List of Universities in Nigeria and their year of Establishment

List of universities in Nigeria

In the list of universities in Nigeria, contents101 will categorize the list according to federal universities in Nigeria, State universities in Nigeria and private universities in Nigeria.

There are 44 federal Universities in Nigeria, 48 state universities in Nigeria and 79 private universities in Nigeria. While the Federal Universities are owned and funded by the Federal Governments, the State Universities are owned and funded by the state governments.

However, Private Universities are either owned by an individual, a private organization or religious bodies.

Here are the list of universities in Nigeria and their year of establishment

List of Federal Universities in Nigeria

S/N

FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES

YEAR EST.

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

Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-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

1992

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

42

Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna

2018

43

Nigerian Army University Biu

2018

44

University of Health Technology, Otukpo Benue State

2020

List of State Universities in Nigeria 

S/NSTATE UNIVERSITIESYEAR EST.
1Abia State University, Uturu1981
2Adamawa State University Mubi2002
3Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba1999
4Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden2010
5Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma1980
6Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli2000
7Bauchi State University, Gadau2011
8Benue State University, Makurdi1992
9Yobe State University, Damaturu2006
10Cross River State University of Technology, Calabar2004
11Delta State University Abraka1992
12Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki2000
13Ekiti State University1982
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu1982
15Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe2004
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai2005
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni2010
18Imo State University, Owerri1992
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa2013
20Kaduna State University, Kaduna2004
21Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil2000
22Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero2006
23Kogi State University Anyigba1999
24Kwara State University, Ilorin2009
25Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso1990
26Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa2008
27River State University1979
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye1982
29Lagos State University, Ojo1983
30Niger Delta University Yenagoa2000
31Nasarawa State University Keffi2002
32Plateau State University Bokkos2005
33Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode2005
34Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina2006
35Osun State University Osogbo2006
36Taraba State University, Jalingo2008
37Sokoto State University2009
38Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano2012
39Oyo State Technical University Ibadan2012
40Ondo State University of Medical Sciences2015
41Edo University Iyamo2016
42Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State2016
43University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State2016
44Bornu State University, Maiduguri2016
45Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta2017
46Gombe State University of Science and Technology2017
47Zamfara State University2018
48Bayelsa Medical University2019

List of Private Universities in Nigeria 

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S/NPRIVATE UNIVERSITIESYEAR EST.
1Achievers University, Owo2007
2Adeleke University, Ede2011
3Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State2009
4African University of Science & Technology, Abuja2007
5Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan2005
6Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin2005
7Al-Qalam University, Katsina2005
8American University of Nigeria, Yola2003
9Augustine University2015
10Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo1999
11Baze University2011
12Bells University of Technology, Otta2005
13Benson Idahosa University, Benin City2002
14Bingham University, New Karu2005
15Bowen University, Iwo2001
16Caleb University, Lagos2007
17Caritas University, Enugu2005
18Chrisland University2015
19Covenant University Ota2002
20Crawford University Igbesa2005
21Crescent University2005
22Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo2015
23Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin2012
24Evangel University, Akaeze2012
25Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo2007
26Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State2009
27Gregory University, Uturu2012
28Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun2015
29Hezekiah University, Umudi2015
30Igbinedion University Okada1999
31Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji2006
32Kings University, Ode Omu2015
33Kwararafa University, Wukari2005
34Landmark University, Omu-Aran.2011
35Lead City University, Ibadan2005
36Madonna University, Okija1999
37Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo2012
38Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University2015
39Mountain Top University2015
40Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja2009
41Novena University, Ogume2005
42Obong University, Obong Ntak2007
43Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State2009
44Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos2002
45Paul University, Awka – Anambra State2009
46Redeemer’s University, Ede2005
47Renaissance University, Enugu2005
48Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State2009
49Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom2015
50Salem University, Lokoja2007
51Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.2011
52Southwestern University, Oku Owa2012
53Summit University2015
54Tansian University, Umunya2007
55University of Mkar, Mkar2005
56Veritas University, Abuja2007
57Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State2009
58Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo2007
59Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State2007
60Christopher University Mowe2015
61Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State2016
62Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State2016
63Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State2016
64Legacy University, Okija Anambra State2016
65Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State2016
66Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State2016
67Coal City University Enugu State2016
68Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State2016
69Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State2017
70Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State2017
71Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo2017
72PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt2017
73Atiba University Oyo2017
74Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos2017
75Skyline University, Kano2018
76Greenfield University, Kaduna2019
77Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State2019
78Trinity University Ogun State2019
79Westland University Iwo, Osun State2019

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