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List of Nigerian Universities, Official School Portals and Date of Establishment as approved by NUC


Nigeria presently has over 158 universities as approved by the National Universities Commission. A current list of all approved universities in 2018 was released by the commission (NUC) and among these valid universities, we have 40 Federal universities, 49 state universities and 68 private universities all arranged in geopolitical zones respectively. Although, the total number of universities presently in Nigeria is more than 158 because some are yet to be approved by the commission.
NUC approved university school portal

These lists of universities in Nigeria as approved by NUC are arranged in geopolitical zones alongside their official school portals and establishment date to help you locate them within the country easily. 

One of the duties of National Universities Commission is to regulate and make sure that, universities have the necessary facilities to provide quality education to students in Nigeria. This agency is task with the duty to approve or disapprove any institution that fails to meet the necessary requirements.

So as students seeking for university admission, it is your duty to verify that the university you want to patronize has already been given approval by the commission.

All Federal Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC

This is a list of Federal universities arranged according to geopolitical zones in Nigeria. 

North-Central Zone:
1. Federal University of Technology, Minna. Official website is http://www.futminna.edu.ng. Founded in 1982. 
2. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, http://www.fulafia.edu.ng, founded in 2011. 
3. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State. http://www.fulokoja.edu.ng. founded in 2011.
4. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada. official school portal is http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng. founded in 1988. 
5. University of Agriculture, Makurdi. official school website is http://www.uam.edu.ng founded in 1988. 
6. University of Jos. official university portal is http://www.unijos.edu.ng. founded in 1975. 

North-East Zone: 
7. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. official webpage is http://www.atbu.edu.ng founded in 1988. 
8. Federal University Gashua, Yobe. official school portal is http://www.fugashua.edu.ng founded in 2013. 
9. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State. school official portal is http://www.fukashere.edu.ng founded in 2011. 
10. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State. school university portal is http://www.fuwukari.edu.ng founded in the year 2011. 
11. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola. Official website is http://www.mautech.edu.ng. founded in 1981. 
12. University of Maiduguri official website http://www.unimaid.edu.ng founded in 1975. 

North-West Zone:
13. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. official school portal is http://www.abu.edu.ng. founded 1962. 
14. Bayero University, Kano. school portal is http://www.buk.edu.ng founded in 1975. 15. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State. school website is http://www.fud.edu.ng founded in 2011. 
16. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina. university school portal is http://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng founded in 2011. 
17. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi. official school portal is http://www.fubk.edu.ng founded in 2013. 
18. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara. school portal is http://www.fugus.edu.ng founded in the year 2013. 
19. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil. Kano. school official website is http://www.npf.gov.ng founded in the year 2013.
20. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. school official portal is http://www.nda.edu.ng. founded in 1985. 
21. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. school portal for students is http://www.udusok.edu.ng. founded in 1975. 

South-East Zone: 
22. Federal University of Technology, Owerri. school portal is http://www.futo.edu.ng. Founded in the year 1980. 
23. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State. official school portal is http://www.funai.edu.ng founded in the year 2011. 
24. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike. official university portal is http://www.mouau.edu.ng established in the year 2013. 
25. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. school portal is http://www.unizik.edu.ng founded in 1992. 
26. University of Nigeria, Nsukka. official school website is http://www.unn.edu.ng. founded in 1960. 

South-South Zone:
27. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun. official school website is http://www.fupre.edu.ng. founded in the year 2007. 
28. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa. Official website is http://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/. founded in the year 2011. 
29. University of Calabar. Official website is http://www.unical.edu.ng. founded in 1975. 
30. University of Port-Harcourt. official webpage for school is http://www.uniport.edu.ng founded in 1975. 

