List of All Federal Universities In Nigeria 2019

Nigeria has 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Federal Government has put in efforts to ensure that each state of the federation has at least one Federal University as this will enable people in the state to have access to the high level education rendered by these Universities since they are seen as been adequately funded by the Federal Government.

As at the time of writing this article, there are 43 Federal Universities scattered across the federation, we have listed them below for your easy access. This list is important if you want to apply to one of the Universities in the Nigeria.

University of Ibadan, a federal university in Nigeria
People are seen at the main gate of the University of Ibadan (UI), the Institution is one of the leading Federal Universities in nigeria. Photo: DailyPost Nigeria

If you dont want to apply to Federal University, you may want to see the list of State Universities in Nigeria or Private Universities in Nigeria. We have also noticed that people in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun State etc like to attend the Institutions in their state so we have put together the list of Private Universities in Lagos, Private Universities in Abuja, Private Universities in Ogun State.

List of Federal Universities in Nigeria

1 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Professor Saminu Ibrahim 1988
2 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Professor Ibrahim Garba 1962
3 Bayero University, Kano Professor Yahuza Muhammad Bello 1975
4 Federal University Gashua, Yobe Prof. Andrew Haruna 2013
5 Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Prof. Akii Ibhadode 2007
6 Federal University of Technology, Akure Prof. Joseph Adola Fuwape 1981
7 Federal University of Technology, Minna Professor Abdullahi Bala 1982
8 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze 1980
9 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State Professor Fatima Batoul Muktar 2011
10 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina Professor Armaya’u Hamisu 2011
11 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State Prof. Alhassan Mohammed Gani 2011
12 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman 2011
13 Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State Professor Angela Freeman Miri 2011
14 Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba 2011
15 Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa Professor Seth Accra Jaja 2011
16 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State Prof. Kayode Soremekun 2011
17 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State Professor Mohammed Kundiri 2011
18 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Prof. Bello Bala Shehu 2013
19 Federal University, Gusau Zamfara Prof. Magaji Garba 2013
20 Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike Professor Francis O Otunta 1992
21 Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Professor Abdullahi Liman Tukur 1981
22 National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu 2002
23 Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Professor Munzali Jibril 2013
24 Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna Professor Azubuike Sonny Nwankwo (Provost) 1985
25 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Professor Charles Esimone 1992
26 Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede 1962
27 University of Abuja, Gwagwalada Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’ Allah 1988
28 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Professor Felix Kolawole Salako 1988
29 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Prof. Richard Anande Kimbir 1988
30 University of Benin Professor Faraday Orumwense 1970
31 University of Calabar Prof. Zana Itinube Akpagu 1975
32 University of Ibadan Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka 1948
33 University of Ilorin Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem 1975
34 University of Jos Prof. Sebastian Maimako 1975
35 University of Lagos Prof. Oluwatoyin T Ogundipe 1962
36 University of Maiduguri Professor Ibrahim A. Njodi 1975
37 University of Nigeria, Nsukka Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba 1960
38 University of Port-Harcourt Professor Ndowa N Lale 1975
39 University of Uyo Professor Enefiok Essien 1991
40 Usumanu Danfodiyo University Professor Abdullahi Audu. Zuru 1975
41 Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State 2018
42 Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna Prof. Mohammed Dauda (Provost) 2018
43 Nigerian Army University Biu Prof. David Iliya Malgwi 2018

Remember that each University has its own cut off mark for UTME, so, remember to check the institution’s website for more info before you decide to apply to the university.

We are working on puting together more info on the Universities in Nigeria, we have put together the best Universities in Nigeria too, please check it out

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