List of all state universities in Nigeria 2021

Emeh Joy
By Emeh Joy

There are 36 states in Nigeria, and each state has its own university. This is a full list of all the state universities in Nigeria.

List of all state universities in Nigeria

Most college applicants are confused about schools to apply for when filling in JAMB forms. Some do not know the names of most universities in the country.

This article provides help to those aiming to study in state-owned universities as it lists out all the state universities in Nigeria in 2021.

Check out the list of the top 10 best state universities in Nigeria to help you make the best choice of institution. Further click on each university website (all links in the article) to view everything about the institution, including admission requirements, courses offered, tuition fees, post-UTME, etc.

Note

A state is not limited to one state university; it can own multiple state universities. Hence, Nigeria has more than 36 state universities.

State universities are universities established, controlled and funded by the state government. Today, there are 49 accredited and functional state universities in Nigeria.

Some of these state universities in Nigeria were established as far back as 1981, e.g., Abia State University, Uturu, while some were recently established, such as Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, established in 2020.

The table below shows the list of the state universities in Nigeria in 2021 and the various states they are located in.

Full list of all State Universities in Nigeria in 2021

S/N

Name of university

State located

1

Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)

Abia State

2

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA)

Ondo State

3

Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)

Adamawa State

4

Akwa Ibom State University of Science and Technology, Uyo (AKSU)

Akwa Ibom

5

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU)

Edo State

6

Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG)

Bauchi State

7

Bayelsa Medical University

Bayelsa State

8

Benue State University, Makurdi (BSU)

Benue State

9

Borno State University, Maiduguri (BOSU)

Borno State

10

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)

Anambra State

11

Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara (CUSTECH)

Kogi State

12

Cross River State University of Science and Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)

Cross River State

13

Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)

Delta State

14

Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (EBSU)

Ebonyi State

15

Ekiti State University (EKSU)

Ekiti State

16

Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)

Enugu State

17

Eastern Palm University, Ogboko (EPU)

Imo State

18

Edo University Iyamo (EUI)

Edo State

19

Gombe State University, Gombe (GSU)

Gombe State

20

Gombe State University of Science and Technology

Gombe State

21

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)

Niger State

22

Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)

Imo State

23

The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni (IAUE)

Rivers State

24

Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)

Kaduna State

25

Kebbi State University, Kebbi (KSUST)

Kebbi State

26

Kogi State University, Anyigba (KSU)

Kogi State

27

Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KSUST)

Kano State

28

Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)

Kwara State

29

Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)

Lagos State

30

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (LAUTECH)

Oyo State

31

Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta

Ogun State

32

Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK)

Nasarawa State

33

Niger Delta University, Yenagoa (NDU)

Bayelsa State

34

Northwest University, Kano (NWU)

Kano State

35

Oyo State Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U)

Oyo State

36

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye (OOU)

Ogun State

37

Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)

Ondo State

38

Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED)

Ondo State

39

Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN)

Osun State

40

Plateau State University, Bokkos (PLASU)

Plateau State

41

River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)

River State

42

Sokoto State University (SSU)

Sokoto State

43

Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)

Jigawa State

44

Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode (TASUED)

Ogun State

45

Taraba State Unversity, Jalingo (TASU)

Taraba State

46

University of Africa Toru Orua (UAT)

Bayelsa State

47

Umar Musa Yar' Adua University, Katsina (UMYU)

Katsina State

48

Yobe State University, Damaturu (YSU)

Yobe State

49

Zamfara State University

Zamfara State

State universities are good alternatives to Federal universities. However, the latter seems to be doing better. There is a greater percentage of Federal universities in the list of the top 10 best universities in Nigeria,

If you can afford it, check out our list of the top 10 best private universities in Nigeria.