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