List of all state universities in Nigeria 2021
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.
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.
Name of university
Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)
Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG)
Borno State University, Maiduguri (BOSU)
Cross River State
Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
Ekiti State University (EKSU)
Edo University Iyamo (EUI)
Gombe State University of Science and Technology
Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
Kebbi State University, Kebbi (KSUST)
Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta
Northwest University, Kano (NWU)
Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
Plateau State University, Bokkos (PLASU)
Sokoto State University (SSU)
Zamfara State University
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.