List of Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC, (2019 Latest List)

Universities in Nigeria
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List of Universities in Nigeria

This is the full list of Universities in Nigeria, 43 Federal Universities in Nigeria, 48 State Universities in Nigeria and 79 private Universities in Nigeria as approved and released by the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC), the list is the current and valid one for the year 2018 (updated with NUC on 30/09/2018). You can download the PDF here too. According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria presently has 43 Federal Universities, 48 State Universities, and 79 Private Universities. Remember that the NUC is the Agency tasked by the Nigerian Federal Government to regulate and act 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 especially foreign ones, only for people to later find out that they are not approved by the NUC.

We don’t want this to happen to you that is the reason we have gone to the NUC to obtain the full list of all approved Universities in Nigeria. As you will see from the list above below, Nigeria has a total of 40 different Federal Universities scattered across all the geo-political zones of the country; the country also has a total of 44 state Universities and 68 private universities.

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Federal Universities in Nigeria

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


1Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, BauchiProfessor Saminu Ibrahim
2Ahmadu Bello University, ZariaProfessor Ibrahim Garba
3Bayero University, KanoProfessor Yahuza Muhammad Bello
4Federal University Gashua, YobeProf. Andrew Haruna
5Federal University of Petroleum Resources, EffurunProf. Akii Ibhadode
6Federal University of Technology, AkureProf. Joseph Adola Fuwape
7Federal University of Technology, MinnaProfessor Abdullahi Bala
8Federal University of Technology, OwerriProf. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze
9Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa StateProfessor Fatima Batoul Muktar
10Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, KatsinaProfessor Armaya'u Hamisu
11Federal University, Kashere, Gombe StateProf. Alhassan Mohammed Gani
12Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa StateProfessor Muhammad Sanusi Liman
13Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi StateProfessor Angela Freeman Miri
14Alex Ekweme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi StateProfessor Chinedum Nwajiuba
15Federal University, Otuoke, BayelsaProfessor Seth Accra Jaja
16Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti StateProf. Kayode Soremekun
17Federal University, Wukari, Taraba StateProfessor Mohammed Kundiri
18Federal University, Birnin KebbiProf. Bello Bala Shehu
19Federal University, Gusau ZamfaraProf. Magaji Garba
20Michael Okpara University of Agricultural UmudikeProfessor Francis O Otunta
21Modibbo Adama University of Technology, YolaProfessor Kyari Mohammed
22National Open University of Nigeria, LagosProfessor Abdalla Uba Adamu
23Nigeria Police Academy WudilProfessor Munzali Jibril
24Nigerian Defence Academy KadunaProfessor Azubuike Sonny Nwankwo (Provost)
25Nnamdi Azikiwe University, AwkaProfessor Joseph E. Ehaneku
26Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-IfeProfessor Eyitope Ogunbodede
27University of Abuja, GwagwaladaProfessor Machael Umale Adikwu
28Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaProfessor Felix Kolawole Salako
29University of Agriculture, MakurdiProf. Richard Anande Kimbir
30University of BeninProfessor Faraday Orumwense
31University of CalabarProf. Zana Itinube Akpagu
32University of IbadanProfessor Abel Idowu Olayinka
33University of IlorinProfessor Sulyman Abdulkareem
34University of JosProf. Sebastian Maimako
35University of LagosProf. Oluwatoyin T Ogundipe
36University of MaiduguriProfessor Ibrahim A. Njodi
37University of Nigeria, NsukkaProfessor Benjamin C. Ozumba
38University of Port-HarcourtProfessor Ndowa N Lale
39University of UyoProfessor Enefiok Essien
40Usumanu Danfodiyo UniversityProfessor Abdullahi Audu. Zuru
41Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State2018
42Air Force Institute of Technology, KadunaProf. Emmanuel Okechukwu Ezugwu (Provost)
43Nigerian Army University Biu

State Universities in Nigeria

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

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, Maiduguri2016
45Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta2017
46Gombe State University of Science and Technology2017
47Zamfara State University2018

