In recent years as the education system continue to evolve, the state government deploys a way of improving the educational welfare of the citizen in their states, so before going into details of the complete full list of state universities in Nigeria and their school fees, let’s touch important related information. Many state universities were constructed and put in place.

Majorly, the underlying factor in establishing a university education system in their various states was to increase their internally generated revenue. It is not rather a rude shock to most students any longer than most federal institutions owned by a federal government are cheaper and most especially affordable by all and sundry because it is a form of a palliative measure to reduce the cushion most state government institutions placed on most demanding citizens.

It is important to also know, that most state universities across the nation pay over double the tuition fees paid in most federal universities.

List of State Universities in Nigeria And Their School Fees

Below is the complete list of State Universities in Nigeria And Their School Fees that are accredited, year founded, vice-chancellor:

No. State Universities Tuition/School Fees Website
1. Abia State University, Uturu
2. Adamawa State University Mubi
3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba N31,000 – N35,000
4. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden, Uyo N53,000 – N60,000
5. Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma N110,000 – N120,000
6. Anambra State University Of Science And Technology N130,000 – N140,000
7. Bauchi State University, Gadau
8. Benue State University, Makurdi N45,000 – N50,000
9. Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu
10. Cross River State University Of Science And Technology, Calabar N85,000 – N90,000
11. Delta State University Abraka N58,000 – N62,000
12. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
13. Ekiti State University N100,000 – N110,000
14. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu N125,000 – N130,000
15. Gombe State University
16. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
17. Ignatius Ajuru University Of Education, Rumuolumeni
18. Imo State University, Owerri N120,000 – N1300,000
19. Jigawa State University
20. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
21. Kano University Of Science And Technology, Wudil
22. Kebbi State University, Kebbi N60,000 – N65,000
23. Kogi State University Anyigba N57,000 – N60,000
24. Kwara State University, Ilorin
25. Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso N65,000 – N70,000
26. Lagos State University Ojo, Lagos N25,000 – N30,000
27. Nasarawa State University, Keffi N35,000 – N45,000
28. Niger Delta University, Yenegoa
29. Northwest University, Kano
30. Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye N110,000 – N120,000
31. Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa
32. Ondo State Of Medical Sciences
33. Osun State University, Oshogbo N135,000 – N140,000
34. Plateau State University, Bokkos
35. Rivers State University Of Science And Technology N68,000 – N75,000
36. Sokoto State University, Sokoto
37. Tai Solarin Univ. Of Education, Ijebu-Ode N80,000 – N85,000 $58.4Billion
38. Taraba State University, Jalingo N37,000 – N45,000
39. Technical University, Ibadan
40. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina

There you have it, the complete list of state universities in Nigeria Accredited, with the name of the chancellor, year founded. The locations will be added soon.

Breakdown Of State Universities Tuition Fees

The funniest thing about the list of state universities in Nigerian and their school fees paid is that the tuition fee is always a miniature and token fee but the attachment which make up the whole school fee structure of the universities make most of this school fee cumbersome to students and different parents making the payment.

The common attachment or breakdown usually attached to this school fee always includes the tuition fee, identity card fee, entrepreneurship fee, faculty levies, student union levies¸ excursion, ICT, maintenance fee, wireless connection, examination fee, and many among other.

Most of this payment carries a very gigantic structure that it is to be compared to realities, it is evident the state and the universities are scouting for a way to inflate the school structure and in turn, increase the universities’ internally generated revenue.


From time immemorial, there has been education, taking a grasp look of this in most religious book we have today, the Bible, the Quran and much other related religion that has a history or a documented write-up to back up their various beliefs, it will be noted that in most of these books, there has being a form of teaching and learning processes. But majorly this type of learning and imparting system is the informal method of education.

Education itself is a derivative of a Greek word “educere” which means to bring out, to teach, to guide, etc. and modern education system has been grouped into majorly two but in the microscopic analysis it is categorized into three, the formal education system, the semi education system, and the informal system. The formal education system takes place in the four corners of a learning environment, it entails a strategized learning outcome, a careful learning pedagogy, and a careful approach to learning.