South-West Zone: 
31. Federal University of Technology, Akure. Official website is http://www.futa.edu.ng. founded in the year 1981. 
32. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State. school official portal is http://www.fuoye.edu.ng/. founded in 2011. 
33. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos. Official website http://www.nou.edu.ng. founded in 2002. 
34. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Official website http://www.oauife.edu.ng founded in 1962. 
35. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Website is http://www.unaab.edu.ng. founded in 1988. 
36. University of Benin. Website is http://www.uniben.edu.ng founded in 1970. 
37. University of Ibadan. Website is http://www.ui.edu.ng. founded in 1948. 
38. University of Ilorin. Website is http://www.unilorin.edu.ng. founded in the year 1975. 
39. University of Lagos. website is http://www.unilag.edu.ng. founded in the year 1962. 
40. University of Uyo. Website is http://www.uniuyo.edu.ng . founded in 1991. 

All State Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC

Below are the lists of State universities according to geo political zones in Nigeria. Their year of establishment and official school portal website as approved by the National Universities Commission. 

North-Central Zone:
1. Benue State University, Makurdi. Official website is http://www.bsum.edu.ng. established in the year 1992.
2. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai. Website is http://www.ibbu.edu.ng. founded in 2005.
3. Kogi State University Anyigba. Website is http://www.ksu.edu.ng. founded in 1999.
4. Nasarawa State University Keffi. Website is http://www.nsuk.edu.ng. founded in the year 2002.
5. Plateau State University Bokkos. Website is http://www.plasu.edu.ng. founded in the year 2005.
6. Veritas University, Abuja. Website is http://www.veritas.edu.ng. founded in the year 2007.
7. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State. Website is http://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng. founded in 2016.

North-East Zone:
 8. Bornu State University, Maiduguri. Established in the year 2016.
9. Adamawa State University Mubi. Website is http://www.adsu.edu.ng. founded in 2002.
10. Bauchi State University, Gadau. Official website is http://www.basug.edu.ng. founded in the year 2011.
11. Yobe State University, Damaturu. Website is http://www.ysu.edu.ng. established in the year 2006.
12. Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe. Official website is http://www.gomsu.org and founded in the year 2004.
13. Taraba State University, Jalingo. Official website is http://www.tsuniversity.edu.ng while it is founded in the year 2008.

North-West Zone:
14. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa. Official website is http://www.slu.edu.ng establishee in the year 2013.
15. Kaduna State University, Kaduna. Official website is http://www.kasu.edu.ng while it is founded in the year 2004.
16. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil. Official website is http://www.kustportal.edu.ng and founded in 2000.
17. Kebbi State University, Kebbi. Official website is http://www.ksusta.edu.ng and founded in 2006.
18. Umar Musa Yar' Adua University Katsina. Official website is http://www.umyu.edu.ng and it is founded in the year 2006.
19. Sokoto State University. Website is http://www.ssu.edu.ng. founded in 2009.
20. Northwest University Kano. School website is http://www.nwu.edu.ng and founded in 2012.

South-East Zone:
21. Abia State University, Uturu. Official school website is http://www.absu.edu.ng and founded in 1981.
22. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli. Official school portal is http://coou.edu.ng/ founded in the year 2000.
23. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. Official school portal is http://www.ebsu.edu.ng. founded in 2000.
24. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu. Official university portal is http://www.esut.edu.ng. founded in 1982.
25. Imo State University, Owerri. Official school portal is https://www.imsu.edu.ng and founded in 1992.
26. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State. University portal is https://www.epu.edu.ng founded in 2016.
27. Coal City University Enugu State. Official university portal is https://www.coalcityuniversity.edu.ng Founded in the year 2016.
28. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State. Official school portal is https://www.clifforduni.edu.ng Founded in 2016.
29. Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State. Official university portal is https://www.spiritanuniversity.edu.ng. founded in the year 2017.

