List of Accredited Universities in Nigeria


List of Accredited Universities in Nigeria: Just as the post-utme is around the corner, we understand that selecting an accredited university could be very difficult. This is why Insideschool Nigeria has put together this page to help student select accredited university in Nigeria.

List of Accredited Universities in Nigeria - List of Accredited Universities in Nigeria

List of Accredited Universities in Nigeria

We advise all student to ensure to check this list as choosing an unaccredited university is bad.

Check below for a list of all the accredited Universities in Nigeria.


List of Federal, State & Private Universities in Nigeria

This page contains the list of Federal, States and Private Universities in Nigeria that are accredited by the Nigerian Universities Commission alongside their year of establishment and official contact websites.

According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), the total number of accredited Nigeria Universities can be classified into forty (40) Federal Universities, forty-four (44) State Universities, and Sixty-eight (68) Private Universities. Meanwhile, The National Universities Commission (NUC) is the major accreditation and regulatory body tasked by the Federal Government of Nigeria to enforce uniform standard and sets the admissions capacity of every university in Nigeria.

Given this task, the NUC has always warned the general public to ensure they verify if a university is approved before patronizing them. However, several students have fallen prey to some fraudulent groups/institutions parading themselves as approved universities (especially foreign ones), only for people to later find out that they are not approved by the NUC.

To save you this hassle, we have taken the time to compile the verified full list of all the Nigerian Universities approved by the NUC. Also, we are committed to updating this list as changes are made within the Nigerian Educational system. We hope you find this useful.

Federal Universities in Nigeria

List of NUC approved Federal Universities in Nigeria, year founded and official website

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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 Federal University, Ndifu-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 2013
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

State Universities in Nigeria

List of NUC approved state  Universities in Nigeria, year founded and official website

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1 Abia State University, Uturu 1981
2 Adamawa State University Mubi 2002
3 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba 1999
4 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo 2010
5 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma 1980
6 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli 2000
7 Bauchi State University, Gadau 2011
8 Benue State University, Makurdi 1992
9 Yobe State University, Damaturu 2006
10 Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar 2004
11 Delta State University Abraka 1992
12 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 2000
13 Ekiti State University 1982
14 Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu 1982
15 Gombe State University, Gombe 2004
16 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai 2005
17 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni 2010
18 Imo State University, Owerri 1992
19 Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa 2013
20 Kaduna State University, Kaduna 2004
21 Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil 2000
22 Kebbi State University, Kebbi 2006
23 Kogi State University Anyigba 1999
24 Kwara State University, Ilorin 2009
25 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso 1990
26 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa 2008
27 River State University of Science and Technology 1979
28 Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye 1982
29 Lagos State University, Ojo 1983
30 Niger Delta University Yenagoa 2000
31 Nasarawa State University Keffi 2002
32 Plateau State University Bokkos 2005
33 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode 2005
34 Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina 2006
35 Osun State University Osogbo 2006
36 Taraba State University, Jalingo 2008
37 Sokoto State University 2009
38 Northwest University Kano 2012
39 Oyo State Technical University Ibadan 2012
40 Ondo State University of Medical Sciences 2015
41 Edo University Iyamo 2016
42 Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State 2016
43 University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State 2016
44 Bornu State University, Maiduguri 2016

Private Universities in Nigeria

List of NUC approved Private Universities in Nigeria, year founded and official website

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1 Achievers University, Owo 2007
2 Adeleke University, Ede 2011
3 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State 2009
4 African University of Science & Technology, Abuja 2007
5 Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan 2005
6 Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin 2005
7 Al-Qalam University, Katsina 2005
8 American University of Nigeria, Yola 2003
9 Augustine University 2015
10 Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo 1999
11 Baze University 2011
12 Bells University of Technology, Otta 2005
13 Benson Idahosa University, Benin City 2002
14 Bingham University, New Karu 2005
15 Bowen University, Iwo 2001
16 Caleb University, Lagos 2007
17 Caritas University, Enugu 2005
18 CETEP City University, Lagos 2005
19 Chrisland University 2015
20 Covenant University Ota 2002
21 Crawford University Igbesa 2005
22 Crescent University 2005
23 Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo 2015
24 Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin 2012
25 Evangel University, Akaeze 2012
26 Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo 2007
27 Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State 2009
28 Gregory University, Uturu 2012
29 Hallmark University 2015
30 Hezekiah University, Umudi 2015
31 Igbinedion University Okada 1999
32 Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji 2006
33 Kings University 2015
34 Kwararafa University, Wukari 2005
35 Landmark University, Omu-Aran. 2011
36 Lead City University, Ibadan 2005
37 Madonna University, Okija 1999
38 Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo 2012
39 Micheal & Cecilia University 2015
40 Mountain Top University 2015
41 Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja 2009
42 Novena University, Ogume 2005
43 Obong University, Obong Ntak 2007
44 Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State 2009
45 Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos 2002
46 Paul University, Awka – Anambra State 2009
47 Redeemer’s University, Mowe 2005
48 Renaissance University, Enugu 2005
49 Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State 2009
50 Ritman University 2015
51 Salem University, Lokoja 2007
52 Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. 2011
53 Southwestern University, Oku Owa 2012
54 Summit University 2015
55 Tansian University, Umunya 2007
56 University of Mkar, Mkar 2005
57 Veritas University 2007
58 Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State 2009
59 Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo 2007
60 Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State 2007
61 Christopher University Mowe 2015
62 Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State 2016
63 Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State 2016
64 Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State 2016
65 Legacy University, Okija Anambra State 2016
66 Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State 2016
67 Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State 2016
68 Coal City University Enugu State 2016
69 Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State 2016

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