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Universities in Nigeria

Higher Education in Nigeria

2021 Ranking of Nigeria Universities

What are Nigeria’s most well-known universities? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the Nigerian University Ranking for 2021, which includes 160 Nigerian higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) delivered primarily in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education format and being chartered, certified, or approved by the relevant Nigerian higher education-related organization

Investigate the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings of Nigeria’s 160 universities.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Nigeria’s Federal Republic is made up of 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory. The adjacent states of Ogun, Osun, and Oyo have the most higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both states with at least two Nigerian higher education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables.


Yobe (2)
Taraba (3)
Sokoto (2)
Rivers (4)
Plateau (2)
Oyo (9)
Osun (9)
Ondo (7)
Ogun (15)
Niger (2)
Nasarawa (3)
Lagos (7)
Kwara (6)
Kogi (2)
Kebbi (2)
Katsina (3)
Kano (4)
Kaduna (2)
Jigawa (2)
Imo (4)
Gombe (3)
Federal Capital Territory (5)
Enugu (7)
Ekiti (3)
Edo (7)
Ebonyi (2)
Delta (8)
Benue (3)
Cross River (3)
Bayelsa (3)
Bauchi (2)
Anambra (6)
Akwa Ibom (4)
Adamawa (3)
Abia (6)