Covenant University Ranked Nigeria’s Best Varsity In 2024 Times Higher Education Ranking

Covenant University, Ota in Ogun State has been ranked Nigeria’s best in the latest 2024 Times Higher Education ranking.

Covenant is ranked within the range of 800-1000 best universities in the world in the latest ranking released on Wednesday.

The University of Ibadan which ranked first in 2023 and second in 2024 is also within the 800-1000  while the Federal University of Technology, Akure, which was ranked third is within the range of 1,000-1,200.

On a global scale, the University of Oxford tops the ranking for the eighth year in a row, but others in the top five have seen shifts in their ranks.

Stanford University moved up to second place, pushing Harvard University down to fourth.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) climbed up two places to third this year.

The University of Cambridge slipped to fifth place, after being in joint third place last year.

The US is the most-represented country overall, with 169 institutions, and also the most represented in the top 200 at 56.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 include 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.

The universities were evaluated and ranked based on 18 indicators that measure performance across five areas including teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook.

This year’s ranking analysed more than 134 million citations across 16.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 68,402 scholars globally.

Overall, THE collected 411,789 data points from more than 2,673 institutions. A total of 39 Nigerian tertiary institutions were listed in this year’s THE world universities 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. Nassarawa 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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