Top 20 Nigerian Universities with the Most Employable Graduates

Stutern has released the 2018 edition of its reports about Nigerian Universities and the employability of their graduates.

In case you don’t know Stutern, it is a skills development and job placement platform that connects university graduates with long-term employment.

Top 20 Nigerian Universities with the Most Employable Graduates

In its 2018 reports, Stutern shows that the following Nigerian Tertiary Institutions are the top 20 Universities in the country in relation to the employability of their graduates.

1. Covenant University

This faith-based institution retains its first position in graduate employability rating. The institution has 83.70% employability rate in the Stutern report. In 2017, Covenant University tops the list with 90% employability rate. This is coming few days after the University was ranked the best institution in Nigeria and fifth in Africa.

2. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka

There is a remarkable improvement in the rating this University as the institution jumps from 16th position in 2017 with 56.25%, to 2nd in 2018 with 68.18%. UNN is one of the three Nigerian Universities recently ranked among top Universities in the world.

3. University of Ibadan

The Premier University in the country moves from a 13th position in 2017 report with 62.50 % rate to 3rd in 2018 with 61.76%. However, UI is currently the second best University in Nigeria, sixth in Africa and 677th in the world.

4. Federal University of Technology, Minna

The Federal University of Technology, Minna is one of the foremost tech-based institutions in Nigeria. The institution is placed fourth in the Stutern’s ranking with 60.61% employability rate.

5. University of Ilorin

Popularly known as UNILORIN and prides itself as an institution that is better than others by far, the University of Ilorin retains its 5th position in graduate employability ranking with 60.22%.

6. Bowen University

Bowen University is the second private institution on the list. The school has 60.00%.

7. Obafemi Awolowo University

OAU dropped from 3rd in 2017 to 7th in 2018 with 59.30% employability rate.

8. University of Benin

From the 14th position in 2017 report, the University of Benin moves up to 8th position in graduate employability rating with 58.51%.

9. Lagos State University

Lagos State University, LASU is believed to be the second best state university in Nigeria as shown in the recent webometrics university ranking. There is also an improvement in the schools’ graduate employability as it moves from 15th position in 2017 report to 9th in 2018 with 58.49%.

10. University of Lagos

Popularly knowns as UNILAG and prides itself as the number one first choice university, UNILAG retains its 10th position in the 2017 report with 58.13%.

11. Federal University of Technology, Owerri

FUTO is the second tech-based institution on the list, and it also retains the 11th position it occupied in the 2017 report with 56.82%.

12. Babcock University

The faith-based institution established 1959 as Adventist College of West Africa dropped from 9th position to 12th. The institution has an employability rate of 52.70%.

13. Federal University of Technology, Akure,

This institution is one of the popular Universities of technology in Nigeria. Its graduates’ employability rating is 51.72%.

14. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba

AAUA is the second state university on the list. The institution was established by the Government of Ondo State in December 1999. Its employability rate 51.22%.

15. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye

Also known as Ogun State University, OOU dropped in its graduate employability ranking from 8th position in 2017 report to 15th in 2018 with 50.00%.

16. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

UNIZIK occupied the 19th position in 2017 Stutern report, in 2018 the institution move up to 16th with 50.00%.

17. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

Popularly known as FUNAAB, the institution dropped from its second position in 2017 report to 17th in 2018 with 48.08%.

18. Ekiti State University

In the 2017 report, Ekiti State University was the first state University on the list occupying the 6th position. In 2018, the university dropped to 18th with 39.34% employability rate.

19. University of Port-Harcourt

UNIPORT had 65.00% employability rate in 2017 and was rated 12th on the list. In the 2018 report, The institution is 19th with 37.93% employability rate.

20. Ahmadu Bello University

Popularly known as ABU, Ahmadu Bello University is a first generation institution in Zaria, Kaduna state. The University retains its last position in 2017 with 37.50% employability rate.


Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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