List of Universities in Lagos State


Nigeria, known for its dynamic educational space, is proud of its multiple institutions with a variety of academic programs to meet any interest or professional goal.

Lagos State, as an educational center of the country, is represented by several reputable universities and colleges, which play a critical role in the intellectual capacity and labor force of the country.

The following institutions uncover the multiple layers of higher education in Lagos State. It investigates these renowned universities, their origin, academic programs, leadership, and specific impact on the educational field.

1. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
Founded in 1962, the University of Lagos is one of Nigeria’s foremost academic institutions. The university operates from Akoka, Lagos, and offers diverse courses in the arts, sciences, engineering, medicine, law, social sciences, and others.

The current Vice-Chancellor of the university is Professor Folashade Ogunsola, the first female VC of the university. UNILAG is well-recognized for research, innovation, and student-centered activities.

2. Lagos State University (LASU)
Lagos State University was established in 1983 to provide quality education to the teeming youth in the state. LASU is situated in Ojo, Lagos, and offers degrees in arts, sciences, engineering, education, law, social sciences, and others.

Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello currently holds the title of "Vice-Chancellor"; as with the other universities, LASU maintains stringent standards of excellence.

3. Pan-Atlantic University (PAU)
Pan-Atlantic University (PAU), founded in 2002 and situated in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, is unique for its emphasis on business education, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.

PAU is operated and governed by Vice-Chancellor Enase Okonedo and it offers a variety of business administration, accounting, entrepreneurship, etc. courses, which are essential for the sustainable development of Nigeria’s business and economic landscape.

4. Caleb University
Founded in 2007 and based in Imota, Lagos, Caleb University emphasizes the importance of character to education. Leading vice-chancellor Professor Nosa Owens-Ibie offers a wide selection of programs in the fields of management sciences, social sciences, and natural sciences and nurtures students to become experts in their field and valuable assets to society.

5. Lagos Business School (LBS)
Established in 1991 and located in Ajah, Lagos, Lagos Business School is among the most reputable MBA schools. Dean Chris Ogbechie ensures the best quality of MBA programs, executive education, and management courses. The institution aims to direct economic growth by cultivating business leaders, teaching entrepreneurship, and conducting research.

6. Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH)
Yaba College of Technology is one of the oldest and largest polytechnics in Nigeria, established in 1947. The institution, located in Yaba Lagos, offers a wide range of programs ranging from engineering, technology, arts, management, and others.

Rector Dr. Engr Ibraheem Adedotun Abdul leads YABATECH to produce professionals for the country to lead the technology sphere in Nigeria.

7. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
The National Open University of Nigeria has been a pioneer in distance education since 1983. The NOUN Center is located at Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria, but the institution has a study center at a state level.

The current vice-chancellor Professor Olufemi Peters leads the initiative to make education accessible by fostering various undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

8. Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH)
Established in 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos State Polytechnic is renowned for its practice-based learning approach in the country. Programs offered in the institution cover engineering and technology, environmental studies, business administration, and more.

Through Rector Professor Olumuyiwa O. Odusanya the institution has kept its reputation in producing professionals who use skills to innovate and develop industries.

9. Augustine University
Founded in 2015 in Ilara-Epe, Lagos, Augustine University focuses on philosophy and theology, humanities and social sciences, and associated fields. Under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Professor Christopher Odetunde, the institution ensures its students prioritize ethics, critical thinking, and holistic development to prepare them for meaningful societal contributions. Lagos State Polytechnic

10. Eko University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Eko University of Medicine and Health Sciences, established in 2017 in Ijanikin, Lagos, creates human resources for the health sector.

The institution, with faculties in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health, among others, is led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Nurudeen Olorunnibe Adedipe. It is one of the institutions helping to solve the critical human resource in the health sector in Nigeria and beyond.

To sum up, the universities and institutions in Lagos State have a multi-sectoral impact and represent an education ecosystem that supports academic innovations and developments while creating human resources that can work in various sectors.

All these universities and institutions are being led by their inspiring leaders.