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 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. Adebiyi Gregory Daramola
7Federal University of Technology, MinnaProfessor Musibau Adewunmi Akanji
8Federal University of Technology, OwerriProf. Chigozie C. Asiabaka
9Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa StateProfessor Fatima Batoul Muktar
10Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, KatsinaProfessor Haruna Abdu Kaita
11Federal University, Kashere, Gombe StateProf. Alhassan Mohammed Gani
12Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa StateProfessor Muhammad Sanusi Liman
13Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi StateProfessor Angela Freeman Miri
14Federal University, Ndifu-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. Auwal H Yadudu
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 S.O Okeniyi
25Nnamdi Azikiwe University, AwkaProfessor Joseph E. Ehaneku
26 Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-IfeProfessor Eyitope Ogunbodede
27University of Abuja, GwagwaladaProfessor Machael Umale Adikwu
28Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaAg. Professor Ololade Enikuomehin
29University of Agriculture, MakurdiProf. Emmanuel I. Kucha
30University of BeninProfessor Faraday Orumwense
31University of CalabarProf. Zana Itinube Akpagu
32University of IbadanProfessor Abel Idowu Olayinka
33University of IlorinProfessor Abdulganiyu Ambali
34University of JosProf. Sebastian Maimako
35University of LagosProf. Rahman A. Bello
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
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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 Ikonne
2Adamawa State University MubiProfessor Alkasum Abba
3Adekunle Ajasin University, AkungbaProfessor Mahzeem O. Mimiko
4Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, UyoProfessor 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 Charity A. Angya
9Yobe State University, DamaturuProfessor Musa Alabe
10Cross River State University of Science &Technology, CalabarProfessor Effiom Ene-Obong
11Delta State University AbrakaProfessor Victor Peretomode
12Ebonyi State University, AbakalikiProfessor F. I. Idike, OON
13Ekiti State UniversityProf. Samuel Oye Bandele
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, EnuguProfessor Cyprian C. Onyeji
15Gombe State Univeristy, GombeProfessor Abdullahi Mahadihttp://www.gomsu.org2004
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, LapaiProfessor Muhammad N Maiturare
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,RumuolumeniProf. R. D.Green-Osahogulu(Ag)
18Imo State University, OwerriProf. B.E.B. Nwoke
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, JigawaProf. Abdullahi Yusuf Ribadu
20Kaduna State University, KadunaProfessor William Barnabas Qurix
21Kano University of Science & Technology, WudilProfessor Ibrahim Garba
22Kebbi State University, KebbiDr. Amina Abubakar
23Kogi State University AnyigbaProfessor Hassan S. Isah
24Kwara State University, IlorinProfessor A. Na-Allah
25Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, OgbomosoProf. Adeniyi S Gbadegesin
26Ondo State University of Science and Technology OkitipupaProf. Adegbite Adegoke Emmanuel
27River State University of Science and TechnologyProf. Blessing Chimezie Didia
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago IwoyeProf Saburi Adejimi Adesanya
29Lagos State University, OjoProf. John Oladapo Obafunwa
30Niger Delta University YenagoaProf. Humphrey Ogoni
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 Oguntola Jelil Alamu (Ag)
36Taraba State University, JalingoProf. Mohammed S Yahaya
37Sokoto State UniversityProf. Nuhu Yaqub
38Northwest University KanoProf. Razali Agus
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
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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 Charles Chidume (Ag)
5Ajayi Crowther University, IbadanProf. K.T. Jaiyeoba
6Al-Hikmah University, IlorinProfessor S. A. Abdulkareem
7Al-Qalam University, KatsinaProf. Shehu G. Ado
8American University of Nigeria, YolaDr. Margee Ensign
9Augustine UniversityProf. Steve OlaOluwa Afolami
10Babcock University,Ilishan-RemoProfessor Kayode J. Makinde
11Baze UniversityProf. Michael Hodd
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 Leonard
15Bowen University, IwoProfessor. Matthews Akintunde Ojohttp://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org2001
16Caleb University, LagosProfessor Ayandiji D Aina
17Caritas University, EnuguProfessor L. C. Onukwube
18Chrisland UniversityProf Olusola Odeyemi
19Covenant University OtaProf. Aderemi A Atayero
20Crawford University IgbesaProf. Samuel A. Ayanlaja
21Crescent UniversityProfessor Sherifdeen A. Tella
22Edwin Clark University, KaigbodoProf. Timothy O Olagbemiro
23Elizade University, Ilara-MokinProf. Adekunle Oloyede
24Evangel University, AkaezeProf. C. Ike Umechuruba
25Fountain Unveristy, OshogboProf. Bashir A.Raji
26Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike - Enugu StateProf. (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke
27Gregory University, UturuProf. Juliet Eluhttp://www.gregoryuniversity.com2012
28Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, OgunProf. Segun Odunola
29Hezekiah University, UmudiProf. Chukwuemeka Ezeonu
30Igbinedion University OkadaProfessor (Revd.) Eghosa E. Osaghae
31Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-ArakejiProfessor Sola Fajana
32Kings University, Ode OmuProf. Diran Famurewa
33Kwararafa University, WukariProfessor Godwin Akpahttp://www.wukarijubileeuniversity.org2005
34Landmark University, Omu-Aran.Professor Mathew Ola-Rotimi Ajayi
35Lead City University, IbadanProf. Olufemi Onabajo
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 Enefiok S. Udohttp://www.obonguniversity.net2007
43Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu - Osun StateProf. (Mrs) Olajumoke A. Olayiwola (Ag)
44Pan-Atlantic University, LagosProfessor Juan Manuel Elegido
45Paul University, Awka - Anambra StateProfessor Uche Abanike
46Redeemer's University, MoweProfessor Z. Debo Adeyewa
47Renaissance University, EnuguProf. Obiora S. Ejimhttp://www.renaissanceuniversityng.com2005
48Rhema University, Obeama-Asa - Rivers StateProfessor O. C. Onwudike
49Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
50Salem University, LokojaProf. Joseph Adeola Fuwapehttp://www.salemuniversity.org2007
51Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhan
52Southwestern University, Oku OwaProf. Babatunde A Ikotun
53Summit University2015
54Tansian University, UmunyaProfessor C.B Iwuchukwu
55University of Mkar, MkarProf. Emmanuel Hemen Agba
56Veritas University, AbujaProf. David Ker
57Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa - Edo StateProfessor J. E. A. Osemeikhianhttp://www.wellspringuniversity.net2009
58Wesley University. of Science & Technology, OndoProfessor 'Tade Badejo
59Western Delta University, Oghara Delta StateProf. Austin Oviguhe Asagba
60Christopher University MoweProf. Friday Ndubuisi
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, Lagos
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  2. 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

  3. Maryam Abacha american university of niger Please is it NUC accredited and can it issue
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  4. 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.

  5. This institution “Pacific Western University, Colorado, USA”.
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    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. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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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