The Best State Universities in Nigeria 2017 Updated. Nigerian universities are divided into Federal universities, State Universities and Private Universities.
- Federal Universities: those funded by the Federal Government.
- State Universities: those funded by various state governments and
- Private Universities: which are owned and managed by private individuals.
Best State Universities in Nigeria
1. Lagos State University (LASU)
Lagos State University was established in 1983 and has a student population of more than 60,000 African Students. LASU offers undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees and is very well equipped. LASU also has a lot of notable Nigerians on its alumni list.
2. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU)
Ambrose Alli University (AAU) is ranked as the 2nd best state university in Nigeria. It was established in 1981 and has churned out thousands of graduates.
3. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
Olabisi Onabanjo University is the third best state university in Nigeria with about 70,000 students. It was founded in 1982 and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses.
4. Delta State University
The third best state university in Nigeria is Delta State, University. Although, slightly younger than the other universities on the list. DELSU is able to compete with other universities on the list in terms of quality education, facilities and cultural transformation.
5. Rivers State University of Science and Technology
Rivers State University of Science and Technology is the fifth best state university according to recent rankings. It is located in Orowrukwo area of Rivers state and equipped with the best facilities for learning and research. It also has a very good and well-equipped library.
6. Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)
This university was established in 1982 by the government of the Old Ondo State, headed by the late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin as Obafemi Awolowo University. The name was changed to Ondo State University by the immediate military government of Navy Commodore Michael Bamidele Otiko.
7. Ekiti State University (EKSU)
The Ekiti State University was established in 1982. It has a strong connection with the Adekunle Ajasin University as it was part of the university than when Ekiti and Ondo were together as a state. So while checking out the history of this university and the changes of name you would see it just as the same university that separated into 2.