List of Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC, (2018 Latest List)

Universities in Nigeria
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List of Universities in Nigeria

This is the full list of Universities in Nigeria, 40 Federal Universities in Nigeria, 44 State Universities in Nigeria and 74 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.


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Federal Universities in Nigeria

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


S/NName of UniversitiesVice ChancellorOfficial WebsiteYear Established 
1Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, BauchiProfessor Saminu Ibrahimhttp://www.atbu.edu.ng1988
2Ahmadu Bello University, ZariaProfessor Ibrahim Garbahttp://www.abu.edu.ng1962
3Bayero University, KanoProfessor Yahuza Muhammad Bellohttp://www.buk.edu.ng1975
4Federal University Gashua, YobeProf. Andrew Harunahttp://www.fugashua.edu.ng2013
5Federal University of Petroleum Resources, EffurunProf. Akii Ibhadodehttp://www.fupre.edu.ng2007
6Federal University of Technology, AkureProf. Adebiyi Gregory Daramolahttp://www.futa.edu.ng1981
7Federal University of Technology, MinnaProfessor Musibau Adewunmi Akanjihttp://www.futminna.edu.ng1982
8Federal University of Technology, OwerriProf. Chigozie C. Asiabakahttp://www.futo.edu.ng1980
9Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa StateProfessor Fatima Batoul Muktarhttp://www.fud.edu.ng/2011
10Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, KatsinaProfessor Haruna Abdu Kaitahttp://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng2011
11Federal University, Kashere, Gombe StateProf. Alhassan Mohammed Ganihttp://www.fukashere.edu.ng2011
12Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa StateProfessor Muhammad Sanusi Limanhttp://www.fulafia.edu.ng2011
13Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi StateProfessor Angela Freeman Mirihttp://www.fulokoja.edu.ng2011
14Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi StateProfessor Chinedum Nwajiubahttp://www.funai.edu.ng2011
15Federal University, Otuoke, BayelsaProfessor Seth Accra Jajahttp://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/2011
16Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti StateProf. Kayode Soremekunhttp://www.fuoye.edu.ng/2011
17Federal University, Wukari, Taraba StateProfessor Mohammed Kundirihttp://www.fuwukari.edu.ng/2011
18Federal University, Birnin KebbiProf. Auwal H Yaduduhttp://www.fubk.edu.ng2013
19Federal University, Gusau ZamfaraProf. Magaji Garbahttp://www.fugus.edu.ng2013
20Michael Okpara University of Agricultural UmudikeProfessor Francis O Otuntahttp://www.mouau.edu.ng2013
21Modibbo Adama University of Technology, YolaProfessor Kyari Mohammedhttp://www.mautech.edu.ng1981
22National Open University of Nigeria, LagosProfessor Abdalla Uba Adamuhttp://www.nou.edu.ng2002
23Nigeria Police Academy WudilProfessor Munzali Jibrilhttp://www.npf.gov.ng2013
24Nigerian Defence Academy KadunaProfessor S.O Okeniyi http://www.nda.edu.ng1985
25Nnamdi Azikiwe University, AwkaProfessor Joseph E. Ehanekuhttp://www.unizik.edu.ng1992
26 Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-IfeProfessor Eyitope Ogunbodedehttp://www.oauife.edu.ng1962
27University of Abuja, GwagwaladaProfessor Machael Umale Adikwuhttp://www.uniabuja.edu.ng1988
28Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaAg. Professor Ololade Enikuomehinhttp://www.unaab.edu.ng1988
29University of Agriculture, MakurdiProf. Emmanuel I. Kuchahttp://www.uam.edu.ng1988
30University of BeninProfessor Faraday Orumwensehttp://www.uniben.edu.ng1970
31University of CalabarProf. Zana Itinube Akpaguhttp://www.unical.edu.ng1975
32University of IbadanProfessor Abel Idowu Olayinkahttp://www.ui.edu.ng1948
33University of IlorinProfessor Abdulganiyu Ambalihttp://www.unilorin.edu.ng1975
34University of JosProf. Sebastian Maimakohttp://www.unijos.edu.ng1975
35University of LagosProf. Rahman A. Bellohttp://www.unilag.edu.ng1962
36University of MaiduguriProfessor Ibrahim A. Njodihttp://www.unimaid.edu.ng1975
37University of Nigeria, NsukkaProfessor Benjamin C. Ozumbahttp://www.unn.edu.ng1960
38University of Port-HarcourtProfessor Ndowa N Lalehttp://www.uniport.edu.ng1975
39University of UyoProfessor Enefiok Essienhttp://www.uniuyo.edu.ng1991
40Usumanu Danfodiyo UniversityProfessor Abdullahi Audu. Zuruhttp://www.udusok.edu.ng1975

