Top 100 Best Universities in Nigeria 2022 – Current Edition

The National Universities Commission(NUC) in collaboration with 4ICU, an internationally recognized and respected website that annually ranks universities globally has once released the list of top 100 universities in Nigeria 2022. Some time ago, the Federal Ministry of Education published lists of fake or discredited universities in Nigeria. The list was published due to the fact that many students, over the years have been falling victims of those fake universities.

However, following thorough research, we have come up with list of top universities in Nigeria that have been accredited by the NUC. It is important to note that this list does not only contain government-owned universities, but Federal, State, and Private universities in Nigeria.

Please note that the universities listed here do not in any way have a permanent position, they can either drop in the ranking or go higher as this depends on a whole lot of factors.

4icu alongside the NUC ranking is based on various factors, lets take a look at some of the major factors for ranking these universities.

SIX (6) FACTORS FOR RANKING THE TOP 100 BEST UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA


A) SIZE AND QUALITY OF THE UNIVERSITY

Despite size not being a major ranking factor, it can be listed as one of the attributes when discussing top universities in Nigeria. There have been cases where people confuse the school with the biggest Landmass as the biggest University in Nigeria, it is a very wrong notion. Take Lagos state for instance, in terms of Landmass, Lagos is one of the smallest states but regarded as the biggest and most populous in terms of development.

So in this case we are referring to the developed areas within the school and not just the size of the land the university is built on.

B) AVAILABILITY OF ADEQUATE LEARNING FACILITIES

It is not enough to have a lecture hall as even villages have town halls, what distinguishes halls are the specific needs they are built for. University lecture halls must be equipped with adequate desks and tables, public address systems, written materials, and other facilities for carrying out practicals when it does not require going to the Laboratory.

The lecture halls usually ought to come with Air conditioners to cozen up the room temperature, though, in the Nigerian setting, this seems like too much to ask for, it is such a pity.

C) QUALIFICATIONS OF LECTURERS

We based our ranking too on this factor. A major and important raking attribute when listing the top 100 universities in Nigeria. The quality service imparted in the students can make or mar the quality of graduates the school produces yearly and this has a chain effect on the economy as well.

Sometimes, it is not wholly about the qualifications of these lecturers because there is a big difference between having a knowledge and the ability to pass it on to others, though that is not to override the importance of being qualified. Qualification and quality go hand in hand most times, the higher your qualifications, the better qualified you are for the job and that talks a lot about the quality of service you can render.

You can imagine an aging Professor in a lecture hall of about 400 students, truth be told, there will be no effective means of passing his messages across and managing such a crowd.

For a university to maintain its spot on the list of top universities in Nigeria, there should be an average increase in quality young and fresh lecturers at least every four (4) sessions. The number of Masters degree holders (a minimum qualification that must be strictly adhered to), Ph.D. holders, and Professors are also factors that were taken into account based on the ranking.

D) SPEED OF ACADEMIC CALENDAR (SESSION)

No student wants to spend more than the required number of years required for his or her course. By default, the university with the fastest academic calendar attracts the most candidates during UTME admission applications. So far, the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), ranks as the university with the fastest academic session in Nigeria, how is that possible? they broke out off ASUU and when it comes to disciplined lecturers, you can count on them.

Some of the under-listed schools can be counted on in terms of having a speedy academic calendar, which is the reason they possess the bragging rights of being among the top 100 best universities in Nigeria.

E) NUMBER OF FIRST CLASS AND SECOND CLASS UPPER GRADUATES

The number of Fist class is synonymous with the quality of lecturers in the university. To whom much is given, much is expected. Since lecturers spend valuable time with their students, it is normal when the students learn faster and gain more. Ranking the best universities in Nigeria based on the number of First class and Second class upper has never being overestimated as this talks a whole lot about the quality of education being impacted on the students and in turn has a positive effect on the image of the university because they take the credit and not the lecturers who did the job.

F) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

This is where all Nigerian Universities which include Federal, state, and Private Universities have failed woefully. In other developed worlds, innovations and inventions come from the universities.

Aside from lecturing, lecturers take pride in carrying out researches of various kinds and have their names listed as a team of researchers that concluded or found the result to an age-long inquiry.

Here our university lecturers are best at selling hand-outs and forcing students to buy half baked plagiarized textbooks that practically hold no water, LOL! this is not to say there are none at all, in as much as they are careless about researches, a fair share of the blame goes to the Federal and state government too who totally lack any sense of commitment to this very important area.

A country cannot grow without a solid R&D Research and Development ministry if there is anything called that because It is the backbone of any nation. Just a few of the universities listed here carry out researches in their little ways, you can see them based on the ranking below.

There are other factors for ranking the best universities in Nigeria but for the sake of trying not to over bore you with too many words, let’s go straight to the list of top 100 universities in Nigeria

Below is the list of top 100 Universities in Nigeria for the year 2022, go through and see the number your university falls into

LIST OF TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA 2022 (PRIVATE STATES & FEDERAL)

University
Location
1
University of Lagos
Lagos
2
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
3
University of Ibadan
Ibadan
4
Ile-Ife
5
University of Port Harcourt
Port Harcourt
6
University of Ilorin
Ilorin
7
Ota
8
Ahmadu Bello University
Zaria
9
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Akure
10
Rivers State University
Port Harcourt
11
Adekunle Ajasin University
Akungba Akoko
12
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Abeokuta
13
Omu-Aran
14
Ado-Ekiti
15
University of Benin
Benin City
16
American University of Nigeria
Yola
17
Taraba State University
Jalingo
18
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Ogbomoso
19
Bayero University Kano
Kano
20
University of Jos
Jos
21
University of Abuja
Abuja
22
Ilishan-Remo
23
Nile University of Nigeria
Abuja
24
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Owerri
25
Pan-Atlantic University
Lagos
26
Awka
27
Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
Oye-Ekiti
28
Abuja
29
Lagos State University
Ojo
30
Baze University
Abuja
31
University of Uyo
Uyo
32
Federal University of Technology, Minna
Minna
33
Usmanu Danfodio University
Sokoto
34
Federal University, Lokoja
Lokoja
35
African University of Science and Technology
Abuja
36
Olabisi Onabanjo University
Ago Iwoye
37
Ebonyi State University
Abakaliki
38
Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
Ado-Ekiti
39
Redeemer’s University
Ede
40
Federal University, Otuoke
Otuoke
41
Benue State University
Makurdi
42
Nasarawa State University
Keffi
43
University of Calabar
Calabar
44
Tai Solarin University of Education
Ijebu-Ode
45
University of Maiduguri
Maiduguri
46
Osun State University
Oshogbo
47
Ilorin
48
Bowen University
Iwo
49
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Bauchi
50
Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University
Katsina
51
Skyline University Nigeria
Kano
52
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma
Dutsin-Ma
53
Kaduna State University
Kaduna
54
Abia State University
Uturu
55
Delta State University, Abraka
Abraka
56
Enugu
57
Mountain Top University
Makogi Oba
58
Federal University, Lafia
Lafia
59
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
Umuahia
60
Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike
Ikwo
61
Lead City University
Ibadan
62
Cross River University of Technology
Calabar
63
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Uli
64
Akwa Ibom State University
Ikot Akpad
65
University of Agriculture, Makurdi
Makurdi
66
Godfrey Okoye University
Ugwuomu-Nike
67
Federal University, Dutse
Dutse
68
Edo University
Iyamho
69
Al-Hikmah University
Ilorin
70
Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano
Kano
71
Ekpoma
72
Igbinedion University Okada
Okada
73
Federal University of Petroleum Resources
Effurun
74
Crawford University
Faith City
75
