List of Top Best Universities in Nigeria

List of Top Best Universities in Nigeria

Explore the list of the latest editions of top best federal, state, and private colleges, polytechnics, and universities in Nigeria. Discover the list of courses/programmes offered and their cut-off marks and learn how to apply using JAMB or other accredited results.

About Nigeria Universities and Colleges

Nigeria universities are organized across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. In the year 1970, the tertiary level of education was expanded to reach every sub-region of Nigeria. The federal and state governments were previously the only bodies licensed to operate universities. Recently, licenses have been granted to individuals, corporate bodies, and religious bodies to establish private universities in the country.

The National Universities Commission, NAC is the major accreditation and regulatory body that enforces uniform standards and sets the admissions capacity of every Nigerian university.

List of Universities in Nigeria

Here’s the full list of the top best universities, Polytechnics, and colleges in Nigeria.

  1. University of Ibadan
  2. Obafemi Awolowo University
  3. Covenant University Ota
  4. University of Port Harcourt
  5. University of Nigeria
  6. University of Lagos
  7. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  8. Ahmadu Bello University
  9. Federal University of Technology Akure
  10. Landmark University
  11. Federal University of Technology Minna
  12. Bayero University Kano
  13. Adekunle Ajasin University
  14. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  15. University of Calabar
  16. Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
  17. Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
  18. University of Ilorin
  19. Federal University of Technology Owerri
  20. Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)
  21. Lagos State University
  22. University of Uyo
  23. University of Jos
  24. Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
  25. Kwara State University
  26. University of Abuja
  27. Redeemer’s University
  28. Usmanu Danfodiyo University
  29. Ebonyi State University
  30. Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
  31. Osun State University
  32. Delta State University Nigeria
  33. Rivers State University of Science & Technology
  34. Niger Delta University
  35. Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)
  36. Imo State University Owerri
  37. Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
  38. University of Maiduguri
  39. African University of Science & Technology Abuja
  40. Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
  41. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
  42. American University of Nigeria
  43. Kogi State University
  44. Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar
  45. Godfrey Okoye University
  46. National Open University of Nigeria
  47. Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
  48. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
  49. Abia State University Uturu
  50. Skyline University Nigeria
  51. Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  52. Enugu State University of Science & Technology
  53. Babcock University
  54. (1) Kebbi State University of Science and Technology KSUSTA
  55. Federal University Kashere Gombe State
  56. Nasarawa State University
  57. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta
  58. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University)
  59. Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
  60. Gregory University Uturu
  61. Thomas Adewumi University Oko-Irese
  62. Lagos State Polytechnic
  63. Veritas University
  64. Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI
  65. University of Medical Sciences Ondo
  66. Igbinedion University Okada
  67. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
  68. Pan African University Lagos
  69. Federal University Dutsin Ma
  70. Bowen University
  71. Edo University Iyamho
  72. Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University
  73. Benue State University
  74. Baze University Kuchigoro
  75. Yaba College of Technology
  76. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli)
  77. Adeleke University Ede
  78. Tai Solarin University of Education
  79. Nile University of Nigeria (Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja)
  80. Kaduna State University
  81. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
  82. Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
  83. Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil
  84. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
  85. Mountain Top University
  86. Bingham University New Karu
  87. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
  88. Achievers University Owo
  89. Southwestern University Oku Owa
  90. (3) Lagos State University College of Medicine
  91. Bells University of Technology Otta
  92. Lead City University Ibadan
  93. University of Delta Agbor
  94. Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua
  95. Dominion University
  96. Madonna University Nigeria
  97. Benson Idahosa University
  98. Technical University Ibadan
  99. Taraba State University Jalingo
  100. Elizade University Ilara Mokin
  101. Gombe State University Gombe
  102. Caleb University
  103. Air Force Institute of Technology Nigeria
  104. Federal University Wukari Taraba State
  105. Auchi Polytechnic
  106. Adamawa State University
  107. Bauchi State University Gadau
  108. Kings University Odeomu
  109. Sokoto State University
  110. Yobe State University (Bukar Abba Ibrahim University Damaturu)
  111. Edwin Clark University Kiagbodo
  112. Anchor University Lagos
  113. Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti
  114. Federal University Birnin Kebbi
  115. Adeyemi College of Education Ondo
  116. Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri
  117. Lagos City Polytechnic
  118. Sule Lamido University
  119. Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
  120. Federal Polytechnic Ede
  121. Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa
  122. Federal University Gashua
  123. Augustine University Ilara Epe
  124. Yusuf Maitama Sule University
  125. Paul University Awka Anambra State
  126. Novena University Ogume
  127. Federal University Gusau
  128. Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
  129. (3) Ahmadu Bello University Distance Learning Centre
  130. Federal Polytechnic Bida
  131. Nigeria Maritime University
  132. Al Qalam University Katsina
