NUC accredited universities are all approved university in Nigeria. The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the detailed list of approved degree awarding universities both federal and state in Nigeria as at January 2017.

The list contains both federal and state universities currently accredited to issue degree certificates to students who graduate from the institution successfully.

Federal Universities and Year Established;

  1. University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1948
  2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1960
  3. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 1962
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1962
  5. University of Lagos, Lagos 1962
  6. University of Benin, Benin City 1970
  7. Bayero University, Kano 1975
  8. University of Calabar, Calabar 1975
  9. University of Ilorin, Ilorin 1975
  10. University of Jos, Jos 1975
  11. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri 1975
  12. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto 1975
  13. University of Port- Harcourt, Port- Harcourt 1975
  14. Federal University of Technology, Owerri 1980
  15. Federal University of Technology, Akure 1981
  16. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola 1981
  17. Federal University of Technology, Minna 1982
  18. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 1985
  19. University of Abuja, 1988
  20. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 1988
  21. University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1988
  22. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 1988
  23. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka 1992
  24. University of Uyo, Uyo 1991
  25. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 1992
  26. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos 2002
  27. Fed. Univ. of Petroleum Resources, Effurun 2007
  28. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State 2011
  29. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State 2011
  30. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State 2011
  31. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State 2011
  32. Federal University, Dustin-Ma, Katsina State 2011
  33. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State 2011
  34. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State 2011
  35. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State 2011
  36. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa 2011
  37. The Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State 2012
  38. Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi 2013
  39. Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara 2013
  40. Federal University, Gashua, Yobe 2013.

State Universities & Year Established;

  1. Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt 1979
  2. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma 1980
  3. Abia State University, Uturu 1981
  4. Enugu State University of Science & Tech, Enugu 1982
  5. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye 1982
  6. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti. (formerly University of Ado-Ekiti) 1982
  7. Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos 1983
  8. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso 1990
  9. Imo State University, Owerri 1992
  10. Benue State University, Makurdi 1992
  11. Delta State University, Abraka 1992
  12. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko 1999
  13. Kogi State University, Anyigba 1999
  14. Niger-Delta University, Yenagoa 2000
  15. Anambra State University, Uli 2000
  16. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil 2000
  17. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 2000
  18. Nasarawa State University, Keffi 2002
  19. Adamawa State University, Mubi 200220 Gombe State University, Gombe 2004
  20. Kaduna State University, Kaduna 2004
  21. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar 2004
  22. Plateau State University, Bokkos 2005
  23. Ondo State University of Technology, Okiti Pupa. 2008
  24. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State 2005
  25. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun 2005
  26. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina 2006
  27. Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu Yobe State 2006
  28. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero 2006
  29. Osun State University, Osogbo 2006
  30. Taraba State University, Jalingo 2008
  31. Kwara State University, Ilorin 2009
  32. Sokoto State University, Sokoto 2009
  33. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Ikpaden 2010
  34. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni 2010
  35. Bauchi State University, Gadau 2011
  36. Northwest University, Kano 2012
  37. The Technical University, Ibadan. 2012
  38. Jigawa State University, Kafin Hausa 2013
  39. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences 2015
  40. Edo University, Iyamho 2016
  41. Eastern Palm University, Ogboko 2016
  42. The University of Africa for Bayelsa 2016
  43. Borno State University 2016.
The total number of NUC accredited government universities are eighty-four as at early January 2017.
List of NUC Accredited Universities in Nigeria (Federal & State)

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