List of State Universities In Nigeria and Their Courses

We bring to you the current list of state universities in Nigeria and their courses.

Did you know that there are over 50 state universities in the country right now?

Pursuant to the recommendations of the National Universities Commission (NUC) on the review of higher education in Nigeria, the Federal Government of Nigeria has approved guidelines for the establishment of higher institutions of learning in Nigeria.

The National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions (Amendment Decree No. 9 of 1993 include the following clauses, that:

An institution of higher education may be sponsored or owned by the government of the Federation or by a state or local government or by any of the following, that is:

a. By a Company incorporated in Nigeria: or;

b. By an individual or association of individuals who are citizens of Nigeria, and who satisfy the criteria set out in the Schedule to this Act for the establishment of institutions.

We’ve written about the list of the top 10 best universities in Nigeria according to NUC. You should check it out to see if any of the state universities made it to that list.

For the list of state universities in Nigeria, be it universities of technology, universities of agriculture, or universities of education, there must be a clear-cut funding strategy for the institutions.

List of accredited state universities in Nigeria

As you might have guessed, most state universities receive at least part of their funding from the state government, although many have substantial income from tuitions and fees, donations (such as from alumni or philanthropists), and revenue from royalties.

In this article, we’ll share with you the full list of state universities in Nigeria and the courses they offer.

Full List of State Universities In Nigeria and Their Courses

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S/NList of State Universities In NigeriaCourses offeredYear Established
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, MakurdiBSU 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 Abeokuta 2017
46Gombe State University of Science and Technology 2017
47Zamfara State University  2018
48Bayelsa Medical University 2019
49Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara,CUSTECH Courses2020
50University of Delta, Agbor 2021
51Delta University of Science and Technology, Ozoro 2021
52Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba 2021
53Bamidele Olumilua University of Science and Technology Ikere, Ekiti State 2020
54King David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu, Ebonyi StateKDUMS Courses2021

Related: Full List of Federal Universities In Nigeria

Requirements for the Establishment of State Universities in Nigeria

To become an approved entity on the list of state universities in Nigeria, as stated by the NUC, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

(1). The academic structure and discipline diffusion of the school must be such that it can meet the needs of the community.

(2). Evidence must be presented to demonstrate that the institution would be provided with sufficient:

  • (a) Capital and recurrent funding; 
  • (b) Academic and support staffs; 

The proposed staffing guidelines shall meet with current guidelines of the following bodies: 

  • (a) The National Universities Commission
  • (b) The National Board for Technical Education;
  • (c) The National Commission for Colleges of Education, as the case may be.

(3). The Federal Government must be satisfied that, on approval being given, the sources of funding and necessary funds will be available.

(4). The Federal Government or its accredited agency shall ascertain and be satisfied itself that:

(a) The fixed and enabling assets, that is, funds, land, movable and immovable assets, are appropriate for establishing the institution in the light of such factors as:         

i. The type of institution envisaged

ii. Its philosophy and objectives,

iii. The cost of goods and services prevailing at the time;

(b) The assets shall be assigned to the institution on approval being given for the institution to be established; and

(c) That the applicant has supplied a concrete and guaranteed source of financial support for the University to the tune of N200 million, N100 million for Polytechnic or Mono technic, and N50 million for a College of Education, over a period of 5 years.

With the aforementioned, did you think your school should be on the list of state universities in Nigeria approved by the NUC?

(5) A proposed institution shall have clearly spelled out a master plan for infrastructural and program development for at least 20 to 25 years which shall make adequate provision for:-

(a) Plan space, aesthetic beauty, and fixed final assets; 

(b) Minimum land area of 100 hectares for a University, 50 hectares for a Polytechnic or Monotechnic, and 25 hectares for a College of Education, in a salutary site.

For any of the institutions on this list of state universities in Nigeria to have been established, the site distance from an urban complex shall take into account the availability of municipal services, including water, transportation, private accommodation, communication, and other consequential inadequate in its Community.

Related: List of Universities In Osun State

(6). A proposed institution shall have an adequate environment base and shall be open to all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic derivation, social status, religious or political persuasion.

Accordingly, its laws and status shall not conflict with the conventional responsibilities in academia or interfere with avowed traditional institutional autonomy.

(7). To pre-empt problems of inadequate municipal facilities, the proposed institution shall have a clear policy on student and staff accommodation and catering services.

(8). The proposed institution shall have a well-articulated mission and set of objectives that may be original and innovative but unequivocally in consonance with the socio-economic and political aspirations of Nigeria.

(9) To create and sustain credibility and confidence from the start, the administrative structure of the proposed institution shall not depart too radically from established norms. This is a guideline to be able to join the list of state universities in Nigeria

(10). The library, laboratory, and workshop facilities including instructional tools and consumables shall be adequate and there shall be long-range plans for sustaining them.

(11). The planning and feasibility report of the proposed institution includes proposed contracts and affiliation with existing similar institutions and plans for cooperation and interaction.

(12). The criteria set out in this Schedule shall also apply to a proposed institution which is an Open University except that:- 

(a)The minimum land area requirement shall not apply, and

(b) Guidelines prescribed by the appropriate authority as regard technical infrastructure for functional and effective operation shall be satisfied.

Related: List of Universities in Lagos State

List of State Universities In Nigeria (Summary)

Thanks for checking this quick list of approved universities owned by state governments in Nigeria. Which of the universities are you a student of or graduated from?

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