This is the full list of 197 NUC approved Universities in Nigeria as of September 2021. The existence and operation of every university are based on the approval and license of the
National Universities Commission (NUC).
We currently have 45 Federal Universities, 53 State Universities, and 99 private universities in Nigeria as approved by the NUC.
Recall that the NUC is the federal agency tasked by the Nigerian Federal Government with the regulation of university education in Nigeria. It also acts as a catalyst for positive change and innovation for the delivery of quality university education in Nigeria.
The NUC has always warned the general public from time to time to first verify if a university is approved before patronizing them.
Some of our friends and loved ones have fallen prey to some elements parading themselves as approved universities, only for people to later find out that they are not approved by the NUC.
That is why The Abusites has compiled and is presenting you the full list of all approved Universities in Nigeria. As shown here, the list below includes the names of the universities and their locations, their Vice Chancellors, their websites, and the years of establishment as approved by the NUC.
The list has also been categorized in terms of Federal Universities, State Universities, and Private Universities to ease identification.
Federal Universities in Nigeria
List of NUC approved Federal Universities in Nigeria, Vice chancellor, year founded, and official website
S/N FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES VICE CHANCELLOR WEBSITE ADDRESS YEAR EST. 1 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Professor Saminu Ibrahim https://www.atbu.edu.ng 1988 2 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Professor Kabir Bala https://www.abu.edu.ng 1962 3 Bayero University, Kano Professor Sagir Abbas https://www.buk.edu.ng 1975 4 Federal University Gashua, Yobe Prof. Andrew Haruna https://www.fugashua.edu.ng 2013 5 Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Prof. Akii Ibhadode https://www.fupre.edu.ng 2007 6 Federal University of Technology, Akure Prof. Joseph Adola Fuwape https://www.futa.edu.ng 1981 7 Federal University of Technology, Minna Professor Abdullahi Bala https://www.futminna.edu.ng 1982 8 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze https://www.futo.edu.ng 1980 9 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State Professor Abdulkarim Muhammad https://www.fud.edu.ng/ 2011 10 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina Professor Armaya’u Hamisu https://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng 2011 11 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State Prof. Alhassan Mohammed Gani https://www.fukashere.edu.ng 2011 12 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State Professor Sheju Adbul Rahman https://www.fulafia.edu.ng 2011 13 Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State Professor Angela Freeman Miri https://www.fulokoja.edu.ng 2011 14 Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba https://www.funai.edu.ng 2011 15 Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa Professor Seth Accra Jaja https://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/ 2011 16 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State Prof. Kayode Soremekun https://www.fuoye.edu.ng/ 2011 17 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State Professor Mohammed Kundiri https://www.fuwukari.edu.ng/ 2011 18 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Prof. Bello Bala Shehu https://www.fubk.edu.ng 2013 19 Federal University, Gusau Zamfara Prof. Magaji Garba https://www.fugusau.edu.ng 2013 20 Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
41 Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State Professor Ongoebi M Orubide Etebu https://www.nmu.edu.ng 2018 42 Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna Prof. Mohammed Dauda (Provost) https://afit.edu.ng 2018 43 Nigerian Army University Biu Prof. David Iliya Malgwi https://naub.edu.ng/ 2018 44 Federal University of Health Technology, Otukpo Benue State 2020 45 Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State
State Universities in Nigeria
List of NUC approved state Universities in Nigeria, Vice-Chancellor, year founded, and official website and official website
41 Edo State University Uzairue Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor (Ag) https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/ 2016 42 Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State Prof. Dafe Otobo https://www.epu.edu.ng/ 2016 43 University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State Prof. Valentine Aletor https://www.uat.edu.ng/public/ 2016 44 Bornu State University, Maiduguri 2016 45 Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta 2017 46 Gombe State University of Science and Technology 2017 47 Zamfara State University 2018 48 Bayelsa Medical University 2019 49 Confluence University of Science and Technology Osara, Kogi 2020 50 University of Delta, Agbor
