Updated list of 197 NUC Approved Universities In Nigeria (accredited As Of 2021)

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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.

197 NUC Approved Universities 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.

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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.

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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/NFEDERAL UNIVERSITIESVICE CHANCELLORWEBSITE ADDRESSYEAR EST.
1Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, BauchiProfessor Saminu Ibrahimhttps://www.atbu.edu.ng1988
2Ahmadu Bello University, ZariaProfessor Kabir Balahttps://www.abu.edu.ng1962
3Bayero University, KanoProfessor Sagir Abbashttps://www.buk.edu.ng1975
4Federal University Gashua, YobeProf. Andrew Harunahttps://www.fugashua.edu.ng2013
5Federal University of Petroleum Resources, EffurunProf. Akii Ibhadodehttps://www.fupre.edu.ng2007
6Federal University of Technology, AkureProf. Joseph Adola Fuwapehttps://www.futa.edu.ng1981
7Federal University of Technology, MinnaProfessor Abdullahi Balahttps://www.futminna.edu.ng1982
8Federal University of Technology, OwerriProf. Francis Chukwuemeka Ezehttps://www.futo.edu.ng1980
9Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa StateProfessor Abdulkarim Muhammadhttps://www.fud.edu.ng/2011
10Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, KatsinaProfessor Armaya’u Hamisuhttps://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng2011
11Federal University, Kashere, Gombe StateProf. Alhassan Mohammed Ganihttps://www.fukashere.edu.ng2011
12Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa StateProfessor Sheju Adbul Rahmanhttps://www.fulafia.edu.ng2011
13Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi StateProfessor Angela Freeman Mirihttps://www.fulokoja.edu.ng2011
14Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi StateProfessor Chinedum Nwajiubahttps://www.funai.edu.ng2011
15Federal University, Otuoke, BayelsaProfessor Seth Accra Jajahttps://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/2011
16Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti StateProf. Kayode Soremekunhttps://www.fuoye.edu.ng/2011
17Federal University, Wukari, Taraba StateProfessor Mohammed Kundirihttps://www.fuwukari.edu.ng/2011
18Federal University, Birnin KebbiProf. Bello Bala Shehuhttps://www.fubk.edu.ng2013
19Federal University, Gusau ZamfaraProf. Magaji Garbahttps://www.fugusau.edu.ng2013
20Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
21Modibbo Adama University of Technology, YolaProfessor Abdullahi Liman Tukurhttps://www.mautech.edu.ng1981
22National Open University of Nigeria, LagosProfessor Oluyemi Petershttps://www.nou.edu.ng2002
23Nigeria Police Academy WudilProfessor Munzali Jibrilhttps://polac.edu.ng/2013
24Nigerian Defence Academy KadunaProfessor Azubuike Sonny Nwankwo (Provost)https://www.nda.edu.ng1985
25Nnamdi Azikiwe University, AwkaProfessor Charles Esimonehttps://www.unizik.edu.ng1992
26Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-IfeProfessor Eyitope Ogunbodedehttps://www.oauife.edu.ng1962
27University of Abuja, GwagwaladaProfessor Abdul-Rasheed Na’ Allahhttps://www.uniabuja.edu.ng1988
28Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaProfessor Felix Kolawole Salakohttps://www.unaab.edu.ng1988
29University of Agriculture, MakurdiProf. Richard Anande Kimbirhttps://www.uam.edu.ng1988
30University of BeninProfessor Lilian Salamihttps://www.uniben.edu.ng1970
31University of CalabarProf. Florence Obihttps://www.unical.edu.ng1975
32University of IbadanProfessor Abel Idowu Olayinkahttps://www.ui.edu.ng1948
33University of IlorinProfessor Sulyman Abdulkareemhttps://www.unilorin.edu.ng1975
34University of JosProf. Sebastian Maimakohttps://www.unijos.edu.ng1975
35University of LagosProf. Oluwatoyin T Ogundipehttps://www.unilag.edu.ng1962
36University of MaiduguriProfessor Ibrahim A. Njodihttps://www.unimaid.edu.ng1975
37University of Nigeria, NsukkaProfessor Benjamin C. Ozumbahttps://www.unn.edu.ng1960
38University of Port-HarcourtProfessor Ndowa N Lalehttps://www.uniport.edu.ng1975
39University of UyoProfessor Enefiok Essienhttps://www.uniuyo.edu.ng1991
40Usumanu Danfodiyo UniversityProfessor L S Bilbishttps://www.udusok.edu.ng1975
41Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta StateProfessor Ongoebi M Orubide Etebuhttps://www.nmu.edu.ng2018
42Air Force Institute of Technology, KadunaProf. Mohammed Dauda (Provost)https://afit.edu.ng2018
43Nigerian Army University BiuProf. David Iliya Malgwihttps://naub.edu.ng/2018
44Federal University of Health Technology, Otukpo Benue State2020
45Federal 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

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S/NSTATE UNIVERSITIESVICE CHANCELLORWEBSITE ADDRESSYEAR EST.