Private Universities in Nigeria

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

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 Olorunmaiye2016
67Coal City University Enugu StateProf. Malachy Ike Okwueze2016
68Clifford University Owerrinta Abia StateProf. Chimezie A Omeonu
69Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State
70Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State2017
71Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo2017
72PAMO University of Medical Sciences, PortharcourtProf. Michael Diejomaoh2017
73Atiba University Oyo2017
74Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, LagosProfessor Muheez Alani Durosinmi
75Skyline University, Kano2018

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  1. pleases, i need to know more about Joint Professional Training Support (JPTS) in conjunction with South American University’s programs in Nigeria.

  2. pleases, i need to know about Joint Professional Training Support (JPTS) in conjunction with South American University’s programs in Nigeria.

  3. Please can you clarify if VISION INTERNATION UNIVERSITY

  4. Dear Funmilola Bolaji,
    You are the editor of CampusBiz Journal, Does the journal publish academic papers and can such publication accepted for the academic staff promotions i the universities?

    Anyanwu Geoffrey

    1. Author

      Hello Geoffrey, you may send your papers for publication; however, your Institution determines if such publications can be accepted for promotions

  5. Please is University of Sciences and Applied management- USAM accredited? Because, they keep saying that it’s accredited on Sweet fm 107.1fm, but I don’t know what to believe.

  6. pls admin, I want to know if Afriford University of science management act and technology has been accredited. I really do need your urgent response. Thanks

  7. Maryam Abacha american university of niger Please is it NUC accredited and can it issue
    post graduate degree like MSc and PhD

  8. Pleas, with sense of humility, As u.m.y.u non academic staff embarked on striked, can screening excises and apptitude test still place on 26/09/2017. Please i want to know.

  9. This institution “Pacific Western University, Colorado, USA”.
    With satellite campus in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
    Please is it NUC accredited and can it issue post graduate degree like MSc and PhD

    1. Author

      Thanks you Stjaban, the university, “Pacific Western University, Colorado, USA” is not currently listed by the NUC, that means its not approved yet.

  10. This institution “Pacific Western University, Colorado, USA”.
    With satellite campus in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
    Please is it NUC accredited and can it issue post graduate degree like MSc and PhD

  11. Please help, I saw 143 Universities as totality of Nigerian Universities on NUC Web few minutes ago, but ur site provides 156 Universities. I am confused.

  12. Please for sake of clarity and posterity, was there anything like University of Ibadan UI in 1948 or University College Ibadan? Otherwise what of the one that was born on Tuesday, December 27, 1962 as University of Ibadan UI, making it the 5th University in Nigeria

      1. Dear Author,
        The question raised by Okemiri is VERY valid. University of Jos was a campus of University of Ibadan till 1975. Your record has the founding date of UNIJOS as 1975 and not 1972. Why should you record 1948 for UI when it was a campus. It turned UI in December, 1962. Referring Okemiri to UI website is a defeatist approach to research. Provide your readers with reliable information, pls moreso that this is NUC website. Thanks. Goddy, Delta.

        1. Author

          Thank you for your genuine concern Emurobome Idolor.
          Please note that we can only provide the information put out by the Federal Government of Nigeria because the Institutions in question belong to the FG, the FG has an agency which is saddled with putting out such info, the NUC; the info put out by this agency is authoritative, hence, the reference to it. Please note that we do not, in anyway, dispute your assertions above.

  13. what about admiralty university of Nigeria ibusa delta state, it was accredited by nuc last month pls i need more info about the school, pls reply through my email

    1. Author

      Hello Ann, we cannot confirm if its true that the NUC has approved Admiralty University of Nigeria because the commission has not listed it as one of the Universities approved, they have also not replied to the request we sent to them, we’ll let you know when they reply.

      1. Dear Admin, could you please update your latest list of NUC accredited Universities with the Admiralty University of Nigeria


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