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List of State Universities In Nigeria

One would expect see only 36 State Universities in Nigeria , considering the fact that we have only 36 states (the FCT is not considered a state). However, I must tell you the we have more than 36 State-owned Universities because of the fact that some states have more than one Varsity established.

Ogun State for example, has the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) and the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED). The latter is the first State University in Nigeria that offers only programs in Education.

Names and Location of State Universities In Nigeria

Abia State University, Uturu.

Adamawa State University Mubi

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba.

Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma,

Anambra State University of Science & Technology, Uli

Bauchi State University, Gadau

Benue State University, Makurdi.

Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu.

Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar

Delta State University Abraka

Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

Ekiti State University

Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu

Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

Ignatius Ajuru University of Educ., Rumuoumeni

Imo State University, Owerri

Kaduna State University, Kaduna

Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil

Kebbi State University, Kebbi

Kogi State University Anyigba

Kwara State University, Ilorin

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

Lagos State University Ojo, Lagos.

Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Niger Delta Unversity, Yenagoa

Northwest University, Kano

Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye

Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa

Osun State University, Oshogbo

Plateau State University, Bokkos

Rivers State University of Science & Technology

Sokoto State University, Sokoto

Tai Solarin Univ. of Education, Ijebu-Ode

Taraba State University, Jalingo

Technical University,Ibadan

Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina

Many State Universities in Nigeria have relatively high school fees when you compared them with the Federal Government-owned ones. Many admission seekers do not like to choose them during JAMB UTME registration because of these facts and the fact that many are not well-managed. Many are also not widely respected.

I know of some students in their 200 and 300 Levels in some State Universities in Nigeria that have not see their first year results yet. They do not know if they have carry-overs or what their CGPAs are. This is really disturbing for a lot of students and it is one of the reasons many admission seekers like to steer away from these Varsities.

Next, we shall be publishing the list of Private Universities in Nigeria (only those that have been accredited by the NUC) and things you need to know about some of them.

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