1Abia State University, UturuProf. Onyemachi M. Ogbuluhttps://www.abiastateuniversity.edu.ng1981
2Adamawa State University MubiProf (Mrs) Kaletapwa Farautahttps://www.adsu.edu.ng2002
3Adekunle Ajasin University, AkungbaProfessor Igbekele Amos Ajibefunhttps://www.aaua.edu.ng1999
4Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot AkpadenProfessor Eno James Ibangahttps://www.aksu.edu.ng2010
5Ambrose Alli University, EkpomaProfessor Ignatius A. Onimawohttps://www.aauekpoma.edu.ng1980
6Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, UliProfessor Fidelis Uzochukwu Okaforhttps://coou.edu.ng/2000
7Bauchi State University, GadauProf. Ezzildin M. Abdulrahmanhttps://www.basug.edu.ng2011
8Benue State University, MakurdiProfessor Msugh Moses Kembehttps://www.bsum.edu.ng1992
9Yobe State University, DamaturuProfessor Yakubu Muktarhttps://www.ysu.edu.ng2006
10Cross River State University of Technology, CalabarProfessor A. Owan Enohhttps://www.crutech.edu.ng
11Delta State University AbrakaProfessor Victor Peretomodehttps://www.delsu.edu.ng1992
12Ebonyi State University, AbakalikiProfessor Chigozie N Ogbuhttps://www.ebsu.edu.ng2000
13Ekiti State UniversityProf. Samuel Oye Bandelehttps://www.eksu.edu.ng1982
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, EnuguProf. Luke O Anikehttps://www.esut.edu.ng1982
15Gombe State Univeristy, GombeProfessor Ibrahim Musa Umarhttps://www.gsu.edu.ng2004
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, LapaiProfessor Muhammad N Maiturarehttps://www.ibbu.edu.ng2005
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,RumuolumeniProf. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimelehttps://www.iaue.edu.ng2010
18Imo State University, OwerriProf. Mrs Victoria Obasi (Ag)https://www.imsu.edu.ng1992
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, JigawaProf. Lawan Sani Taurahttps://www.slu.edu.ng2013
20Kaduna State University, KadunaProfessor Muhammad Tankohttps://www.kasu.edu.ng2004
21Kano University of Science & Technology, WudilProfessor IShehu A Musahttps://www.kust.edu.ng2000
22Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, AlieroProf. Bashar Ladan Alierohttps://www.ksusta.edu.ng2006
23Kogi State University AnyigbaProfessor Mohammed Sanni Abdulkadirhttps://www.ksu.edu.ng1999
24Kwara State University, IlorinProfessor Mohammed M Akanbihttps://www.kwasu.edu.ng2009
25Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, OgbomosoProf. Adeniyi S Gbadegesinhttps://www.lautech.edu.ng1990
26Ondo State University of Science and Technology OkitipupaProf. Sunday R Ogunduyilehttps://www.osustech.edu.ng2008
27Rivers State UniversityProf. Nlerum S. Okogbulehttps://www.rsu.edu.ng1979
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago IwoyeProf Ganiyu Olatunji Olatundehttps://www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng1982
29Lagos State University, OjoProf. Olanrewaju Fagbohunhttps://www.lasu.edu.ng1983
30Niger Delta University YenagoaProf. Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumohttps://www.ndu.edu.ng2000
31Nasarawa State University KeffiProf. Muhammad Akaro Mainomahttps://www.nsuk.edu.ng2002
32Plateau State University BokkosProf. Doknan Shenihttps://www.plasu.edu.ng2005
33Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu OdeProf. Oluyemisi Obiladehttps://www.tasued.edu.ng2005
34Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University KatsinaProf. Idris Isa Funtuahttps://www.umyu.edu.ng2006
35Osun State University OsogboProf Labode Popoolahttps://www.uniosun.edu.ng2006
36Taraba State University, JalingoProf. Vincent Ado Tenebehttps://www.tsuniversity.edu.ng2008
37Sokoto State UniversityProf. Sani M Dangwaggohttps://www.ssu.edu.ng2009
38Yusuf Maitama Sule University KanoProf. Mustapha Ahmad Isahhttps://www.nwu.edu.ng2012
39Oyo State Technical University IbadanProf. Abayomi Salamihttps://tech-u.edu.ng/2012
40Ondo State University of Medical SciencesProf. Friday Okonofuahttps://www.unimed.edu.ng2015
41Edo State University UzairueProf. Emmanuel Aluyor (Ag)https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/2016
42Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo StateProf. Dafe Otobohttps://www.epu.edu.ng/2016
43University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa StateProf. Valentine Aletorhttps://www.uat.edu.ng/public/2016
44Bornu State University, Maiduguri2016
45Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta2017
46Gombe State University of Science and Technology2017
47Zamfara State University2018
48Bayelsa Medical University2019
49Confluence University of Science and Technology Osara, Kogi2020
50University of Delta, Agbor
51Delta University of Science and Technology, Ozoro2021
52Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba2021
53Bamidele 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

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S/NPRIVATE UNIVERSITIESVICE CHANCELLORWEBSITE ADDRESSYEAR EST.
