List of Universities (federal +state +private) in Nigeria approved by NUC (2020/2021 update Latest List)

List of Universities (federal +state +private) in Nigeria approved by NUC (2020/2021 update Latest List)

As you register for the 2020/2021 JAMB exams in your various accredited centers it is important we also give you a list of Universities in Nigeria. This list is going to compromise or made up of:

  • all federal universities in Nigeria
  • all state universities in Nigeria
  • All private universities in Nigeria

List of federal Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC (2020/2021 update Latest List)

Federal Universities are hot cake amongst admission seekers, this is so because they offer one of the best lecture rooms, laboratories, research centers although this is not surprising because federal universities receive more funding than state universities.


There are about 43 federal universities in Nigeria as at today.

It’s also on record that the number of professors in federal universities dwarf That of state and private universities. With out being told federal universities are cheaper in terms of school fees, acceptance fee and hostel accommodation.

In terms of popularity all federal universities are popular and this is evident in the huge number of candidates that struggles for limited space each year through their admission process.

If you have made up your mind to study in any federal university you must be ready to face stiff competition in their admission process. Now let’s show you a list of federal universities in Nigeria.

1Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, BauchiATBU Courses1988
2Ahmadu Bello University, ZariaABU post UTME details and Departmental Cut off Point 1962
3Bayero University, KanoBUK Courses1975
4Federal University Gashua, YobeFUGASHUA Courses2013
5Federal University of Petroleum Resources, EffurunFUPRE Courses2007
6Federal University of Technology, AkureFUTA Courses1981
7Federal University of Technology, MinnaFUTMINNA Courses1982
8Federal University of Technology, OwerriFUTO Courses1980
9Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa StateFUD Courses2011
10Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, KatsinaFUDMA Courses2011
11Federal University, Kashere, Gombe StateFUKASHERE Courses2011
12Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa StateFULAFIA Courses2011
13Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi StateFULOKOJA Courses2011
14Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi StateFUNAI Courses2011
15Federal University, Otuoke, BayelsaFUOTUOKE Courses2011
16Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti StateFUOYE Courses2011
17Federal University, Wukari, Taraba StateFUWUKARI Courses2011
18Federal University, Birnin KebbiFUBK Courses2013
19Federal University, Gusau ZamfaraFUGUS Courses2013
20Michael Okpara University of Agricultural UmudikeMOUAU Courses1992
21Modibbo Adama University of Technology, YolaMAUTECH Courses1981
22National Open University of Nigeria, LagosNOUN Courses2002
23Nigeria Police Academy WudilNPA Courses2013
24Nigerian Defence Academy KadunaNDA Courses1985
25Nnamdi Azikiwe University, AwkaUNIZIK Courses1992
26Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-IfeOAU Courses1962
27University of Abuja, GwagwaladaUNIABUJA Courses1988
28Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaFUNAAB Courses1988
29University of Agriculture, MakurdiFUAM Courses1988
30University of BeninUNIBEN Courses1970
31University of CalabarUNICAL Courses1975
32University of IbadanUI Courses1948
33University of IlorinUNILORIN Courses1975
34University of JosUNIJOS Courses1975
35University of LagosUNILAG Courses1962
36University of MaiduguriUNIMAID Courses1975
37University of Nigeria, NsukkaUNN Courses1960
38University of Port-HarcourtUNIPORT Courses1975
39University of UyoUNIUYO Courses1991
40Usumanu Danfodiyo UniversityUDUSOK Courses1975
41Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State 2018
42Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna 2018
43Nigerian Army University Biu 2018

List of state Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC (2020/2021 update Latest List)

There are about 47 state universities in Nigeria presently. Most state universities if not all are now competitive just like the federal universities in Nigeria.

But the only disadvantage here is that state universities are a little expensive than federal universities. Another challenge is that most state universities don’t have hostel accommodation.

Apart from the challenges we mentioned above there is no other disadvantage in schooling in any of the state universities in Nigeria.

Employers of Labour will never ask you if you graduated from a federal university or from a state university. All certificates are the same. So don’t get scared because of what we listed above or because of the numerous advantages we attached to federal institutions above.

