[Accurate] List of State Universities In Nigeria and Their Courses

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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.

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 location

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. 

S/NSTATE UNIVERSITIESCOURSESYEAR
1Abia State University, UturuABSU Courses1981
2Adamawa State University MubiADSU Courses2002
3Adekunle Ajasin University, AkungbaAAUA Courses1999
4Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, UyoAKSU Courses2010
5Ambrose Alli University, EkpomaAAU Courses1980
6Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, UliCOOU Courses2000
7Bauchi State University, GadauBASUG Courses2011
8Benue State University, MakurdiBSUM Courses1992
9Yobe State University, DamaturuYSU Courses2006
10Cross River State University of Science &Technology, CalabarCRUTECH Courses2004
11Delta State University AbrakaDELSU Courses1992
12Ebonyi State University, AbakalikiEBSU Courses2000
13Ekiti State UniversityEKSU Courses1982
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, EnuguESUT Courses1982
15Gombe State Univeristy, GombeGSU Courses2004
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, LapaiIBBU Courses2005
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, RumuolumeIAUE Courses2010
18Imo State University, OwerriIMSU Courses1992
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, JigawaSLU Courses2013
20Kaduna State University, KadunaKASU Courses2004
21Kano University of Science & Technology, WudilKUST Courses2000
22Kebbi State University, KebbiKSUST Courses2006
23Kogi State University AnyigbaKSU Courses1999
24Kwara State University, IlorinKWASU Courses2009
25Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, OgbomosoLAUTECH Courses1990
26Ondo State University of Science and Technology OkitipupaOSUSTECH Courses2008
27River State University of Science and TechnologyRSUST Courses1979
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago IwoyeOOU Courses1982
29Lagos State University, OjoLASU Courses1983
30Niger Delta University YenagoaNDU Courses2000
31Nasarawa State University KeffiNSUK Courses2002
32Plateau State University BokkosPLASU Courses2005
33Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu OdeTASUED Courses2005
34Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University KatsinaUMYU Courses2006
35Osun State University OsogboUNIOSUN Courses2006
36Taraba State University, JalingoTASU Courses2008
37Sokoto State UniversitySSU Courses2009
38Northwest University KanoNWU Courses2012
39Oyo State Technical University IbadanTech-U Courses2012
40Ondo State University of Medical SciencesUNIMED Courses2015
41Edo University IyamoEUI Courses2016
42Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo StateEPU Courses2016
43University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa StateUAT Courses2016
44Bornu State University, Maiduguri 2016
45Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology  Abeokuta 2017
46Gombe State University of Science and Technology 2017
47Zamfara State University 2018
48Bayelsa 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?

First state university in Nigeria - Enugu state university of Science and technology ESUT

Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) is the first state University 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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