State Universities in Nigeria

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

S/NName of UniversitiesVice ChancellorOfficial WebsiteYear Established
1Abia State University, UturuProf. E. Uche Ikonnehttp://www.absu.edu.ng1981
2Adamawa State University MubiProfessor Alkasum Abbahttp://www.adsu.edu.ng2002
3Adekunle Ajasin University, AkungbaProfessor Mahzeem O. Mimikohttp://www.adekunleajasinuniversity.edu.ng1999
4Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, UyoProfessor Eno James Ibangahttp://www.aksu.edu.ng2010
5Ambrose Alli University, EkpomaProfessor Ignatius A. Onimawohttp://www.aauekpoma.edu.ng1980
6Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, UliProfessor Fidelis Uzochukwu Okaforhttp://coou.edu.ng/2000
7Bauchi State University, GadauProf. Ezzildin M. Abdulrahmanhttp://www.basug.edu.ng2011
8Benue State University, MakurdiProfessor Charity A. Angyahttp://www.bsum.edu.ng1992
9Yobe State University, DamaturuProfessor Musa Alabehttp://www.ysu.edu.ng2006
10Cross River State University of Science &Technology, CalabarProfessor Effiom Ene-Obonghttp://www.crutech.edu.ng2004
11Delta State University AbrakaProfessor Victor Peretomodehttp://www.delsu.edu.ng1992
12Ebonyi State University, AbakalikiProfessor F. I. Idike, OONhttp://www.ebsu.edu.ng2000
13Ekiti State UniversityProf. Samuel Oye Bandelehttp://www.eksu.edu.ng1982
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, EnuguProfessor Cyprian C. Onyejihttp://www.esut.edu.ng1982
15Gombe State Univeristy, GombeProfessor Abdullahi Mahadihttp://www.gomsu.org2004
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, LapaiProfessor Muhammad N Maiturarehttp://www.ibbu.edu.ng2005
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,RumuolumeniProf. R. D.Green-Osahogulu(Ag)http://www.iaue.edu.ng2010
18Imo State University, OwerriProf. B.E.B. Nwokehttp://www.imsu.edu.ng1992
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, JigawaProf. Abdullahi Yusuf Ribaduhttp://www.slu.edu.ng2013
20Kaduna State University, KadunaProfessor William Barnabas Qurixhttp://www.kasu.edu.ng2004
21Kano University of Science & Technology, WudilProfessor Ibrahim Garbahttp://www.kustportal.edu.ng2000
22Kebbi State University, KebbiDr. Amina Abubakarhttp://www.ksusta.edu.ng2006
23Kogi State University AnyigbaProfessor Hassan S. Isahhttp://www.ksu.edu.ng1999
24Kwara State University, IlorinProfessor A. Na-Allahhttp://www.kwasu.edu.ng2009
25Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, OgbomosoProf. Adeniyi S Gbadegesinhttp://www.lautech.edu.ng1990
26Ondo State University of Science and Technology OkitipupaProf. Adegbite Adegoke Emmanuelhttp://www.osustech.edu.ng2008
27River State University of Science and TechnologyProf. Blessing Chimezie Didiahttp://www.ust.edu.ng1979
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago IwoyeProf Saburi Adejimi Adesanyahttp://www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng1982
29Lagos State University, OjoProf. John Oladapo Obafunwahttp://www.lasu.edu.ng1983
30Niger Delta University YenagoaProf. Humphrey Ogonihttp://www.ndu.edu.ng2000
31Nasarawa State University KeffiProf. Muhammad Akaro Mainomahttp://www.nsuk.edu.ng2002
32Plateau State University BokkosProf. Doknan Shenihttp://www.plasu.edu.ng2005
33Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu OdeProf. Oluyemisi Obiladehttp://www.tasued.edu.ng2005
34Umar Musa Yar' Adua University KatsinaProf. Idris Isa Funtuahttp://www.umyu.edu.ng2006
35Osun State University OsogboProf Oguntola Jelil Alamu (Ag)http://www.uniosun.edu.ng2006
36Taraba State University, JalingoProf. Mohammed S Yahayahttp://www.tsuniversity.edu.ng2008
37Sokoto State UniversityProf. Nuhu Yaqubhttp://www.ssu.edu.ng2009
38Northwest University KanoProf. Razali Agushttp://www.nwu.edu.ng2012
39Oyo State Technical University Ibadan2012
40Ondo State University of Medical SciencesProf. Friday Okonofua2015
41Edo University IyamoProf. Emmanuel Aluyor (Ag)2016
42Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo StateProf. Chima Iwuchukwu2016
43University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State2016
44Bornu State University, Maiduguri2016

