COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL NIGERIAN ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES, RANKS & YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT 2020 ( FEDERAL, STATE & PRIVATE)

COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL NIGERIAN ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES, RANKS & YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT 2020 ( FEDERAL, STATE & PRIVATE) 

Introduction

This article is designed and structured to guide prospective students of higher learning in Nigeria in their selective choice of universities so as to reduce the level of mistakes and casualties involved in obtaining degrees and certificates from unrecognized Universities . The aim here is to expose students to the following:

  • The meaning of accreditation 
  • Importance of accreditation 
  • Body responsible for university accreditation 
  • University rankings and year of establishment.

ACCREDITATION 

Accreditation is a status which shows the public that a school has met and is maintaining a high level of standards set by an accrediting agency. It is a process of validation where colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer review board whose members include faculty from various accredited colleges and universities.

For potential colleges/institutions to proceed with the accreditation process smoothly, they must meet the general standards set by the peer review accreditation boards. Each college is typically assessed using the following criteria:

  • Overall Mission of the Institution 
  • Objectives and Goals
  • Student Requirements for Admission
  • Quality of Education 
  • Reputation of Faculty 

Note that these conditions are necessary but not sufficient because evaluation can be substantiated and subjected to other criteria too

WHY IS ACCREDITATION IMPORTANT?

Institutions that have successfully been through the accreditation process are more likely to offer degrees that employers and recruiters recognize so it’s important to choose a reputable institution if you must realize a successful career . Companies and recruiters wants to be convinced that you have a quality education and is capable of adding value to their organization. On this note, they use the recognizability of certificate to filter graduates 

Accreditation process also offers students a better chance of having their credits transferred to other reputable institutions should they decide to obtain a graduate or doctoral level education.

 AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION IN NIGERIA 

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is charged to embark on accreditation of quality assurance in Nigerian Universities.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria is a government commission promoting quality higher education in Nigeria. It’s head office is located in the capital city of Abuja , the commission was established in 1962 as an advisory agency in the Cabinet Office.

ACCREDITED FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES; THEIR RANKS AND YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT 

For clarity purposes the numbers given to each school represents their rank in the Nigerian Universities ranking order approved by NUC

RANKSFEDERAL UNIVERSITIES YEAR
27Abubakar Tafawa Belewa University, Bauchi 1988
1Ahmadu Bello University 1962
56Alex Ekwueme FederalUniversity 2011
15Bayero University, Kano 1975
11Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 1988
68Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun , Delta State 2007
8Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State 1981
10Federal University of Technology, Minna 1982
18Federal University of Technology, Owerri , Imo State 1980
81Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, 2013
65Federal University, Dutse 2011
66Federal University, Dustin-Ma, Katsina 2011
122Federal University, Gashua, Yobe 2013
119Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara 2013
55Federal University, Kashere, Gombe (2011)2011
76Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa (2011)2011
44Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi 2011
73Federal University, Otueke, Bayelsa 2011
19Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti 2011
92Federal University, Wukari, Taraba 2011
39Michael Okpara University of Agriculture 2013
60Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola 1981
12National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos 2002
124Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil 2012
Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna 1964
150Nigerian Maritime University 2018
26Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka , Anambra State 1992
4Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife 1962
7University of Abuja, Gwagwalada 1988
57University of Agriculture , Makurdi 1988
23University of Benin 1970
53University of Calabar 1975
9University of Ibadan 1948
5University of Ilorin 1975
16University of Jos 1975
1University of Lagos 1962
43University of Maiduguri 1975
3University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu 1960
3University of Portharcourt 1975
21University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom 1991
33Usman Danfodio University 1975

