NUC Latest Ranking: Top 100 Universities In Nigeria 2024

The NUC latest Nigeria University Ranking for 2023 is out with University of Ibadan (UI) still topping the list as best university in Nigeria. The Ranking was obtained from the March 2023 Webometrics World University Ranking results.

NUC university ranking

The Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics) is a rank of world universities web presence. And below is the updated top 100 best universities in Nigeria from the 2023 edition of the webometrics results.

Recently, there have been an increase in the number of universities in Nigeria but a decline in the quality and standard of education.

Below is a the list of Top 100 Universities In Nigeria as ranked by National University Council (NUC) 2023.

University of Ibadan

Covenant University Ota

University of Nigeria

Obafemi Awolowo University

Federal University of Technology Minna

University of Lagos

Ahmadu Bello University

University of Agriculture Abeokuta

University of Ilorin

Federal University of Technology Akure

University of Benin

University of Port Harcourt

Federal University of Technology Owerri

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

Bayero University Kano

University of Uyo

Lagos State University

University of Calabar

University of Abuja

Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti

University of Jos

Nnamdi Azikiwe University

University of Maiduguri

Godfrey Okoye University

Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)

American University of Nigeria

Landmark University

Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State

Ebonyi State University

Usmanu Danfodiyo University

Babcock University

Adekunle Ajasin University

Niger Delta University

African University of Science & Technology Abuja

Rivers State University of Science & Technology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike

Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)

Redeemer’s University

Federal University Dutsin Ma

Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa

Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi

Osun State University

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar

Enugu State University of Science & Technology

Abia State University Uturu

Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI

Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma

Kwara State University

Auchi Polytechnic

Lagos State University College of Medicine

Imo State University Owerri

Benue State University

Bowen University

Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University)

Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)

Delta State University Nigeria

Igbinedion University Okada

Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna

Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike

Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Fountain University Osogbo

Yaba College of Technology

Ajayi Crowther University Oyo

Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa

Adeleke University Ede

Pan African University Lagos

Nasarawa State University

Bingham University New Karu

Polytechnic Ibadan

Benson Idahosa University

Federal University Dutse Jigawa State

Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun

Akwa Ibom State University of Technology

National Open University of Nigeria

Edo State Polytechnic Usen

Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State

Elizade University Ilara Mokin

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai

Federal Polytechnic Ilaro

Federal University Lokoja Kogi State

Ondo State University of Science & Technology Okitipupa

Al Hikmah University Ilorin

Kogi State University

Federal University Wukari Taraba State

Tai Solarin University of Education

Bauchi State University Gadau

Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja

Yobe State University

Lead City University Ibadan

Kaduna Polytechnic

Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil

Baze University Kuchigoro

Lagos State Polytechnic

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta

Madonna University Nigeria

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli)

Paul University Awka Anambra State

Adeyemi College of Education Ondo

NUC Top 10 Universities in Nigeria 2024

University of Ibadan

This school ranks as first on the list, beating the likes of UNILAG as the best federal tertiary academic institution in the country. The university of Ibadan has been the preferred choice for students who want to pursue various programmes and degrees in various courses of study.

Covenant University

Covenant university is the best private university and ranks 2nd on NUC list of top universities in Nigeria. Founded by Bishop David Oyedepo, the school is known for churning brilliant minds into the society and has state of the art facilities that makes learning easy.

The only pitfall associated with this school is that it is one of the most expensive universities in the country. The school fees of Covenant university is on the high, making it difficult for students who chose this academic institution as their preferred school of study honor their admission to this school.

University of Nigeria (UNN)

UNN is ranked as the 3rd best university in the country this 2024. This federal university was founded in 1955 and is located in Nsukka, Enugu State.

Also, it is the first autonomous university in Nigeria linked with the British system of education. The aim of the school is to develop students through careful lecturing, research and development, knowledge transfer and human resource development.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Obafemi Awolowo University is another top university that has been ranked among the best academic institutions in Africa. OAU is located in Osun state and it is one of the most sought after schools in the southwest region of the country.

Accredited by the NUC, this school has various faculties and departments for various courses which has been dully listed by JAMB for Nigerian students. Also, they also offer degree programmes, masters programmes and also pre-degree and Ph.D.

University of Lagos (UNILAG)

UNILAG is by far the most equipped university in Nigeria. Founded in 1962, this federal school has always provided quality and objective education Nigerian students.

The University has produced many graduates who in one way or the other has had major impact in the growth and development of the country. Gaining admission into UNILAG might be kind of difficult due to the prestige of the school. In terms of academics, UNILAG is one of the best in the country.

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is another top federal university in the country located in Zaria, Kaduna State. It is one of the best science universities to attend if you wish to study medicine as a course in the university. They have state one of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria.

University of Ilorin

The University of Ilorin is a top federal government owned university that has accredited courses approved by JAMB for students who wish to study in a Nigerian university and acquire quality education.

University of Benin

The University of Benin was established in 1970 as a school to reduce illiteracy in the country. It first began as an Institute of Technology before attaining to University status by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 1971.

With over 30,000 students already enrolled, University of Benin has Faculties and Departments offering courses at both postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma and certificate levels.

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  1. I appreciated IBB lapai university despite its few Years of operation. More Greece to lapai university. After 10years will compete with the top ten Nigerian universities.

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