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Best Universities in Nigeria 2019

This article presents the Best/Top Universities in Nigeria. Nigeria currently has 174 Universities registered and approved by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC), though there are so many Universities claiming to be approved and registered in Nigeria especially the private ones, that is the reason the NUC has come out clearly to list all approved Universities in Nigeria, the List shows there are currently 43 Federal Universities in Nigeria, 52 State Universities in Nigeria and 79 Private Universities in Nigeria.

The main issue here is that everybody wants to attend The best University in Nigeria or at least one of the Top 10 Universities Nigeria, hence, the reason for ranking universities base on merit (how they perform and what they offer). You want to study medicine? Check out the list of the Top Universities In Nigeria for Medicine

Please note that Campusbiz Journal does not rank Universities, rather, we rely on the lists released by the NUC (The Nigeria University Commission); Times Higher Education World University Ranking (they are the world’s number one body for ranking Universities), QS World University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities, and The Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities; we also have the List from Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (Webometrics is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. Please note that the NUC has not released their ranking for 2019 and, in fact, Abubakar Rashid, its Executive Secretary said the NUC has not ranked Nigerian Universities in the last 14 years and that all list being advertised in the media are simply fake and are meant to mislead the public ( see the NUC statement here), hence, we have omitted the old list said to be from the NUC since it may not reflect the present performance of the Universities.

If you are willing to study law, see the list of theBest Universities in Nigeria to Study Law, the list consist of both private and government Institutions

So we have the list of 100 top Universities in Nigeria, best Universities in Nigeria and the very best University in Nigeria.

 Best University in Nigeria 2019, University of Ibadan, Kutti hall, (The University currently ranks as the number one in Nigeria according to Webometrics)
Best University in Nigeria 2019, University of Ibadan (UI), Kutti hall, (This University currently ranks as the number one in Nigeria according to Webometrics)
 Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State. Chosen as the best University in Nigeria for 2019 by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking
Covenant University (CU), Ota, Ogun State. Chosen as the best University in Nigeria for 2019 by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking

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The Best University in Nigeria 2019 Ranking

The Award for the Best University in Nigeria goes to the prestigious UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN (UI), Ibadan, South-West Nigeria and the much-talked-about COVENANT UNIVERSITY (CU), Ota, Ogun State, South-West Nigeria

Why we are listing 2 Universities in this position:  This list is based on rankings by Webometrics World University Ranking and Times Higher Education World University Ranking. While Webometrics chooses the University of Ibadan as the best University in Nigeria and places Covenant University as the second; Times Higher Education chooses Covenant University as the best University in Nigeria for 2019 and places the University of Ibadan as second and University of Nigeria (NSUKKA) as the third.

A look at the list from all of the bodies below will let you see this, see lists below:

Top Universities in Nigeria 2019 List

(Times Higher University List)

This list if from the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (they are the world’s number one body for ranking Universities).

The THE only list three Nigerian Universities in its 2019 ranking and they are:

  1. Covenant University
  2. University of Ibadan (UI)
  3. University of Nigeria (NSUKKA)

The above list from the THE is a big deal because it suggests that Covenant University has successfully displaced the University of Ibadan as the best University in Nigeria despite being a private University.

Top 100 Universities in Nigeria 2019 List (Webometrics Ranking) Released July 2019

This List is from “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” (Webometrics is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain).

Webometrics calls itself, the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions. Since 2004 and every six months an independent, objective, free, open scientific exercise is performed by the Cybermetrics Lab (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC) for the providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities from all over the world based on their web presence and impact.