South-South Zone:
30. Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar. Official school portal is http://www.crutech.edu.ng while the institution was founded in the year 2004.
31. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo. School official portal is http://www.aksu.edu.ng. school was founded in 2010.
32. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. Official website is  http://www.aauekpoma.edu.ng, founded in 1980.
33. Delta State University Abraka. Official website is http://www.delsu.edu.ng, school was founded in 1992.
34. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni. University official portal is http://www.iaue.edu.ng, and founded in 2010.
35. River State University of Science and Technology. School official website is http://www.ust.edu.ng while school was founded in 1979.
36. Niger Delta University Yenagoa. Official website is http://www.ndu.edu.ng, school founded in 2000.
37. Edo University Iyamo. School founded in 2016. Official website is https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng. established in 2016.
38. University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State. University official portal is https://www.uat.edu.ng. founded in the year 2016.
39. Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State. Official university portal is https://www.adun.edu.ng Founded in the year 2017.

South-West Zone:
40. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba. Official university website is http://www.adekunleajasinuniversity.edu.ng founded in 1999.
41. Ekiti State University. School official portal is http://www.eksu.edu.ng. founded in 1982.
42. Kwara State University, Ilorin. School portal is http://www.kwasu.edu.ng founded in 2009.
43. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. University portal is http://www.lautech.edu.ng founded in 1990.
44. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa. University official portal is http://www.osustech.edu.ng founded in 2008.
45. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. School portal is http://www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng founded in 1982.
46. Lagos State University, Ojo. School portal is http://www.lasu.edu.ng founded in the year 1983.
47. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode. School portal is http://www.tasued.edu.ng established in the year 2005.
48. Osun State University Osogbo. Official school website is http://www.uniosun.edu.ng founded in the year 2006.
49. Oyo State Technical University Ibadan. University portal is http://www.tech-u.edu.ng founded in 2012.
50. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences. Official school portal is https://www.unimed.edu.ng founded in the year 2015.

All Private Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC

These are the current list of private universities approve by NUC as arranged according to geo political zones in Nigeria. 

North-Central Zone:
1. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja. Official school website is http://aust.edu.ng founded in 2007. 
2. Baze University Abuja. Official school website is http://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2011. 3. Bingham University, New Karu. Official school portal is http://www.binghamuni.edu.ng and founded in 2005. 4. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja. Official university portal is http://www.ntnu.edu.ng. founded in the year 2009.
5. Salem University, Lokoja. Official university portal is http://www.salemuniversity.org founded in the year 2007. 6. Landmark University, Omu-Aran. Kwara. Official website is http://www.lmu.edu.ng founded in 2011. 7. Summit University. Kwara. Official website is https://www.summituniversity.edu.ng founded in the year 2015. 8. University of Mkar, Mkar. Official school portal is http://www.unimkar.edu.ng founded in the year 2005. 

North-East Zone:
9. American University of Nigeria, Yola. Official website is http://www.aun.edu.ng founded in 2003. 10. Kwararafa University, Wukari. Official website is http://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng founded in 2005. 

North-West Zone: 
non found as at the time of publishing this article.

South-East Zone:
11. Caritas University, Enugu. Official school portal is http://www.caritasuni.edu.ng founded in 2005.
12. Evangel University, Akaeze. Ebonyi. Official school portal is http://www.evangeluniv.edu.ng founded in 2012.
13. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike - Enugu State. School portal is http://www.gouni.edu.ng founded in 2009.
14. Gregory University, Uturu. Abia. University portal is http://www.gregoryuniversity.com founded in 2012.
15. Hezekiah University, Umudi. Imo. School portal is http://hezekiah.edu.ng/ founded in 2015.
16. Paul University, Awka - Anambra State. University portal is http://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng founded in 2009.
17. Renaissance University, Enugu. School portal is http://www.rnu.edu.ng founded in 2005.
18. Tansian University, Umunya. Anambra. Official school portal is http://tansianuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2007.
19. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State. Official website is https://www.legacyuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2016.
20. Madonna University, Okija. Anambra. Official school portal is http://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng founded in 1999.

