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.

State Universities In Nigeria

Below is the list of all state-owned universities in Nigeria. You can click on the link in front of each school to see the courses available for study in that school.

List of State Universities In Nigeria & Courses

S/NState University NameCoursesYear Founded
1Abia State University, UturuABSU Courses1981
2Adamawa State University MubiADSU Courses2002
3Adekunle Ajasin University, AkungbaAAUA Courses1999
4Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, UyoAKSU Courses2010
5Ambrose Alli University, EkpomaAAU Courses1980
6Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, UliCOOU Courses2000
7Bauchi State University, GadauBASUG Courses2011
8Benue State University, MakurdiBSUM Courses1992
9Yobe State University, DamaturuYSU Courses2006
10Cross River State University of Science &Technology, CalabarCRUTECH Courses2004
11Delta State University AbrakaDELSU Courses1992
12Ebonyi State University, AbakalikiEBSU Courses2000
13Ekiti State UniversityEKSU Courses1982
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, EnuguESUT Courses1982
15Gombe State Univeristy, GombeGSU Courses2004
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, LapaiIBBU Courses2005
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,RumuolumeniIAUE Courses2010
18Imo State University, OwerriIMSU Courses1992
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, JigawaSLU Courses2013
20Kaduna State University, KadunaKASU Courses2004
21Kano University of Science & Technology, WudilKUST Courses2000
22Kebbi State University, KebbiKSUST Courses2006
23Kogi State University AnyigbaKSU Courses1999
24Kwara State University, IlorinKWASU Courses2009
25Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, OgbomosoLAUTECH Courses1990
26Ondo State University of Science and Technology OkitipupaOSUSTECH Courses2008
27River State University of Science and TechnologyRSUST Courses1979
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago IwoyeOOU Courses1982
29Lagos State University, OjoLASU Courses1983
30Niger Delta University YenagoaNDU Courses2000
31Nasarawa State University KeffiNSUK Courses2002
32Plateau State University BokkosPLASU Courses2005
33Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu OdeTASUED Courses2005
34Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University KatsinaUMYU Courses2006
35Osun State University OsogboUNIOSUN Courses2006
36Taraba State University, JalingoTASU Courses2008
37Sokoto State UniversitySSU Courses2009
38Northwest University KanoNWU Courses2012
39Oyo State Technical University IbadanTech-U Courses2012
40Ondo State University of Medical SciencesUNIMED Courses2015
41Edo State UniversityEDSU Courses2016
42Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University Ogboko, Imo StateKOMU Courses2016
43University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa StateUAT Courses2016
44Bornu State University, MaiduguriBOSU Courses2016
45Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology AbeokutaMAPOLY Courses 2017
46Gombe State University of Science and TechnologyGSUSTECH Courses 2017
47Zamfara State University ZAMSU Courses 2018
48Bayelsa Medical University BMU Courses2019
49Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara,CUSTECH Courses2020
50University of Delta, AgborUNIDEL Courses2021
51Delta University of Science and Technology, OzoroDSUST Courses2021
52Dennis Osadebe University, AsabaDOU Courses2021
53Bamidele Olumilua University of Science and Technology Ikere, Ekiti StateBOUESTI Courses2020
54King David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu, Ebonyi StateKDUMS Courses2021
55Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (UAES)UAES Courses2021
56Lagos State University of Science and Technology LASUSTECH Courses2022
57Lagos State University of Education LASUED Courses2022

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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