List of Universities in Nigeria.

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This is a list of universities in NigeriaNigeria is organised into 36 states and a federal capital territory (FCT) in Abuja. As a result of the oil boom years of the 1970s, tertiary level of education was expanded to reach every sub-region of Nigeria. The federal government and the state governments were previously the only bodies licensed to operate ScholarsJoint universities. Recently, licenses have been granted to individuals, corporate bodies and religious bodies to establish private universities in the country.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is the major accreditation and regulatory body that enforces uniform standard and sets admissions capacity of every university in Nigeria.[1]

What do you want to know about your University, or the University of your choice here in Nigeria?

Don’t worry anymore, because right here and now, here’s all the information you NEED to know about your school or preferred academic institution in Nigeria.

We have compiled all the names of the Federal Republic of Nigeria National Universities Commission (NUC) Nigeria Universities approved lists.

This lists contains the following:

Names of each Universities, their state, common abbreviation, their exact location, funding and the year in which they were founded. It’s a full guide to knowing your University better than 90% of your fellow students!

Take note, that this is a list of universities in Nigeria. Nigeria is a country, which is organised into 36 states and a federal capital territory (FCT) which is located in FCT. Abuja.

What made Nigeria one of the greatest Africa countries today, was as a result of the oil boom years of the 1970s, which helped the Nigerian government built tertiary education to reach every sub-region of Nigeria.

You should be aware, that the federal government and the state governments were previously, the only bodies which were licensed to operate and own a universities. However, this has changed recently, as licenses have been granted to individuals, corporate bodies and religious bodies to establish private universities in the country, as far as it meets the country’s requirements for establishing a learning institution.

Some persons are not yet aware, that the National Universities Commission (NUC) is the major accreditation and regulatory body, which helps in the enforcement of a uniform standard and sets admissions capacity of every universities in Nigeria, which has helped the country immensely to be among the top in the World today.

List of Federal Universities In Nigeria.

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S/NFEDERAL UNIVERSITIESYEAR EST.
1Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi1988
2Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria1962
3Bayero University, Kano1975
4Federal University Gashua, Yobe2013
5Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun2007
6Federal University of Technology, Akure1981
7Federal University of Technology, Minna1982
8Federal University of Technology, Owerri1980
9Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State2011
10Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina2011
11Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State2011
12Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State2011
13Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State2011
14Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State2011
15Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa2011
16Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State2011
17Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State2011
18Federal University, Birnin Kebbi2013
19Federal University, Gusau Zamfara2013
20Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike1992
21Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola1981
22National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos2002
23Nigeria Police Academy Wudil2013
24Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna1985
25Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka1992
26Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife1962
27University of Abuja, Gwagwalada1988
28Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta1988
29University of Agriculture, Makurdi1988
30University of Benin1970
31University of Calabar1975
32University of Ibadan1948
33University of Ilorin1975
34University of Jos1975
35University of Lagos1962
36University of Maiduguri1975
37University of Nigeria, Nsukka1960
38University of Port-Harcourt1975
39University of Uyo1991
40Usumanu Danfodiyo University1975
41Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State2018
42Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna2018
43Nigerian Army University Biu2018
NameAbbreviationLocationFounded
Abia State UniversityABSUUturu1981
Afe Babalola UniversityABUADAdo-Ekiti2009
Akwa Ibom State University of Science and TechnologyAKUTECHUyo2010
American University of NigeriaAUNYola2005
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa UniversityATBUBauchi1980
Adamawa State UniversityADSUMubi2002
Achievers UniversityACOwo2007
Ahmadu Bello UniversityABUZaria1962
Al-Hikmah UniversityAHUIlorin2005
Ambrose Alli UniversityAAUEkpoma1981
Anambra State University formerly Anambra State University Of Science And TechnologyANSUUli2000
Ajayi Crowther UniversityACUOyo1853
Bayero UniversityBUKKano1977
Babcock UniversityBUIlishan-Remo1959
Bells University of TechnologyBUTOta2004
Benson Idahosa UniversityBIUBenin City2002
Benue State UniversityBSUMakurdi1992
ECWA Bingham UniversityBUNew Karu2005
Bowen UniversityBUIwo2002
Bukar Abba Ibrahim UniversityYSUDamaturu2006
Cetep UniversityCULagos
Caleb UniversityCUlIkorodu, Lagos2008
Caritas UniversityCUEnugu2004
City UniversityCUYaba
National Open University of NigeriaNOUNVictoria Island, Lagos1983
City University of TechnologyCUTKaduna
Covenant UniversityCUOta2002
Crawford UniversityCUFaith City, Igbesa2005
Crawford UniversityCUOye-Ekiti Campus2005
Crescent UniversityCUAbeokuta2005
Cross River State University of TechnologyCRSUTEkpo-Abasi, Calabar
Delta State University, AbrakaDELSUAbraka1992
Ebonyi State UniversityEBSUAbakaliki1996
Elizade UniversityIlara-Mokin2012
Fountain University, OsogboFUOOsun2007
Federal University, Dutsin-MaFUDMKatsina
Federal University of Technology AkureFUTAAkura1981
Gregory UniversityUturu2012
Godfrey Okoye UniversityGOUEnugu2009
Landmark UniversityLUOmu-Aran2011
Lagos State UniversityLASUOjo, Lagos State1983
Nigerian Turkish Nile UniversityNTNUAbuja1998
Taraba State UniversityJalingo2011
University of BeninUNIBENBenin City, Edo State1970
University of CalabarUNICALCalabar, Cross River State1975
University of LagosUNILAGLagos, Lagos State1962
University of Port HarcourtUPHPort Harcourt, Rivers State1975
University of Nigeria, NsukkaUNNEnugu1955
Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria) AbujaVUNABwari2007

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