South-South Zone:
21 Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo. Delta. Official portal for school is http://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/ founded in 2015.
22. Igbinedion University Okada. Edo. Official school portal is http://www.iuokada.edu.ng founded in 1999.
23. Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University. Delta. Official school portal is http://mciu.edu.ng/ founded in 2015.
24. Novena University, Ogume. Delta. School portal is http://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng founded in 2005.
25. Obong University, Obong Ntak. Akwa-ibom. Official school portal is http://www.obonguniversity.net founded in 2007.
26. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa - Rivers State. Official school website is http://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng founded in 2009.
27. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom. Official school portal is http://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng. founded in the year 2015.
28. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa - Edo State. Official website is http://www.wellspringuni.edu.ng founded in 2009.
29. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State. Official school portal is http://wdu.edu.ng established in 2007.
30. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State. School portal is https://www.arthurjavisuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2016.
31. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt. Official school website is https://www.pums.edu.ng founded in 2017

South-West Zone:
32. Achievers University, Owo. Official website is http://www.achievers.edu.ng founded in 2007.
33. Adeleke University, Ede. Official webpage is http://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng school was established in 2011.
34. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti - Ekiti State. Official website is http://www.abuad.edu.ng founded in 2009.
35. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan. Official website is http://www.acu.edu.ng founded in 2005.
36. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin. Official school portal is https://www.alhikmah.edu.ng with university established in 2005.
37. Al-Qalam University, Katsina. Official school portal is http://www.auk.edu.ng established in 2005.
38. Augustine University. Official university portal is http://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/ school established in 2015.
39. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo. Official school portal is http://www.babcock.edu.ng founded in 1999.
40. Bells University of Technology, Otta. Official school portal is http://www.bellsuniversity.org founded in the year 2005.
41. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City. School portal for students is http://www.idahosauniversity.com founded in the year 2002.
42. Bowen University, Iwo . Official school portal is http://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org established in 2001.

43. Caleb University, Lagos. Official school portal is http://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng founded in the year 2007.
44. Chrisland University Abeokuta. School portal is http://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng founded in 2015.
45. Covenant University Ota. Official school portal is http://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2002.
46. Crawford University Igbesa. Official school portal is http://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng founded in the year 2005.
47. Crescent University, Abeokuta. Official school portal is http://www.crescent-university.edu.ng and established in the year 2005.
48. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin. Ondo. School portal for students is http://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng school was founded in the year 2013.
49. Fountain University, Oshogbo. Student school portal is http://www.fountainuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2007.

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50. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun. Student school portal is http://www.hallmark.edu.ng founded in the year 2015.
51. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji. Osun. School official portal is http://www.jabu.edu.ng founded in the year 2006.
52. Kings University, Ode Omu. School portal is http://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/ founded in the year 2015.
53. Lead City University, Ibadan. School student portal is http://www.lcu.edu.ng school was established in 2005.
54. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo. School portal is http://www.mcu.edu.ng founded in the year 2012.
55. Mountain Top University. Ogun. School portal is http://www.mountaintopuniversity.org. founded in the year 2015.
56. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu - Osun State. School portal for students is http://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng founded in 2009.
57. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos. School university portal is http://www.pau.edu.ng founded in the year 2002.
58. Redeemer's University, Mowe. Osun. School portal is http://www.run.edu.ng established in 2005.
59. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. School official portal is http://www.sau.edu.ng founded in the year 2011.

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60. Southwestern University, Oku Owa. Official website is http://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2012.
61. Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo. Official website is http://www.wusto.edu.ng and founded in 2007.
62. Christopher University Mowe. Ibadan. School portal is http://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/ year of establishment is 2015.
63. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State. School portal is https://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng. Year of establishment is 2016.
64. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State. Official website is https://www.aul.edu.ng Founded in 2016.
65. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State. Official school portal is https://www.dui.edu.ng year of establishment is 2016.
66. Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo. Official school website is https://www.cornerstone.edu Year of establishment is 2017.
67. Atiba University Oyo. Official school portal is http://www.atibauniversity.com founded in 2017.
68. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos. Official school portal is http://www.ekounivmed.edu.ng established in the year 2017.

Please make sure the university you wish to enrol for is listed under the current list of NUC approved universities in Nigeria otherwise, you waste your money getting a certificate that will never be recognized in the labour market. Make a wise decision now. Thank you.

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