University of Jos

country rank  16
world rank  5149

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University Overview

Founded in 1975, University of Jos is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Jos (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Plateau. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, University of Jos (UNIJOS) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Jos (UNIJOS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 45 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Nigerian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UNIJOS
Founded 1975
Motto Discipline and Dedication
Colours Blue, white, brown, gold and green

University Location

Address Private Mailbox 2084
Jos (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
930001 Plateau
T +234 (73) 559 52
F +234 (73) 55 514

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office The Registrar, University of Jos
Jos 930001
+234 (73) 610514

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Jos's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission, Nigeria

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Nigerian Universities Commission NUC

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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