10 Best State Universities in Nigeria 2019 (Recent Ranking)

Best State Universities in Nigeria

We all know that the top universities in Nigeria that are ranked best and highest in Africa are either Federal or privately owned tertiary institutions. It was no surprise as the recent ranking of Nigerian universities 2019 by Webometrics supported this argument, but we shall not delve into that.

Our focus in this write up is to list the 36 state universities in Nigeria accordingly and pick among these institutions the best 5 state owned universities in Nigeria that are well-equipped with high standard of learning and are accredited by the National University Commission (NUC).

1. Abia State University, Uturu.

2. Adamawa State University, Mubi.

3. AdekunleAjasin University, Akungba.

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4. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

5. Anambra State University of Science and Technology, Uli.

6. Bauchi State University.

7. Benue State University, Markurdi

8. Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu.

9. Cross River State University of Science and Technology, Calabar.

10. Delta State University, Abraka.

11. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

12. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

13. Ekiti State University of Science and Technology, Ado-Ekiti.

14. Enugu State University of Science and Technology

15. Evan Enwerem University, Owerri.

16. Gombe State University, Gombere.

17. IbrahimBadamasiBabaginda University, Lampai.

18. Kaduna State University, Kaduna.

19. Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wuli

20. Kebbi State University, Kebbi.

21. Kogi State University, Anyingba

22. Kwara State University, Ilorin

23. LadokeAkintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho.

24. Lagos State University, Ojo.

25. Nassarawa State University, Keffi.

26. Niger Delta University, Yenagoa.

27. OlabisiOnabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

28. Ondo State University of Science and Technology.

29. Osun State University,Osogbo.

30. Plateau State University, Bokkos.

31. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Orowrukwo

32. Sokoto State University, Sokoto.

33. TaiSolarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode.

34. Taraba State University, Jalingo.

35. Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina.

36. University of Education, Ikerre-Ekiti.

From the above, our pick on the 10 best state universities in Nigeria and their school fees are:

1. Lagos State University (LASU)

Lagos State University is first on our list of best state universities in Nigeria this 2019. They offer undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees and is very well equipped.

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LASU also has a lot of notable Nigerians on its alumni list. The school was established in 1983 and has a student population of about 60,000 active students.

Currently LASU School fees is set at N25,000.00 while the acceptance fee for both indigenes and non-indigenes is N20,000. To view the accredited courses offered in LASU refer here.

2. Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma (AAU)

AAU is currently ranked as the 2nd best state university in Nigeria 2019. Established in 1981, this academic institution has released thousands of graduates into the society. It also has best facilities for learning and research.

When you speak about a school of experience, AAU has it. In fact they are known to be one of the best universities to study Law as a course in the country.

AAU school fees ranges from N40,000 to N60,000. This price depends on the course of study.

Below are the available courses and departments in AAU:

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Agricultural Science and Education
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Building
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education and Biology
  • Education and Chemistry
  • Education and Economics
  • Education and English Language
  • Education and French
  • Education and Geography
  • Education and History
  • Education and Mathematics
  • Education and Physics
  • Education and Political Science
  • Education and Religious Studies
  • Education Foundation and Management
  • Educational Foundation
  • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • English Language
  • French
  • Geophysis
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • History and International Studies
  • Home Economics and Education
  • Industrial And Production Engineering
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Law
  • Library and Information Science

3. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)

Third on the list of best state universities in Nigeria is OOU. Founded in 1982, the school also offers undergraduate, postgraduate and accredited diploma courses. It has a population of around 70,000 students.

4. Delta State University, DELSU

Third on the list is DELSU. This tertiary institution has always competed with other top universities in the country providing quality education with its well conducive environment and state of art facilities.

Established in the south-south region of the country, DELSU was one time the first on this list of best state academic institution in Nigeria but due to mismanagement of finances and resources, it has fallen down the pecking order in terms of its educational standards.

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DELSU school fees for its indigene ranges from N63,600 per student, while non-Indigenes are expected to pay between N83,000 to N85,000 per session.

Acceptance fee is pegged at N30,000 for indigenes while non-indigenes pay a N40,000 fee.

5. Rivers State University of Science and Technology

With a well built Library, Rivers State University of Science and Technology is accredited by the NUC and ranked fifth best state university in Nigeria. The tertiary institution is located in Orowrukwo area of Rivers state.

The Rivers State University of Science and Technology School fees ranges from N25,000 to 27,000 for indigenous students and for non-indigenous students, its twice the amount.

6. Plateau State University (PLASUN)

One of the most equipped state schools in the country with top lecturers in various disciplines that provide students with quality education. Students at this school pay from N50,000 to N100, 000 as school fees.

7. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT)

ESUT is also one of top 10 best state universities in Nigeria accredited by the NUC. Although, the school fee for this academic institution is kind of expensive.

ESUT school fees is estimated at N124,900 for various levels with an extra N10,500 for late payment.

8. Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti

Also known as EKSU, this top state university offer various degree courses that are accredited. They also have a fast academic calendar and are ranked with the state with the highest professors in Nigeria.

EKSU School fees for full time undergraduate is N77,500, while par-time students pay N78,000.

9. Anambra State University (ANSU)

This is another top state university to attend in the country. With a cut-off pegged at 180 and above, ANSU has always been the choice of most students since its the most sought after school located in the south east.

The various courses offered in the school campus are accredited and ANSU has the the following faculties: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Faculty of Management Science, Faculty of Natural Science, Uli, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, etc.

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Depending on the course of study, below is a breakdown of ANSU school fees for all levels:

  • 100 Level – N139,000
  • 200 Level – N129,000
  • 300 Level – N106,000
  • 400 Level & 500 Level – N76,000

Here is a list of all courses and departments that are available in the entire Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.

  • Accountancy / Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
  • Agriculture
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Science(s)
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Crop Science And Horticulture
  • Economics
  • Education and Biology
  • Education and Chemistry
  • Education and Computer Science
  • Education and Economics
  • Education and English Language
  • Education and Igbo
  • Education and Integrated Science
  • Education and Mathematics
  • Education and Physics
  • Education and Political Science
  • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • English Language
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Management Technology
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • History
  • Human Kinetics
  • Igbo
  • Industrial Physics
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
    Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Primary and Elementary Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Pure and Industrial Chemistry
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Arts
  • Urban and Regional Planning

10. Ondo State University of Science and Technology

OSUSTECH is another NUC accredited state university with their current school fee for freshers pegged between N200,000 and N250,000. Returning students are expected to pay N70,000.

Department/Courses offered in OSUSTECH university include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Science(s)
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Sciences and Information Technology
  • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries
  • Gas Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysis
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Industrial Production Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Material Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Zoology

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