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List of Higher Institutions in Abia State

Last updated on March 20th, 2022 at 10:09 am


Located in the South-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Abia State is blessed with 10 higher institutions at the time of compiling this list.

Full list of higher institutions located in Abia State

  1. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. College of Health Sciences Aba
  4. Gregory University, Uturu
  5. The Federal Medical Center, Umuahia
  6. Rhema University
  7. The Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba
  8. The Abia State Polytechnic, Aba
  9. College of Education Arochukwu
  10. Temple Gate Polytechnic

See the breakdown of higher institutions in Abia State:

  • 1 Federal university
  • 1 state university
  • 2 private universities
  • 2 tertiary hospitals
  • 1 state polytechnic
  • 1 private polytechnic
  • One college of education

Universities in Abia State

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

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture is a federal institution located at Umudike, Abia State.


It is located in Ikwuano Local Government Area of the state, which is about 11 kilometres southeast of Umuahia, the capital city of Abia State.

The university has over 40 accredited courses spread across several faculties.

Abia State University

This is owned and financed by the state government as it is the tradition in Nigeria.

It is located in Uturu town.

Private universities in Abia State

At the time of compiling this list, there are two accredited private universities in Abia State, they are:

  1. Rhema University
  2. Gregory University
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Established in 2012, Gregory University is located in Uturu, Abia State with over 30 accredited courses.

Rhema University

It’s gradually becoming a tradition for churches in Nigeria to have their universities, as such, Rhema University is a private Christian University situated in the industrial hub centre of Aba.

The university is owned and financed by the Living Word Ministries International (a Christian denomination).

Rema University obtained NUC (National Universities Commission) accreditation upon its commencement of academic activities in 2009.

Teaching hospitals in Abia State

There are two tertiary teaching hospitals in Abia State: one is managed by the federal university while the other is managed by the state university owned by the state government.

They are:

  1. The Federal Medical Center, Umuahia
  2. The Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba

Polytechnics in Abia State

The list below contains both private and public polytechnics in the state

The Abia State Polytechnic, Aba

Abia State Polytechnic is located in Aba. The state-owned polytechnic has different faculties like School of Science and Industrial Technology, School of Engineering Technology, School of Environmental Technology, School of Business and Management Technology etc. The colours of the institution are yellow and dark red.

Temple Gate Polytechnic

Located in World Bank Housing Estate, Aba, Temple Gate Polytechnic is one of the higher institutions in Abia State.

It is a pioneer private Nigerian tertiary institution that is accredited by the National Board for Technical Education.

It offers courses in the National Diploma  (ND) and Higher Diploma (HND).

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Abia State College of Education (Special) is also located in Abia State.

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