Almost every day, undergraduates to be search the web to know the list of state universities in Nigeria and the courses offered.
No doubt, there are tons of higher institutions in Nigeria with graduates prospering in different fields, state universities have greatly contributed to producing capable minds that will ensure social growth.
What Is a State University?
A State university is and educational entity that is funded by the government of the respective states. Just like federal universities, they also offer undergraduate and graduate programs.
A state university system normally means a single legal entity and administration, but may consist of several institutions, each with its own identity as a university.
Most state universities in Nigeria run a four year programme, where students need to meet all necessary requirements to bag a degree.
As the mission of the National Universities Commission is to ensure the orderly development of a well coordinated and productive university system, that will guarantee quality and relevant education for national development and global competitiveness, state universities have meet the requirements of this body.
Which is the first state university in Nigeria? I’ll drop the info later in this post which is solely about the full list of state universities in Nigeria.
Full List of State Universities In Nigeria and Their Courses
So, let’s get to it. You’ll find information about all state universities in Nigeria, year of establishment and courses they offer.
|1||Abia State University, Uturu||ABSU Courses||1981|
|2||Adamawa State University Mubi||ADSU Courses||2002|
|3||Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba||AAUA Courses||1999|
|4||Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo||AKSU Courses||2010|
|5||Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma||AAU Courses||1980|
|6||Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli||COOU Courses||2000|
|7||Bauchi State University, Gadau||BASUG Courses||2011|
|8||Benue State University, Makurdi||BSUM Courses||1992|
|9||Yobe State University, Damaturu||YSU Courses||2006|
|10||Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar||CRUTECH Courses||2004|
|11||Delta State University Abraka||DELSU Courses||1992|
|12||Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki||EBSU Courses||2000|
|13||Ekiti State University||EKSU Courses||1982|
|14||Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu||ESUT Courses||1982|
|15||Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe||GSU Courses||2004|
|16||Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai||IBBU Courses||2005|
|17||Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolume||IAUE Courses||2010|
|18||Imo State University, Owerri||IMSU Courses||1992|
|19||Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa||SLU Courses||2013|
|20||Kaduna State University, Kaduna||KASU Courses||2004|
|21||Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil||KUST Courses||2000|
|22||Kebbi State University, Kebbi||KSUST Courses||2006|
|23||Kogi State University Anyigba||KSU Courses||1999|
|24||Kwara State University, Ilorin||KWASU Courses||2009|
|25||Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso||LAUTECH Courses||1990|
|26||Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa||OSUSTECH Courses||2008|
|27||River State University of Science and Technology||RSUST Courses||1979|
|28||Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye||OOU Courses||1982|
|29||Lagos State University, Ojo||LASU Courses||1983|
|30||Niger Delta University Yenagoa||NDU Courses||2000|
|31||Nasarawa State University Keffi||NSUK Courses||2002|
|32||Plateau State University Bokkos||PLASU Courses||2005|
|33||Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode||TASUED Courses||2005|
|34||Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina||UMYU Courses||2006|
|35||Osun State University Osogbo||UNIOSUN Courses||2006|
|36||Taraba State University, Jalingo||TASU Courses||2008|
|37||Sokoto State University||SSU Courses||2009|
|38||Northwest University Kano||NWU Courses||2012|
|39||Oyo State Technical University Ibadan||Tech-U Courses||2012|
|40||Ondo State University of Medical Sciences||UNIMED Courses||2015|
|41||Edo University Iyamo||EUI Courses||2016|
|42||Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State||EPU Courses||2016|
|43||University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State||UAT Courses||2016|
|44||Bornu State University, Maiduguri||2016|
|45||Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta||2017|
|46||Gombe State University of Science and Technology||2017|
|47||Zamfara State University||2018|
|48||Bayelsa Medical University||2019|
There you have the list of all state universities in Nigeria and the courses they offer. It’s interesting to know know that some of these institutions made it to the list of top universities in Nigeria.
But which is the first state university in Nigeria?
Which Is the First State University in Nigeria?
Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) is the first state University in Nigeria.
Also Read: Full list of all colleges of education in Nigeria
Here are cool and interesting facts about this university:
- It was established in the year 1980, few decades after Nigeria independence.
- The school was founded by Jim Nwobodo
- The first Chief Executive and President of ESUT was the late Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike.
- Website: https://www.esut.edu.ng/
- Motto is “Technology for Service”
- It has 2 campuses: Agbani and Enugu campus
- Has an average student population of about 50,000
Faculty of Agricultural & Natural Resources Management, Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences, Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences.
ESUT is not just on the list of state universities in Nigeria, it can as well be referred to as the oldest Nigerian state university.
Also Read: The top 20 best private universities in Nigeria
List of State Universities In Nigeria (Summary)
Talk about prospering formal systems in Nigeria and you’ll find the education system. Products of Nigerian states universities have made their mark globally.
So, from the list of states universities in Nigeria which is the best? (I’d let you decide what the word ‘best’ mean).
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