List of Federal Universities in Nigeria, locations and Years of Establishment

Last updated on September 7th, 2019

List of Federal Universities in Nigeria

In Nigeria, we have so many Universities scattered all over the country. They include the Federal, state and privately owned universities.

Today, I am going to talk, specifically about the Federal Universities in Nigeria. According to the name, the Federal universities are those universities established by the Federal government in various parts of the country.

This list will be a very helpful tool to candidates applying for JAMB UTME. The list will help them to choose the university best for them and also know the ones closest to them.

In this article, I am going to talk about:

  • Names of Federal Universities in Nigeria
  • Best Federal University in Nigeria
  • First federal universities in Nigeria
  • Cheapest Federal University in Nigeria
  • List of new Federal Universities in Nigeria

Without much ado, let us get into the business of the day.

List of federal universities in Nigeria in alphabetical order

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1Abubakar Tafawa Balewa UniversityBauchi stateATBU1988
2Ahmadu Bello UniversityZariaABU1962
3Air Force Institute of TechnologyKaduna stateAFIT2018
4Bayero University, KanoKano stateBUK1975
5Federal University GashuaYobe stateFUGASHUA2013
6Federal University of Petroleum Resources, EffrunEffurunFUPRE2007
7Federal University of Technology, AkureAkureFUTA1981
8Federal University of Technology, MinnaMinnaFUTMINNA1982
9Federal University of Technology, OwerriOwerriFUTO1980
10Federal University, DutseJigawa stateFUD2011
11Federal University, Dutsin-MaKastina stateFUDMA2011
12Federal University, KashereGombe StateFUKASHERE2011
13Federal University, LafiaNasarawa StateFULAFIA2011
14Federal University, LokojaKogi StateFULOKOJA2011
15Federal University, Ndifu-AlikeEbonyi stateFUNAI2011
16Federal University, OtuokeBayelsa StateFUOTUEKE2011
17Federal University, Oye-EkitiEkiti stateFUOYE2011
18Federal University, WukariTaraba stateFUWUKARI2011
19Federal University, Birnin KebbiKebbi StateFUBK2013
20Federal University, GusauZamfara stateFUGUS2013
21Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, UmudikeAbia stateMOUAU1992
22Modibbo Adama University of TechnologyYolaMAUTECH1981
23National Open University of NigeriaNationwideNOUN2002
24Nigerian Army University, BiuBiuNAUB2018
25Nigerian Maritime University OkerenkokoDelta StateNMU2018
26Nigeria Police AcademyWudilNPA2013
27Nigerian Defence AcademyKaduna stateNDA1985
28Nnamdi Azikiwe UniversityAwkaNAU/UNIZIK1992
29Obafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeOAU1962
30University of AbujaGwagwaladaUNIABUJA1988
31Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaAbeokutaFUNAAB1988
32University of Agriculture, MakurdiMakurdiFUAM1988
33University of BeninBeninUNIBEN1970
34University of CalabarCalabarUNICAL1975
35University of IbadanIbadanUI1948
36University of IlorinIlorinUNILORIN1975
37University of JosJosUNIJOS1975
38University of LagosLagos stateUNILAG1962
39University of MaiduguriMaiduguriUNIMAID1975
40University of Nigeria, NsukkaNsukkaUNN1960
41University of Port-HarcourtPort-HarcourtUNIPORT1975
42University of UyoUyoUNIUYO1991
43Usumanu Danfodiyo UniversitySokoto StateUDUSOK1975    
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Also check the List Of State Universities here

Best federal University in Nigeria

Here, I am not going to give out only the best Federal University in Nigeria. I am going to give you the Top Ten Federal Universities in Nigeria, 2019.  See the list below:

1. University of Ibadan (UI)

2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

3. University of Lagos (UNILAG)

4. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)

5. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

6. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)

8. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

9. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

10. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)

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First Federal University in Nigeria

The University of Ibadan (UI) is the oldest/first university in Nigeria. It was established in 1948, even before Nigeria gained Independence. It is located 8 Kilometres away from Ibadan city centre. The official website of UI is

Cheapest Federal Universities in Nigeria and their estimated school Fees

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided here is but an estimate. It may vary from the actual fee of the various schools based on department and time. These school fees are only valid as at the time of posting this article.

I am going to list but the five cheapest Federal Universities in Nigeria and it goes thus:

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1 Ahmadu Bello University, ABU N27,000
2 University of Ibadan, UI N30,000
3 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB N32,000
4 Bayero University, Kano, BUK N33,000
5 University of Calabar, UNICAL N35,000

List of New federal Universities in Nigeria

This list comprises of the Federal Universities established from 2011 till date. Recall that in 2011, the then president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan announced the establishment of 9 new federal Universities across the nation. Subsequently, other new universities have been established.

Here’s the list and their years of establishment:               

1 Federal University, Dutse 2011
2 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2011
3 Federal University, Kashere 2011
4 Federal University, Lafia 2011
5 Federal University, Lokoja 2011
6 Federal University, Ndifu-Alike 2011
7 Federal University, Otuoke 2011
8 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti 2011
9 Federal University, Wukari 2011
10 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi 2013
11 Federal University, Gusau 2013
12 Federal University Gashua 2013
13 Nigeria Police Academy 2013
14 Air Force Institute of Technology 2018
15 Nigerian Army University, Biu 2018
16 Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko 2018

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