INFORMATIVE: Varsity Funding in Nigeria

There are currently a total of 170 universities in Nigeria comprising the 43 Federal Universities, 48 State Universities and 79 private-owned universities. With a combined total annual intake capacity of 600,000 compared to the average of 2,500,000 applicants year in year out. In 2017, Nigerian universities counted 1.7 million undergraduate students and 234 thousand postgraduate students. Among master students, women accounted for 36 percent of the total, while the female percentage was slightly lower among bachelor students.