Top 10 Best State Universities In Nigeria 2019 (NUC Ranking)

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Many Nigerians today have belittled the power of state universities in Nigeria because they believe that these state universities cant be compared to their federal counterparts in terms of teaching capability, quality of learning facilities and overall quality of education.

Nigerian state universities are becoming better and better as the days go by and some of these universities have proven to be better than their federal counterparts in the ranking of the best universities in Nigeria as provided by NUC and other top university ranking organizations.

In this article, we will be giving you a verifiable list of the best state universities in Nigeria as provided by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for 2019.  These Universities are ranked using various factors which includes quality of facilities, alumni produced, funding and overall quality of education in these Nigerian state universities.

Without wasting more time, let’s get down to the list of the top 10 best state universities in Nigeria for 2019 (NUC).

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Best State Universities In Nigeria 2019 (NUC)

Top 10 Best State Universities In Nigeria 2019 (Latest NUC Ranking)

1) Rivers State University (RSU)

Rivers State University is a state-owned university which is located in Diobu area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, South-southern Nigeria. Its was established in 1980 and its name was changed from “Rivers State University of Science and Technology” to “Rivers State University” in 2017.

This University is one of the best universities in Nigeria. It is currently ranked the 10th best Nigerian university according to 4ICU. It is also one of the best universities of technology in Nigeria for 2019.

RSU is one of the popular universities in the Niger Delta Region in Nigeria. This university is the only Nigerian university which is accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) that is accredited to offer degree programs in Marine Engineering.

Rivers State University is the best state university in Nigeria for 2019 (NUC Ranking) and the first on our list of the top 10 best state universities in Nigeria 2019.

Faculties in Rivers State University are listed below:

  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Science and Technical Education

2) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology popularly referred to as LAUTECH is a state-owned university of technology which is located in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, South-western Nigeria.

LAUTECH is one of the few state-owned universities which is regarded as one of the best universities of technology in Nigeria. Its name was changed to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology after the separation of Osun State from Oyo State in 1991.

It’s regarded as one of the best state universities in Nigeria right now and it occupies the 2nd position on our list of the best Nigerian state universities for 2019.

Faculties in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology are listed below:

  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

3) Lagos State University (LASU)

Lagos State University which is widely known as LASU is a Lagos state government-owned multi-campus, collegiate and non-residential University which is also in Lagos State, Nigeria. It currently has three campuses – Ojo campus (main campus), Epe campus (engineering) and Ikeja campus (medicine).

LASU is also one of the best state universities in Nigeria and the best state university in Nigeria to study law. The university caters for a population of over 35,000 fulltime students and over 3,000 students who are enrolled for part-time studies.

Lagos State University offers diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes including an MBA programme.

Faculties at Lagos State University are listed below:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Science
  • Faculty of Education

4) Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)

Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) is a state government-owned and operated Nigerian university which is located Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

AAUA was established as Obafemi Awolowo University in March 1982 by the government of the old Ondo State but its name was later changed to Ondo State University in 1985 buy the next military governor of the state.

In 2004, the name of this university was changed again, this time to Adekule Ajasin University in the honour of the late Adekule Ajad\sin who was a one-time governor of its host state (Ondo state).

AAU offers a wide range of programmes. These programs include undergraduate programmes, post-graduate programmes, Pre-degree and JUBEB programmes.

Adekunle Ajasin University currently has faculties and they’re listed below.

  • Faculty of Art
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social & Management Sciences

5) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU)

Ambrose Alli University is a state university which was established by the then governor of Bendel State – Professor Ambrose Folorunsho Alli. Its was first known as Bendel University, then Edo State University when Bendel was split into Edo and Delta States and it was later changed to its present name in commemoration of Professor Ambrose Folorunso Alli.

AAU is known for its unique style of teaching and learning. It is known for its unique deployment and application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in every aspect of the everyday administration of the institution.

Although AAU was initially known for cult activities on campus, this became a thing of the past after the new Vice-chancellor took the mantle of leadership in the university. Today, AAU is known as one of the best states universities in Nigeria for law and it occupies the 4th spot on our list of the best Nigerian states universities.

Faculties in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma are listed below:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences

6) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye (OOU)

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye is a state-owned and operated university which is located in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, South-western Nigeria.

The university was founded July 7, 1982, as Ogun State University (OSU) but was later renamed to Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2001 in honour of Chief (Dr.) Olabisi Onabanjo who was a one time governor of its host state.

OOU has an estimated number of 50,000 students and it is one of of the best state universities in Nigeria in 2019 according to the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Faculties in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye are listed below:

  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Social Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

7) Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU)

Ekiti state university is also a state-owned and managed university which is located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, South-western Nigeria. it is one of the most sought after schools in South-western Nigeria with an estimated population of over 50,000 students and counting.

As of today, EKSU is one of the schools with the fastest academic calendar in Nigeria and the only university in Nigeria that has changed its name four consecutive times within a quarter of a century.

Overall, Ekiti state university is one of the best state universities in Nigeria with well trained academic staffs and a highly conducive environment for teaching and learning.

Faculties in Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti are listed below:

  • Faculty of Agricultural Science
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management Science
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

8) Kwara State University (KWASU)

Kwara State University is a state-owned university (Kwara state) which was established by the then governor of Kwara state and the former senate president – Bukola Saraki in 2009.

KWASU is the 77th Nigerian university to be registered by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the 95th university to be recognized in Nigeria.

Academic activities in KWASU operate from three campuses located in Malete, Ilesha-Baruba and Osi-Opin all in Kwara state, Nigeria.

The Malete campus is the main campus and houses the College of Pure and Applied Sciences, College of Information and Communication Technology, and the College of Education. The Osi campus houses the College of Engineering, College of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences. The Baruba Campus will house the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.

9) Enugu State University Of Science & Technology (ESUT)

The Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) is a university state-owned (Enugu State) university in Nigeria that was founded as ASUTECH on July 30, 1980. It is one of the few universities of technology which is located in South-eastern Nigeria.

ESUT is regarded as one of the best state universities in Nigeria with a mission to promote scholarship, especially in the areas of Science, Management and Technology, thereby ensuring the development of quality manpower that will utilize technology for the service of society.

Today, The Enugu State University Of Technology caters for over 50,000 students (undergraduates and postgraduates) with 9 faculties and over 50 courses present in the university.

The 9 faculties in Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) are listed below:

  • 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.

10) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)

The Delta State University, Abraka which is popularly known as DELSU is a State government-owned university located in Abraka, Delta State, South-southern Nigeria.

The university has 3 campuses. The main campus located at Abraka, Delta State while the other two campuses are located at Anwai, Asaba and Oleh all in Delta State, Nigeria.

Currently, DELSU has a student population of over 36,000 students in on its 3 campuses. The University offers a range of programmes from the full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes to part-time evening and weekend degree programmes.

Faculties in Delta State University, Abraka are listed below:

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Accountancy
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of science

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