LIST OF APPROVED FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA AND YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENTS – RELEASED BY NUC

A comprehensive list of Federal Universities in Nigeria approved by the National University Commission (NUC) as at the year 2016/2017. The list is compiled in a serial order according to the year of establishment by the Federal Government of Nigeria. This is to enable students, lecturers, researchers, parents and guardians in different parts of Nigeria who intend to apply for any of the Universities to know if the institution they intend to apply for has been approved by the NUC.



FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA – APPROVED BY NUC
S/N
FEDERAL INSTITUTION
YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
1.
University of Ibadan, Ibadan – Oyo State
1948
2.
University of Nigeria, Nssuka, Enugu State
1960
3.
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
1962
4.
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Kaduna State
1962
5.
University of Lagos, Lagos State
1962
6.
University of Benin, Benin City – Edo State
1970
7.
Bayero University, Kano – Kano State
1975
8.
University of Calabar, Calabar – Cross River State
1975
9.
University of Ilorin, Ilorin - Kwara State
1975
10.
University of Jos, Jos - Plateau State
1975
11.
University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri Borno State
1975
12.
Usman Danfodiyo, Sokoto, Sokoto State
1975
13.
University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, River State
1975
14.
Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State
1980
15.
Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State
1981
16.
Modiboo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State
1981
17.
Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State
1982
18.
Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna State
1985
19.
University of Abuja, Abuja F.C.T
1988
20.
Abubaka Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
1988
21.
University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Banue State
1988
22.
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State
1988
23.
University of Uyo, Uyo Akwa-Ibom State
1991
24.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State
1992
25.
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State
1992
26.
National University of Nigeria, Lagos State
2002
27.
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State. (formerly Petroleum Training Institute)
2007
28.
Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
2011
29.
Federal University, Lafia, Nassarawa State
2011
30.
Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
2011
31.
Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
2011
32.
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State
2011
33.
Federal University, Dutse, Jugawa State
2011
34.
Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
2011
35.
Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
2011
36.
Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State
2011
37.
The Nigeria Police Academy, Widil, Kano State
2012
38.
Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
2013
39.
Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
2013
40.
Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
2013

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