Nigeria is well known for some of her reputable universities, polytechnics and colleges of education approved by National Universities Commission (NUC), and the tertiary institutions produce smart and intelligent graduates every year.  This list of NUC ranking on 100 best universities in Nigeria 2022 will aid undergraduates and post graduates students in their choice of university or polytechnic to pursue their educational program.

This list of NUC ranking on 100 best universities in Nigeria best Universities are among the very best in the world as students can choose from literally tens of thousands of study program.

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80% of Nigerian universities are privately owned, some are accredited while others are not. Therefore, to get admission into a reputable school you need to check out this list of the top best universities in Nigeria by NUC before seeking an admission

Are you a parents that only seek his ward/child to undergo training/ education in the best universities/ polytechnic in Nigeria. this post will help you know the best tertiary institution to register your ward.

The tertiary institutions listed here are duly accredited, courses and award of degrees are approved by a working senate and that alone shows the tangible and the authenticity of this list.

Application in some of these Nigerian schools may be expensive especially for non-indigenes. it’s a decision that will almost certainly benefit your academic or professional career, especially if you get a degree from one of the top-ranking institutions.

Factors for ranking the the 100 best universities in Nigeria.

The ranking will be released by the Cybermetrics Lab,  which is a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. CSIC objective in Ministry of Education is to promote scientific research as to improve the progress  of the scientific and technological level of the country which will contribute in the in the welfare of the citizens.

However, the schools listed here do not have a permanent position, which entail that any of this schools can drop from its position if they either drop in the ranking or go higher as this depends on a lot of factors.

Below are Factors For Ranking 100 Best Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

  • Academic prestige
  • Attractiveness of campus
  • Availability of Adequate Learning Facilities
  • Number of First Class and Second-Class Upper Graduates
  • Qualifications of Lecturers
  • Research and Development
  • Satisfaction of students and alumni
  • Scholarly excellence
  • Sheer intellectual horsepower
  • Size and Quality of the school
  • Speed of Academic Calendar (Session)

Below are the list of NUC ranking of the 100 best universities in Nigeria 


Ranking World Rank University
1 1258 University of Ibadan
2 1374 Covenant University Ota
3 1685 University of Nigeria
4 1742 Obafemi Awolowo University
5 1836 University of Lagos
6 2285 Ahmadu Bello University
7 2492 University of Port Harcourt
8 2517 Federal University of Technology Akure
9 2700 University of Benin
10 2901 Adekunle Ajasin University
11 3030 Federal University of Technology Minna
12 3280 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
13 3357 Bayero University Kano
14 3423 University of Calabar
15 3476 Landmark University
16 3527 University of Ilorin
17 3599 University of Jos
18 3602 Lagos State University
19 3638 Federal University of Technology Owerri
20 3644 University of Uyo
21 3910 Rivers State University of Science & Technology
22 3960 Redeemer’s University
23 4013 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
24 4054 Federal University Oye, Ekiti
25 4112 University of Abuja
26 4159 University of Maiduguri
27 4162 Usmanu Danfodiyo University
28 4397 Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State
29 4442 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
30 4633 Osun State University
31 4760 Kwara State University
32 4796 Nnamdi Azikiwe University
33 5382 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
34 5714 Niger Delta University
35 5815 Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
36 5840 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola

(Federal University of Technology)

37 6077 Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
38 6181 Benue State University
39 6329 Skyline University Nigeria
40 6382 Delta State University Nigeria
41 6394 Babcock University
42 6444 Imo State University Owerri
43 6468 American University of Nigeria
44 6568 Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI)
45 6672 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
46 6736 African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
47 7254 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
48 8040 Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
49 8214 National Open University of Nigeria
50 8348 Federal University Dutsin Ma
51 8429 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University

(Katsina State University)

52 8443 Kogi State University
53 8712 Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti

(University of Ado Ekiti)

54 8928 Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar
55 9023 Igbinedion University Okada
56 9316 Ebonyi State University
57 9354 Edo University Iyamho
58 9404 Kaduna State University
59 9867 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology, Uli)
60 9912 Nile University of Nigeria (Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja)
61 9940 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
62 9960 Joseph Ayo Babalola University
63 10115 Federal University Kashere, Gombe State
64 10122 Technical University Ibadan
65 10174 Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
66 10394 Tai Solarin University of Education
67 10495 Godfrey Okoye University
68 10555 University of Medical Sciences, Ondo
69 10652 Nasarawa State University
70 10886 Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University
71 10886 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
72 10976 Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
73 11016 Auchi Polytechnic
74 11066 Baze University Kuchigoro
75 11094 Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
76 11339 Coal City University
77 11404 Elizade University Ilara Mokin
78 11465 Yaba College of Technology
79 11588 Lead City University, Ibadan
80 11788 Adeleke University, Ede
81 11895 Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
82 11950 Abia State University, Uturu
83 12056 Federal University Wukari, Taraba State
84 12359 Benson Idahosa University
85 12530 Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti
86 12622 Pan African University Lagos
87 13012 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
88 13166 Al Hikmah University Ilorin
89 13377 Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil
90 13459 Bells University of Technology Otta
91 13909 Bowen University
92 13938 Polytechnic Ibadan
93 13981 Gombe State University Gombe
94 14082 Bingham University New Karu
95 14180 Lagos State Polytechnic
96 14216 Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
97 14338 Mountain Top University
98 14651 Madonna University Nigeria
99 14711 Petroleum Training Institute Effurun
100 14754 Taraba State University, Jalingo



For you to seek admission into the university or polytechnic in 2022 you need to know about the NUC ranking on the 100 best university in 2022. This post will be beneficial for you to know your choice of university or polytechnic to apply for in order to help you build your potential.

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