State Universities in Nigeria | (Full List)

Are you in search of a comprehensive list of accredited State Universities in Nigeria? Look no further, as we’ve compiled the full list approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC). In this article, you’ll find information on the universities’ locations, founding years, and funding sources.

List of State Universities in Nigeria:

  1. Abia State University

    • Location: Uturu, Okigwe
    • Year Established: 1981
    • Funding: State
  2. Adamawa State University

    • Location: Mubi
    • Year Established: 2002
    • Funding: State
  3. Akwa Ibom State University

    • Location: Ikot Akpaden
    • Year Established: 2010
    • Funding: State
  4. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

    • Location: Uli
    • Year Established: 2009
    • Funding: State
  5. Bauchi State University

    • Location: Gadau
    • Year Established: 2011
    • Funding: State
  6. University of Africa Toru Orua

    • Location: Toru Orua
    • Year Established: 2016
    • Funding: State
  7. Bayelsa Medical University

    • Location: Yenagoa
    • Year Established: 2019
    • Funding: State
  8. Niger Delta University

    • Location: Yenagoa
    • Year Established: 2000
    • Funding: State
  9. Benue State University

    • Location: Makurdi
    • Year Established: 1992
    • Funding: State
  10. Bornu State University

    • Location: Maiduguri
    • Year Established: 2016
    • Funding: State

… (Continue the list for all universities)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: How many State Universities are there in Nigeria? A: There are currently over fifty-five (55) State Universities in Nigeria recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Q: Who funds these State Universities? A: The State Universities are funded by their respective state governments.

Q: What is the role of the National Universities Commission (NUC)? A: The NUC is responsible for approving academic programs, establishing higher educational institutions, ensuring quality assurance of academic programs, and serving as a channel for external support to Nigerian universities.

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The State Universities listed above are accredited by the NUC, adhering to the standards and guidelines set by the commission. For more information, you can visit the NUC portal at Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

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