51 Delta University of Science and Technology, Ozoro 2021 52 Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba 2021 53 Bamidele Olumilua University of Science and Technology Ikere, Ekiti State
Private Universities in Nigeria
List of NUC approved Private Universities in Nigeria, Vice-Chancellor, year founded, and official website
S/N PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES VICE CHANCELLOR WEBSITE ADDRESS YEAR EST. 1 Achievers University, Owo Professor Samuel Aje https://www.achievers.edu.ng 2007 2 Adeleke University, Ede Prof. Samuel E Alao https://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng 2011 3 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State Professor M.O Ajisafe https://www.abuad.edu.ng 2009 4 African University of Science & Technology, Abuja Professor Kingston Nyamapfene https://aust.edu.ng 2007 5 Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan Prof. Dapo F Asaju https://www.acu.edu.ng 2005 6 Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin Professor Noah Yusuf https://www.alhikmah.edu.ng 2005 7 Al-Qalam University, Katsina Prof. Shehu G. Ado https://www.auk.edu.ng 2005 8 American University of Nigeria, Yola Dr. Dawn Dekle https://www.aun.edu.ng 2003 9 Augustine University Prof. Christopher Odetunde https://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015 10 Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo Professor Ademola Stephen Tayo https://www.babcock.edu.ng 1999 11 Baze University Prof. Tahir Mamman https://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng 2011 12 Bells University of Technology, Otta Professor Jeremiah Ojediran https://www.bellsuniversity.edu.ng/ 2005 13 Benson Idahosa University, Benin City Prof. Sam Guobadia https://www.biu.edu.ng/ 2002 14 Bingham University, New Karu Prof. William Barnabas Qurix https://www.binghamuni.edu.ng 2005 15 Bowen University, Iwo Professor. Joshua Ogunwole https://www.bowen.edu.ng 2001 16 Caleb University, Lagos Professor Ayandiji D Aina https://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng 2007 17 Caritas University, Enugu Professor Vincent C. Okore https://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/ 2005 18 Chrisland University Prof (Mrs) Chinedum Peace Babalola https://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng 2015 19 Covenant University Ota Prof. Abiodun Humphrey Adebayo https://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/ 2002 20 Crawford University Igbesa Prof. Isaac Rotimi Ajayi https://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng 2005
21 Crescent University Professor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila https://www.crescent-university.edu.ng 2005 22 Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo Prof. Timothy O Olagbemiro https://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015 23 Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin Prof. Olukayode O. Amund https://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng 2012 24 Evangel University, Akaeze Prof. I U Kalu https://www.evangeluniversity.edu.ng 2012 25 Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo Prof. Amidu Olalekan Sanni https://www.fuo.edu.ng 2007 26 Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State Prof. (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke https://www.gouni.edu.ng 2009 27 Gregory University, Uturu Prof. M O E Iwuala https://www.gregoryuniversity.com 2012 28 Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun Prof. Segun Odunola https://www.hallmark.edu.ng 2015 29 Hezekiah University, Umudi Prof. Enoch Ajunwa https://hezekiah.edu.ng/ 2015 30 Igbinedion University Okada Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye https://www.iuokada.edu.ng 1999 31 Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji Professor Sola Fajana https://www.jabu.edu.ng 2006 32 Kings University, Ode Omu Prof. Diran Famurewa https://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/ 2015 33 Kwararafa University, Wukari Professor Yakubu A Ochefu https://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng 2005 34 Landmark University, Omu-Aran. Professor Adeniyi Olayanju https://www.lmu.edu.ng 2011 35 Lead City University, Ibadan Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo https://www.lcu.edu.ng 2005 36 Madonna University, Okija Prof. Chucks E. Ezedum https://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng 1999 37 Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo Prof. Adeniyi Agunbiade https://www.mcu.edu.ng 2012 38 Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University Prof. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwape https://mciu.edu.ng/ 2015 39 Mountain Top University Prof Elijah Ayolabi https://www.mtu.edu.ng 2015 40 Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja Professor Huseyin Sert https://www.ntnu.edu.ng 2009
