Universities in Nigeria : NUC Approved List – 2019


    This is the full list of Universities in Nigeria, 41 Federal Universities in Nigeria, 47 State Universities in Nigeria and 75 private Universities in Nigeria as approved and released by the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC), the list is the current and valid one for this year, with all the nigerian universities and year founded.

    Nigerians have been known to chase education voraciously and this is evident in the sheer number of universities you can find in Nigeria today. The number is immeasurable if we are to factor in the numbers of unaccredited universities in Nigeria too.

    Nigeria presently has 41 Federal Universities, 47 State Universities, and 75 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,Location and  year founded.

    S/N Name of Universities Year Established
    1 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 1988
    2 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1962
    3 Bayero University, Kano 1975
    4 Federal University Gashua, Yobe 2013
    5 Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun 2007
    6 Federal University of Technology, Akure 1981
    7 Federal University of Technology, Minna 1982
    8 Federal University of Technology, Owerri 1980
    9 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State 2011
    10 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina 2011
    11 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State 2011
    12 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State 2011
    13 Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State 2011
    14 Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State 2011
    15 Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa 2011
    16 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State 2011
    17 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State 2011
    18 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi 2013
    19 Federal University, Gusau Zamfara 2013
    20 Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike 2013
    21 Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola 1981
    22 National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos 2002
    23 Nigeria Police Academy Wudil 2013
    24 Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna 1985
    25 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka 1992
    26 Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife 1962
    27 University of Abuja, Gwagwalada 1988
    28 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 1988
    29 University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1988
    30 University of Benin 1970
    31 University of Calabar 1975
    32 University of Ibadan 1948
    33 University of Ilorin 1975
    34 University of Jos 1975
    35 University of Lagos 1962
    36 University of Maiduguri 1975
    37 University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1960
    38 University of Port-Harcourt 1975
    39 University of Uyo 1991
    40 Usumanu Danfodiyo University 1975
    41 Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State 2018

    State Universities in Nigeria

    List of NUC approved state Universities in Nigeria, Location and year founded.

    Name of Universities
    Year Established
    1 Abia State University, Uturu 1981
    2 Adamawa State University Mubi 2002
    3 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba 1999
    4 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo 2010
    5 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma 1980
    6 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli 2000
    7 Bauchi State University, Gadau 2011
    8 Benue State University, Makurdi 1992
    9 Yobe State University, Damaturu 2006
    10 Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar 2004
    11 Delta State University Abraka 1992
    12 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 2000
    13 Ekiti State University 1982
    14 Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu 1982
    15 Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe 2004
    16 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai 2005
    17 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni 2010
    18 Imo State University, Owerri 1992
    19 Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa 2013
    20 Kaduna State University, Kaduna 2004
    21 Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil 2000
    22 Kebbi State University, Kebbi 2006
    23 Kogi State University Anyigba 1999
    24 Kwara State University, Ilorin 2009
    25 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso 1990
    26 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa 2008
    27 River State University of Science and Technology 1979
    28 Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye 1982
    29 Lagos State University, Ojo 1983
    30 Niger Delta University Yenagoa 2000
    31 Nasarawa State University Keffi 2002
    32 Plateau State University Bokkos 2005
    33 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode 2005
    34 Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina 2006
    35 Osun State University Osogbo 2006
    36 Taraba State University, Jalingo 2008
    37 Sokoto State University 2009
    38 Northwest University Kano 2012
    39 Oyo State Technical University Ibadan 2012
    40 Ondo State University of Medical Sciences 2015
    41 Edo University Iyamo 2016
    42 Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State 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

    Private Universities in Nigeria

    List of NUC approved Private Universities in Nigeria, location and year founded.

    1 Achievers University, Owo 2007
    2 Adeleke University, Ede 2011
    3 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State 2009
    4 African University of Science & Technology, Abuja 2007
    5 Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan 2005
    6 Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin 2005
    7 Al-Qalam University, Katsina 2005
    8 American University of Nigeria, Yola 2003
    9 Augustine University 2015
    10 Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo 1999
    11 Baze University 2011
    12 Bells University of Technology, Otta 2005
    13 Benson Idahosa University, Benin City 2002
    14 Bingham University, New Karu 2005
    15 Bowen University, Iwo 2001
    16 Caleb University, Lagos 2007
    17 Caritas University, Enugu 2005
    18 Chrisland University 2015
    19 Covenant University Ota 2002
    20 Crawford University Igbesa 2005
    21 Crescent University 2005
    22 Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo 2015
    23 Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin 2012
    24 Evangel University, Akaeze 2012
    25 Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo 2007
    26 Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State 2009
    27 Gregory University, Uturu 2012
    28 Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun 2015
    29 Hezekiah University, Umudi 2015
    30 Igbinedion University Okada 1999
    31 Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji 2006
    32 Kings University, Ode Omu 2015
    33 Kwararafa University, Wukari 2005
    34 Landmark University, Omu-Aran. 2011
    35 Lead City University, Ibadan 2005
    36 Madonna University, Okija 1999
    37 Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo 2012
    38 Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University 2015
    39 Mountain Top University 2015
    40 Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja 2009
    41 Novena University, Ogume 2005
    42 Obong University, Obong Ntak 2007
    43 Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State 2009
    44 Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos 2002
    45 Paul University, Awka – Anambra State 2009
    46 Redeemer’s University, Mowe 2005
    47 Renaissance University, Enugu 2005
    48 Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State 2009
    49 Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom 2015
    50 Salem University, Lokoja 2007
    51 Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. 2011
    52 Southwestern University, Oku Owa 2012
    53 Summit University 2015
    54 Tansian University, Umunya 2007
    55 University of Mkar, Mkar 2005
    56 Veritas University, Abuja 2007
    57 Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State 2009
    58 Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo 2007
    59 Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State 2007
    60 Christopher University Mowe 2015
    61 Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State 2016
    62 Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State 2016
    63 Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State 2016
    64 Legacy University, Okija Anambra State 2016
    65 Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State 2016
    66 Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State 2016
    67 Coal City University Enugu State 2016
    68 Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State 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 2017
    73 Atiba University Oyo 2017
    74 Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos 2017


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