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See List of Universities that Offer Economics in Nigeria

Economics as a Course

Economics is the study of social behavior guiding in the allocation of scarce resources to meet the unlimited needs and desires of the individual members of a given society. In its most simple and concise definition, economics is the study of how society uses its limited resources. Economics is a social science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.


Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements in Nigeria

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Economics under the Faculty of Social & Management Sciences in the below universities include Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography, Lit-in-English, French and CRK/IRK.

Special Requirements

ABU accepts Arabic

UNIILORIN requires Economics, Mathematics either Government or Geography or History.

OAU requires Mathematics, Economics and Geography or Government.

UI – Mathematics and any other two subjects

OOU -Mathematics and any one of Economics, Geography, Government, History and Literature in English

ABU, UNIJOS, UNIMAID, EKSU and ESUTECH – Mathematics is not compulsory

UNIILORIN requires one subject from Accounting, Commerce, Business Method, Geography Government and Statistics.

AAU and BAYERO require any Social Science subject as the third subject.

DELSU requires Social/Science subject as the fourth subject.

EBSU requires Mathematics, Economics and any other subject.

BINGHAM also requires Geography and Accounting.

AAUA require Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject

SALEM and EKSU require Mathematics, Economics and one other Social Science subject.

UNILAG requires Economics, Mathematics and any Arts, Science or Social Science subject but not Commerce, CRK/IRK.

AUN Accepts any subject combination which includes Mathematics and any two of Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature in English, Government, History, Economics, Geography, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, and French.

ABSU requires Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two subjects.

WESTERN-DEL requires Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English.

FED-LAFIA, DELSU requires Mathematics, Economics and Government.

NTNU accepts Principle of Accounting or Commerce in lieu of Economics.

FUNAAB requires one of Government, Commerce or Geography as the third subject.

SALEM for Criminology requires Government and any two of Economics, Geography and Literature in English.

NTNU accepts Economics/Principle of Accounting and any two Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

OOU accepts Mathematics/Economics and any two other Social Science subjects.

UNIABUJA requires Economic, Mathematics, and any other subject in Social & Management Sciences

List of Universities that offer Economics in Nigeria

The following are the list of universities that offer Economics as a course in Nigeria. They are arranged in order of their popularity among admission seekers and UTME applicants. Generally, there are 115 universities that offer Economics in Nigeria.

  1. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  2. Bayero University, Kano
  3. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
  4. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  5. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  6. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  7. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  8. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  9. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  10. Imo State University, Owerri
  11. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  12. University Of Lagos
  13. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State
  14. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  15. Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  16. University Of Jos, Jos
  17. University Of Port-Harcourt
  18. University Of Abuja,Abuja
  19. Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
  20. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  21. Delta State University, Abraka
  22. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
  23. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  24. Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola
  25. University Of Uyo
  26. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  27. Benue State University, Makurdi
  28. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  29. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  30. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  31. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  32. University Of Maiduguri
  33. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  34. Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  35. Federal University Of Technology, Akure
  36. Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  37. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  38. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  39. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  40. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  41. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
  42. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  43. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  44. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  45. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State
  46. Tai Solarin University Of Education, Ijagun
  47. Taraba State University, Jalingo
  48. Plateau State University, Bokkos
  49. Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
  50. Osun State University, Osogbo
  51. Sokoyo State University, Sokoto
  52. Adamawa State University, Mubi
  53. Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  54. Abia State University, Uturu
  55. Northwest University, Kano, Kano State
  56. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  57. Anambra State University, Uli
  58. Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  59. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  60. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  61. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  62. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  63. Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  64. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  65. American University Of Nigeria , Yola
  66. Lead City University , Ibadan
  67. Nigeria Turkish Nile University , Abuja
  68. Bingham University, Karu
  69. Veritas University, Abuja
  70. Madonna University, Okija
  71. Bowen University, Iwo
  72. Usmanu Danfodiyo University ( – Elearning), Sokoto
  73. University Of Uyo ( – Elearning), Uyo
  74. Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  75. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  76. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
  77. Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State
  78. Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
  79. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  80. Salem University, Lokoja
  81. Redeemers University
  82. Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  83. National Open University Of Nigerian – Elearning
  84. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  85. University Of Maiduguri ( – Elearning), Maiduguri
  86. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  87. Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo
  88. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
  89. Michael And Cecilia Ibru University, Owhrode, Delta State
  90. University Of Mkar, Gboko
  91. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
  92. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State
  93. Bells University Of Technology, Ota
  94. Obong University, Obong, Ntak
  95. Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
  96. Crawford University,Faith City, Km , Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  97. Caleb University, Imota
  98. Achievers University Owo
  99. Rhema University , Obeama, Rivers State
  100. Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State
  101. Hallmark University,Ijebu-Itele,Ogun State
  102. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  103. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
  104. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
  105. Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos
  106. Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City
  107. Fountain University, Osogbo
  108. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  109. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  110. Summit Univerity, Offa, Kwara State
  111. Ritman University,Ikot-Ekpene,Akwa-Ibom State
  112. Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu
  113. Novena University Ogume
  114. Paul University, Awka
  115. Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State

>> See last year’s statistics (number of candidates that applied for each university) here


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