University of Medical Sciences
Ondo City
76
Imo State University
Owerri
77
Niger Delta University
Wilberforce Island
78
Bells University of Technology
Ota
79
Benson Idahosa University
Benin City
80
Anyigba
81
Adeleke University
Ede
82
Ajayi Crowther University
Oyo Town
83
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
Lapai
84
Elizade University
Ilara-Mokin
85
Southwestern University, Nigeria
Okun Owa
86
Chrisland University
Abeokuta
87
Caleb University
Imota
88
Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Ikeji-Arakeji
89
Bingham University
Auta Balifi
90
Fountain University, Osogbo
Oshogbo
91
Kola Daisi University
Ibadan
92
Achievers University, Owo
Owo
93
Yobe State University
Damaturu
94
Kano University of Science and Technology
Wudil
95
Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
Birnin Kebbi
96
Anchor University, Lagos
Lagos
97
The Technical University
Ibadan
98
Oduduwa University
Ile Ife
99
Ondo State University of Science and Technology
Okitipupa
100
Bauchi State University
Gadau
101
Modibbo Adama University of Technology
Yola
102
Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta
Abeokuta
103
Kings University
Odeomu
104
Sule Lamido University
Kafin Hausa
105
Kebbi State University of Science and Technology
Aliero
106
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
Port Harcourt
107
Caritas University
Enugu
108
Crescent University, Abeokuta
Abeokuta
109
Gombe State University
Gombe
110
Al-Qalam University, Katsina
Katsina
111
Federal University, Kashere
Kashere
112
Madonna University, Nigeria
Elele
113
Sokoto State University
Sokoto
114
Augustine University
Ilara
115
Federal University, Gusau
Gusau
116
Paul University
Awka
117
Atiba University
Oyo Town
118
Mcpherson University
Seriki-Sotayo
119
Plateau State University
Bokkos
120
Wesley University of Science and Technology
Ondo City
121
Adamawa State University
Mubi
122
Rhema University
Aba
123
Novena University
Ogume
124
Tansian University
Umunya
125
Obong University
Obong Ntak
126
University of Africa
Toru-Orua
127
Federal University, Wukari
Wukari
128
Michael and Cecilia Ibru University
Agbara-Otor
129
Gregory University, Uturu
Uturu
130
PAMO University of Medical Sciences
Port-Harcourt
131
Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko
Okerenghigho
132
University of Mkar
Mkar
133
Admiralty University of Nigeria
Ibusa
134
Dominican University, Ibadan
Ibadan
135
Wellspring University
Benin City
136
Christopher University
Mowe
137
Precious Cornerstone University
Ibadan
138
Summit University Offa
Offa
139
Salem University
Lokoja
140
Glorious Vision University
Ogwa
141
Renaissance University
Enugu
142
Evangel University, Akaeze
Enugu
143
Arthur Jarvis University
Calabar
144
Coal City University
Enugu
145
Eastern Palm University
Ogboko
146
Spiritan University, Nneochi
Umunneochi
147
Ritman University
Ikot Ekpene
148
Hezekiah University
Umudi
149
Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences
Ijanikin
150
Western Delta University
Oghara
151
Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele
Ijebu-Itele
152
Clifford University
Ihie
153
Crown Hill University
Ilorin
154
Legacy University, Okija
Okija
155
Borno State University
Maiduguri
156
Kwararafa University, Wukari
Wukari
157
Federal University, Gashua
Gashua
158
Edwin Clark University
Kiagbodo
159
Gombe State University of Science and Technology
Kumo
160
Zamfara State University
Talata Mafara

As opined earlier, the ranking is not a permanent one, it changes based on the above factors, any university that either fails to maintain and upgrade drops on the list, however, a university can maintain her position should the management keep up to what is expected by the NUC.

What position does your university fall under the list of top 100 universities in Nigeria? Comment your school’s position in the comment section below. Please note that this ranking is not cast in stones as they are subject to change

If you have any questions as regards the list of top 100 universities in Nigeria for 2022, kindly get back to us via the comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.

 

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  1. I have always chosen the university of Lagos as my number one choice, but seeing the details on your site, I think I might have to reconsider and explore more options for myself now

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