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There are quite a handful of universities in Enugu State, which is quite impressive. The state, popularly known as the coal city state, has one federal university, one state university, and 4 private universities.

This impressive number of universities is a step in the right direction, at reducing the rate of illiteracy in the society. However, more efforts have to be put in place by both governments and other stakeholders to improve the quality of education.

No doubt, Enugu State has some of the best higher institutions in Nigeria. Nevertheless, it is important you get the right information before you enroll into any of the universities in Enugu State.

This article will focus on providing everything you need to know about all the universities in Enugu State. You will get first hand information on the programs they offered, their faculties, school fees, amongst others.

Federal Universities in Enugu State

Enugu State has only one federal university in the state, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. This university is a public university established and managed by the federal government.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

University of Nigeria is the only federal university in Enugu state. It is located in Nsukka, Enugu State, in the Eastern part of Nigeria. The university was founded in 1955 by Nnamdi Azikwe and formally resumed activities on 7th of October 1960.

University of Nigeria is the first autonomous and full fledged university in Nigeria, and one of the five biggest universities in Nigeria.

University of Nigeria has three campuses in Enugu State, including Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla, and one Aba campus in Abia State. Professor Charles Arizechukwu Igwe is the current vice chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka School Fees Range

The school fees for students undergoing an undergraduate program in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka varies from N 33,700 – N 64,450. Students in their first year as an undergraduate pay a higher amount of fees than other students. In addition, students in departments like medicine, dentistry, law, pharmaceutical sciences, and more, pay a higher amount of school fees.

Faculties and Departments in University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The University of Nigeria has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The faculties include:

●     Agriculture

●     Arts

●     Basic Medical Sciences

●     Biological Science

●     Business Administration

●     Dentistry

●     Education

●     Engineering

●     Environmental Studies

●     Health Sciences

●     Law

●     Medicine

●     Pharmaceutical Science

●     Social Sciences

●     Physical Sciences

●     Veterinary Medicine

●     Humanities

●     Clinical Sciences

Programs Offered in University of Nigeria, Nsukka

They offer 108 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.

To get admitted into any of their undergraduate programs you must be above 16 years of age. Admission into their undergraduate program can be obtained through various means including UTME entrance examination, direct entry, transfer, and sandwich program.

State Universities in Enugu State

The only state university in Enugu is Enugu State University of Science and Technology. This public university is managed by the state government of Enugu.

Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu

Enugu State University of Science and Technology is a state owned university located in the city of Enugu, in Enugu State, Nigeria. This state university was founded as Anambra State University of Technology by the then governor of Anambra State, Chief Dr Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, in 1979.

Enugu State University of Science and Technology has two campuses, the Agbani Campus and the Enugu Campus ( popularly known as Urban Campus). The current vice chancellor of the university is Professor Aloysius-Michaels Nnabugwu Okolie.

Enugu State University of Science and Technology School Fees Range

Undergraduate students in their first academic year in Enugu State University of Science and Technology are expected to pay school fees of about N 130,000, acceptance fees of N 25,000, and development fee of N 60,000.

Students from 200 level to 500 level are to pay about N 124,900 while those in 600 level are to pay N 104,900./

Faculties and Departments in Enugu State University of Science and Technology

There are about 9 faculties and a college of medicine in Edo State University of Science and Technology. These faculties include:

●     Faculty of Agricultural & Natural Resources Management

●     Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences

●     Faculty of Education

●     Faculty of Engineering

●     Faculty of Environmental Sciences

●     Faculty of Law

●     Faculty of Management Sciences

●     Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

●     Faculty of Social Sciences.

●     College of Medicine

Programs Offered in Enugu State University of Science and Technology

The school offers about 63 undergraduate programs. They also offer various postgraduate diploma programs, master’s degree programs and doctorate degree programs.

Private Universities in Enugu State

There are a total of four private universities in Enugu State, approved by the National Universities Commission. These private universities are good alternatives to students who are unable to gain admission into any of the public universities in Enugu State. However, these universities are less affordable compared to the public universities.

Caritas University, Enugu

Caritas University is a Catholic based university founded by Very Rev. Fr. Professor E.M.P Edeh in 2004. The university was officially opened for academic activities on the 1st of January 2014, by the then Minister for Education.

Caritas University is located in Amorji-Nike, in Enugu State, Nigeria. The current vice chancellor of the university is Prof Vincent C. Okore.

