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The Ultimate A-Z List of Universities in Nigeria 2024: Federal, State, and Private Institutions Included

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When it comes to pursuing higher education in Nigeria, students have a wide range of options to choose from, including federal, state, and private universities. Each type of institution offers unique benefits and considerations for prospective students. In this blog post guide, we will review all the key differences and characteristics of federal, state, and private universities in Nigeria.

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Here is a list of universities in Nigeria, categorized as federal, state, and private:

Federal Universities:

  1. Achievers University, Owo
  2. Adeleke University, Ede
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti State
  4. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
  6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  7. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  8. American University of Nigeria, Yola
  9. Augustine University
  10.  Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo

State Universities

  1. Baze University
  2. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  3. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  4. Bingham University, New Karu
  5. Bowen University, Iwo
  6. Caleb University, Lagos
  7. Caritas University, Enugu
  8. Chrisland University
  9. Covenant University, Ota
  10. Crawford University Igbesa
  11. Crescent University
  12. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  13. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  14. Evangel University, Akaeze
  15. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  16. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu State
  17. Gregory University, Uturu
  18. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  19. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  20. Igbinedion University Okada
  21. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  22. Kings University, Ode Omu
  23. Kwararafa University, Wukari
  24. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  25. Lead City University, Ibadan
  26. Madonna University, Okija
  27. McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  28. Michael and Cecilia Ibru University
  29. Mountain Top University
  30. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  31. Novena University, Ogume
  32. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  33. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
  34. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  35. Paul University, Awka, Anambra State
  36. Redeemer’s University, Ede
  37. Renaissance University, Enugu
  38. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa, Rivers State
  39. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  40. Salem University, Lokoja
  41. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  42. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  43. Summit University, Offa
  44. Tansian University, Umunya
  45. University of Mkar, Mkar
  46. Veritas University, Abuja
  47. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State
  48. Wesley University Ondo
  49. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  50. Christopher University Mowe
  51. Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  52. Anchor University Ayobo, Lagos State
  53. Dominican University Ibadan, Oyo State
  54. Legacy University, Okija,, Anambra State
  55. Arthur Javis University, Akpoyubo Cross river State
  56. Crown Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  57. Coal City University, Enugu State
  58. Clifford University, Owerrinta,, Abia State
  59. Spiritan University, Nneochi,, Abia State
  60. Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo
  61. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt
  62. Atiba University Oyo
  63. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos
  64. Skyline University, Kano
  65. Greenfield University, Kaduna
  66. Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  67. Trinity University, Ogun State
  68. Westland University, Iwo, Osun State
  69. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State
  70. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
  71. Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State
  72. Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
  73. Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
  74. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State
  75. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State
  76. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State
  77. NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
  78. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State
  79. James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State
  80. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State
  81. Capital City University, Kano State
  82. Ahman Pategi University, Kwara State
  83. University of Offa, Kwara State
  84. Mewar International University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
  85. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
  86. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
  87. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State
  88. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State
  89. PEN Resource University, Gombe
  90. Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno
  91. Margaret Lawrence University, Umunede, Delta State
  92. Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano
  93. Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State
  94. Baba Ahmed University, Kano State
  95. Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto State
  96. Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State
  97. Peter University, Achina-Onneh,, Anambra State
  98. Newgate University, Nigeria, Niger State.
  99. European University of Nigeria, Duboyi, FCT
  100. NorthWest University, Sokoto State
  101. Rayhaan University, Kebbi
  102. Muhammad Kamalud University, Kwara
  103. Sam Maris University, Ondo
  104. Aletheia University, Ago-Iwoye,, Ogun State
  105. Lux Mundi University, Umuahia, Abia State
  106. Maduka University, Ekwegbe, and and Enugu State
  107. PeaceLand University, Enugu State
  108. Amadeus University, Amizi, Abia State
  109. Vision University, Ikogbo, Ogun State
  110. Azman University, Kano State
  111. Huda University, Gusau, Zamafara State
  112. Franco-British International University, Kaduna State
  113. Canadian University of Nigeria, Abuja
  114. Gerar University of Medical Science, Imope, Ijebu, Ogun State.
  115. British Canadian University, Obufu Cross River State
  116. Hensard University, Toru-Orua, Sagbama, Bayelsa State
  117. Amaj University, Kwali, Abuja
  118. Phoenix University, Agwada, Nasarawa State
  119. Wigwe University, Isiokpo Rivers State
  120. Hillside University of Science and Technology, Okemisi, Ekiti State
  121. University on the Niger, Umunya, Anambra state
  122. Elrazi Medical University Yargaya University, Kano State
  123. Venite University, Iloro-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  124. Shanahan University Onitsha, Anambra State
  125. The Duke Medical University, Calabar, Cross River State
  126. Mercy Medical University, Iwo, Ogun State
  127. Cosmopolitan University, Abuja
  128. Miva Open University, Abuja FCT
  129. Iconic Open University, Sokoto State.
  130. West Midlands Open University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  131. Al-Muhibbah Open University, Abuja
  132. El-Amin University, Minna, Niger State
  133. College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Kaduna State
  134. Jewel University, Gombe state
  135. Prime University, Kuje, FCT Abuja
  136. Nigerian University of Technology and Management, Apapa, Lagos State
  137. Al-Bayan University, Ankpa, Kogi State
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list of private universities in Nigeria

