8 Best Universities in Abia State, School Fees and Locations

In this article, we will be writing about the universities in Abia state, where they can be located, their school fees, and available faculties.

Abia state is one of the popular states in Nigeria made known small city called Aba, A city filled with talented, hardworking, and skillful individuals. Aba is referred to as the Japan of Nigeria due to its creativity which attracts foreign countries to visit the city for business purposes.

Abia state currently has 8 universities located in different parts of the state which includes, 1 State university, 1 Federal university, 4 Private universities all approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in different years.

All Universities in Abia State, School Fees, and Faculties

  1. Abia State University
  2. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
  3. Rhana University
  4. Gregory University
  5. Spiritan University
  6. Clifford University

Abia State University

Abia State University is the only state university in the whole of Abia state and always appears to be number 1 when it comes to the ranking of all universities in Abia state including federal and state universities.

This amazing university was founded in 1981 and since then the university has maintained its leadership within and outside the eastern part of Nigeria. Abia State University is located in the Igbo heartland, a place where skill acquisition and entrepreneurship rule and constitute the peoples’ civilization.

ABSU has the intention to raise future leaders who will represent and also expand the academic base of the institution via the promotion of entrepreneurship studies and skill acquisition which will probably help graduates with the requisite skills and competencies to be able to contribute effectively to the 21st-century activities of the world and enthrone superiority whenever academic activity is involved.


  • Agriculture
  • Biological Science
  • Physical Science
  • Business Administration
  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Law
  • MJCE, Humanities
  • Social Sciences

About School

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU) was established on 2nd November 1992 and started performing its activities in May 1993 with the commission of the first Council and Vice-Chancellor in place of Professor Placid C. Njoku on 27th May 1993, while other top executives of the University were commissioned later.

MOUAU is a federal University located in the popular town of Abia state a well-known Agricultural Training and research town Umudike, about 9km away from the capital of Abia State, Umuahia town.

This University is the only one among the universities in Abia state that have the solid aim to deliver a Knowledge base for gaining food security. They also have the inspiration to serve humanity via the processes that will lead to the ease of hunger in the country.


  • College of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology, and Extension
  • College of Applied Food Sciences and Tourism
  • College of Crop and Soil Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Natural Science
  • College of Management Science
  • School of General Studies
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Animal Science and Animal Production
  • College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
  •  College of Physical and Applied Sciences

About School

Rhema University

This University was built to help train and produce leaders who will help in meeting up with the challenge of civilization in terms of developing the country and its states and educating students with high honorable character.

Rhema Campus is one of the universities in Abia state to develop top standard core capability ( academic staff ) that is committed to true scholarship and is of global quality.

This university wants to develop an educational partnership and collaboration in teaching and research with universities around the world to make the product of university relevant in a civilized world.


  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • College of Management and Social Science
  • College of Medical Sciences

About School

Gregory University

This is a unique private university located in Uturu, Abia state, one of the best among the private universities in Abia state with the following unique features; no strike, absence of cultism, no tolerance for immorality and examination malpractice, Technologically driven with the copious deployment of ICT Facilities and classroom lectures are delivered using e-learning Technologies.

Gregory University was established to produce God-fearing, morally sound, and skillful world leaders who shall be motivation for technological and socio-economic improvement in their field.

This university has the dream to a world-recognized university noted for the high quality of its academic and research program as well as its professionals, practical, and entrepreneurial capacity expansion.


  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Naturel and Applied Sciences
  • Joseph Bokai College of Social and Management Sciences
  • Education

About School

Spiritan University

This University was established in 2017 by the members of the congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), Province of Nigeria South East.

On December 6, 2017, Spiritan University Nneochi (SUN) was licensed and approved by the Federal Executive Council (Government) of Nigeria at the request of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Nigeria to function as a Private and Conventional University.

SUN  commenced its academic activities as a University in the 2018/2019 academic session, with only 15 departments under the following faculties; Natural and Applied Sciences, Arts, Management, and Social Sciences. And recently they established Units of General and Entrepreneurship Studies.

Spiritan University offers quality education, core research, and standard tutorial services that will maintain and motivate the practice of the most useful values in its theoretical and experimental programs.


1. Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences

  • Christian Religious Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • History, International and Diplomatic Studies
  • Accountancy
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration and Marketing
  • Economics
  • Political Science

2. Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Microbiology
  • Physics

About School

Clifford University

Clifford University has the dream to be among the foremost university driving the frontiers of learning anchored on the importance of excellence, kindness, and faith. Also to train graduates who are adequately and Historically assigned and trained to serve God and humanity.

This University tends to encourage international collaboration via linkage in pursuit of research, staff, and student exchanges and relate its activities to the social, cultural, and financial needs of the individuals of Nigeria.

Clifford University’s objective is to encourage the advancement of education and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, ideology, sex, or political confidence.


  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Social and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Law

About School


Polytechnic in Abia State (State and Private)

  1. Abia State Polytechnic, Aba
  2. Covenant Polytechnic, Aba, P.M.B. 7065, Aba/Owerri Road, Abayi, AbaAbia State.
  3. Temple Gate Polytechnic, Abayi, Osisioma, P.O.Box 3448, Aba, Abia State.
  4. Uma Ukpai Polytechnic, Asaga Ohafia, Abia State.
  5. Valley View Polytechnic, Ohafia Abia State.

Nursing Schools in Abia State

Below is the list of all the National Universities Commission (NUC) accredited Nursing Schools in Abia State.

  1. Department of Nursing (DON), Abia State University, Uturu
  2. School of Nursing (SON), Abia State University Teaching.Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba.
  3. School of Nursing (SON), Umuahia.
  4. School of Nursing (SON), Amachara.
  5. School of Mental Health Nursing, Aba.
  6. College of Nursing and Health Sciences Obohia-Ndoki.


Which Federal University is in Abia State?

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture is the only Federal University in the whole of Abia State and is located in the popular town of Abia state a well-known Agricultural Training and research town Umudike, about 9km away from the capital of Abia State, Umuahia town.

Who is the owner of Rhema University?

Rhema University was founded by the Living Word Ministries International and later was approved by National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2009.

They created this university with the dream of being one of the most renowned universities in Nigeria and also to produce leaders who will make an effective contribution to academic and socio-economic activities.

Which university is the best in Abia state?

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture is the best university in Abia State ranking 32 in Nigeria. Michael Okpara University is owned by the Federal Government, established as a specialized University by a Federal Government of Nigeria Decree No 48 of November 1992. Located at Umudike, Umuahia.


The universities above are the standing universities in Abia state, In the nearest future, many more universities might be established to foster academic development in Nigeria.


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