ranking World Ranksort descending University Det. Presence Rank* Impact Rank* Openness Rank* Excellence Rank*
1
1233
University of Ibadan
1775
1508
1234
1566
2
1677
University of Nigeria
2297
2084
1097
2254
3
1704
Covenant University Ota
2073
3097
1496
1801
4
2077
Obafemi Awolowo University
3920
4405
1773
2032
5
2094
University of Lagos
932
4179
1710
2326
6
2216
Ahmadu Bello University
2115
4395
2134
2228
7
2726
University of Ilorin
6247
6529
1315
2637
8
2935
Federal University of Technology Akure
4953
8598
1732
2419
9
3057
Adekunle Ajasin University
11612
1064
3910
4695
10
3182
University of Port Harcourt
8682
5406
1994
3615
11
3257
Federal University of Technology Minna
6586
8297
1982
3010
12
3375
University of Benin
12687
6613
2123
3512
13
3602
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
12099
9682
1772
3233
14
3628
Bayero University Kano
14665
9424
2515
3138
15
3647
University of Calabar
14232
8989
1821
3455
16
3737
Federal University of Technology Owerri
4682
6349
2425
4290
17
3738
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
762
9468
1888
3900
18
3745
Rivers State University of Science & Technology
14945
606
8602
4901
19
3750
University of Jos
4652
7480
3182
3941
20
3762
Lagos State University
12819
9332
2835
3399
21
3838
University of Uyo
22645
9920
2419
3252
22
3932
Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
3388
8592
3624
3941
23
4135
University of Agriculture Abeokuta
4445
6940
8602
3105
24
4223
University of Abuja
14850
11170
3412
3582
25
4326
University of Maiduguri
18392
10793
3101
3811
26
4436
Usmanu Danfodiyo University
10045
11588
3575
3900
27
5015
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
16836
11685
3764
4474
28
5123
Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti
6027
5102
2275
6115
29
5590
Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
18074
12615
5158
4555
30
5764
American University of Nigeria
10133
10025
4159
5362
31
5791
Benue State University
16327
11604
4981
4901
32
5888
Niger Delta University
18910
13034
4760
4695
33
6071
African University of Science & Technology Abuja
12359
13124
7067
4474
34
6078
Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
11660
12210
5725
4901
35
6190
Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
5302
8294
3087
6115
36
6576
Delta State University Nigeria
22473
12059
4391
5198
37
6773
Landmark University
8983
9502
2855
6115
38
6999
Babcock University
6732
10559
2196
6115
39
7100
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
28278
11119
8602
4232
40
7592
Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI
9467
10997
2954
6115
41
7657
Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar
20813
13290
5779
5198
42
7758
Redeemer’s University
8218
11040
3359
6115
43
7825
Osun State University
13671
10858
3270
6115
44
8013
Skyline University Nigeria
18466
6560
7664
6115
45
8207
Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
8521
9870
5631
6115
46
8422
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
9678
12016
3280
6115
47
8500
Kwara State University
13339
11393
3934
6115
48
8534
Imo State University Owerri
21189
11751
5924
5648
49
8601
Joseph Ayo Babalola University
19536
13697
6937
5198
50
8747
Abia State University Uturu
18174
13245
6625
5362
51
8831
Bowen University
14000
12268
3350
6115
52
8962
Federal University Dutsin Ma
7466
12714
3636
6115
53
9025
Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University)
11250
11830
4482
6115
54
9134
Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
21843
11254
4339
6115
55
9545
Technical University Ibadan
19567
6502
8602
6115
56
9592
Bauchi State University Gadau
20088
10865
5658
6115
57
9826
Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University
16449
9384
7583
6115
58
9998
Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
16219
11988
5408
6115
59
10078
Edo University Iyamho
10263
13530
4223
6115
60
10140
Auchi Polytechnic
13487
7858
8602
6115
61
10182
Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
23570
12771
3996
6115
62
10250
Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
8768
13620
4536
6115
63
10326
Kogi State University
24118
14732
5171
5648
64
10531
Pan African University Lagos
17633
11652
6381
6115
65
10552
Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)
21511
13345
4136
6115
66
10587
Nasarawa State University
18392
12854
5056
6115
67
10587
Ebonyi State University
19991
25166
5472
3853
68
10654
Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
12999
13053
5438
6115
69
10729
Kaduna State University
19927
13614
4249
6115
70
10729
Kebbi State University Kebbi
26448
16528
7246
5040
71
10784
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli)
17368
14067
4130
6115
72
10832
Godfrey Okoye University
10728
12649
6320
6115
73
10979
Edo State Polytechnic Usen
20494
12363
5953
6115
74
11026
Yaba College of Technology
15460
10446
7920
6115
75
11047
Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
12448
12504
6613
6115
76
11055
Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
10523
11861
8602
5648
77
11062
Tai Solarin University of Education
17986
12678
6035
6115
78
11235
Igbinedion University Okada
13261
13053
6291
6115
79
11383
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
22947
14042
4519
6115
80
11518
Elizade University Ilara Mokin
12883
15586
4099
6115
81
11566
University of Medical Sciences Ondo
16129
14544
4987
6115
82
11574
Lead City University Ibadan
18074
12929
6486
6115
83
11590
National Open University of Nigeria
8863
10000
8602
6115
84
11748
Nile University of Nigeria (Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja)
13536
14933
5081
6115
85
11799
Adeleke University Ede
21026
12927
6495
6115
86
11975
Baze University Kuchigoro
19467
14461
5312
6115
87
12278
Benson Idahosa University
15659
14729
5888
6115
88
12305
Al Hikmah University Ilorin
16586
14037
6470
6115
89
12459
Federal University Kashere Gombe State
18276
13919
6599
6115
90
12508
Federal University Wukari Taraba State
25609
15470
4288
6115
91
12742
Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
20208
15486
5326
6115
92
12872
Taraba State University Jalingo
18317
14644
6535
6115
93
12881
Bingham University New Karu
22167
13815
6880
6115
94
13203
Bells University of Technology Otta
21951
15897
5401
6115
95
13232
Fountain University Osogbo
21359
12596
8023
6115
96
13269
Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil
24478
14976
6104
6115
97
13344
Federal Polytechnic Ede
21595
14224
7100
6115
98
13544
Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri
18792
15476
6563
6115
99
13647
Lagos State Polytechnic
27107
14095
6830
6115
100
13764
Adeyemi College of Education Ondo
22353
14852
7024
6115

