List of Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC, 2017 update

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List of Universities in Nigeria List of Universities in Nigeria

[dropcap]This[/dropcap] is the full list of Universities in Nigeria, 40 Federal Universities in Nigeria, 44 State Universities in Nigeria and 68 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 2017. You can download the PDF here too. According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria presently has 40 Federal Universities, 44 State Universities, and 68 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.

Federal Universities in Nigeria

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

Name of University                                            Year founded       Official Website

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi        1988       

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria                                1962       

Bayero University, Kano                                             1975       

Federal University Gashua, Yobe                             2013       

Federal University of Petroleum                              2007       

Resources, Effurun

Federal University of Technology, Akure               1981       

Federal University of Technology, Minna              1982       

Federal University of Technology, Owerri              1980      

Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State                   2011     

Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina                   2011     

Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State            2011     

Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State              2011     

Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State                     2011     

Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State        2011     

Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa                        2011     

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State                 2011      

Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State               2011     

Federal University, Birnin Kebbi                               2013     

Federal University, Gusau Zamfara                         2013     

Michael Okpara University of Agricultural             1992     


Modibbo Adama University of Technology,         1981      


National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos         2002      

Nigeria Police Academy Wudil                                2013       

Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna                     1985       

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka                          1992       

Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife                      1962       

University of Abuja, Gwagwalada                          1988       

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta      1988        

University of Agriculture, Makurdi                        1988       

University of Benin                                                    1970       

University of Calabar                                                 1975      

University of Ibadan                                                   1948      

University of Ilorin                                                      1975      

University of Jos                                                          1975      

University of Lagos                                                    1962       

University of Maiduguri                                            1975       

University of Nigeria, Nsukka                                  1960        

University of Port-Harcourt                                    1975        

University of Uyo                                                       1991        

Usumanu Danfodiyo University                            1975        


State Universities in Nigeria

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

Name of University                            Year founded                 Official Website

Abia State University, Uturu                                1981     

Adamawa State University Mubi                         2002    

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba                1999     

Akwa Ibom State University of                            2010     

Technology, Uyo

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma                       1980     

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu                   2000     

University, Uli

Bauchi State University, Gadau                          2011     

Benue State University, Makurdi                       1992     

Yobe State University, Damaturu                      2006     

Cross River State University of                           2004     

Science &Technology,

Delta State University Abraka                            1992      

Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki                     2000      

Ekiti State University                                            1982       

Enugu State University of Science                    1982       

and Technology,

Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe                     2004        

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University,     2005        


Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,          2010         


Imo State University, Owerri                           1992          

Sule Lamido University, Kafin                         2013          

Hausa, Jigawa

Kaduna State University, Kaduna                  2004           

Kano University of Science & Technology,  2000           


Kebbi State University, Kebbi                          2006           

Kogi State University Anyigba                         1999           

Kwara State University, Ilorin                          2009           

Ladoke Akintola University                              1990          

of Technology, Ogbomoso

Ondo State University of Science and          2008             

Technology, Okitipupa

River State University of Science                   1979             

and Technology

Olabisi Onabanjo University,                          1982             

Ago Iwoye

Lagos State University, Ojo                             1983             

Niger Delta University Yenagoa                     2000             

Nasarawa State University Keffi                    2002             

Plateau State University Bokkos                   2005             

Tai Solarin University of Education              2005             

Ijebu Ode

Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University                 2006             


Osun State University Osogbo                     2006             

Taraba State University, Jalingo                   2008              

Sokoto State University                                 2009              

Northwest University Kano                          2012              

Oyo State Technical University      Ibadan                                    2012

Ondo State University of Medical Sciences                                 2015

Edo University Iyamo                                                                        2016

Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State                              2016

University of Africa, Toru Orua                                                      2016

Borno State University, Maiduguri                                               2016


Private Universities in Nigeria

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

Name of University                                 Year founded        Official Website

Achievers University, Owo                       2007                 

Adeleke University, Ede                            2011                 

Afe Babalola University,                           2009                 

Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State


African University of Science                 2007                  

& Technology, Abuja


Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan       2005                  

Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin                  2005                   

Al-Qalam University, Katsina                2005                   

American University of Nigeria,           2003                   



Augustine University                              2015                   

Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo       1999                    

Baze University                                        2011                    

Bells University of Technology, Otta  2005                    

Benson Idahosa University,                 2002                    

Benin City


Bingham University, New Karu           2005                    

Bowen University, Iwo                           2001                    

Caleb University, Lagos                        2007                    

Caritas University, Enugu                    2005                    

Chrisland University                             2015                    

Covenant University Ota                     2002                    

Crawford University Igbesa                2005                    

Crescent University                              2005                    

Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo     2015                    

Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin           2012                    

Evangel University, Akaeze                 2012                     

Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo            2007                     

Godfrey Okoye University,                  2009                     

Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State


Gregory University, Uturu                  2012                     

Hallmark University                              2015                     

Hezekiah University, Umudi               2015                     

Igbinedion University Okada              1999                     

Joseph Ayo Babalola University,        2006                     



Kings University                                     2015                     

Kwararafa University, Wukari             2005                     

Landmark University, Omu-Aran.      2011                     

Lead City University, Ibadan                2005                    

Madonna University, Okija                  1999                     

Mcpherson University,                         2012                     

Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo


Micheal & Cecilia University                2015                    

Mountain Top University                     2015                    

Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja        2009                     

Novena University, Ogume                 2005                    

Obong University, Obong Ntak          2007                    

Oduduwa University,                            2009                    

Ipetumodu – Osun State


Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos           2002                    

Paul University,                                     2009                     

Awka – Anambra State


Redeemer’s University, Mowe          2005                      

Renaissance University, Enugu        2005                      

Rhema University,                               2009                      

Obeama-Asa – Rivers State


Ritman University                                2015                       

Salem University, Lokoja                    2007                      

Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.       2011        

Southwestern University, Oku Owa              2012       

Summit University                                            2015

Tansian University, Umunya                          2007         

University of Mkar, Mkar                                 2005         

Veritas University                                              2007         

Wellspring University,                                      2009         

Evbuobanosa – Edo State


Wesley University. of Science & Technology,          2007



Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State         2007

Christopher University Mowe                         2015          

Anchor University, Ayobo Lagos                    2016

Arthur Jarvis Akpabuyo University, Calabar, Cross River.                2016

Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia.                                                      2016

Coal City University, Enugu.                                                                     2016

Crown-Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Kwara.                                            2016

Dominican University, Ibadan.                                                               2016

Kola Daisi University, Ibadan.                                                                 2016

Legacy University, Okija, Anambra.                                                       2016


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  1. 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. 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.

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