Private Universities in Nigeria

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

1Achievers University, OwoProfessor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemihttp://www.achievers.edu.ng2007
2Adeleke University, EdeProf. Samuel E Alaohttp://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng2011
3Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti - Ekiti StateProfessor M.O Ajisafehttp://www.abuad.edu.ng2009
4African University of Science & Technology, AbujaProfessor Charles Chidume (Ag)http://aust.edu.ng2007
5Ajayi Crowther University, IbadanProf. K.T. Jaiyeobahttp://www.acu.edu.ng2005
6Al-Hikmah University, IlorinProfessor S. A. Abdulkareemhttps://www.alhikmah.edu.ng2005
7Al-Qalam University, KatsinaProf. Shehu G. Adohttp://www.auk.edu.ng2005
8American University of Nigeria, YolaDr. Margee Ensignhttp://www.aun.edu.ng2003
9Augustine UniversityProf. Steve OlaOluwa Afolamihttp://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/2015
10Babcock University,Ilishan-RemoProfessor Kayode J. Makindehttp://www.babcock.edu.ng1999
11Baze UniversityProf. Michael Hoddhttp://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng2011
12Bells University of Technology, OttaProfessor A. I. Adeyemihttp://www.bellsuniversity.org2005
13Benson Idahosa University, Benin CityProf. Ernest B. Izevbigiehttp://www.idahosauniversity.com2002
14Bingham University, New KaruProfessor Samuel K Leonardhttp://www.binghamuni.edu.ng2005
15Bowen University, IwoProfessor. Matthews Akintunde Ojohttp://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org2001
16Caleb University, LagosProfessor Ayandiji D Ainahttp://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng2007
17Caritas University, EnuguProfessor L. C. Onukwubehttp://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/2005
18Chrisland UniversityProf Olusola Odeyemihttp://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng2015
19Covenant University OtaProf. Aderemi A Atayerohttp://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/2002
20Crawford University IgbesaProf. Samuel A. Ayanlajahttp://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng2005
21Crescent UniversityProfessor Sherifdeen A. Tellahttp://www.crescent-university.edu.ng2005
22Edwin Clark University, KaigbodoProf. Timothy O Olagbemirohttp://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/2015
23Elizade University, Ilara-MokinProf. Adekunle Oloyedehttp://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng2012
24Evangel University, AkaezeProf. C. Ike Umechurubahttp://www.evangeluniv.edu.ng2012
25Fountain Unveristy, OshogboProf. Bashir A.Rajihttp://www.fountainuniversity.edu.ng2007
26Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike - Enugu StateProf. (Revd.) Chikelu. Aniekehttp://www.gouni.edu.ng2009
27Gregory University, UturuProf. Juliet Eluhttp://www.gregoryuniversity.com2012
28Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, OgunProf. Segun Odunolahttp://www.hallmark.edu.ng2015
29Hezekiah University, UmudiProf. Chukwuemeka Ezeonuhttp://hezekiah.edu.ng/2015
30Igbinedion University OkadaProfessor (Revd.) Eghosa E. Osaghaehttp://www.iuokada.edu.ng1999
31Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-ArakejiProfessor Sola Fajanahttp://www.jabu.edu.ng2006
32Kings University, Ode OmuProf. Diran Famurewahttp://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/2015
33Kwararafa University, WukariProfessor Godwin Akpahttp://www.wukarijubileeuniversity.org2005
34Landmark University, Omu-Aran.Professor Mathew Ola-Rotimi Ajayihttp://www.lmu.edu.ng2011
