The list of best universities in Nigeria (both private and public) has been released based on the ranking by Times Higher Education’s 2024 rating.
The new release rates Covenant University as the best in Nigeria with the institution ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world. It is placed within the global 801-1000 in the global ranking.
Covenant which is a private university is followed in the second and third positions by two federal universities, the University of Ibadan and the Federal University of Technology, Akure.
The University of Lagos and Bayero University, Kano complete the top five rankings.
See the best universities in Nigeria currently according to the latest ranking.
1. Covenant University
2. University of Ibadan
3. Federal Univ of Tech, Akure
4. University of Lagos
5. Bayero University
6. University of Ilorin
7. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
8. Afe Babalola University
9. University of Benin
10. Federal Univ of Agric, Abeokuta
11. Ladoke Akintola Uni of Tech
12. Lagos State University
13. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
14. Obafemi Awolowo University
15. University of Port Harcourt
16. Abia State University
17. Akwa Ibom State University
18. Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike
19. Babcock University
20. Baze University
21. Bells University of Technology
22. Benson Idahosa University
23. Delta State University, Abraka
24. Edo State University Uzairue
25. Edwin Clark University
26. Elizade University
27. Evangel University, Akaeze
28. Federal University of Kashere
29. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
30. Federal University of Technology, Minna
31. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
32. Fountain University
33. Landmark University
34. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
35. Niger Delta University
36. Plateau State University, Bokkos
37. Thomas Adewumi University
38. Veritas University, Abuja
39. Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano
Naija News understands the World University ranking includes 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.
According to the organization behind the list, the table is “based on our new WUR 3.0 methodology, which is carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across five areas; teaching, research environment, research quality, industry and international outlook.”