This is a
list of universities in Nigeria. Nigeria is organised into 36 states and a federal capital territory (FCT) in Abuja. As a result of the oil boom years of the 1970s, tertiary level of education was expanded to reach every sub-region of Nigeria. The federal government and the state governments were previously the only bodies licensed to operate ScholarsJoint universities. Recently, licenses have been granted to individuals, corporate bodies and religious bodies to establish private universities in the country.
National Universities Commission (NUC) is the major accreditation and regulatory body that enforces uniform standard and sets admissions capacity of every university in Nigeria. 
Name State Abbreviation Location Funding Founded Adekunle Ajasin University Ondo AAUA Akungba-Akoko State 1999 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Ogun FUNAAB Abeokuta State 1988 Abia State University Abia ABSU Uturu State 1981 Adekunle Ajasin University Ondo AAUA Akungba-Akoko State 1999 Joseph Ayo Babalola University Osun JABU Ikeji-Arakeji Private 2006 Redeemer’s University Nigeria Osun RUN Ede Private 2005 Afe Babalola University Ekiti ABUAD Ado-Ekiti Private 2009 Akwa Ibom State University (formerly Akwa Ibom State University of Science and Technology) Akwa Ibom AKSU Uyo State 2010 American University of Nigeria Adamawa AUN Yola Private 2005 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi ATBU Bauchi Federal 1980 Adamawa State University Adamawa ADSU Mubi State 2002 Achievers University Ondo AC Owo Private 2007 Ahmadu Bello University Kaduna ABU Zaria Federal 1962 Al-Hikmah University Kwara AHU Ilorin Private 2005 Ambrose Alli University Edo AAU Ekpoma State 1981 Anambra State University formerly Anambra State University Of Science And Technology Anambra ANSU Uli State 2000 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo ACU Oyo Private 1853 (1) Bayero University Kano BUK Kano Federal 1977 Babcock University Ogun BU Ilishan-Remo Private 1959 Bells University of Technology Ogun BUT Ota Private 2004 Benson Idahosa University Edo BIU Benin City Private 2002 Benue State University Benue BSU Makurdi State 1992 ECWA Bingham University Nassarawa BU New Karu Private 2005 Bowen University Osun BU Iwo Private 2002 Bukar Abba Ibrahim University Yobe YSU Damaturu State 2006 CETEP City University Lagos CU Lagos Private 2005 Caleb University Lagos CUl Ikorodu Private 2008 Caritas University Enugu CU Enugu Private 2004 City University Lagos CU Yaba Private National Open University of Nigeria Lagos NOUN Victoria Island Federal 1983 City University of Technology Kaduna CUT Kaduna Private 1956 Covenant University Ogun CU Ota Private 2002 Crawford University Ogun CU Faith City, Igbesa Private 2005 Crawford University Ekiti CU Oye-Ekiti Campus Private 2005 Crescent University Ogun CU Abeokuta Private 2005 Cross River University of Technology Cross River CRUTECH Ekpo-Abasi, Calabar State 2002 Delta State University, Abraka Delta DELSU Abraka State 1992 Ebonyi State University Ebonyi EBSU Abakaliki State 1996 Evangel University, Akaeze Ebonyi EUA Akaeze Private 2012 Elizade University Ondo Ilara-Mokin Private 2012 Fountain University, Osogbo Osun FUO Osun Private 2007 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Katsina FUDM Katsina Federal 2011 Federal University of Technology Akure Ondo FUTA Akura Federal 1981 Federal University Ndufe Alike, Ikwo Ikwo FUNAI Ikwo Federal 2011 Gregory University Abia Uturu Private 2012 Godfrey Okoye University Enugu GOU Enugu Private 2009 Igbinedion University Edo IUO Okada Private 1999 Koladaisi University Oyo KU Ibadan, Oyo State 2015 Oduduwa University Osun OUI Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife State 2009 Landmark University Kwara LU Omu-Aran Private 2011 Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Delta MCIU Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North Private 2015 Lagos State University Lagos LASU Ojo State 1983 Nigerian Turkish Nile University FCT NTNU Abuja Private 1998 Taraba State University Taraba Jalingo State 2011 University of Benin Edo UNIBEN Benin City Federal 1970 University of Calabar Cross River UNICAL Calabar Federal 1975 University of Ibadan Oyo UI Ibadan Federal 1948 Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina Katsina UMYU Katsina State 2006 University of Lagos Lagos UNILAG Lagos Federal 1962 University of Port Harcourt Rivers UNIPORT Port Harcourt Federal 1975 University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu UNN Nsukka Federal 1955 Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria) Abuja Abuja VUNA Bwari Private 2007