While semi-formal education is a form of education that is partially a planned learning environment, it helps to train the hands and the mind, they involve vocational training and technical knowledge. While the informal education system is the type of education that doesn’t end, it starts from the house it takes place every time and everywhere.

Something is common to most of this educational system, the two forms involve paying to acquire the needed knowledge either in cash, in-kind, or whatever form it might take.


The idea of paying a fee for the idea of learning that was an offer to a learner dated back to years ago, but it doesn’t come in cash format, in fact, many technological advancements that are presently involved in paying for a tuition fee was not in place. Most learning payments were done then back then in early 1900, it was done in form of paying back by working on the instructors’ farmland, scrubbing the shoe, floors, and washing the instructor clothes in those days.

Also, it comes in form of paying in kind, like tubers of yam, bush meant, etc. also, in the vocational or semi-formal education system, the learner or the apprentice I made to serve his master for s specific period of time before he can be graduated to set himself up or be independent of his master.

The modern system of school fees took place as time flies in the history of education, it was the first experience in the first university in Nigeria which is the University of Ibadan. it first starts like payment of cash at the bursary and collecting a receipt as evidence of payment. As times move on, cash and one on one payment were sub change with a deposit in the bank and bringing teller to the bursary for confirmation. Advancement in technology open gate for E-transact payment where students can make school fee payment without getting contact with the bank or the cashier.


In most universities today, due to the overbearing school fee payment and the categories of students attending the universities, also most students attending most states universities have a parent who are a state worker and majorly a peasant worker which literally means if there is not a mechanism in place to cushion and help in payment of this school fee most students will drop out of the system.

We will be discussing these categories and the system that was put in place below


Most universities even not all, have in place a school fee structure for an indigene of such state and a school fee structure for non-indigene. Indigene is students that are from that particular state and area where the universities are situated. And this was in place just to give a sense of believing and a sense of collective ownership of the universities’ also this means the tax being pay by students’ parent, and the students in such environment are used to establish the universities so, this help brings a cushion to the students from the state. while non-indigene are students who are not from that state or terrain, they are usually from a far distance or a neighboring state.


Most universities in the nation today, give students of such citadel to make an installment payment of their school fee. Also, it is usually segmented to span a long time so as to reduce the scorching effect of such a school fee, the school fee can be divided to pay twice in an academic calendar or even more than that.

Some school opens a gate for students to pay any amount they could pay until they finish the payment over an academic calendar. This has also helped students whose parents are state or federal government workers which earn a monthly token for their service rendered to the state.


Some state universities have put in place a working scheme for students, this scheme permits students to work and at the same time study, the universities’ the students token for working in the university. Also, the students are attached to different offices and faculties in the universities which outside being pay, the students learn and get equipped in the process of doing so. One university prominent and known for this is Adekunle Ajasin universities in Ondo state, there are some state universities that also do this outside the mentioned universities.


Most students are on scholarship which makes them pay little or nothing in the school fee. Many body and foundation have saddled it upon themselves to sponsor and pay for students who are doing well in their academic pursuits. Also, students who have no financial assistance are also catered for. Some affluence men and women also set male students and some female students ad their focal point to sponsor. some universities also, sponsor a few selected students who are extraordinarily good in their academics.


Constitution provides for students who are either in a neighboring state to benefit from some palliative measures put in place by the state government to help students in their pursuit of academics. Also, some education less developed area is on the focal point of some state government which makes the government give total free education to students from these local governments. This is frequently observed in state universities that are located in the northern part of the country.


In conclusion, we can see vividly that to be sincere, most state universities are not affordable they are universities that pay a breath-taking amount of money as school fees. The least state universities’ school fee payment is #80,000 naira, and we have those that pay as high as #250,000 naira. But in lieu of this, many palliative measures have been set in place to cushion and help most students pay the school fee without any problem.