List of Universities (federal +state +private) in Nigeria approved by NUC 2023/2024

List of Universities (federal +state +private) in Nigeria approved by NUC (2023/2024 update Latest List)

As you register for the 2023/2024 JAMB exams in your various accredited centers it is important we also give you a list of Universities in Nigeria. This list is going to compromise or made up of:

  • all federal universities in Nigeria
  • all state universities in Nigeria
  • All private universities in Nigeria

List of federal Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC (2023/2024 update Latest List)


Federal Universities are hot cake amongst admission seekers, this is so because they offer one of the best lecture rooms, laboratories, research centers although this is not surprising because federal universities receive more funding than state universities.

There are about 43 federal universities in Nigeria as at today.

It’s also on record that the number of professors in federal universities dwarf That of state and private universities. With out being told federal universities are cheaper in terms of school fees, acceptance fee and hostel accommodation.

In terms of popularity all federal universities are popular and this is evident in the huge number of candidates that struggles for limited space each year through their admission process.

If you have made up your mind to study in any federal university you must be ready to face stiff competition in their admission process. Now let’s show you a list of federal universities in Nigeria.

1 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi ATBU Courses 1988
2 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria ABU post UTME details and Departmental Cut off Point 1962
3 Bayero University, Kano BUK Courses 1975
4 Federal University Gashua, Yobe FUGASHUA Courses 2013
5 Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun FUPRE Courses 2007
6 Federal University of Technology, Akure FUTA Courses 1981
7 Federal University of Technology, Minna FUTMINNA Courses 1982
8 Federal University of Technology, Owerri FUTO Courses 1980
9 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State FUD Courses 2011
10 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina FUDMA Courses 2011
11 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State FUKASHERE Courses 2011
12 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State FULAFIA Courses 2011
13 Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State FULOKOJA Courses 2011
14 Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State FUNAI Courses 2011
15 Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa FUOTUOKE Courses 2011
16 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State FUOYE Courses 2011
17 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State FUWUKARI Courses 2011
18 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi FUBK Courses 2013
19 Federal University, Gusau Zamfara FUGUS Courses 2013
20 Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike MOUAU Courses 1992
21 Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola MAUTECH Courses 1981
22 National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos NOUN Courses 2002
23 Nigeria Police Academy Wudil NPA Courses 2013
24 Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna NDA Courses 1985
25 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka UNIZIK Courses 1992
26 Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife OAU Courses 1962
27 University of Abuja, Gwagwalada UNIABUJA Courses 1988
28 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta FUNAAB Courses 1988
29 University of Agriculture, Makurdi FUAM Courses 1988
30 University of Benin UNIBEN Courses 1970
31 University of Calabar UNICAL Courses 1975
32 University of Ibadan UI Courses 1948
33 University of Ilorin UNILORIN Courses 1975
34 University of Jos UNIJOS Courses 1975
35 University of Lagos UNILAG Courses 1962
36 University of Maiduguri UNIMAID Courses 1975
37 University of Nigeria, Nsukka UNN Courses 1960
38 University of Port-Harcourt UNIPORT Courses 1975
39 University of Uyo UNIUYO Courses 1991
40 Usumanu Danfodiyo University UDUSOK Courses 1975
41 Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State   2018
42 Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna   2018
43 Nigerian Army University Biu   2018

List of state Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC (2021/2022 update Latest List)

There are about 47 state universities in Nigeria presently. Most state universities if not all are now competitive just like the federal universities in Nigeria.

But the only disadvantage here is that state universities are a little expensive than federal universities. Another challenge is that most state universities don’t have hostel accommodation.

Apart from the challenges we mentioned above there is no other disadvantage in schooling in any of the state universities in Nigeria.

Employers of Labour will never ask you if you graduated from a federal university or from a state university. All certificates are the same. So don’t get scared because of what we listed above or because of the numerous advantages we attached to federal institutions above.