 

NUC Best Universities in Nigeria 

(Nigerian University Commission, NUC 2019 Ranking not released)

The NUC is Nigerian Government’s regulatory agency for the delivery of quality university education in Nigeria, It also ensures the orderly development of a well-coordinated and productive university system that will guarantee quality and relevant education for national development and global competitiveness. This List, though cannot be confirm be Campusbiz Journal to be from the NUC since the body says it has not ranked Nigerian Universities in last 14 years, but this list is being refered to by most newspapers in the country including the social media. The list is said to be for 2017.

 

Full list below.
1 University of Ibadan Ibadan
2 University of Lagos Lagos
3 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
4 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
5 University of Ilorin Ilorin
6 Covenant University Ota
7 University of Nigeria Nsukka
8 University of Benin Ugbowo
9 University of Abuja Abuja
10 University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
11 Federal University of Technology, Minna Minna
12 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
13 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Abeokuta
14 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye
15 Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto
16 Lagos State University Ojo
17 Federal University of Technology, Akure Akure
18 Babcock University Ilishan-Remo …
19 Bayero University Kano Kano
20 American University of Nigeria Yola
21 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso …
22 Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
23 University of Jos Jos
24 Landmark University Omu-Aran
25 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka …
26 University of Uyo Uyo
27 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi
28 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia
29 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu
30 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt
31 Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko
32 Benue State University Makurdi
33 Redeemer’s University Mowe
34 Kwara State University Malete
35 Veritas University Abuja
36 Osun State University Oshogbo …
37 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi
38 Nasarawa State University Keffi
39 African University of Science and Technology Abuja
40 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti
41 University of Calabar Calabar
42 Kogi State University Anyigba
43 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode …
44 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma
45 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
46 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ndufu-Alike
47 University of Maiduguri Maiduguri
48 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina
49 Nile University of Nigeria Abuja
50 Bowen University Iwo
51 Al-Hikmah University Ilorin …
52 Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
53 Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island Yenagoa
54 Abia State University Uturu
55 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
56 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola
57 Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
58 Imo State University Owerri
59 Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye
60 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
61 Kaduna State University Kaduna
62 Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja
63 Akwa Ibom State University Uyo
64 Benson Idahosa University Benin City
65 Paul University Awka
66 Federal University, Dutse Dutse
67 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo Town
68 Lead City University Ibadan
69 Bingham University Auta Balifi
70 Baze University Abuja
71 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
72 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli
73 Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji
74 Madonna University Okija …
75 Crawford University Faith City …
76 Cross River University of Technology Calabar …
77 Caritas University Enugu
78 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
79 Bells University of Technology Ota
80 Igbinedion University Okada Okada
81 Elizade University Ilara-Mokin
82 Achievers University, Owo Owo
83 Caleb University Imota
84 Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil
85 Federal University, Lafia Lafia
86 Sokoto State University Sokoto
87 Fountain University Oshogbo
88 Adeleke University Ede
89 Federal University, Kashere Kashere
90 Federal University, Wukari Wukari
91 University of Mkar Mkar
92 Oduduwa University Ile Ife
93 Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike
94 Taraba State University Jalingo
95 Obong University Obong Ntak
96 Yobe State University Damaturu
97 Renaissance University Enugu
98 Salem University Lokoja
99 Wellspring University Benin City
100 Al-Qalam University, Katsina Katsina
101 Novena University Ogume
102 Western Delta University Oghara
103 Gombe State University Gombe
104 Kwararafa University Wukari Wukari
105 Bauchi State University Gadau …
106 Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero
107 Tansian University Umunya …
108 Crescent University, Abeokuta Abeokuta
109 Rhema University Aba
110 Wesley University of Science and Technology Ondo City
111 Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa

 

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