In Nigeria, there are thirty-six states and nearly every state has its own university which is to a large extent financed by these respective state governments. Below is a full list of State Universities in Nigeria.
Many JAMB applicants and university hopefuls are confused about schools and do not even know which university to apply to when filling in UTME forms. It gets even as bad as some not even knowing the names of most universities in the country, outside the very popular ones.
This article affords anyone with requisite information who is aiming to study in state-owned universities as it reels a list of state universities in Nigeria as of this year.
It must however be stated that a state is not restricted to just a single state university, it can own as many state universities as possible so long they meet the metrics of a standard university.
This explains why Nigeria has more than thirty-six state universities despite being a territory made of thirty-six states.
State universities in Nigeria are universities that are founded, monitored, and sponsored by the state government. Today, there are 49 accredited and functional state universities in Nigeria.
List of State Universities in Nigeria
The list of the state universities in Nigeria is given below, with the inclusion also of the locations they are situated at.
Full List of Every State University in Nigeria
Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), Abia State
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA), Ondo State
Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU), Adamawa State
Akwa Ibom State University of Science and Technology, Uyo (AKSU), Akwa Ibom
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU), Edo State
Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG), Bauchi State
Bayelsa Medical University, Bayelsa State
Benue State University, Makurdi (BSU), Benue State
Borno State University, Maiduguri (BOSU), Borno State
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU),
Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara (CUSTECH), Kogi State
Cross River State University of Science and Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH), Cross River State
Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU), Delta State
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (EBSU), Ebonyi State
Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ekiti State
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT), Enugu State
Eastern Palm University, Ogboko (EPU), Imo State
Edo University Iyamo (EUI), Edo State
Gombe State University, Gombe (GSU), Gombe State
Gombe State University of Science and Technology, Gombe State
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU), Niger State
Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU), Imo State
The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni (IAUE), Rivers State
Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU), Kaduna State
Kebbi State University, Kebbi (KSUST), Kebbi State
Kogi State University, Anyigba (KSU), Kogi State
Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KSUST), Kano State
Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU), Kwara State
Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU), Lagos State
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (LAUTECH), Oyo State
Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta, Ogun State
Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), Nasarawa State
Niger Delta University, Yenagoa (NDU), Bayelsa State
Northwest University, Kano (NWU), Kano State
Oyo State Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U), Oyo State
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye (OOU), Ogun State
Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH), Ondo State
Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo State
Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN), Osun State
Plateau State University, Bokkos (PLASU), Plateau State
River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), River State
Sokoto State University (SSU), Sokoto State
Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU), Jigawa State
Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode (TASUED), Ogun State
Taraba State Unversity, Jalingo (TASU), Taraba State
University of Africa Toru Orua (UAT), Bayelsa State
Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University, Katsina (UMYU), Katsina State
Yobe State University, Damaturu (YSU), Yobe State
Zamfara State University, Zamfara State
State universities are really reasonable options for Federal universities especially since many State universities are not plagued by the industrial strike actions of the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU).
However, the latter seems to be doing better undeniably. There is a noticeable greater percentage of Federal universities in the list of the top 10 best universities in Nigeria and by implication in the top 1000 best universities in the world.