State 45

1 Abia State University, Uturu Prof. E. Uche Ikonne 1981
2 Adamawa State University Mubi Prof (Mrs) Kaletapwa Farauta 2002
3 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Professor Igbekele Amos Ajibefun 1999
4 Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden Professor Eno James Ibanga 2010
5 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Professor Ignatius A. Onimawo 1980
6 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli Professor Fidelis Uzochukwu Okafor 2000
7 Bauchi State University, Gadau Prof. Ezzildin M. Abdulrahman 2011
8 Benue State University, Makurdi Professor Msugh Moses Kembe 1992
9 Yobe State University, Damaturu Professor Yakubu Muktar 2006
10 Cross River State University of Technology, Calabar Professor A. Owan Enoh 2004
11 Delta State University Abraka Professor Victor Peretomode 1992
12 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Professor Chigozie N Ogbu 2000
13 Ekiti State University Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele 1982
14 Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu Prof. Luke O Anike 1982
15 Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe Professor Ibrahim Musa Umar 2004
16 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai Professor Muhammad N Maiturare 2005
17 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele 2010
18 Imo State University, Owerri Prof. Mrs Victoria Obasi (Ag) 1992
19 Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa Prof. Abdullahi Yusuf Ribadu 2013
20 Kaduna State University, Kaduna Professor Muhammad Tanko 2004
21 Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil Professor IShehu A Musa 2000
22 Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero Prof. Bashar Ladan Aliero 2006
23 Kogi State University Anyigba Professor Mohammed Sanni Abdulkadir 1999
24 Kwara State University, Ilorin Professor A. Na-Allah 2009
25 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso Prof. Adeniyi S Gbadegesin 1990
26 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa Prof. Sunday R Ogunduyile 2008
27 River State University of Science and Technology Prof. Blessing Chimezie Didia 1979
28 Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye Prof Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde 1982
29 Lagos State University, Ojo Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun 1983
30 Niger Delta University Yenagoa Prof. Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo 2000
31 Nasarawa State University Keffi Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma 2002
32 Plateau State University Bokkos Prof. Doknan Sheni 2005
33 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade 2005
34 Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina Prof. Idris Isa Funtua 2006
35 Osun State University Osogbo Prof Labode Popoola 2006
36 Taraba State University, Jalingo Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe 2008
37 Sokoto State University Prof. Sani M Dangwaggo 2009
38 Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano Prof. Mustapha Ahmad Isah 2012
39 Oyo State Technical University Ibadan Prof. Abayomi Salami 2012
40 Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Prof. Friday Okonofua 2015
41 Edo University Iyamo Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor (Ag) 2016
42 Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State Prof. Dafe Otobo 2016
43 University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State 2016
44 Bornu State University, Maiduguri     2016
45 Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta     2017
46 Gombe State University of Science and Technology     2017
47 Zamfara State University     2018

List of private Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC (2021/2022 update Latest List)

Let’s show you guys the list of private Universities in Nigeria that is recognized by the Federal government regulatory agency known as NUC.

NOTE : there are many fake road side institutions that are parading themselves as private universities. Don’t fall for such scam as they are not accredited by NUC.

