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List Of State Universities In Nigeria 2024 [UPDATED]

State Universities In Nigeria
State Universities In Nigeria

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Hey SAVANT! welcome to this episode of my “Admission Guide Series“, in today’s blog post, I will be taking you through the complete list of State universities in Nigeria, I will also attempt to answer some frequently asked questions (FAQ) on this topic… STAY TUNED!✌️

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NUC Approved Federal Universities in Nigeria
NUC Approved State Universities in Nigeria

Recently, I published a post containing the list of Federal Universities in Nigeria, and explained its peculiarities, but in today’s guide, we will be focusing on State Universities.

After rounding up your O’ level (WAEC, NECO and NABTEB) exams, the next stage is to continue your education in a reputable tertiary institution, the decision of what school to or to not study in can be quite challenging to make, there are so many choices in front of you, and you most definitely don’t want to make the wrong choice.

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Universities in Nigeria comes in three broad category (Federal, State Or Private owned Universities), each of these have its pros and cons.

And studying in a State University do have some advantages over Federal and Privately owned Schools, this I will explain as we proceed further with this post.

For now, sit back, take a glass of water and read through diligently as I take you on this Voyage.

What Are State Universities?

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State universities are tertiary institutions that are funded and managed by the State Government where the University is located at.

We have three (3) levels of Governments in Nigeria (Federal, State and Local), and this universities fall under the coffers of the State govt, and as such, the Federal govt do not have much influence or say about what may or may not happen in such schools.

So, the appointments of the VC and other internal school affairs is done strictly by the State Government and not Federal.

Each States owns at least one University, as against the forty nine (49) federal Universities we have, there are Fifty Seven (57) Universities in Nigeria that are State Owned and more are been added from time to time.

Now that you can differentiate between Federal And State Universities, let me now show you the fully NUC approved list of States Universities in Nigeria.

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List Of State Universities In Nigeria

State Universities In Nigeria
State Universities In Nigeria

Below is the complete list of State Universities in Nigeria and the year they were established…

S/NSTATE UNIVERSITIES
1Abia State University, Uturu
2Adamawa State University Mubi
3Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
4Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden
5Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
6Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
7Bauchi State University, Gadau
8Benue State University, Makurdi
9Yobe State University, Damaturu
10Cross River State University of Technology, Calabar
11Delta State University Abraka
12Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
13Ekiti State University
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
15Gombe State University, Gombe
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
18Imo State University, Owerri
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa
20Kaduna State University, Kaduna
21Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil
22Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero
23Prince Abubakar Audu University Anyigba
24Kwara State University, Ilorin
25Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
26Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
27Rivers State University (RSU)
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
29Lagos State University, Ojo
30Niger Delta University Yenagoa
31Nasarawa State University Keffi
32Plateau State University Bokkos
33Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode
34Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina
35Osun State University Osogbo
36Taraba State University, Jalingo
37Sokoto State University
38Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano
39First Technical University Ibadan
40Ondo State University of Medical Sciences
41Edo State University Uzairue
42Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University Ogboko, Imo State
43University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State
44Bornu State University, Maiduguri
45Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta
46Gombe State University of Science and Technology
47Zamfara State University
48Bayelsa Medical University
49University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Umuagwo, Imo State
50Confluence University of Science and Technology Osara, Kogi
51University of Delta, Agbor
52Delta University of Science and Technology, Ozoro
53Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba
54Bamidele Olumilua University of Science and Technology Ikere, Ekiti State
55King David Umahi University of Medical Sciences, Uburu, Ebonyi State
56Lagos State University of Education, Ijanikin
57Lagos State University of Science and Technology Ikorodu
This table shows the list of State Universities in Nigeria

State University Admission Requirement

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List
S/NREQUIREMENTS
1.Candidate must have a JAMB score of 180 and above. Although some State Universities peg their cut off mark to as low as 140.
2.You must select them as First choice in JAMB, these schools do not accept student who apply as second choice. If you chose the University as second choice and wish to be considered for admission you must apply for change of Institution and pick them as first choice.
3.Candidates must possess WASSC/SSCE/NECO/NABTEB Ordinary Level with credit passes in at least 5 relevant subjects in not more than two sittings (JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for all courses)
Requirements to apply to a State University in Nigeria

Comparison Between State And Federal Universities

1. Cost

With respect to Money, State Universities are more expensive to study in than Federal Universities, we have students in some state Universities paying over N200,000 as school fees alone, not adding Accommodation and feeding.

While Students in Federal Universities can be Paying as low as N50,000 for schools fees.

2. Competitiveness

Federal Universities are more competitive than state Universities, since most student apply for Federal Universities more, than they apply to state Universities.

For this reason, admission to federal schools is not for the faint hearted, you must make sure you do exceedingly well in your JAMB and Post UTME to be assured of admission.

3. Courses Offered

Since Federal Universities are funded by the Federal government, they have the finances to sponsor a lot of courses, but state Universities are funded by the State, and as such there are lots of courses you may want to study but won’t be offered in your desired state school of choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many State Universities Are In Nigeria?

There are fifty Seven (57) State Universities in Nigeria spread across the 36 states in Nigeria.

What Is The Oldest State University In Nigeria?

The Oldest State University in Nigeria is Rivers State University, it was established in 1979.

In Conclusion

There are fifty seven State Universities in Nigeria all spread across the 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This is the lot I can take on this write-up, if you have any question or help, feel free to drop them using the comment box below.

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