In a report by Stutern, Jobberman and BudgIT, Covenant University, Ota; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, produce the most employed graduates in Nigeria.

The Stutern Nigerian Graduate Report, 2018 also reveal that Lagos State University (LASU), is the state university with the most employed graduates in Nigeria.

According to the report, 83.70 percent of Covenant University graduates are employed, while UNN and UI boast of 68.18 percent and 61.76 percent respectively. The report read:

“For the second time in a row, Covenant University have the most employed graduates’ rate in Nigeria. 13 federal universities, 4 state universities and 3 private universities made the list”.

University of Ilorin ranked first on return on investment, followed by University of Ibadan and Federal University of Technology, Akure.

“On our ranking of the best institutions for return on investment, University of Ilorin retained the first position from our previous edition.

“A student from this school can earn their total tuition fee more than 13 times in their first year of full-time paid employment”.

The report also reveal that: “3 out of 5 (about 60%) of Nigerian graduates earn less than 50,000 ($139) as their first job monthly salary”.

“Upon getting a later job, that number falls to 2 out of 5 (a little above 40%). Overall, most recent graduates earn between N20, 000 to N49, 999 ($56 to $139) in their first job after graduation while for their later job salary, most earn between N50, 000 to N99, 999 ($139 – $278)”.

According to the report most employable graduate courses for 2018 are: Medicine, Library and Information science, Marketing, Quantity Surveying, Physiology, Management Information Science, and Law.

Find below the top 20 Most Employable Universities in Nigeria

RankUniversityPercentage Employed
1Covenant University Ota83.70%
2University of Nigeria68.18%
3University of Ibadan61.76%
4Federal University of Technology, Minna60.61%
5University of Ilorin60.22%
6Bowen University60.00%
7Obafemi Awolowo University59.30%
8University of Benin58.51%
9Lagos State University58.49%
10University of Lagos58.13%
11Federal University of Technology, Owerri56.82%
12Babcock University52.70%
13Federal University of Technology, Akure51.72%
14Adekunle Ajasin University51.22%
15Olabisi Onabanjo University50.00%
16Nnamdi Azikiwe University50.00%
17University of Agriculture48.08%
18Ekiti State University39.34%
19University of Port-Harcourt37.93%
20Ahmadu Bello University37.50%

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