Have you been in search of the list of universities in Osun State? Or you want to study in any Osun state university but you are confused about which one to go? Or maybe you are looking for the location of a particular university be it federal, state or even private universities in Osun state, then you are just on the right page.

On this page, we will share with you a list of accredited federal state and private universities in Osun state their locations, and answer some frequently asked questions.


Osun state is found in the southwestern part of Nigeria. Osun was carved out from the southeast of OYO state on 27 August 1991 and the capital of Osun State is Osogbo. It is surrounded by Ekiti and Ondo by the east, Kwara state by the north, Ogun state by the south, and Oyo state by the west.

Among all the 36 states found in Nigeria, Osun state is the ninth smallest in the area and the nineteenth most populous as of 2016. The Yoruba Hills run through the northern part of Osun state. The state is covered by tropical rainforests, and the most important river is the Oshun River. Osun state is mainly occupied by the Yoruba.

Osun state economy is based on agriculture, the produces major crops like yams, cassava, beans, millets, maize, palm oil, plantain, cocoa, and fruits.

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Federal Universities in Osun State

  1. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife
  2. OAU Official Website

One of the top-ranking universities in Nigeria is Obafemi Awolowo University. The university offers both undergraduate and post-graduate programs in liberal art, business law, sciences, engineering, etc. OAU was established in 1962, the university has a nice and rich history of academic excellence. Obafemi Awolowo University is located in the ancient city of Ile-Ife in Osun State.

State Universities in Osun State

  1. Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Osogbo
  2. UNIOSUN Official Website

Osun State University (UNIOSUN) is a conventional and multi-campus University known for its exhibition of high-quality, globally competitive, well-rounded, and entrepreneurial graduates who are the motivation for rapid socio-economic development in Osun state Nigeria. Osun State University is considered a center of excellence because of the high qualitative teaching and learning experiences that will produce good entrepreneurial graduates that can affect and influence their environments positively.

Private Universities in Osun State

Fountain University, Oshogbo

Fountain University is located in Oke Osun after the Osun Osogbo sacred grove in Osogbo Nigeria. it was founded by Nasrul-lahi-li Faith (NASFAT) society in 2007.  it is personally owned by an Islamic faith-based university in Osun state. The university has two colleges: the College of Natural and Applied Sciences and the College of Management and Social Sciences. Colleges of Art, Engineering, and Education are being proposed.

Adeleke University, Ede

Adeleke University is a private institution and it is situated in Ede in Osun state. It was founded by Chief Adedeji Adeleke. It is a faith-based institution of higher learning, it was established in 2011.

Bowen University, Iwo

Bowen University is a private Baptist Christian Nigerian University. It is situated at Iwo in Osun state. Bowen University was established on 17 July 2001 by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. In 2018 Bowen University launched a radio station.

Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji

Joseph Ayo Babalola is a private Nigerian university, it is situated at Ikeji-Arakeji and Ipo Arakeji in Osun State Nigeria. JABU was founded by Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) in the year 2004. The University was named after the leader of Christ Apostolic Church Joseph Ayo Babalola. It is situated at the place where God called the Apostle to kill the Ogobungo ogre in 1928. Students on the campus are dressed modestly due to the school’s Christian foundation.

Oduduwa University, Ipetumodo-Osun State

Oduduwa University was founded in 2009, it is situated at Ipetumodu, Ile Ife in Osun State. Oduduwa University was ranked 104 in the country and in the world it is ranked 10617. The University was named after Oduduwa the ancestors of the Yoruba people.

Westland University, Iwo

Westland University is situated at Iwo in Osun state Nigeria. The institution is a private institution owned by Dr.Eng. Wole Adepoju it was founded in 1984 and was formally a Technical Institute before becoming a university in 2019. Westland University was licensed officially by the federal government to start academic programs in 2019.

Kings University, Ode Omu

King University is situated at Odeomu in Osun state Nigeria and it was founded in 2015. King University is a private institution owned by  Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo. The university trains its student in high moral standards and knowledge. King University was founded by the Kingsway International Christian Center. The institution accepts students from different cultural groups or backgrounds in Nigeria, therefore, making the students culturally diverse.

Redeemer’s University Nigeria (RUN), Ede

Redeemer’s University was established by the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 2005 and it is headed by Pastor Enoch Adeboye the general overseer of the church. The institution was given a license to start operating on 7 January 2005. Redeemer’s University is a private university situated at Ede in Osun state.

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There are ten (10) universities in Osun State below is the list of universities.

  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Osun State University Osogbo
  • Adeleke University, Ede
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Fountain University, Oshogbo
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Kings University, Ode Omu
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  • Redeemer’s University, Ede
  • Westland University Iwo, Osun State


The name of the federal university of Osun state is Obafemi Awolowo University located at Ile-Ife in Osun state.

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