State 45

1Abia State University, UturuProf. E. Uche Ikonne
2Adamawa State University MubiProf (Mrs) Kaletapwa Farauta
3Adekunle Ajasin University, AkungbaProfessor Igbekele Amos Ajibefun
4Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot AkpadenProfessor Eno James Ibanga
5Ambrose Alli University, EkpomaProfessor Ignatius A. Onimawo
6Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, UliProfessor Fidelis Uzochukwu Okafor
7Bauchi State University, GadauProf. Ezzildin M. Abdulrahman
8Benue State University, MakurdiProfessor Msugh Moses Kembe
9Yobe State University, DamaturuProfessor Yakubu Muktar
10Cross River State University of Technology, CalabarProfessor A. Owan Enoh
11Delta State University AbrakaProfessor Victor Peretomode
12Ebonyi State University, AbakalikiProfessor Chigozie N Ogbu
13Ekiti State UniversityProf. Samuel Oye Bandele
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, EnuguProf. Luke O Anike
15Gombe State Univeristy, GombeProfessor Ibrahim Musa Umarhttp://www.gomsu.org2004
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, LapaiProfessor Muhammad N Maiturare
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,RumuolumeniProf. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele
18Imo State University, OwerriProf. Mrs Victoria Obasi (Ag)
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, JigawaProf. Abdullahi Yusuf Ribadu
20Kaduna State University, KadunaProfessor Muhammad Tanko
21Kano University of Science & Technology, WudilProfessor IShehu A Musa
22Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, AlieroProf. Bashar Ladan Aliero
23Kogi State University AnyigbaProfessor Mohammed Sanni Abdulkadir
24Kwara State University, IlorinProfessor A. Na-Allah
25Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, OgbomosoProf. Adeniyi S Gbadegesin
26Ondo State University of Science and Technology OkitipupaProf. Sunday R Ogunduyile
27River State University of Science and TechnologyProf. Blessing Chimezie Didia
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago IwoyeProf Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde
29Lagos State University, OjoProf. Olanrewaju Fagbohun
30Niger Delta University YenagoaProf. Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo
31Nasarawa State University KeffiProf. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma
32Plateau State University BokkosProf. Doknan Sheni
33Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu OdeProf. Oluyemisi Obilade
34Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University KatsinaProf. Idris Isa Funtua
35Osun State University OsogboProf Labode Popoola
36Taraba State University, JalingoProf. Vincent Ado Tenebe
37Sokoto State UniversityProf. Sani M Dangwaggo
38Yusuf Maitama Sule University KanoProf. Mustapha Ahmad Isah
39Oyo State Technical University IbadanProf. Abayomi Salami
40Ondo State University of Medical SciencesProf. Friday Okonofua
41Edo University IyamoProf. Emmanuel Aluyor (Ag)
42Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo StateProf. Dafe Otobo
43University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State
44Bornu State University, Maiduguri  2016
45Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta  2017
46Gombe State University of Science and Technology  2017
47Zamfara State University  2018

List of private Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC (2020/2021 update Latest List)

Let’s show you guys the list of private Universities in Nigeria that is recognized by the Federal government regulatory agency known as NUC.

NOTE : there are many fake road side institutions that are parading themselves as private universities. Don’t fall for such scam as they are not accredited by NUC.

