All Federal Universities in Nigeria and Locations -

All Federal Universities in Nigeria and Locations

As already known, Federal universities are in high demand by admission seekers in Nigeria. However, not all Federal universities are known to prospective candidates. In fact, some may sound federal but they are not. Likewise, some may not have the word "federal" in their instituted name. Yet, they're federal-owned.

To help out of this confusion and navigate the search conveniently, I've sought this list directly from the official JAMB brochure, being the go-to document, for such findings.

Below is the list of all degree-awarding Federal institutions as approved and accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Applicants can choose any of these in JAMB UTME/DE or while changing their institutions.

While some can be considered as the second choice (e.g. NDA), a majority can only be taken as the first and most preferred.

The List of Federal Universities in Nigeria

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
  3. Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  4. Bayero University, Kano, Kano State
  5. Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
  6. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State
  7. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State
  8. Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
  9. Federal University, Gusau. Zamfara State
  10. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
  11. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  12. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
  13. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State
  14. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti. Ekiti State
  15. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  16. Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, Benue State
  17. Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Adamawa Stat
  18. Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State
  19. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  20. Nigerian Police Academy. Wudil, Kano State
  21. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Anambra State
  22. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
  23. University Of Abuja, Gwagwalada, Abuja, FCT
  24. University Of Benin. Benin City, Edo State
  25. University Of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State
  26. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
  27. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State
  28. University Of Jos, Jos, Plateau State
  29. University Of Lagos, Lagos State
  30. University Of Maiduguri, Borno State
  31. University Of Nigeria, Nsukk, Enugu State
  32. University Of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
  33. University Of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  34. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Sokoto State
  35. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  36. Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State
  37. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State
  38. David Nweze Umahi University Of Medical Sciences, Uburu, Ebonyi State
  39. Federal University Of Health Sciences. Azare, Bauchi State
  40. Federal University Of Health Sciences. Ila-Orangun, Osun State
  41. Federal University Of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State
  42. Air Force Institute Of Technology. Kaduna. Kaduna State
  43. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources. Effurun, Delta State
  44. Federal University Of Technology. Akure, Ondo State
  45. Federal University Of Technology. Babura, Jigawa State
  46. Federal University Of Technology. Minna, Niger State
  47. Federal University Of Technology. Owerri, Imo State
  48. Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State
  49. National Open University Of Nigeria, Jabi, Abuja-FCT


The quest for admission into Federal universities in Nigeria is highly competitive, and it's crucial for prospective candidates to have a clear understanding of which institutions are truly federal. This list, sourced directly from the official JAMB brochure, serves as a valuable resource to help applicants make informed decisions when choosing their preferred universities.

The list features a diverse array of federal institutions, offering a wide range of academic programs and opportunities for students across the nation. It's worth noting that while some universities may be considered second choices, the majority are highly sought-after as first choices.

Aspiring students should carefully consider their options and make informed decisions based on their academic goals and preferences. With this list in hand, navigating the complex admissions process becomes a bit easier, ensuring that candidates are on the right path towards achieving their educational aspirations.

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    1. I don't understand what you meant by INN. But if you mean to say, can you combine subjects/grades in NABTEB with WAEC, the answer is YES.

      I detailed this in the posts below:

  2. Good day Sir,
    Have Unilag started accepting NABTEB

  3. Good afternoon sir, please sir can i use my waec result for direct entry into uniport


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