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

This is a comprehensive list of all the Federal Universities, State Universities and Private Universities / Institutions in Nigeria approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) from the year 1948 till 2016. This complied list is to assist Nigerian students, lecturers, researchers, parents and guardians in different parts of the country “Nigeria” to have first-hand information about the institution they intend to apply for in Nigeria. This list is approved by the NUC. Click the links below to view the different Universities as arranged for easy assessment;

 This is the updated list for all approved Nigeria universities

List of Approved Federal Universities in Nigeria – View Here

List of Approved State Universities in Nigeria – View Here

List of Approved Private Universities in Nigeria – View Here

List of Illegal Universities Closed Down by NUC – View Here




According to a publication from the office of the Executive Secretary of the national Universities Commission, the above listed federal, state and private universities has been approved. The list of illegal universities has been disapproved and closed down by the National Universities Commission (NUC) because they did not passed the accreditation exercise carried out on them and also because they have operated their campuses and/or courses without permission from the NUC.

The general public is thereby informed to be cautious of the institutions they apply for so that they wouldn’t risk the chance of studying a course in a disapproved university or illegal institution.

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


Federal Universities in Nigeria - Approved

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

State Universities in Nigeria - Approved

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Adamawa State University, Mubi
  3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba – Akoko, Ondo State
  4. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Ikpaden
  5. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State
  6. Anambra State University, Uli
  7. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  8. Benue State University, Makurdi
  9. Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu, Yobe State
  10. Cross River State University of Technology, Calabar
  11. Delta State University, Abraka
  12. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  13. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (formerly University of Ado-Ekiti
  14. Enigu state University of Sciencce & Technology, Enugu
  15. Gombe State University, Gombe
  16. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State
  17. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  18. Imo State University, Owerri 
  19. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  20. Kano State University of Science and Technology Wudil
  21. Kebbi State University of Science & Technology, Aliero
  22. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  23. Kwara State University, Ilorin
  24. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
  25. Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos
  26. Nassarawa State University, Keffi
  27. Niger-Delta University, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
  28. North-West university, Kano
  29. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  30. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences
  31. Ondo State University of Technology, Okiti Pupa
  32. Osun State University, Osogbo
  33. Plateau State University, Bokkos
  34. Rivers State University of Science & Technology Port-Harcourt
  35. Sokoto State University, Sokoto
  36. SuleLamido University, Kafin Hausas
  37. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun
  38. Taraba State University, Jalingo
  39. The Technical University, Ibadan
  40. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina

Private Universities in Nigeria - Approved

  1. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  3. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
  4. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  5. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  6. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  7. American University of Nigeria, Yola
  8. Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos state
  9. Babcock University, Ilishan Remo
  10. Baze University, Abuja
  11. Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State
  12. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  13. Bingham University, Auta-Balefi, Karu, Nasarawa state
  14. Bowen University, Iwo
  15. Caleb University, Lagos
  16. Caritas University, Amorji-Nke, Enugu
  17. CETEP City University, Lagos
  18. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
  19. Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State
  20. Convenant University, Ota
  21. Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State
  22. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  23. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta state
  24. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  25. Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State
  26. Fountain University, Osogbo
  27. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuoma-Nike, Enugu State
  28. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  29. Hallmark University, Ijebu, Itele, Ogun State
  30. Hezekiah University, Umudi,, Imo State
  31. Igbinedion University, Okada
  32. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeja-Arakeji, Osun State
  33. Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State
  34. Kwararafa University, Wukari (formerly Wukari Jubilee University)
  35. Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State
  36. Leads City University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  37. Madonna University, Okija
  38. McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State
  39. Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Owhrode, Delta State
  40. Mountain Top University, Ogun State
  41. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
  42. Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
  43. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  44. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
  45. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  46. Paul University, Awka, Anambra State
  47. Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State
  48. Renaisance University, Enugu
  49. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa, River state
  50. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
  51. Salem University, Lokoja
  52. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  53. Southwestern University, Okun Owa, Ogun State
  54. Summit University, Offa, Kwara State
  55. Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State
  56. The Achievers University, Owo
  57. Universiity of Mkar, Mkar
  58. Veritas University, Abuja
  59. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State
  60. Wesley University of Science  & Technology, Ondo
  61. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
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