Take your time and go through the listed universities in Nigeria

1 Achievers University, Owo Professor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi 2007
2 Adeleke University, Ede Prof. Samuel E Alao 2011
3 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State Professor M.O Ajisafe 2009
4 African University of Science & Technology, Abuja Professor Kingston Nyamapfene 2007
5 Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan Prof. Dapo F Asaju 2005
6 Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin Professor Taofeek Ibrahim 2005
7 Al-Qalam University, Katsina Prof. Shehu G. Ado 2005
8 American University of Nigeria, Yola Dr. Dawn Dekle 2003
9 Augustine University Prof. Steve OlaOluwa Afolami 2015
10 Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo Professor Ademola Stephen Tayo 1999
11 Baze University Prof. Tahir Mamman 2011
12 Bells University of Technology, Otta Professor Jeremiah Ojediran 2005
13 Benson Idahosa University, Benin City Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie 2002
14 Bingham University, New Karu Prof. William Barnabas Qurix 2005
15 Bowen University, Iwo Professor. Matthews Akintunde Ojo 2001
16 Caleb University, Lagos Professor Ayandiji D Aina 2007
17 Caritas University, Enugu Professor Vincent C. Okore 2005
18 Chrisland University Prof (Mrs) Chinedum Peace Babalola 2015
19 Covenant University Ota Prof. Aderemi A Atayero 2002
20 Crawford University Igbesa Prof. Isaac Rotimi Ajayi 2005
21 Crescent University Professor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila 2005
22 Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo Prof. Timothy O Olagbemiro 2015
23 Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin Prof. T O Fadayomi 2012
24 Evangel University, Akaeze Prof. I U Kalu 2012
25 Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo Prof. Usman Abdullateef 2007
26 Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State Prof. (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke 2009
27 Gregory University, Uturu Prof. M O E Iwuala 2012
28 Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun Prof. Segun Odunola 2015
29 Hezekiah University, Umudi Prof. Enoch Ajunwa 2015
30 Igbinedion University Okada Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye 1999
31 Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji Professor Sola Fajana 2006
32 Kings University, Ode Omu Prof. Diran Famurewa 2015
33 Kwararafa University, Wukari Professor Yakubu A Ochefu 2005
34 Landmark University, Omu-Aran. Professor Aize O Obayan 2011
35 Lead City University, Ibadan Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo 2005
36 Madonna University, Okija Prof. Chucks E. Ezedum 1999
37 Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo Prof. Adeniyi Agunbiade 2012
38 Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University Prof. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwape 2015
39 Mountain Top University Prof Elijah Ayolabi 2015
40 Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja Professor Huseyin Sert 2009
41 Novena University, Ogume Prof Chris Aniche Okoroafor 2005
42 Obong University, Obong Ntak Professor Udouda M Ekanemesang 2007
43 Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State Prof. Chibuzo Nnate Nwoke 2009
44 Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Professor Juan Manuel Elegido 2002
45 Paul University, Awka – Anambra State Professor Uche Isiugo-Abanihe 2009
46 Redeemer’s University, Mowe Professor Z. Debo Adeyewa 2005
47 Renaissance University, Enugu Prof. C C Onochie 2005
48 Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State Professor O. C. Onwudike 2009
49 Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom Prof. Celestine A Ntuen 2015
50 Salem University, Lokoja Prof. (Mrs) Dorcas Oluwade 2007
51 Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhan 2011
52 Southwestern University, Oku Owa Prof. Babatunde A Ikotun 2012
53 Summit University Prof. H O B Oloyede 2015
54 Tansian University, Umunya Professor Obioma Matthew Iheduru 2007
55 University of Mkar, Mkar Prof. Iorwese D Gernah 2005
56 Veritas University, Abuja Prof. Michael Kwanashie 2007
57 Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State Professor F E Obi Ikediugwu 2009
58 Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo Professor Olu Aderounmu 2007
59 Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State Prof. (Mrs) Olete Okobiah 2007
60 Christopher University Mowe Prof. Friday Ndubuisi 2015
61 Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State Prof. Kolade Ayorinde 2016
62 Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State Prof. J O Afolayan 2016
63 Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State Prof. Anthony Akinwole 2016
64 Legacy University, Okija Anambra State Prof. Moses Nkem Chendo 2016
65 Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State Prof. Julian Osuji 2016
66 Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State Prof John Adesiji Olorunmaiye   2016
67 Coal City University Enugu State Prof. Malachy Ike Okwueze   2016
68 Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State Prof. Chimezie A Omeonu 2016
69 Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State 2017
70 Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State     2017
71 Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo     2017
72 PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt Prof. Michael Diejomaoh   2017
73 Atiba University Oyo     2017
74 Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos Professor Muheez Alani Durosinmi 2017
75 Skyline University, Kano     2018

2 thoughts on “List of Universities (federal +state +private) in Nigeria approved by NUC 2023/2024”

  1. Private Universities
    You did a great job.
    Is it possible to know the owners of the Private Universities.
    On principles, some of us may not be able to apply to just any of them.
    Some proprietors plunderred the nation’s economy. Integrity is important for us to survive in Nigeria.

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