41 Novena University, Ogume Prof Chris Aniche Okoroafor https://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng 2005 42 Obong University, Obong Ntak Professor Udouda M Ekanemesang https://www.obonguniversity.net 2007 43 Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State Prof. Chibuzo Nnate Nwoke https://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng 2009 44 Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Professor Juan Manuel Elegido https://www.pau.edu.ng 2002 45 Paul University, Awka – Anambra State Professor Uche Isiugo-Abanihe https://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng 2009 46 Redeemer’s University, Ede Professor Anthony Enisan Akinlo https://www.run.edu.ng 2005 47 Renaissance University, Enugu Prof. C C Onochie https://www.rnu.edu.ng 2005 48 Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State Professor O. C. Onwudike https://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng 2009 49 Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom Prof. Celestine A Ntuen https://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng 2015 50 Salem University, Lokoja Prof. (Mrs) Dorcas Oluwade https://www.salemuniversity.edu.ng 2007 51 Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhan https://www.sau.edu.ng 2011 52 Southwestern University, Oku Owa Prof. Babatunde A Ikotun https://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng 2012 53 Summit University Prof. H O B Oloyede https://www.summituniversity.edu.ng 2015 54 Tansian University, Umunya Professor Obioma Matthew Iheduru https://tansianuniversity.edu.ng/ 2007 55 University of Mkar, Mkar Prof. Iorwese D Gernah https://www.unimkar.edu.ng 2005 56 Veritas University, Abuja Prof. Michael Kwanashie https://www.veritas.edu.ng 2007 57 Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State Professor F E Obi Ikediugwu https://www.wellspringuniversity.net 2009 58 Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo Professor Olu Aderounmu https://www.wusto.edu.ng 2007 59 Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State Prof. (Mrs) Olete Okobiah https://wdu.edu.ng 2007 60 Christopher University Mowe Prof. Friday Ndubuisi https://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/ 2015
61 Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State Prof. Kolade Ayorinde https://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng/ 2016 62 Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State Prof. J O Afolayan https://www.aul.edu.ng/ 2016 63 Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State Prof. Anthony Akinwole https://www.dui.edu.ng/ 2016 64 Legacy University, Okija Anambra State Prof. Moses Nkem Chendo https://www.legacyuniversity.edu.ng/ 2016 65 Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State Prof. Julian Osuji https://www.arthurjarvisuniversity.edu.ng/ 2016 66 Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State Prof John Adesiji Olorunmaiye https://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng/ 2016 67 Coal City University Enugu State Prof. Afam Icha-Ituma https://www.ccu.edu.ng/ 2016 68 Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State Prof. Chimezie A Omeonu https://www.clifforduni.edu.ng/ 2016 69 Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State https://www.adun.edu.ng 2017 70 Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State Prof. Remy Onyewuenyi https://www.spiritanuniversity.edu.ng 2017 71 Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo Prof. Julius Kolawole Oloke https://www.pcu.edu.ng 2017 72 PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt Prof. Michael Diejomaoh https://www.pums.edu.ng 2017 73 Atiba University Oyo 2017 74 Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos Professor Muheez Alani Durosinmi https://www.ekounivmed.edu.ng 2017 75 Skyline University, Kano Professor Sudhakar Kota https://www.sun.edu.ng 2018 76 Greenfield University, Kaduna https://www.gfu.edu.ng 2019 77 Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State https://www.dominionuniversity.edu.ng/ 2019 78 Trinity University Ogun State Professor Charles Korede Ayo https://www.trinityuniversity.edu.ng/ 2019 79 Westland University Iwo, Osun State 2019 80 Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State
81 Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State 2021 82 Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State 2021 83 Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State 2021 84 Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State 2021 85 Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State 2021 86 Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State 2021 87 Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State 2021 88 NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State 2021 89 Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State 2021 90 James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State 2021 91 Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State 2021 92 Capital City University, Kano State 2021 93 Ahman Pategi University, Kwara State 2021 94 University of Offa, Kwara State 2021 95 Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State 2021 96 Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State 2021 97 Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja 2021 98 Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State 2021 99 Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State credit: NUC
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