NUC Latest Ranking: Top 100 Universities In Nigeria 2019

The NUC latest Nigeria University Ranking for 2019 is out with University of Ibadan (UI) still topping the list as best university in Nigeria. The Ranking was obtained from the January 2018 Webometrics World University Ranking results.

The Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics) is a rank of world universities web presence. And below is the updated top 100 best universities in Nigeria from the 2019 edition of the webometrics results.

Recently, there have been an increase in the number of universities in Nigeria but a decline in the quality and standard of education. Below is a the list of Top 100 Universities In Nigeria as ranked by National University Council (NUC) 2019

  1. University of Ibadan
  2. Covenant University Ota
  3. University of Nigeria
  4. Obafemi Awolowo University
  5. Federal University of Technology Minna
  6. University of Lagos
  7. Ahmadu Bello University
  8. University of Agriculture Abeokuta
  9. University of Ilorin
  10. Federal University of Technology Akure
  11. University of Benin
  12. University of Port Harcourt
  13. Federal University of Technology Owerri
  14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  15. Bayero University Kano
  16. University of Uyo
  17. Lagos State University
  18. University of Calabar
  19. University of Abuja
  20. Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti
  21. University of Jos
  22. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  23. University of Maiduguri
  24. Godfrey Okoye University
  25. Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
  26. American University of Nigeria
  27. Landmark University
  28. Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
  29. Ebonyi State University
  30. Usmanu Danfodiyo University
  31. Babcock University
  32. Adekunle Ajasin University
  33. Niger Delta University
  34. African University of Science & Technology Abuja
  35. Rivers State University of Science & Technology
  36. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
  37. Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)
  38. Redeemer’s University
  39. Federal University Dutsin Ma
  40. Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa
  41. Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
  42. Osun State University
  43. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
  44. Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar
  45. Enugu State University of Science & Technology
  46. Abia State University Uturu
  47. Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI
  48. Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
  49. Kwara State University
  50. Auchi Polytechnic
  51. Lagos State University College of Medicine
  52. Imo State University Owerri
  53. Benue State University
  54. Bowen University
  55. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University)
  56. Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)
  57. Delta State University Nigeria
  58. Igbinedion University Okada
  59. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
  60. Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University
  61. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
  62. Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  63. Fountain University Osogbo
  64. Yaba College of Technology
  65. Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
  66. Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
  67. Adeleke University Ede
  68. Pan African University Lagos
  69. Nasarawa State University
  70. Bingham University New Karu
  71. Polytechnic Ibadan
  72. Benson Idahosa University
  73. Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
  74. Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
  75. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
  76. National Open University of Nigeria
  77. Edo State Polytechnic Usen
  78. Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
  79. Elizade University Ilara Mokin
  80. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
  81. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
  82. Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
  83. Ondo State University of Science & Technology Okitipupa
  84. Al Hikmah University Ilorin
  85. Kogi State University
  86. Federal University Wukari Taraba State
  87. Tai Solarin University of Education
  88. Bauchi State University Gadau
  89. Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja
  90. Yobe State University
  91. Lead City University Ibadan
  92. Kaduna Polytechnic
  93. Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil
  94. Baze University Kuchigoro
  95. Lagos State Polytechnic
  96. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta
  97. Madonna University Nigeria
  98. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli)
  99. Paul University Awka Anambra State
  100. Adeyemi College of Education Ondo

NUC Top 10 Universities in Nigeria 2019

University of Ibadan

This school ranks as first on the list, beating the likes of UNILAG as the best federal tertiary academic institution in the country. The university of Ibadan has been the preferred choice for students who want to pursue various programmes and degrees in various courses of study.

Covenant University

Covenant university is the best private university and ranks 2nd on NUC list of top universities in Nigeria. Founded by Bishop David Oyedepo, the school is known for churning brilliant minds into the society and has state of the art facilities that makes learning easy.

The only pitfall associated with this school is that it is one of the most expensive universities in the country. The school fees of Covenant university is on the high, making it difficult for students who chose this academic institution as their preferred school of study honor their admission to this school.

University of Nigeria (UNN)

UNN is ranked as the 3rd best university in the country this 2019. This federal university was founded in 1955 and is located in Nsukka, Enugu State.

Also, it is the first autonomous university in Nigeria linked with the British system of education. The aim of the school is to develop students through careful lecturing, research and development, knowledge transfer and human resource development.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Obafemi Awolowo University is another top university that has been ranked among the best academic institutions in Africa. OAU is located in Osun state and it is one of the most sought after schools in the southwest region of the country.

Accredited by the NUC, this school has various faculties and departments for various courses which has been dully listed by JAMB for Nigerian students. Also, they also offer degree programmes, masters programmes and also pre-degree and Ph.D.

University of Lagos (UNILAG)

UNILAG is by far the most equipped university in Nigeria. Founded in 1962, this federal school has always provided quality and objective education Nigerian students.

The University has produced many graduates who in one way or the other has had major impact in the growth and development of the country. Gaining admission into UNILAG might be kind of difficult due to the prestige of the school. In terms of academics, UNILAG is one of the best in the country.

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is another top federal university in the country located in Zaria, Kaduna State. It is one of the best science universities to attend if you wish to study medicine as a course in the university. They have state one of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria.

University of Ilorin

The University of Ilorin is a top federal government owned university that has accredited courses approved by JAMB for students who wish to study in a Nigerian university and acquire quality education.

University of Benin

The University of Benin was established in 1970 as a school to reduce illiteracy in the country. It first began as an Institute of Technology before attaining to University status by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 1971.

With over 30,000 students already enrolled, University of Benin has Faculties and Departments offering courses at both postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma and certificate levels.

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  1. It is unbelievable, Gombe State university is not among the Hundred listed here. With all due respect to Bukar Abba University, how can Yobe state university be rank above Gombe state university. Unbelievable.

  2. nice post

  3. GjThis looks like a fairly balanced ranking.
    The big problem is, how do these ranking bodies determine the top universities?
    What are their judgement paramenters?
    I know very well that most of the ranking bodies do not visit all the universities in Nigeria to have first hand information about structures and academic processes, how do they arrive at these lists every year?

    Thanks admin for the good job you’re doing here.

  4. Unilag is 6th ke. Please they should have a relook at this list ooo

  5. Nathaniel Oluwashola

    Proudly FUTMite….

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