NUC Releases The List Of Top Nigerian Universities: Is Your Uni on It?

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The Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) has released its yearly ranking for the top legally recognized tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The University of Lagos comes top of the list while the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and University of Ibadan, both in Oyo State come in the next two spots. Covenant University is the private tertiary institution with the highest ranking.

Below is the full list. Let us know if you agree with the ranking.

1 University of Lagos Lagos
2 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
3 University of Ibadan Ibadan
4 University of Ilorin Ilorin
5 Covenant University Ota
6 Federal University of Technology, Minna Minna
7 University of Nigeria Nsukka
8 University of Benin Ugbowo
9 University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
10 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
11 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
12 Landmark University Omu-Aran
13 Rivers State University of Science and Technology
Port Harcourt
14 Federal University of Technology, Akur, Akure
15 University of Jos Jos
16 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka
17 Lagos State University Ojo
18 Redeemer’s University Mowe
19 Bayero University Kano Kano
20 University of Maiduguri Maiduguri
21 Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology
22 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma
23 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
24 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye
25 Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
26 Osun State University Oshogbo
27 Paul University Awka
28 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti
29 Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko
30 Federal University, Dutse Dutse
31 University of Uyo Uyo
32 University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Makurdi
33 University of Abuja, Abuja
34 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
35 Veritas University Abuja
36 Madonna University Okija
37 University of Calabar Calabar
38 Nasarawa State University Keffi
39 Pan African University Lagos
40 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
41 Lead City University Ibadan
42 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi
43 Kwara State University Ilorin
44 Delta State University, AbrakaAbraka
45 Baze University Abuja
46 Bingham University Auta Balifi
47 Bells University of Technology Ota
48 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina
49 Babcock University Ilishan-Remo
50 Federal University of Petroleum Resources
51 Benue State University Makurdi
52 Enugu State University of Science and Technology
53 Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji
54 Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island Yenagoa
55 African University of Science and Technology
56 Kaduna State University Kaduna
57 Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja
58 Igbinedion University Okada Okada
59 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
60 Fountain University Oshogbo
61 American University of Nigeria Yola
62 Achievers University, Owo Owo
63 Ondo State University of Science & Technology
64 Obong University Obong Ntak
65 Crawford University Faith City
66 Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
67 Anambra State University Uli
68 Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye
69 Tai Solarin University Of Education Ijebu-Ode
70 Modibbo Adama University Of Technology Yola
71 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo Town
72 Imo State University Owerri
73 Caleb University Imota
74 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ndufu-Alike
75 University of Mkar Mkar
76 Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja
77 Novena University Ogume
78 Adeleke University Ede
79 Renaissance University Enugu
80 Al-Hikmah University Ilorin
81 Caritas University Enugu
82 Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto
83 Kebbi State University Of Science and Technology
84 Benson Idahosa University Benin City
85 Oduduwa University Ile Ife
86 Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture
87 Bowen University Iwo
88 Adamawa State University Mubi
89 Crescent University Abeokuta
90 Cross River University Of Science & Technology
91 Gombe State University Gombe
92 Elizade University Ilara-Mokin
93 Abia State University Uturu
94 Wellspring University Benin City
95 Yobe State University Damaturu
96 Western Delta University Oghara
97 Federal University, Lafia Lafia
98 Wesley University Of Science and Technology
Ondo City
99 Bauchi State University Gadau
100 Federal University, Kashere Kashere



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    1. Enter your comment Enter your comment here…@bukonla- historically Ife is part of Oyo state, the separate was cause by the crises from the Obas fighting for supremacy,Oyo state register Ui & ife to NUC in 1985..creation of osun state is in 1993 remember ife is part of Oyo before then. …

  1. The ranking is not ok at all in which ever basis, my question is the ranking base on name, facilities or academic excellent?

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