na-Allah http://www.kwasu.edu.ng 2009
25 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso Professor Adeniyi S Gbadegesin http://www.lautech.edu.ng 1990
26 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa Professor Adegbite Adegoke Emmanuel http://www.osustech.edu.ng 2008
27 River State University of Science and Technology Professor Blessing Chimezie Didia http://www.ust.edu.ng 1979
28 Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye Prof Saburi Adejimi Adesanya http://www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng 1982
29 Lagos State University, Ojo Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun http://www.lasu.edu.ng 1983
30 Niger Delta University Yenagoa Professor Humphrey Ogoni http://www.ndu.edu.ng 2000
31 Nasarawa State University, Keffi Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma http://www.nsuk.edu.ng 2002
32 Plateau State University, Bokkos Professor Doknan Sheni http://www.plasu.edu.ng 2005
33 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode Professor Oluyemisi Obilade http://www.tasued.edu.ng 2005
34 Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina Professor Idris Isa Funtua http://www.umyu.edu.ng 2006
35 Osun State University Osogbo Professor Labode Popoola http://www.uniosun.edu.ng 2006
36 Taraba State University, Jalingo Professor Mohammed S Yahaya http://www.tsuniversity.edu.ng 2008
37 Sokoto State University Professor Sani Dangogo http://www.ssu.edu.ng 2009
38 Northwest University Kano Professor Razali Agus http://www.nwu.edu.ng 2012
39 The Technical University Ibadan Professor Ayobami Salami  http://www.tech-u.edu.ng 2012
40 Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Professor Friday Okonofua  https://unimed.edu.ng 2015
41 Edo University Iyamo Professor Emmanuel Aluyor  https://edouniversity.edu.ng 2016
42 Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State Professor Chima Iwuchukwu  https://www.epu.edu.ng 2016
43 University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State Prof. Valentine Aletor (Ag.)  https://www.uat.edu.ng 2016
44 Borno State University, Maiduguri Prof. Khalifa Ali Dikwa   2016
45 Moshood Abiola University of Science of Technology, Abeokuta     2017
46 Gombe State University of Science and Technology, Kumo     2017
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Private Universities in Nigeria

List of NUC approved Private Universities in Nigeria, year founded and official website

1 Achievers University, Owo Professor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi http://www.achievers.edu.ng 2007
2 Adeleke University, Ede Professor Samuel E Alao http://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng 2011
3 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State Professor M.O Ajisafe http://www.abuad.edu.ng 2009
4 African University of Science & Technology, Abuja Professor Charles Chidume (Ag) http://aust.edu.ng 2007
5 Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan Professor K.T. Jaiyeoba http://www.acu.edu.ng 2005
6 Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin Professor Muhammed Taofeek Olalekan https://www.alhikmah.edu.ng 2005
7 Al-Qalam University, Katsina Professor Shehu G. Ado http://www.auk.edu.ng 2005
8 American University of Nigeria, Yola Dr. Margee Ensign http://www.aun.edu.ng 2003
9 Augustine University Professor Steve OlaOluwa Afolami http://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015
10 Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo Professor Kayode J. Makinde http://www.babcock.edu.ng 1999
11 Baze University Professor Michael Hodd http://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng 2011
12 Bells University of Technology, Otta Professor A. I. Adeyemi http://www.bellsuniversity.org 2005
13 Benson Idahosa University, Benin City Professor Ernest B. Izevbigie http://www.idahosauniversity.com 2002
14 Bingham University, New Karu Professor Samuel K. Leonard http://www.binghamuni.edu.ng 2005
15 Bowen University, Iwo Professor. Matthews Akintunde Ojo http://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org 2001
16 Caleb University, Lagos Professor Ayandiji D. Aina http://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng 2007
17 Caritas University, Enugu Professor L. C. Onukwube http://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/ 2005
18 CETEP City University, Lagos Professor Akin Aju http://www.cetepuniversity.com 2005
19 Chrisland University Prof Olusola Odeyemi http://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng 2015
20 Covenant University Ota Professor Aderemi A Atayero http://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/ 2002
21 Crawford University Igbesa Professor Samuel A. Ayanlaja http://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng 2005
22 Crescent University Professor Sherifdeen A. Tella http://www.crescent-university.edu.ng 2005
23 Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo Professor Timothy O Olagbemiro http://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015
24 Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin Professor Adekunle Oloyede http://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng 2012
25 Evangel University, Akaeze Professor C. Ike Umechuruba http://www.evangeluniv.edu.ng 2012
26 Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo Professor Bashir A.Raji http://www.fountainuniversity.edu.ng 2007
