Times Higher Education Releases 2024 Global University Rankings: Covenant University Leads in Nigeria

Times Higher Education Releases 2024 Global University Rankings: Covenant University Leads in Nigeria
Covenant University

The Times Higher Education has unveiled its 2024 World Universities Rankings, encompassing institutions from 108 countries and regions. In Nigeria, 39 universities have made the list, with Covenant University leading as the top-ranked institution.

Following closely are the University of Ibadan and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, which secured the second and third spots, respectively. The University of Lagos ranked fourth.

On a global scale, the University of Oxford remains the leader for the eighth consecutive year, while Stanford University has risen to second place, relegating Harvard University to fourth position.

The evaluation for this year’s rankings involved analyzing over 134 million citations found in 16.5 million research publications, alongside survey responses from 68,402 scholars worldwide. In total, the Times Higher Education collected 411,789 data points from 2,673 participating institutions.

Below is the complete list of the top Nigerian universities in 2024 according to the rankings:

  1. Covenant University
  2. University of Ibadan
  3. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  4. University of Lagos
  5. Bayero University
  6. University of Ilorin
  7. University of Nigeria
  8. Afe Babalola University
  9. University of Benin
  10. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  11. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  12. Lagos State University
  13. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  14. Obafemi Awolowo University
  15. University of Port Harcourt
  16. Abia State University
  17. Akwa Ibom State University
  18. Alex Ekwueme Federal University
  19. Babcock University
  20. Baze University
  21. Bells University of Technology
  22. Benson Idahosa University
  23. Delta State University, Abraka
  24. Edo State University
  25. Edwin Clark University
  26. Elizade University
  27. Evangel University, Akaeze
  28. Federal University of Kashere
  29. Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
  30. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  31. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  32. Fountain University
  33. Landmark University
  34. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  35. Niger Delta University
  36. Plateau State University
  37. Thomas Adewumi University
  38. Veritas University
  39. Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano
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