  133. Chrisland University Abeokuta
  134. Institute of Management Technology IMT Enugu
  135. Petroleum Training Institute Effurun
  136. Crawford University Igbesa
  137. University of Africa Toru Orua
  138. Al Hikmah University Ilorin
  139. McPherson University
  140. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta
  141. Evangel University Akaeze
  142. Federal Polytechnic Offa
  143. Polytechnic Ibadan
  144. Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin
  145. Fountain University Osogbo
  146. Rhema University Aba
  147. Fedetal Polytechnic Oko
  148. University of Benin
  149. Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri
  150. Kwara State College of Education Ilorin
  151. Bamidele Olumilua University of Education Science & Technology Ikere-Ekiti
  152. Ondo State University of Science & Technology Okitipupa
  153. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
  154. Coal City University
  155. Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri
  156. Federal Polytechnic Idah
  157. PAMO University of Medical Sciences
  158. Caritas University Enugu
  159. Institution of Ecumenical Education Enugu
  160. Gateway ICT Polytechnic Saapade GAPOSA
  161. Plateau State University Bokkos
  162. Dominican University Nigeria
  163. Oduduwa University Ipetumodu Osun State
  164. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo
  165. Tansian University Umunya
  166. KolaDaisi University Ibadan
  167. Renaissance University Enugu
  168. Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja
  169. (3) University of Maiduguri Centre for Distance Learning
  170. Delta State Polytechnic Otefe Oghara
  171. Summit University Offa
  172. Federal University Wukari
  173. Crescent University Abeokuta
  174. Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic
  175. Salem University Lokoja
  176. Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education
  177. Trinity University Yaba
  178. Admiralty University of Nigeria
  179. Wesley University of Science & Technology Ondo
  180. Elechi Amadi Polytechnic Rumuola
  181. Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo Ohaji
  182. Wellspring University
  183. Western Delta University
  184. Ritman University
  185. Abia State Univesity
  186. Greenfield University Kaduna
  187. Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi
  188. Edo State Polytechnic Usen
  189. Arthur Jarvis University
  190. (3) University of Calabar Graduate School
  191. Igbajo Polythecnic
  192. Christopher University
  193. Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi Uku
  194. Michael Otedola College of Primary Education
  195. Michael and Cecilia Ibru University
  196. Kaduna Polytechnic
  197. Federal College of Education Obudu
  198. Precious Cornerstone University Oyo
  199. Nwafor Orizu College of Education Nsugbe
  200. Niger State Polytechnic Zungeru
  201. Crown Hill University Ilorin
  202. Clifford University
  203. Atiba University
  204. Crown Polytechnic
  205. Hezekiah University
  206. Legacy University Okija
  207. Heritage Polytechnic
  208. College of Education Ikere Ekiti
  209. Federal College of Agriculture Akure
  210. Eko University of Medicine and Health Sciences EKUMEDHS
  211. Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic
  212. Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu
  213. Federal College of Education Kano
  214. College of Education Akwanga
  215. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education Oyo
  216. University of Mkar
  217. Federal College of Education Abeokuta
  218. Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic
  219. Obong University
  220. Bayelsa Medical University
  221. Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy Enugu
  222. Hallmark University Nigeria
  223. AllOver Central Polytechnic
  224. College of Education Jalingo
  225. Spiritan University
  226. Federal College of Education Technical Asaba
  227. Federal College of Education Katsina
  228. Federal College of Education Eha Amufu
  229. Federal College of Education Zaria
  230. Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo
  231. Federal College of Education Technical Bichi
  232. Eastern Palm University
  233. Federal University of Agriculture Zuru
  234. Wavecrest College of Hospitality
  235. Westland University Iwo
  236. Mudiame University Irrua
  237. Topfaith University Mkpatak
  238. Federal College of Education Technical Zuba
  239. Claretian University of Nigeria Nekede
  240. National Mathematical Centre
  241. Federal College of Education Technical Omoku
  242. Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa
  243. Ekiti State University Emmanuel Alayande College of Education Oyo
  244. Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo
  245. Jigawa State Polytechnic Dutse
  246. Polytechnic Ife
  247. Dominican Institute Samonda Ibadan
  248. Mewar University Masaka
  249. Confluence University of Science and Technology Osara
  250. St Augustine College of Education
  251. Federal College of Education Kontagora
  252. Interlink Polytechnic
  253. Prime Polytechnic
  254. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana
  255. Covenant Polytechnic Aba
  256. Kwararafa University Wukari
  257. Ave Maria University Piyanko
  258. Lighthouse Polytechnic Evbuobanosa
  259. Temple Gate Polytechnic Aba
  260. Tower Polytechnic
  261. Federal College of Education Pankshin
  262. Federal College of Education Yola
  263. Dorben Polytechnic
  264. Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture Yandev
  265. (3) Benue State University Centre of Excellence for Food Technology and Research CEFTER
  266. Fidei Polytechnic Gboko
  267. Al-Istiqama University Sumaila
  268. College of Education Agbor
  269. James Hope University Lagos
  270. Umar Suleiman College of Education
  271. Gombe State College Health Sciences and Technology Kaltungo
  272. Gregory University Uturu
  273. Anan University Kwall
  274. Adamu Augie College of Education Argungu
  275. Havilla University Nde-Ikom
  276. Akwa Ibom State College of Science & Technology
  277. Temple Gate Polytechnic
  278. Federal College of Education Technical Gusau
  279. Edusoko University Vida
  280. Maranatha University Mgbidi
  281. Federal Polytechnic Mubi
  282. College of Agriculture Jalingo Taraba State
  283. Yusufu Bala Usman College of Legal and General Studies
  284. State College of Basic & Remedial Studies Sokoto

NB: This list of colleges and universities in Nigeria was not based on any ranking factors.

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