ACCREDITED STATE UNIVERSITIES; THEIR RANKS AND YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT 

RANKSSTATE UNIVERSITIES YEAR
41Abia State University, Uturu  1981
118Adamawa State University, Mubi 2002
36Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba 1999
75Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo 2010
71Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo 1980
87Bauchi State University, Gadau 2011
38Benue State University, Makurdi 1992
Bornu State University, Maiduguri2016
45Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra  2000
67Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar 2004
42Delta State University Abraka 1992
144Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State  2016
35Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 2000
62Edo State University  Iyamu  2016
27Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti   1982
48Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu  1982
112Gombe State University, Gombe  2004
Gombe State University of Science and Technology   2017
46Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai   2005
90Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni Portharcourt    2010
50Imo State University, Owerri   1981
37Kaduna State University, Kaduna 2004
82Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil   2000
127Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Kebbi   2006
72Kogi State University Anyigba   1999
31Kwara State University, Ilorin   2009
14Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso  1990
22Lagos State University, Ojo  1983
93Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta   2017
34Nasarawa State University Keffi  2002
84Niger Delta University Yenagoa   2000
24Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye   1982
95Ondo State University of Medical Sciences   2015
85Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa   2008
47Osun State University, Oshogbo  2006
61Oyo State Technical University, Ibadan   (2012)2012
114Plateau State University Bokkos 2005
13River State University of Science and Technology   1979
101Sokoto State University   (2009)2009
123Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa   2013
25Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode   2005
58Taraba State University, Jalingo   2008
54Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina   2006
121University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State   2016
98Yobe State University, Damaturu 2006
78Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano   2012
Zamfara State University   2018

ACCREDITED PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES; THEIR RANKS AND YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT

RANKSPRIVATE UNIVERSITIES YEAR
100Achievers University, Owo  2007
59Adeleke University, Ede 2011
133Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State 2017
12Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State 2009
49African University of Science & Technology, Abuja 2007
69Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan 2005
63Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin 2005
29American University of Nigeria, Yola 2003
115Anchor University, Ayobo , Lagos State   2016
143Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State 2016
156Atiba University Oyo2017
132Augustine University 2015
94Al-Qalam University, Katsina. 2005
32Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo 1999
96Baze University  2011
77Bells University of Technology, Otta 2005
74Benson Idahosa University, Benin City 2002
97Bingham University, New Karu  2005
52Bowen University, Iwo  2001
88Caleb University, Lagos  2007
116Caritas University, Enugu 2005
145Chrisland University 2015
136Christopher University Mowe 2015
151Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State 2016
147Coal City University Enugu State 2016
2Covenant University Ota 2002
103Crawford University Igbesa 2005
105Crescent University, Abeokuta 2005
152Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State 2016
148Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State 2016
146Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo 2015
155Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos 2017
70Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin 2012
134Evangel University, Akaeze 2012
102Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo 2007
80Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State 2009
111Gregory University, Uturu 2012
140Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun 2015
149Hezekiah University, Umudi ( 2015 )2015
79Igbinedion University Okada ( 1999 )1999
86Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji ( 2006 )2006
126Kings University, Ode Omu ( 2015 )2015
106Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State 2016
137Kwararafa University, Wukari 2005
17Landmark University, Omu-Aran 2011
83Lead City University, Ibadan 2005
154Legacy University, Okija Anambra State 2016
91Madonna University, Okija 1999
104Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo 2012
138Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University 2015
107Mountain Top University 2015
30Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja 2009
113Novena University, Ogume 2005
120Obong University, Obong Ntak 2007
99Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State 2009
129PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt 2017
40Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos 2002
108Paul University, Awka – Anambra State 2009
Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo 2017
51Redeemer’s University, Mowe 2005
139Renaissance University, Enugu 2005
130Rhema University, Obeama-Asa 2009
117Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom 2015
124Salem University, Lokoja 2007
110Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa 2011
89Skyline University of Nigeria, Kano  2018
141Southwestern University, Oku Owa 2012
153Spiritan University, Nneochi, Abia State  2017
142Summit University, Offa   2015
128Tansian University, Umunya 2007
109University of Mkar, Mkar 2005
64Veritas University, Abuja 2007
135Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State 2009
131Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo 2007
125Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State 2007

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