Abia State University was founded in 1981 as a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Uturu, Abia. Abia State University is officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria.  Abia State University (ABSU) is a coeducational higher education institution that offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. ABSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment at ABSU.

General Information

University Name: Abia State University

Nickname: ABSU

Year Established: 1981

University Motto: Excellence and Service

Country Rank: 54

World Rank: 7403

Academic Calendar: Semesters

Law School: Yes, Faculty of Law

Other Faculty: Yes, Abia State University has other faculty including faculty of Top of Form

Agriculture, Biological and Physical Sciences, Business Administration, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, MJCE,  Humanities and Social Studies and School of Postgraduate Studies.

The University has other Centre and Units including Academic Planning, Centre For Entrepreneurial Studies, Centre for Igbo Studies, Centre for Population Studies, Centre for Primary and Non-formal Education, Business Resource Centre, Centre for Remedial Studies, Centre for Quality Assurance and Ethics, Linkages and Revenue Mobilization, Counselling Centre, Division of General Studies, Research and Publications, Student Work Programme, SIWES, University Centre, Library.

Accreditation: Abia State University is accredited by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria.


  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Library Collection: Yes, Library

Trademark Filings and University Licensing: Not Reported

Degrees and Certificates Awarded: Multiple including Bachelor degrees, Masters Degrees, Doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

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