1Achievers University, OwoProfessor Samuel Ajehttps://www.achievers.edu.ng2007
2Adeleke University, EdeProf. Samuel E Alaohttps://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng2011
3Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti StateProfessor M.O Ajisafehttps://www.abuad.edu.ng2009
4African University of Science & Technology, AbujaProfessor Kingston Nyamapfenehttps://aust.edu.ng2007
5Ajayi Crowther University, IbadanProf. Dapo F Asajuhttps://www.acu.edu.ng2005
6Al-Hikmah University, IlorinProfessor Noah Yusufhttps://www.alhikmah.edu.ng2005
7Al-Qalam University, KatsinaProf. Shehu G. Adohttps://www.auk.edu.ng2005
8American University of Nigeria, YolaDr. Dawn Deklehttps://www.aun.edu.ng2003
9Augustine UniversityProf. Christopher Odetundehttps://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/2015
10Babcock University,Ilishan-RemoProfessor Ademola Stephen Tayohttps://www.babcock.edu.ng1999
11Baze UniversityProf. Tahir Mammanhttps://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng2011
12Bells University of Technology, OttaProfessor Jeremiah Ojediranhttps://www.bellsuniversity.edu.ng/2005
13Benson Idahosa University, Benin CityProf. Sam Guobadiahttps://www.biu.edu.ng/2002
14Bingham University, New KaruProf. William Barnabas Qurixhttps://www.binghamuni.edu.ng2005
15Bowen University, IwoProfessor. Joshua Ogunwolehttps://www.bowen.edu.ng2001
16Caleb University, LagosProfessor Ayandiji D Ainahttps://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng2007
17Caritas University, EnuguProfessor Vincent C. Okorehttps://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/2005
18Chrisland UniversityProf (Mrs) Chinedum Peace Babalolahttps://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng2015
19Covenant University OtaProf. Abiodun Humphrey Adebayohttps://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/2002
20Crawford University IgbesaProf. Isaac Rotimi Ajayihttps://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng2005
21Crescent UniversityProfessor Ibrahim Gbajabiamilahttps://www.crescent-university.edu.ng2005
22Edwin Clark University, KaigbodoProf. Timothy O Olagbemirohttps://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/2015
23Elizade University, Ilara-MokinProf. Olukayode O. Amundhttps://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng2012
24Evangel University, AkaezeProf. I U Kaluhttps://www.evangeluniversity.edu.ng2012
25Fountain Unveristy, OshogboProf. Amidu Olalekan Sannihttps://www.fuo.edu.ng2007
26Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu StateProf. (Revd.) Chikelu. Aniekehttps://www.gouni.edu.ng2009
27Gregory University, UturuProf. M O E Iwualahttps://www.gregoryuniversity.com2012
28Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, OgunProf. Segun Odunolahttps://www.hallmark.edu.ng2015
29Hezekiah University, UmudiProf. Enoch Ajunwahttps://hezekiah.edu.ng/2015
30Igbinedion University OkadaProfessor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonyehttps://www.iuokada.edu.ng1999
31Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-ArakejiProfessor Sola Fajanahttps://www.jabu.edu.ng2006
32Kings University, Ode OmuProf. Diran Famurewahttps://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/2015
33Kwararafa University, WukariProfessor Yakubu A Ochefuhttps://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng2005
34Landmark University, Omu-Aran.Professor Adeniyi Olayanjuhttps://www.lmu.edu.ng2011
35Lead City University, IbadanProf. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemohttps://www.lcu.edu.ng2005
36Madonna University, OkijaProf. Chucks E. Ezedumhttps://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng1999
37Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, AjeboProf. Adeniyi Agunbiadehttps://www.mcu.edu.ng2012
38Micheal & Cecilia Ibru UniversityProf. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwapehttps://mciu.edu.ng/2015
39Mountain Top UniversityProf Elijah Ayolabihttps://www.mtu.edu.ng2015
40Nile University of Nigeria, AbujaProfessor Huseyin Serthttps://www.ntnu.edu.ng2009
41Novena University, OgumeProf Chris Aniche Okoroaforhttps://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng2005
42Obong University, Obong NtakProfessor Udouda M Ekanemesanghttps://www.obonguniversity.net2007
43Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun StateProf. Chibuzo Nnate Nwokehttps://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng2009
44Pan-Atlantic University, LagosProfessor Juan Manuel Elegidohttps://www.pau.edu.ng2002
45Paul University, Awka – Anambra StateProfessor Uche Isiugo-Abanihehttps://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng2009
