Akwa Ibom State University

country rank  63
world rank  8541

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University Overview

Established in 2009, Akwa Ibom State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Ikot Akpad (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Akwa Ibom. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Obio Akpa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 9 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 60-70% making this Nigerian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym AKSU
Founded 2009
Motto Knowledge and Technology for Development
Colours Blue, green and brick

University Location

Address Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, P.M.B. 1167 Uyo
Ikot Akpad (population range: 50,000-249,999)
520221 Akwa Ibom
T +234 805 798 9006
F +234 803 816 3063
Other locations Obio Akpa

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Akwa Ibom State University main campus, Ikot Akpaden
Mkpat Enin 520221
+234 (223) 905 894 0340
(234) 905 894 0341

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Akwa Ibom State University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
National Universities Commission, Nigeria

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)


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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019