Types of University in Nigeria: Full List

In this post we shall provide all university types in Nigeria that are dully accredited. This includes all universities owned by both the federal and state governments. Students who want to continue their study and earn a Bachelor of Science degree after secondary school can be dully admitted to these academic institutions. As earlier stated, these schools are either owned by the federal, state government, as well as by private citizens, businesses, and religious institutions. The various types of universities will be discussed in this article.



The types of universities in Nigeria accredited by the NUC include:


Federal universities are tertiary institutions controlled, owned and managed by Nigeria’s federal government. The various federal universities in Nigeria include:

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Federal University Gashua, Yobe
  • Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  • Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
  • Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
  • Federal University, Gusau Zamfara
  • Nigerian Army University Biu
  • Nigeria Police Academy Wudi
  • Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • University of Uyo
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University
  • Air Force Institute of Technology.


These institutions only offer programs in agriculture. They are owned by the federal government and are accredited by the NUC. These schools include:

  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.


These universities of Health sciences in Nigeria are controlled by the Nigerian federal government. These federal schools include:

  • Health Technology, Otukpo, Benue State
  • Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, Bauchi State
  • Federal University of Health Science, Ila Orangun, Osun State.


These universities major in technological sciences but offer other courses. These federal owned technological schools include:

  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • Federal University of Technology, Babura, Jigawa State
  • Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State
  • Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State
  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State.


State universities are generally found within the 35 states in Nigeria and are tertiary institutions owned and controlled directly by the state government. These state owned universities include:

  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Adamawa State University Mubi
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu
  • Gombe State University, Gombe
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  • Imo State University, Owerri
  • Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Delta State University Abraka
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Ekiti State University
  • Prince Abubakar Audu University Anyigba
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin
  • Rivers State University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  • Lagos State University, Ojo
  • Niger Delta University
  • Yenagoa, Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  • Plateau State University, Bokkos
  • Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina
  • Osun State University, Osogbo
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo
  • Sokoto State University
  • Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano
  • Edo State University, Uzairue
  • Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University, Ogboko, Imo State
  • University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State
  • Borno State University, Maiduguri
  • Zamfara State University
  • University of Delta, Agbor
  • Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba
  • Lagos State University of Education
  • University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo, Imo State
  • Ondo State University of Medical Science
  • Bayelsa Medical University
  • King David Umahi University of Medical Sciences, Uburu


These state universities major in technological sciences but offer other courses. These state owned technological schools include:

  • Cross River State University of Technology, Calabar
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
  • Delta University of Science and Technology, Ozoro
  • Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil
  • Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa
  • Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, Kogi State
  • Oyo State Technical University, Ibadan
  • Bamidele Olumilua University of Science and Technology, Ikere, Ekiti State
  • Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta
  • Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Ikorodu,
  • Gombe State University of Science and Technology.


These private universities are accredited by the NUC and are owned by rich individuals, religious bodies like churches and mosques, and other corporate organizations. These privately owned universities include:

  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Adeleke University
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
  • Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • American University of Nigeria, Yola
  • Augustine University
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  • Baze University
  • Bells University of Technology, Otta
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Bingham University, New Karu
  • Bowen University
  • Caleb University, Lagos
  • Caritas University, Enugu
  • Chrisland University
  • Covenant University Ota
  • Crawford University Igbesa
  • Crescent University
  • Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  • Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  • Evangel University, Akaeze
  • Fountain University, Oshogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu State
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun State
  • Hezekiah University, Umudi
  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Kings University, Ode Omu
  • Kwararafa University, Wukar
  • Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Mcpherson University
  • Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University
  • Mountain Top University
  • Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  • Novena University
  • Obong University, Obong Ntak
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
  • Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  • Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  • Redeemer’s University, Ede
  • Renaissance University, Enugu
  • Rhema University, Obeama-Asa, Rivers State
  • Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  • Summit University
  • Tansian University, Umunya
  • University of Mkar, Mkar
  • Veritas University, Abuja
  • Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State
  • Wesley University, Ondo
  • Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
  • Christopher University, Mowe
  • Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos State
  • Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State
  • Arthur Javis University, Akpoyubo, Cross River State
  • Crown Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  • Coal City University, Enugu State
  • Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State
  • Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State
  • Spiritan University, Nneochi, Abia State
  • Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo
  • PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt
  • Atiba University Oyo
  • Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos
  • Skyline University, Kano
  • Greenfield University, Kaduna
  • Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Trinity University, Ogun State
  • Westland University Iwo, Osun State
  • Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State
  • Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
  • Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State
  • Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
  • Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
  • Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State
  • Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State.
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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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