Due to high demand of admission into federal universities in Nigeria, most state of the federation decided to create state universities that will help ease the admission seeking processes. There are more than 40 state universities in Nigeria, which are accredited by NUC.
Before I go ahead to provide the list of state universities in Nigeria and addresses in this post, I’ll like to make one point clear. Most people think that state universities in Nigeria are inferior to federal and private universities. But I am using this post to tell you that it is a lie.
State universities in Nigeria are regulated and accredited by NUC, which is the same body that regulates the federal universities. The only complain about state universities in Nigeria that holds water is that they are usually expensive when compared to federal universities.
State universities are funded by state government; as such they have no financial muscle to run the universities like the federal government. That is why parents need to pay higher school fees in the state universities.
Also, non-indigenes pay more for reasons, which I cannot tell. So, if you’re considering applying for state university as a non-indigene be ready to pay higher than the indigenes.
State universities are generally cheaper than private universities but slightly more expensive than Federal universities. They are mostly lauded for their infrastructure and reliability. Most of the State Universities offer a variety of courses including medicine, accountancy, economics, arts, etc.
Below is the comprehensive list of state universities in Nigeria
|S/N||Name of Universities||Official Website||Year Established|
|1||Abia State University, Uturu||http://www.absu.edu.ng||1981|
|2||Adamawa State University Mubi||http://www.adsu.edu.ng||2002|
|3||Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba||http://www.adekunleajasinuniversity.edu.ng||1999|
|4||Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo||http://www.aksu.edu.ng||2010|
|5||Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma||http://www.aauekpoma.edu.ng||1980|
|6||Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli||http://coou.edu.ng/||2000|
|7||Bauchi State University, Gadau||http://www.basug.edu.ng||2011|
|8||Benue State University, Makurdi||http://www.bsum.edu.ng||1992|
|9||Yobe State University, Damaturu||http://www.ysu.edu.ng||2006|
|10||Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar||http://www.crutech.edu.ng||2004|
|11||Delta State University Abraka||http://www.delsu.edu.ng||1992|
|12||Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki||http://www.ebsu.edu.ng||2000|
|13||Ekiti State University||http://www.eksu.edu.ng||1982|
|14||Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu||http://www.esut.edu.ng||1982|
|15||Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe||http://www.gomsu.org||2004|
|16||Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai||http://www.ibbu.edu.ng||2005|
|17||Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni||http://www.iaue.edu.ng||2010|
|18||Imo State University, Owerri||http://www.imsu.edu.ng||1992|
|19||Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa||http://www.slu.edu.ng||2013|
|20||Kaduna State University, Kaduna||http://www.kasu.edu.ng||2004|
|21||Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil||http://www.kustportal.edu.ng||2000|
|22||Kebbi State University, Kebbi||http://www.ksusta.edu.ng||2006|
|23||Kogi State University Anyigba||http://www.ksu.edu.ng||1999|
|24||Kwara State University, Ilorin||http://www.kwasu.edu.ng||2009|
|25||Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso||http://www.lautech.edu.ng||1990|
|26||Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa||http://www.osustech.edu.ng||2008|
|27||River State University of Science and Technology||http://www.ust.edu.ng||1979|
|28||Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye||http://www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng||1982|
|29||Lagos State University, Ojo||http://www.lasu.edu.ng||1983|
|30||Niger Delta University Yenagoa||http://www.ndu.edu.ng||2000|
|31||Nasarawa State University Keffi||http://www.nsuk.edu.ng||2002|
|32||Plateau State University Bokkos||http://www.plasu.edu.ng||2005|
|33||Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode||http://www.tasued.edu.ng||2005|
|34||Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina||http://www.umyu.edu.ng||2006|
|35||Osun State University Osogbo||http://www.uniosun.edu.ng||2006|
|36||Taraba State University, Jalingo||http://www.tsuniversity.edu.ng||2008|
|37||Sokoto State University||http://www.ssu.edu.ng||2009|
|38||Northwest University Kano||http://www.nwu.edu.ng||2012|
|39||Oyo State Technical University Ibadan||https://tech-u.edu.ng/||2012|
|40||Ondo State University of Medical Sciences||https://www.unimed.edu.ng/||2015|
|41||Edo University Iyamo||https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/||2016|
|42||Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State||https://www.epu.edu.ng/||2016|
|43||University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State||https://www.uat.edu.ng/public/||2016|
|44||Bornu State University, Maiduguri||2016|
To attend any of the above stated universities, you must satisfy certain conditions and requirements. These are usually stated on the university website or on the JAMB UTME brochure. To get information about the accreditation status of these State universities in Nigeria you can visit the website of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
With the ever increasing demand for education within the country State governments have made life easier by establishing these universities in their States. You can take the liberty of applying to any of them once you’ve gained sufficient information regarding the desired course and university.
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