Oldest Universities in Nigeria

Introduction

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