27 Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State Professor (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke http://www.gouni.edu.ng 2009
28 Gregory University, Uturu Professor Juliet Elu http://www.gregoryuniversity.com 2012
29 Hallmark University Professor Segun Odunola http://www.hallmark.edu.ng 2015
30 Hezekiah University, Umudi Professor Chukwuemeka Ezeonu http://hezekiah.edu.ng/ 2015
31 Igbinedion University Okada Professor (Revd.) Eghosa E. Osaghae http://www.iuokada.edu.ng 1999
32 Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji Professor Sola Fajana http://www.jabu.edu.ng 2006
33 Kings University Professor Diran Famurewa http://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015
34 Kwararafa University, Wukari Professor Godwin Akpa http://www.wukarijubileeuniversity.org 2005
35 Landmark University, Omu-Aran. Professor Mathew Ola-Rotimi Ajayi http://www.lmu.edu.ng 2011
36 Lead City University, Ibadan Professor Olufemi Onabajo http://www.lcu.edu.ng 2005
37 Madonna University, Okija Professor Chucks E.Ezedum http://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng 1999
38 Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo Professor Adeniyi Agunbiade http://www.mcu.edu.ng 2012
39 Micheal & Cecilia University Professor (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwape http://mciu.edu.ng/ 2015
40 Mountain Top University Prof. Elijah Ayolabi http://www.mountaintopuniversity.org/ 2015
41 Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja Professor Huseyin Sert http://www.ntnu.edu.ng 2009
42 Novena University, Ogume Professor J. M. O. Eze Ag. http://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng 2005
43 Obong University, Obong Ntak Professor Enefiok S. Udo http://www.obonguniversity.net 2007
44 Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State Professor (Mrs) Olajumoke A. Olayiwola (Ag) http://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng 2009
45 Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Professor Juan Manuel Elegido http://www.pau.edu.ng 2002
46 Paul University, Awka – Anambra State Professor Uche Abanike http://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng 2009
47 Redeemer’s University, Mowe Professor Z. Debo Adeyewa http://www.run.edu.ng 2005
48 Renaissance University, Enugu Professor Obiora S. Ejim http://www.renaissanceuniversityng.com 2005
49 Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State Professor O. C. Onwudike http://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng 2009
50 Ritman University   http://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng 2015
51 Salem University, Lokoja Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape http://www.salemuniversity.org 2007
52 Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. Professor Benard E. Aigbokhan http://www.sau.edu.ng 2011
53 Southwestern University, Oku Owa Professor Babatunde A Ikotun http://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng 2012
54 Summit University Prof. Hussein Oloyede   2015
55 Tansian University, Umunya Professor C.B Iwuchukwu http://www.tansian-edu.com 2007
56 University of Mkar, Mkar Professor Emmanuel Hemen Agba http://www.unimkar.edu.ng 2005
57 Veritas University Professor David Ker http://www.veritas.edu.ng 2007
58 Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State Professor J. E. A. Osemeikhian http://www.wellspringuniversity.net 2009
59 Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo Professor ‘Tade Badejo http://www.wusto.edu.ng 2007
60 Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State Professor Austin Oviguhe Asagba http://wdu.edu.ng 2007
61 Christopher University, Mowe Professor Friday Ndubuisi http://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/ 2015
62 Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, Oyo State Professor Kolawole Timothy Jaiyeoba http://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng/ 2016
63 Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State  Professor Afolayan Joseph Olasehinde https://aul.edu.ng 2016
64 Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State  Prof. (Fr.) Anthony Akinwale  www.dui.edu.ng 2016
65 Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State    *legacyuniversityokija.com 2016
66 Arthur Javis University, Akpoyubo, Cross River State  Prof. Julian Osuji https://arthurjarvisuniversity.edu.ng 2016
67 Crown-Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State Prof. Adesiji Olorunmaiye  http://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng 2016
68 Coal City University, Enugu State Prof. Malachy Ikechukwue Okwueze  http://www.coalcityuniversity.edu.ng 2016
69 Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State Prof. Chimezie Omeonu https://clifforduni.edu.ng 2016
70 Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State     2017
71 Spiritan University, Neochi, Abia State     2017
72 Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Oyo State     2017
73 PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Rivers State Prof. Michael Diejomaoh   2017
74 Atiba University, Idi Gedu, Oyo, Oyo State   https://atibauniversity.com 2017
75 Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos State   www.ekounivmed.edu.ng 2017
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