35Lead City University, IbadanProf. Olufemi Onabajohttp://www.lcu.edu.ng2005
36Madonna University, OkijaProf. Chucks E.Ezedumhttp://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng1999
37Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, AjeboProf. Adeniyi Agunbiadehttp://www.mcu.edu.ng2012
38Micheal & Cecilia Ibru UniversityProf. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwapehttp://mciu.edu.ng/2015
39Mountain Top UniversityProf Elijah Ayolabihttp://www.mountaintopuniversity.org/2015
40Nile University of Nigeria, AbujaProfessor Huseyin Serthttp://www.ntnu.edu.ng2009
41Novena University, OgumeProf Chris Aniche Okoroaforhttp://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng2005
42Obong University, Obong NtakProfessor Enefiok S. Udohttp://www.obonguniversity.net2007
43Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu - Osun StateProf. (Mrs) Olajumoke A. Olayiwola (Ag)http://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng2009
44Pan-Atlantic University, LagosProfessor Juan Manuel Elegidohttp://www.pau.edu.ng2002
45Paul University, Awka - Anambra StateProfessor Uche Abanikehttp://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng2009
46Redeemer's University, MoweProfessor Z. Debo Adeyewahttp://www.run.edu.ng2005
47Renaissance University, EnuguProf. Obiora S. Ejimhttp://www.renaissanceuniversityng.com2005
48Rhema University, Obeama-Asa - Rivers StateProfessor O. C. Onwudikehttp://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng2009
49Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibomhttp://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng2015
50Salem University, LokojaProf. Joseph Adeola Fuwapehttp://www.salemuniversity.org2007
51Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhanhttp://www.sau.edu.ng2011
52Southwestern University, Oku OwaProf. Babatunde A Ikotunhttp://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng2012
53Summit University2015
54Tansian University, UmunyaProfessor C.B Iwuchukwuhttp://tansianuniversity.edu.ng/2007
55University of Mkar, MkarProf. Emmanuel Hemen Agbahttp://www.unimkar.edu.ng2005
56Veritas University, AbujaProf. David Kerhttp://www.veritas.edu.ng2007
57Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa - Edo StateProfessor J. E. A. Osemeikhianhttp://www.wellspringuniversity.net2009
58Wesley University. of Science & Technology, OndoProfessor 'Tade Badejohttp://www.wusto.edu.ng2007
59Western Delta University, Oghara Delta StateProf. Austin Oviguhe Asagbahttp://wdu.edu.ng2007
60Christopher University MoweProf. Friday Ndubuisihttp://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/2015
61Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State2016
62Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State2016
63Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State2016
64Legacy University, Okija Anambra State2016
65Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State2016
66Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State2016
67Coal City University Enugu State2016
68Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State2016
69Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State2017
70Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State2017
71Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo2017
72PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt2017
73Atiba University Oyo2017
74Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagoshttp://www.ekounivmed.edu.ng2017


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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


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