Caritas University School Fees Range

The total fees for students in Caritas University ranges between N 200,000 to N 400,000 depending on the faculty.

Faculties and Departments in Caritas University

Caritas University operates on a faculty system. The school has about 27 departments in 6 faculties. The faculties include:

●     Faculty of Education and Arts

●     Faculty of Engineering

●     Faculty of Management Sciences

●     Faculty of Social Sciences

●     Faculty of Natural Sciences

●     Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Programs Offered in Caritas University

Caritas University offers students with different programs including, undergraduate degree programs, pre degree programs, and Joint University Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB).

The university also offers a masters in science education program.

Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomunike

Godfrey Okoye University is a private university located in Enugu, Nigeria. The university was founded by Very Reverend Father Professor Dr. Christian Anieke for the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, in 2009.

The university was granted a license by the National Universities Commission on the 3rd of November 2009. The current vice chancellor of the university is Professor Dr. Christian Anieke.

Godfrey Okoye University School Fees Range

The school fees for students in Godfrey Okoye University depends on the faculty and the level of the student. It ranges from N 231,000 to N 630,000.

Faculties and Departments in Godfrey Okoye University

Godfrey Okoye University runs a faculty system of education. They have about 46 departments in 5 faculties. The faculties include:

●     Faculty of Education

●     Faculty of Arts

●     Faculty of Law

●     Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

●     Faculty of Management and Social Sciences

Programs Offered in Godfrey Okoye University

Godfrey Okoye University offers various undergraduate programs, sandwich programs, and a JUPEB program.

The university also offers 8 postgraduate diploma programs and 15 master’s degree programs.

Renaissance University, Enugu

Renaissance University is a private university founded in 2005 in Enugu State. The private university has its campus located in Ugbawka in Enugu State, Nigeria.

The motto of the university is “you can be what you want to be.” The current vice chancellor of the university is Professor Patrick Egbunam Emekekwue.

Renaissance University School Fees Range

With the exception of fresh law students, the school fees for students of Renaissance University is about N 300,000. For fresh law students the school fees is about N 400,000 inclusive of WiFi connection, hostel accommodation and other compulsory charges.

Colleges  in Renaissance University

Renaissance University operates a collegiate system of education. The university has 3 colleges and 14 departments. They include:

●     College of Natural and Applied Sciences

●     College of Management and Social Sciences

●     College of Law

Programs Offered in Renaissance University

Renaissance University offers applicants admission into their undergraduate program through their regular admission process or JUPEB program.

For regular admission, candidates are expected to have a minimum of 5 credit passes in SSCE or any equivalent exams and a minimum JAMB score of 120.

Coal City University

Coal City University is allegedly a not-for-profit private university located in Enugu in Nigeria. It was established in 2016. The idea for the establishment of the university was conceived by Rev. Fr. Prof. Stan Ani.

Coal City University claims to offer academic programs that are quality assured in Nigeria and by overseas external examiners. The current vice chancellor of the university is Professor Afam Icha-Ituma.

Coal City University School Fees Range

The total fees expected to be paid by students who gained admission through JAMB is about N 467,950 while direct entry students are expected to pay N 472,950. These fees include the acceptance fee, application fee, school fees, service charge, and other sundry fee.

Faculties and Departments of Coal City

Coal City University has 3 faculties and 10 departments. The faculties include:

●     Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

●     Faculty of Arts, Social, and Management Sciences

●     Faculty of Education

Programs Offered in Coal City University

To get admission into Coal City University undergraduate programs, you must choose them as your first choice of university while sitting for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board examination.

They offer about 40 undergraduate programs in the university.

Conclusion

All of the universities in Enugu State we just discussed, are accredited by the National Universities Commission. However, before applying for admission into any of them we should consider our chances. As a rule, public universities are quite competitive when it comes to admission. They are affordable, especially the federal ones, compared to their counterparts, therefore usually have an influx of applicants. On the other hand, private universities with less affordable applicants have more chances of gaining admission faster.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Is there any federal university in Enugu?

  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka is the only federal university in Enugu State.

Does UNN accept a second choice?

  • University of Nigeria Nsukka only considers first choice candidates for admission.

Does UNN accept a change of institution?

  • Applicants can do a change of institution to UNN during JAMB registration, provided the UNN Post UTME registration portal is still open.

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