Take your time and go through the listed universities in Nigeria

1Achievers University, OwoProfessor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi
2Adeleke University, EdeProf. Samuel E Alao
3Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti StateProfessor M.O Ajisafe
4African University of Science & Technology, AbujaProfessor Kingston Nyamapfene
5Ajayi Crowther University, IbadanProf. Dapo F Asaju
6Al-Hikmah University, IlorinProfessor Taofeek Ibrahim
7Al-Qalam University, KatsinaProf. Shehu G. Ado
8American University of Nigeria, YolaDr. Dawn Dekle
9Augustine UniversityProf. Steve OlaOluwa Afolami
10Babcock University,Ilishan-RemoProfessor Ademola Stephen Tayo
11Baze UniversityProf. Tahir Mamman
12Bells University of Technology, OttaProfessor Jeremiah Ojediranhttp://www.bellsuniversity.org2005
13Benson Idahosa University, Benin CityProf. Ernest B. Izevbigiehttp://www.idahosauniversity.com2002
14Bingham University, New KaruProf. William Barnabas Qurix
15Bowen University, IwoProfessor. Matthews Akintunde Ojohttp://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org2001
16Caleb University, LagosProfessor Ayandiji D Aina
17Caritas University, EnuguProfessor Vincent C. Okore
18Chrisland UniversityProf (Mrs) Chinedum Peace Babalola
19Covenant University OtaProf. Aderemi A Atayero
20Crawford University IgbesaProf. Isaac Rotimi Ajayi
21Crescent UniversityProfessor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila
22Edwin Clark University, KaigbodoProf. Timothy O Olagbemiro
23Elizade University, Ilara-MokinProf. T O Fadayomi
24Evangel University, AkaezeProf. I U Kalu
25Fountain Unveristy, OshogboProf. Usman Abdullateef
26Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu StateProf. (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke
27Gregory University, UturuProf. M O E Iwualahttp://www.gregoryuniversity.com2012
28Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, OgunProf. Segun Odunola
29Hezekiah University, UmudiProf. Enoch Ajunwa
30Igbinedion University OkadaProfessor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye
31Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-ArakejiProfessor Sola Fajana
32Kings University, Ode OmuProf. Diran Famurewa
33Kwararafa University, WukariProfessor Yakubu A Ochefuhttp://www.wukarijubileeuniversity.org2005
34Landmark University, Omu-Aran.Professor Aize O Obayan
35Lead City University, IbadanProf. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo
36Madonna University, OkijaProf. Chucks E. Ezedum
37Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, AjeboProf. Adeniyi Agunbiade
38Micheal & Cecilia Ibru UniversityProf. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwape
39Mountain Top UniversityProf Elijah Ayolabi
40Nile University of Nigeria, AbujaProfessor Huseyin Sert
41Novena University, OgumeProf Chris Aniche Okoroafor
42Obong University, Obong NtakProfessor Udouda M Ekanemesanghttp://www.obonguniversity.net2007
43Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun StateProf. Chibuzo Nnate Nwoke
44Pan-Atlantic University, LagosProfessor Juan Manuel Elegido
45Paul University, Awka – Anambra StateProfessor Uche Isiugo-Abanihe
46Redeemer’s University, MoweProfessor Z. Debo Adeyewa
47Renaissance University, EnuguProf. C C Onochiehttp://www.renaissanceuniversityng.com2005
48Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers StateProfessor O. C. Onwudike
49Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa IbomProf. Celestine A Ntuen
50Salem University, LokojaProf. (Mrs) Dorcas Oluwadehttp://www.salemuniversity.org2007
51Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhan
52Southwestern University, Oku OwaProf. Babatunde A Ikotun
53Summit UniversityProf. H O B Oloyede
54Tansian University, UmunyaProfessor Obioma Matthew Iheduru
55University of Mkar, MkarProf. Iorwese D Gernah
56Veritas University, AbujaProf. Michael Kwanashie
57Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo StateProfessor F E Obi Ikediugwuhttp://www.wellspringuniversity.net2009
58Wesley University. of Science & Technology, OndoProfessor Olu Aderounmu
59Western Delta University, Oghara Delta StateProf. (Mrs) Olete Okobiah
60Christopher University MoweProf. Friday Ndubuisi
61Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo StateProf. Kolade Ayorinde
62Anchor University Ayobo Lagos StateProf. J O Afolayan
63Dominican University Ibadan Oyo StateProf. Anthony Akinwole
64Legacy University, Okija Anambra StateProf. Moses Nkem Chendo
65Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river StateProf. Julian Osuji
66Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara StateProf John Adesiji Olorunmaiye 2016
67Coal City University Enugu StateProf. Malachy Ike Okwueze 2016
68Clifford University Owerrinta Abia StateProf. Chimezie A Omeonu
69Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State
70Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State  2017
71Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo  2017
72PAMO University of Medical Sciences, PortharcourtProf. Michael Diejomaoh 2017
73Atiba University Oyo  2017
74Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, LagosProfessor Muheez Alani Durosinmi
75Skyline University, Kano  2018

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