Tertiary Institutions Distribution: Ogun Emerges Tops With 20 Universities


Ogun is leading the pack as the state with the highest number of higher institutions in Nigeria with 20 universities, with Yobe coming last with just two.

Nigeria currently has 262 universities. Out of these numbers, 147 are privately owned, 63 are state owned, while 52 belong to the federal government.

According to data made available by Statisense, Ogun State is followed by Delta, Kano, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with 13 universities each. Lagos, Osun, and Oyo states, come next with 12 universities each.

Out of the 20 universities in the Gateway State, 16 are privately owned, according to the available data.

The zonal breakdown also shows that the South-west with 69 universities takes the lead, followed by the North-central with 49. Others are: South-south (44); North-west (42); South-east (38), and North-east (20).

North-west has the highest number of federally funded universities, with 13, followed by South-south with nine. Others are North-east (eight); South-west (eight); North-central (eight) and South-east (six).

Ogun has the highest number of privately funded universities, with 16, followed by the FCT with 12. Kano, Kwara, Osun, and Oyo came next with eight each.

Others are Anambra (seven); Lagos (seven); Abia (six); Delta (six); Enugu (six); Edo (five); Nasarawa (five) Cross River (four); Kaduna (four); and Ondo (four).

Other states and the number of their universities are Kwara (10); Anambra (nine); Enugu (nine); Abia (eight); Edo (eight); Kaduna (eight); Ondo (eight) Imo (seven); Nasarawa (seven) Akwa Ibom (six); Cross River (six); Kogi (six); Niger (six); Rivers (six); Sokoto (six); Bayelsa (five).

Ebonyi (five); Ekiti (five); Gombe (five); Borno (four); Jigawa (four); Katsina (four); Kebbi (four); Plateau (four); Adamawa (three); Bauchi (three); Benue (three); Taraba (three); Zamfara (three) and Yobe (two).



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