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

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