Oldest Universities in Nigeria


What are the oldest Universities in Nigeria? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 160 Nigerian Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate Nigerian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Nigerian Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Nigeria

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6 University of Ibadan Ibadan
5 University of Nigeria Nsukka ...
4 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
1 University of Lagos Lagos
3 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
12 University of Benin Benin City
56 University of Calabar Calabar
34 University of Maiduguri Maiduguri
23 Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto
24 Bayero University Kano Kano
16 University of Jos Jos
20 University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
2 University of Ilorin Ilorin
49 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
36 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
10 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt
29 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu
61 Imo State University Owerri
11 Federal University of Technology, Akure Akure
44 Abia State University Uturu
8 Federal University of Technology, Minna Minna ...
14 Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko ...
26 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti
22 Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye ...
18 Lagos State University Ojo
43 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi
65 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola
31 University of Abuja Abuja
21 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Abeokuta ...
35 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi
17 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso ...
28 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka ...
25 University of Uyo Uyo
60 Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
41 Benue State University Makurdi
32 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia
71 Kogi State University Anyigba
85 Igbinedion University Okada Okada ...
88 Madonna University, Okija Okija ...
15 Babcock University Ilishan-Remo ...
70 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
54 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli
89 Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil
87 Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island
47 Bowen University Iwo
107 Adamawa State University Mubi
51 Pan-Atlantic University Lagos
45 Nasarawa State University Keffi
72 Benson Idahosa University Benin City
62 Cross River University of Technology Calabar ...
7 Covenant University Ota
19 American University of Nigeria Yola
42 Kaduna State University Kaduna
115 Gombe State University Gombe
55 Bells University of Technology Ota
79 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo Town
81 Lead City University Ibadan
130 Kwararafa University, Wukari Wukari
48 Redeemer's University Mowe
46 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
30 Al-Hikmah University Ilorin ...
94 Al-Qalam University, Katsina Katsina
121 Renaissance University Enugu
118 Novena University Ogume
119 Plateau State University Bokkos
104 University of Mkar Mkar
110 Caritas University Enugu
90 Bingham University Auta Balifi
53 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode ...
95 Crescent University, Abeokuta Abeokuta
100 Crawford University Faith City ...
39 Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University Katsina
91 Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji
93 Yobe State University Damaturu
111 Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero
67 Veritas University Abuja
50 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
52 African University of Science and Technology Abuja
122 Wesley University of Science and Technology Ondo City
83 Caleb University Imota
117 Western Delta University Oghara
149 Obong University Obong Ntak
108 Fountain University Oshogbo
141 Salem University Lokoja
33 Osun State University Oshogbo ...
102 Achievers University, Owo Owo
64 Taraba State University Jalingo
82 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
129 Rhema University Aba ...
105 Paul University Awka
58 Nile University of Nigeria Abuja
73 Sokoto State University Sokoto
106 Oduduwa University Ile Ife
27 Kwara State University Ilorin
126 Tansian University Umunya ...
63 Akwa Ibom State University Ikot Akpad ...
134 Wellspring University Benin City
57 Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike
38 Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
68 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Port Harcourt
109 Adeleke University Ede
92 Federal University, Wukari Wukari
13 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye-Ekiti ...
101 Federal University, Lafia Lafia
99 Federal University, Kashere Kashere
66 Bauchi State University Gadau ...
37 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma
59 Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
69 Federal University, Dutse Dutse
74 Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja
40 Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
9 Landmark University Omu-Aran
80 Baze University Abuja
97 Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa ...
78 The Technical University Ibadan
75 Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano Kano
136 Mcpherson University Seriki-Sotayo
116 Gregory University, Uturu Uturu
143 Evangel University, Akaeze Enugu
123 Southwestern University, Nigeria Okun Owa
77 Elizade University Ilara-Mokin
113 Sule Lamido University Kafin Hausa
114 Federal University, Gashua Gashua
132 Federal University, Gusau Gusau
76 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Birnin Kebbi
98 Anchor University, Lagos Ayobo-Ipaja
142 Christopher University Mowe
112 Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Agbara-Otor
120 Chrisland University Abeokuta
137 Edwin Clark University Kiagbodo
139 Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele Ijebu-Itele
140 Hezekiah University Umudi
127 Kings University Odeomu
138 Summit University Offa Offa
103 Mountain Top University Makogi Oba
96 Ritman University Ikot Ekpene
128 Augustine University Ilara
86 University of Medical Sciences Ondo City
84 Edo University Iyamho
146 Eastern Palm University Ogboko
Un Borno State University Maiduguri
150 Clifford University Ihie
125 Coal City University Enugu
148 Crown Hill University Ilorin
133 University of Africa Toru-Orua ...
144 Arthur Jarvis University Calabar
152 Legacy University, Okija Okija
124 Kola Daisi University Ibadan
145 Dominican University, Ibadan Ibadan
154 Spiritan University, Nneochi Umunneochi
153 Atiba University Oyo Town
151 Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin
Un Gombe State University of Science and Technology Kumo
135 PAMO University of Medical Sciences Port-Harcourt
Un Precious Cornerstone University Ibadan
Un Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta Abeokuta
131 Admiralty University of Nigeria Sapele
Un Skyline University, Kano Kano
147 Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko Okerenghigho
Un Zamfara State University Talata Mafara
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