No Nigerian university is rated among the top 1,000 universities in the world.

Latest ranking released by Webometrics, the “largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institution” show that University of

Ibadan, Covenant University and Obafemi Awolowo University are the top three in the country.

University of Nigeria which usually come among the top three, fell off to the fourth positions and followed by the University of Lagos in the fifth.

Though ranked first in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan was rated 1,196 in the world.

Covenant University is one of the 3 private universities in the top 40 Nigerian universities; the rest in that category are government owned.

The assessment is based on three broad parameters: Impact, Openness and Excellence

Here is a full list of top 50 Nigerian universities, according to Webometrics

1 – 1196 University of Ibadan

2 – 1314 Covenant University Ota

3 – 1503 Obafemi Awolowo University

4 – 1554 University of Nigeria

5 – 1711 University of Lagos

6 – 2102 University of Port Harcourt

7 – 2127 Ahmadu Bello University

8 – 2172 Federal University of Technology Akure

9 – 2298 Landmark University

10 – 2748 Federal University of Technology Minna

11 – 2805 Bayero University Kano

12 – 2848 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

13 – 2878 University of Calabar

14 – 2919 University of Benin

15 – 2947 Adekunle Ajasin University

16 – 3018 Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)

17 – 3149 Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)

18 – 3167 University of Uyo

19 – 3226 Nnamdi Azikiwe University

20 – 3331 Federal University of Technology Owerri

21 – 3374 Lagos State University

22 – 3438 University of Abuja

23 – 3447 University of Jos

24 – 3663 Redeemer’s University

25 – 3714 Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State

26 – 3774 Federal University Dutse Jigawa State

27 – 3902 University of Ilorin

28 – 4104 Ebonyi State University

29 – 4241 Osun State University

30 – 4257 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun

31 – 4283 Delta State University Nigeria

32 – 4334 University of Agriculture Abeokuta

33 – 4368 Rivers State University of Science & Technology

34 – 4911 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)

35 – 5024 Federal University Lokoja Kogi State

36 – 5054 Niger Delta University

37 – 5189 Benue State University

38 – 5244 Usmanu Danfodiyo University

39 – 5274 University of Maiduguri

40 – 5284 Imo State University Owerri

41 – 5365 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

42 – 5425 American University of Nigeria

43 – 5439 African University of Science & Technology Abuja

44 – 5561 Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar

45 – 5671 Babcock University

46 – 5772 Kogi State University

47 – 5791 Kwara State University

48 – 5819 Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi

49 – 5957 Enugu State University of Science & Technology

50 – 6006 Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI


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