46Redeemer’s University, EdeProfessor Anthony Enisan Akinlohttps://www.run.edu.ng2005
47Renaissance University, EnuguProf. C C Onochiehttps://www.rnu.edu.ng2005
48Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers StateProfessor O. C. Onwudikehttps://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng2009
49Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa IbomProf. Celestine A Ntuenhttps://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng2015
50Salem University, LokojaProf. (Mrs) Dorcas Oluwadehttps://www.salemuniversity.edu.ng2007
51Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhanhttps://www.sau.edu.ng2011
52Southwestern University, Oku OwaProf. Babatunde A Ikotunhttps://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng2012
53Summit UniversityProf. H O B Oloyedehttps://www.summituniversity.edu.ng2015
54Tansian University, UmunyaProfessor Obioma Matthew Iheduruhttps://tansianuniversity.edu.ng/2007
55University of Mkar, MkarProf. Iorwese D Gernahhttps://www.unimkar.edu.ng2005
56Veritas University, AbujaProf. Michael Kwanashiehttps://www.veritas.edu.ng2007
57Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo StateProfessor F E Obi Ikediugwuhttps://www.wellspringuniversity.net2009
58Wesley University. of Science & Technology, OndoProfessor Olu Aderounmuhttps://www.wusto.edu.ng2007
59Western Delta University, Oghara Delta StateProf. (Mrs) Olete Okobiahhttps://wdu.edu.ng2007
60Christopher University MoweProf. Friday Ndubuisihttps://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/2015
61Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo StateProf. Kolade Ayorindehttps://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng/2016
62Anchor University Ayobo Lagos StateProf. J O Afolayanhttps://www.aul.edu.ng/2016
63Dominican University Ibadan Oyo StateProf. Anthony Akinwolehttps://www.dui.edu.ng/2016
64Legacy University, Okija Anambra StateProf. Moses Nkem Chendohttps://www.legacyuniversity.edu.ng/2016
65Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river StateProf. Julian Osujihttps://www.arthurjarvisuniversity.edu.ng/2016
66Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara StateProf John Adesiji Olorunmaiyehttps://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng/2016
67Coal City University Enugu StateProf. Afam Icha-Itumahttps://www.ccu.edu.ng/2016
68Clifford University Owerrinta Abia StateProf. Chimezie A Omeonuhttps://www.clifforduni.edu.ng/2016
69Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta Statehttps://www.adun.edu.ng2017
70Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia StateProf. Remy Onyewuenyihttps://www.spiritanuniversity.edu.ng2017
71Precious Cornerstone University, OyoProf. Julius Kolawole Olokehttps://www.pcu.edu.ng2017
72PAMO University of Medical Sciences, PortharcourtProf. Michael Diejomaohhttps://www.pums.edu.ng2017
73Atiba University Oyo2017
74Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, LagosProfessor Muheez Alani Durosinmihttps://www.ekounivmed.edu.ng2017
75Skyline University, KanoProfessor Sudhakar Kotahttps://www.sun.edu.ng2018
76Greenfield University, Kadunahttps://www.gfu.edu.ng2019
77Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo Statehttps://www.dominionuniversity.edu.ng/2019
78Trinity University Ogun StateProfessor Charles Korede Ayohttps://www.trinityuniversity.edu.ng/2019
79Westland University Iwo, Osun State2019
80Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State
81Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State2021
82Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State2021
83Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State2021
84Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State2021
85Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State2021
86Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State2021
87Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State2021
88NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State2021
89Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State2021
90James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State2021
91Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State2021
92Capital City University, Kano State2021
93Ahman Pategi University, Kwara State2021
94University of Offa, Kwara State2021
95Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State2021
96Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State2021
97Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja2021
98Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State2021
99Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State
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