List of All Universities in Lagos State (2024)

All Approved Universities in Lagos

All universities in Nigeria are either federal government owned, states governments owned or private owned.

Universities in Lagos State

There are over one hundred (100) NUC approved universities in Nigeria. All these universities are scattered across different states and cities in Nigeria.

In this post, we will focus on universities in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Approved and accredited universities in Lagos is eight (8) in number. This includes both government and private owned universities. Information on list of government approved universities in Lagos is highly significant and important.

Lagos has the highest number of applicants seeking to enroll into universities.

Also, there are numerous unapproved and illegal universities operating across the country.

This makes this information very helpful to these prospective students.

For education non NGOs who might want to reach out to universities in Lagos, this post will be important in providing the list of all universities in the state.

List of Universities in Lagos State

Below is the list of all universities operating in Lagos state Nigeria.

University of Lagos (UNILAG)

This is one of the two federal universities in Lagos state. It is also the biggest and most popular university in Lagos state.

The university was founded in 1962 and is one of the five first generation universities in Nigeria. UNILAG ranks among the best universities in Africa.

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

This is another federal government owned university in Lagos. It is university specially set up to undertake adult and part-time acquisition of knowledge.

It is a distance learning institution and is the largest university in Nigeria in terms of number of students.

Lagos State University (LASU)

This is University owned by Lagos state government. The university was established in 1983 for promotion of further learning and research.

Lagos state university has over 35,000 students population.

List of All Approved Private Universities in Lagos

Augustine University Lagos

This is private university in Lagos owned by the catholic archdiocese of Lagos.

The University is located in Ilara, a town in Epe local government area of Lagos State Southwestern Nigeria.

Caleb University Lagos

Caleb university located in Imota, Lagos Nigeria is regarded as Africa’s Best Private University in Research and Entrepreneurship Development.

It is one of the top private universities in Nigeria ia government approved.

Pan Atlantic University (PAN)

Pan Atlantic University Lagos is a private and non profit educational institution located in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.This is one of the private universities in Lagos.

Anchor University Lagos

Anchor University Lagos is a private university in Lagos owned by Deeper Christian Life Ministry. A Christian denomination. The university is located at Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria.

Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences

This is private owned higher institution domicile in Lagos. The University specializes in training and award of degrees health and medical science courses. The university is popularly called EKOUNIMED.

End NoteĀ 

The above are universities in Lagos state that is recognized by Nigeria University Commission (NUC). Lagos state also boost of other institutions of higher learning like Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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