Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

country rank  20
world rank  5532

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University Overview

Founded in 1988, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Bauchi (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Acronym ATBU
Founded 1988
Motto Doctrina matter artium
Education is the mother of the practical arts

University Location

Address Private Mailbox 0248
Bauchi (population range: 250,000-499,999)
740004 Bauchi
T +234 (77) 543500
F +234 (77) 543734

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission, Nigeria

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020