Universities in Nigeria

Higher Education in Nigeria

2021 Ranking of Nigerian Universities New

What are the most popular Universities in Nigeria? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Nigerian University Ranking of 160 Nigerian higher-education institutions 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

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 160 Universities in Nigeria

2021 Sub-rankings by states New

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is divided into 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory. The larger number of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the neighboring states of Ogun, Osun and Oyo. The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into consideration all states which include at least 2 Nigerian higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Abia (6)   Adamawa (3)  
Akwa Ibom (4)   Anambra (5)  
Bauchi (2)   Bayelsa (3)  
Benue (3)   Borno (2)  
Cross River (3)   Delta (8)  
Ebonyi (2)   Edo (7)  
Ekiti (3)   Enugu (7)  
Federal Capital Territory (5)   Gombe (3)  
Imo (4)   Jigawa (2)  
Kaduna (2)   Kano (4)  
Katsina (3)   Kebbi (2)  
Kogi (3)   Kwara (6)  
Lagos (7)   Nasarawa (3)  
Niger (2)   Ogun (15)  
Ondo (7)   Osun (9)  
Oyo (9)   Plateau (2)  
Rivers (5)   Sokoto (2)  
Taraba (3)  

Nigerian University lists

Other Nigerian University lists: