Colleges & Universities in Nigeria

Universities in Nigeria

Higher Education in Nigeria


What are the most popular Universities and Colleges in Nigeria? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2024 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 three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

2024 Ranking of Nigerian Universities

2024 Sub-rankings by States

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)   Yobe (2)  

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