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List Of State & Federal Universities In Nigeria: Courses They Offer, School Fees & Cut Off Marks

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List of State Owned & Federal Universities in Nigeria: Courses They Offer, School Fees & Cut Off Marks

Today, we will be bringing you a comprehensive list of state and federal universities in Nigeria. So, if you are a prospective university student or a concerned individual, follow this piece with rapt attention.

Read Also Private Universities In Nigeria.

Items covered in this article includes

  • List Of State Universities In Nigeria
  • List Of Federal Universities in Nigeria
  • State Universities in Nigeria that Accept Second Choice
  • State Universities in Nigeria that Offer Pharmacy

Public – State and Federal – universities in Nigeria are too numerous to mention. In fact. there is an average of 2/3 public universities in every state of the federation. And while some of these universities are comparatively of standard quality, a number of them are just there for political lousiness (gratification).

Herein, we are going to be showing you the list of state owned and federal universities in Nigeria, including their respective fee structures and locations among others.

List Of State Universities in Nigeria

Nigeria is an expansive entity, geographically and culturally, with a total of 36 semiautonomous states. While there are highly noticeable differences in the level and quality of education among these states, there is one obvious similarity – the presence of local (state-owned) institutions, specifically universities.

In Nigeria, every state owns at least one university. And, in this section, we will be bringing you regional summaries of all the state universities in Nigeria.

State Universities in Northern Nigeria

  1. Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi
  2. Bauchi State University (BASUG), Gadau
  3. Benue State University (BSUM), Makurdi
  4. Borno State University, Maiduguri
  5. Gombe State University (GOMSU), Gombe
  6. Gombe State University of Science and Technology
  7. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State
  8. Kaduna State University (KASU), Kaduna
  9. Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil
  10. Kebbi State University of Science & Technology (KSUSTA), Aliero
  11. Kogi State University (KSU), Ayingba
  12. Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete
  13. Nasarawa State University (NSUK), Keffi
  14. Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos
  15. Sokoto State University (SSU), Sokoto
  16. Taraba State University, Jalingo
  17. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU)
  18. Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano
  19. Zamfara State University

State Universities in Southern Nigeria

  1. Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA), Ondo State
  3. Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), Ikot Akpaden
  4. Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State
  6. Cross River State University of Science & Technology (CRUTECH), Calabar
  7. Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka
  8. Eastern Palm University (EPU), Ogboko, Imo State
  9. Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki
  10. Edo University, Iyamo,
  11. Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti
  12. Enugu State University of Science & Technology (ESUT), Enugu
  13. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
  14. Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri
  15. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State (co-owned by Osun State)
  16. Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo,
  17. Moshood Abiola University of Science & Technology, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  18. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
  19. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, Ogun State
  20. Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa
  21. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences
  22. Osun State University, Oshogbo
  23. Oyo State Technical University
  24. Rivers State University of Science & Technology,
  25. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State,
  26. University of Africa, Toru Orua (UAT), Bayelsa

List of State Universities in Nigeria that Accept Second Choice

Today, most Nigerian institutions hardly consider second choice candidates. In fact, this is the established policy in most federal universities, especially the so-called “top” universities. Nevertheless, a good number of state and private universities still accept second choice candidates for admission. And, here, we’ll be showing you a brief outline of the states universities that accept second choice.

Below is a list of state universities in Nigeria that accept second choice candidates.

  • Abia State University (ABSU)
  • Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAUA)
  • Anambra State University, Uli
  • Adamawa State University (ADSU)
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Cross Rivers University of Technology (CRUTECH)
  • Kwara State University (KWASU)
  • Osun State University

 Note: Virtually all state universities in Nigeria consider second choice candidates for admission, after they must have considered all qualified first choice candidates. However, the above-listed schools offer a fairer admission process to candidates who pick them as second choice.

List of State Universities in Nigeria that Offer Pharmacy

The number of universities in Nigeria offering Pharmacy is quite scanty. Although quite a number of Nigerian universities offer Pharmacy, only a handful of them are accredited to offer the course.

In figures, only seventeen universities, out of the over 100 universities in Nigeria, are accredited to offer Pharmacy to students. Of the seventeen universities, only three state-owned universities make the list. These state universities include:

  1. Delta State University (DELSU)
  • Location: Abraka, Delta State
  • Year of Establishment: 1992
  • Fee Structure (Pharmacy): 50,000 Naira per Session (70,000 Naira for Non-indigenes)
  1. Niger Delta University (NDU)
  • Location: Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa
  • Year of Establishment: 2000
  • Fees Structure (Pharmacy): 150,000 Naira per Session (200,000 Naira for Non-indigenes)
  1. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
  • Location: Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State
  • Year of Establishment: 1982
  • Fees Structure (Pharmacy): 150,000 per Session

List of Federal Universities in Nigeria

Federal universities are generally considered the best in Nigeria. Hence, a typical Nigerian student prefers a federal university to a state or private university.

Today, there are federal universities in virtually all the states of the federation. Below is a list of all federal universities in Nigeria:

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Bauchi State
  2. Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  3. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State
  4. Bayero University, Kano, (BUK), Kano State
  5. Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State
  6. Federal University, Gashua (FUGASHUA), Yobe State
  7. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State
  8. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  9. Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State
  10. Federal University Lafia (FULAFIA)Nasarawa State
  11. Federal University Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State
  12. Federal University Lokoja (FULOKOJA), Kogi State
  13. Federal University Birnin Kebbi (FUBK), Kebbi State
  14. Federal University Kashere (FUKASHERE), Gombe State
  15. Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), Katsina State
  16. Federal University, Ndifu Alike (FUNAI), Ebonyi State
  17. Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State
  18. Federal University Otueke, Bayelsa State
  19. Federal University Wukari, Taraba State
  20. Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) Zamfara State
  21. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State
  22. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU), Umudike
  23. Modibbo Adana University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Adamawa State
  24. Nigerian Army University, Biu
  25. Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, Kaduna State
  26. Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), Okerenkoko, Delta State
  27. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil
  28. Nnamdi Azikwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State
  29. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Nationwide
  30. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State
  31. University of Agriculture – Makurdi, Benue State
  32. University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), FCT
  33. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  34. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Ilorin, Kwara State
  35. University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Oyo State
  36. University of Calabar (UNICAL), Calabar, Cross River State
  37. University of Jos (UNIJOS), Jos, Plateau State
  38. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT), Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
  39. University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State
  40. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Maiduguri, Borno State
  41. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State
  42. University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Uyo, Akwa Ibom
  43. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), Sokoto State

Feel free to leave your comments in the designated box below, and let us know what you think about any or all of the state and federal universities in Nigeria listed in this article.



  1. Rosy

    February 4, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    I did not see the courses they offer. Anyways, This article will help some people

  2. monica

    April 17, 2019 at 7:17 AM

    i did not see the courses they offer and their cut-off mark

  3. Prince pere

    May 17, 2019 at 9:44 PM

    What is the cut off mark of Niger Delta university Wilbert fort island

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