List Of Universities In Nigeria & Year Founded (Updated List)

In this article, we reveal to you the complete list of universities in Nigeria and the year they are founded. This includes Federal Universities, State and Private Universities. The year they are founded is based on information retrieved from the National Universities Commission (NUC), to know about the Universities in Nigeria continue reading this article.

Nigeria is a country blessed with intelligent people and to crown it up it is the largest black nation on earth, the most populated country in Africa – you need not to be told that Nigeria have numerous Universities ranging from the Federal Universities, State Universities and the Privately owned Universities.

Making a career choice can be difficult if the country only boasts of a few universities as the courses offered will be limited, having numerous universities in Nigeria has helped increase the rate of education in Nigeria over the years and here students have more than enough courses to choose from.

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Without further ado, below is a table showing all the Universities in Nigeria (Higher Institutions in Nigeria).

List Of Universities In Nigeria And Year Founded

Sectioned into Federal Universities, State Universities and Private Universities, below is the full list of universities in Nigeria.

List Of Federal Universities In Nigeria 

S/NFederal UniversitiesYear Founded
#1.Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi1988
#2.Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria1962
#3.Bayero University,Kano1975
#4.Federal University Gashua2013
#5.Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun2007
#6.Federal University of Technology, Akure1981
#7.Federal University of Technology, Minna.1982
#8.Federal University of Technology, Owerri1980
#9.Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State2011
#10.Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina2011
#11.Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State2011
#12.Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State2011
#13.Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State2011
#14.Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State2011
#15.Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa2011
#16.Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State2011
#17.Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State2011
#18.Federal University,Birnin Kebbi.2013
#19.Federal University,Gusau.2013
#20.Michael Okpara Uni. of Agric., Umudike1992
#21.Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola1988
#22.National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.2002
#23.Nigeria Police Academy Wudil2012
#24.Nigerian Defence Academy,Kaduna1985
#25.Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka1992
#26.Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife1962
#27.University of Abuja, Gwagwalada1988
#28.University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.1988
#29.University of Agriculture, Makurdi.1988
#30.University of Benin1970
#31.University of Calabar1975
#32.University of Ibadan1948
#33.University of Ilorin1975
#34.University of Jos1975
#35.University of Lagos1962
#36.University of Maiduguri1975
#37.University of Nigeria, Nsukka1960
#38.University of Port-Harcourt1975
#39.University of Uyo1991
#40.Usumanu Danfodiyo University1975

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List Of State Universities In Nigeria

S/NState UniversitiesYear Founded
#1.Abia State University, Uturu.1980
#2.Adamawa State University Mubi2002
#3.Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba.1999
#4.Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo2004
#5.Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma,1980
#6.Anambra State University of Science & Technology, Uli2000
#7.Bauchi State University, Gadau2011
#8.Benue State University, Makurdi.1992
#9.Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu.2006
#10.Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar2004
#11.Delta State University Abraka1992
#12.Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki2000
#13.Ekiti State University1988
#14.Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu1981
#15.Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe2004
#16.Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai2005
#17.Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni.2010
#18.Imo State University, Owerri1992
#19.Jigawa State University2013
#20.Kaduna State University, Kaduna2004
#21.Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil2000
#22.Kebbi State University, Kebbi2006
#23.Kogi State University Anyigba1999
#24.Kwara State University, Ilorin2009
#25.Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso1990
#26.Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa2008
#27.River State University of Science and Technology1979
#28.Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye1982
#29.Lagos State University Ojo1983
#30.Niger Delta University Yenagoa2000
#31.Nasarawa State University Keffi2002
#32.Plateau University Bokkos2005
#33.Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode2005
#34.Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina2006
#35.Osun State University Osogbo2006
#36.Taraba State University, Jalingo2008
#37.Sokoto State University2009
#38.Northwest University Kano2012
#39.The Technical University, Ibadan2012
#40.Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausas2013

List Of Private Universities In Nigeria

S/NPrivate UniversitiesYear Founded
#1.Achievers University, Owo2007
#2.Adeleke University,Ede.2011
#3.Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State2009
#4.African University of Science & Technology, Abuja2007
#5.Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan2005
#6.Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin2005
#7.Al-Qalam University, Katsina2005
#8.American University of Nigeria, Yola2003
#9.Augustine University2015
#10.Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo1999
#11.Baze University2011
#12.Bells University of Technology, Otta2005
#13.Benson Idahosa University,Benin City2002
#14.Bingham University, New Karu2005
#15.Bowen University, Iwo2001
#16.Caleb University, Lagos2007
#17.Caritas University, Enugu2005
#18.CETEP City University, Lagos2005
#19.Chrisland University2015
#20.Christopher University2015
#21.Covenant University Ota2002
#22.Crawford University Igbesa2005
#23.Crescent University,2005
#24.Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo2015
#25.Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin2012
#26.Evangel University, Akaeze2012
#27.Fountain Unveristy,Oshogbo2007
#28.Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State2009
#29.Gregory University, Uturu2012
#30.Hallmark University2015
#31.Hezekiah University, Umudi2015
#32.Igbinedion University Okada1999
#33.Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji2006
#34.Kings University2015
#35.Kwararafa University, Wukari2005
#36.Landmark University,Omu-Aran.2011
#37.Lead City University, Ibadan2005
#38.Madonna University, Okija1999
#39.Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo2012
#40.Micheal & Cecilia University2015
#41.Mountain Top University2015
#42.Nigerian-Turkish Nile University, Abuja2009
#43.Novena University, Ogume2005
#44.Obong University, Obong Ntak2007
#45.Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State2009
#46.Pan-African University, Lagos2002
#47.Paul University, Awka – Anambra State2009
#48.Redeemer’s University, Mowe2005
#49.Renaissance University,Enugu2005
#50.Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State2009
#51.Ritman University2015
#52.Salem University,Lokoja2007
#53.Samuel Adegboyega University,Ogwa.2011
#54.Southwestern University, Oku Owa2012
#55.Summit University2015
#56.Tansian University,Umunya2007
#57.University of Mkar, Mkar2005
#58.Veritas University2007
#59.Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State2009
#60.Wesley Univ. of Science & Tech., Ondo2007
#61.Western Delta University, Oghara2007

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