  1. Achievers University, Owo
  2. Adeleke University, Ede
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  4. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
  6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  7. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  8. American University of Nigeria, Yola
  9. Augustine University
  10. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  11. Baze University
  12. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  13. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  14. Bingham University, New Karu
  15. Bowen University, Iwo
  16. Caleb University, Lagos
  17. Caritas University, Enugu
  18. Chrisland University
  19. Covenant University Ota
  20. Crawford University Igbesa
  21. Crescent University
  22. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  23. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  24. Evangel University, Akaeze
  25. Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo
  26. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  27. Gregory University, Uturu
  28. Hallmark University
  29. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  30. Igbinedion University Okada
  31. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  32. Kings University
  33. Kwararafa University, Wukari
  34. Landmark University, Omu-Aran.
  35. Lead City University, Ibadan
  36. Madonna University, Okija
  37. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  38. Micheal & Cecilia University
  39. Mountain Top University
  40. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  41. Novena University, Ogume
  42. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  43. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  44. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  45. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  46. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  47. Renaissance University, Enugu
  48. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  49. Ritman University
  50. Salem University, Lokoja
  51. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.
  52. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  53. Summit University
  54. Tansian University, Umunya
  55. University of Mkar, Mkar
  56. Veritas University
  57. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  58. Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo
  59. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  60. Christopher University Mowe
  61. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  62. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  63. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  64. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  65. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
  66. Cn Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  67. Coal City University Enugu State
  68. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  69. Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State
  70. Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo
  71. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt
  72. Atiba University Oyo
  73. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos
  74. Skyline University, Kano
  75. Greenfield University, Kaduna
  76. Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State
  77. Trinity University Ogun State
  78. Westland University Iwo, Osun State
  79. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State
  80. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
  81. Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo State
  82. Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
  83. Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
  84. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State
  85. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State
  86. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State
  87. NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
  88. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State
  89. James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State
  90. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State
  91. Capital City University, Kano State
  92. Ahman Pategi University, Kwara State
  93. University of Offa, Kwara State
  94. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
  95. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
  96. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
  97. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State
  98. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State
  99. PEN Resource University, Gombe
  100. Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno
  101. Margaret Lawrence University, Umunede, Delta State
  102. Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano
  103. Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State
  104. Baba Ahmed University, Kano State
  105. Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto State
  106. Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State
  107. Peter University, Achina-Onneh Anambra State
  108. Newgate University, MInna, Niger State.
  109. European University of Nigeria, Duboyi, FCT
  110. NorthWest University Sokoto State
  111. Rayhaan University, Kebbi
  112. Muhammad Kamalud University Kwara
  113. Sam Maris University, Ondo
  114. Aletheia University, Ago-Iwoye Ogun State
  115. Lux Mundi University Umuahia, Abia State
  116. Maduka University, Ekwegbe, Enugu State
  117. PeaceLand University, Enugu State
  118. Amadeus University, Amizi, Abia State
  119. Vision University, Ikogbo, Ogun State
  120. Azman University, Kano State
  121. Huda University, Gusau, Zamafara State
  122. Franco British International University, Kaduna State
  123. Canadian University of Nigeria, Abuja
  124. Gerar University of Medical Science Imope Ijebu, Ogun State.
  125. British Canadian University, Obufu Cross River State
  126. Hensard University, Toru-Orua, Sagbama, Bayelsa State
  127. Amaj University, Kwali, Abuja
  128. Phoenix University, Agwada, Nasarawa State
  129. Wigwe University, Isiokpo Rivers
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Conclusion:

This guide provides a comprehensive guide on Nigeria’s diverse range of higher education options, emphasizing the importance of thorough research on academic programs, facilities, and reputation before making a decision. It aims to serve as a valuable resource for those exploring Nigeria’s diverse higher education landscape.

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