Private University Beats UI, UNILAG, Others to Emerge Best in Nigeria

The Times Higher Education has released the 2024 World Universities Rankings across 108 countries and regions.

In Nigeria, 39 universities appeared on the list with Covenant University taking the number one spot.

The University of Ibadan came second while Federal University of Technology, Akure and University of Lagos took third and fourth positions respectively.

Globally, the University of Oxford tops the ranking for the eighth year in a row, but others in the top five have seen shifts in their ranks.

Stanford University moves up to second place, pushing Harvard University down to fourth.

This year’s ranking analysed more than 134 million citations across 16.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 68,402 scholars globally.

“Overall, we collected 411,789 data points from more than 2,673 institutions that submitted data*, The Times Higher Education stated.

Here is a list of best Nigerian universities in Nigeria 2024

  1. Covenant University
  2. University of Ibadan
  3. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  4. University of Lagos
  5. Bayero University
  6. University of Ilorin
  7. University of Nigeria
  8. Afe Babalola University
  9. University of Benin
  10. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  11. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  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
  19. Babcock University
  20. Baze University
  21. Bells University of Technology
  22. Benson Idahosa University
  23. Delta State University, Abraka
  24. Edo State University
  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
  37. Thomas Adewumi University
  38. Veritas University
  39. Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano