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List of all state universities in Nigeria 2021

Emeh Joy
By Emeh Joy

Basic Medical Scientist, Freelance Health Writer, Lifestyle Blogger and Business Enthusiast

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

2

Ondo State

3

Adamawa State

4

Akwa Ibom

5

Edo State

6

Bauchi State

7

Bayelsa State

8

Benue State

9

Borno State University, Maiduguri (BOSU)

Borno State

10

Anambra State

11

Kogi State

12

Cross River State

13

Delta State

14

Ebonyi State

15

Ekiti State

16

Enugu State

17

Imo State

18

Edo State

19

Gombe State

20

Gombe State University of Science and Technology

Gombe State

21

Niger State

22

Imo State

23

Rivers State

24

Kaduna State

25

Kebbi State

26

Kogi State

27

Kano State

28

Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)

Kwara State

29

Lagos State

30

Oyo State

31

Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta

Ogun State

32

Nasarawa State

33

Bayelsa State

34

Northwest University, Kano (NWU)

Kano State

35

Oyo State

36

Ogun State

37

Ondo State

38

Ondo State

39

Osun State

40

Plateau State

41

River State

42

Sokoto State

43

Jigawa State

44

Ogun State

45

Taraba State

46

Bayelsa State

47

Katsina State

48

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.