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15 Cheapest State Universities In Nigeria (Plus Their Location And School Fees)

15 Cheapest State Universities In Nigeria

In this article, we'll be seeing the 15 cheapest state universities in Nigeria, with their location and amount paid as fees.

Before we start, this article will be focusing on only the state universities. If you are looking for cheaper options, you can check out our previous post on the 15 cheapest federal universities in Nigeria. In the post, we also listed out some very affordable federal universities, with their locations and amount paid as school fees.

Now let's get back to the main topic. While we will be listing the official school fees, you need to understand that many state-owned institutions charge lesser fees for their indigenes. For example, if you're an Imo State indigenes schooling at Imo State University (IMSU), you'll pay lesser fees than the students from the other states.

Also, another thing you need to take note of is that many universities charge different fees for different departments. If you'd be applying for courses like Medicine and Surgery, Nursing or Law, you need to verify from fellow students or the school's official website before playing your fees.

Cheapest State Universities In Nigeria

NOTE: The fees I'm about to present was compiled based on the available information. If any of them has been adjusted, kindly tell us in the comment section or send us a mail.

• Lagos State University (LASU)

Lagos State University (LASU) is one of the oldest state universities in Nigeria. It is the only state university in the former British colony and was ranked among the top 600 universities in the world by Times Higher Magazine for the year 2020.

With a population of over 35,000 students enrolled for full-time, LASU is no doubt, one of the best choices for academic excellence in Nigeria. The university also offers courses at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.
Location: Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦25,000

• Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA)

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko was first established as Obafemi Awolowo University in March 1982 by the government of the old Ondo State, headed by the late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin.

The university offers undergraduate and post-graduate as well as Pre-degree, JUPEB programmes in fields of specialization ranging from Science, Arts, Education, Law, Social and Management Sciences, Agricultural Science, Environmental Design and Management.
Location: Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦31,000

• Taraba State University (TASU)

Taraba State University was established in 2008 to widen access to university education for Taraba State indigenes and promote economic development in the country.

Like other universities the list, this institution strives to ensure that its products receive quality programmes. From the information available on the official website, the university currently has 70 accredited courses. It also recently announced the commencement of a joint university degree program with Girne American University (GAU), Cyprus.
Location: Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦37,000

• Nasarawa State University (NSUK)

Nasarawa State University was established in 2001 with the fundamental aim of providing an avenue for Nassarawa State indigenes to pursue and acquire tertiary education.

NSUK caters for both full-time and part-time students. It also has a Post Graduate Faculty which offers a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) under the Department of Business Administration.
Location: Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦35,000

• Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU)

Akwa Ibom State University was founded with a passion to constantly seek knowledge that addresses practical issues of development in Nigeria. The institution opened its doors to its pioneer students in the 2010/2011 academic year.

It has faculties for Engineering, Physical science, Physical science, Education, Agriculture, Arts, Social Sciences and Management Science.
Location: Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦53,000

• Benue State University (BSU)

Benue State University was founded in 1992 and served 306 students with 149 faculty. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs with a catalogue of over 58 graduate programs across 9 colleges/faculties.

Benue State University has eight faculties(college-level) units; Arts, College of Health Science, Education, Environmental Sciences, Law, Social Science, Science and Management Science.
Location: Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦45,000

• Kogi State University (KSU)

Kogi State University was established in 1999 by Prince Abubakar Audu, the former governor of the state. The institution has been named by many multinational corporate bodies as one of Africa’s best universities based on the exceptional intellectual pedigree of its employed graduates.

It has faculties for Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Education, Natural Sciences and Management Science.
Location: Anyigba, Nigeria
School fees: ₦57,000

• Delta State University (DELSU)

Delta State University is a multiple-campus university having three campuses within a distance of about 200 km apart. The university has a student population of about 36,000 (in the 2007/08 session) and offers a range of programmes from the full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes to part-time evening and weekend degree programmes.

DELSU faculties are spread withing the three campuses. Abraka Campus has 7 facilities, Anwai-Asaba Campus has 3 faculties while Oleh Campus has 2 faculties.
Location: Delta State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦58,000

• Kebbi State University of Science and Technology (KSUSTA)

Kebbi State University of Science and Technology is a non-profit public higher education institution located in Aliero, Kebbi. It was founded in 2006 as the 79th university in Nigeria.

The University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognised higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees.
Location: Kebbi State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦60,000

• Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology began its first academic session on October 19, 1990, with Olusegun Ladimeji Oke serving as its first Vice-Chancellor. LAUTECH has been for two consecutive seasons, rated by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) as the best state university in Nigeria.

It has two campuses, one in Oyo state and another in Osogbo. The Oyo campus is the site of the university's administration, as well as home to six faculties and the post-graduate school while the Osogbo campus is home to the College of Health Sciences.
Location: Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦65,000

• Rivers State University of Sciences and Technology (RSUST)

Rivers State University of Sciences and Technology was established in 1972 as the College of Science and Technology. It was renamed to Rivers State University of Science and Technology after it was granted independent university status in 1980.

RSUST is the only university in Nigeria that is accredited to offer degree programs in Marine Engineering. Faculties in the institution include; Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities and College of Social Sciences.
Location: Rivers State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦68,000

• Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED)

Named after the Nigerian educational administrator and human rights activist, Tai Solarin University of Education was established in 2005 by the administration of His Excellency, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.

From inception, the university incorporated a four-year mandatory vocational and entrepreneurial study into the curriculum of its B.Ed, B.Sc(Ed) and B.A (Ed) programmes such that students are awarded two certificates at graduation; one in their chosen course of study and the other a proficiency certificate in the vocational and entrepreneurial study.

TASUED has five colleges for its undergraduate programmes and a postgraduate college; College of Specialised and Professional Education (COSPED), College of Science and Information Technology (COSIT), College of Humanities (COHUM), College of Social and Management Sciences (COSMAS), College of Vocational and Technology Education (COVTED) and The Postgraduate College (TPC).
Location: Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State
School fees: ₦80,000

• Cross River State University of Science & Technology (CRUTECH)

Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar was established in August 2002. It was founded after the merging of three higher institutions: The Polytechnic of Calabar, The College of Education and Ibrahim Babangida College of Agriculture.

The university currently has campuses in Calabar, Obubra, Ogoja and Okuku. It offers degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Location: Cross River  State
School fees: ₦85,000

• Ekiti State University (EKSU)

Ekiti State University was established as Obafemi Awolowo University, Ado-Ekiti on 30 March 1982 by the administration of Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin.

Faculties and colleges in the institution include; Agricultural Science, Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Education, Engineering, Law, Management Science, Science and Social Sciences.
Location: Ekiti State State
School fees: ₦100,000

• Ambrose Alli University (AAU)

Ambrose Alli University was established in 1981 by  Professor Ambrose Folorunsho Alli, the former governor of Bendel State (now Edo and Delta States). It is accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Faculties in the institution include; the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Management Sciences
Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Faculty of Social Sciences.

There is also the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences in the College of Medicine.
Location: Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
School fees: ₦110,000

Other Affordable Nigerian Universities

The list isn't complete without me mentioning these schools below:
• Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye (OOU) - ₦115,000
• Imo State University (IMSU) - ₦120,000
• Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) - ₦125,000
• Anambra State University (ANSU) - ₦130,000
• Osun State University, Oshogbo (UNIOSUN) - ₦135,000
• Abia State University (ABSU) - ₦160,000

What more? If any of the information listed above is incorrect/misinterpreted or any school is missing from the list, kindly indicate in the comment box below or contact us.
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