Universities in Nigeria : NUC Approved List – 2020

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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