University of Jos: Statistics



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#3610 of 14,131 In the World
#89 of 1,104 In Africa
#16 of 157 In Nigeria
#654 of 1,321 For Toxicology
Top50% For 34 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate10%
Admissions RequirementsUniversities Matriculation Examination (UME) following Secondary School education, i.e for holders of the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) with (‘O’) levels with at least 5 credits, or direct entry for IJMB, Diploma, NCE and A'Level holders with appropriate O'level credits
Academic CalendarMarch to December (March - July; August-December)
Full time employee1,263
Student:staff ratio19:1

We've calculated the 10% acceptance rate for University of Jos based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Jos has published 3,830 scientific papers with 25,093 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Pathology, Engineering, Sociology, Genetics, and Political Science.


University of Jos majors

by publication & citation count

2,579 / 19,304
2,427 / 18,642
Environmental Science
1,959 / 13,060
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,897 / 13,617
1,462 / 10,781
1,256 / 10,643
1,192 / 8,952
1,170 / 9,859
1,148 / 9,494
Political Science
1,062 / 7,204
1,041 / 7,759
1,009 / 7,103
Geography and Cartography
1,001 / 5,847
979 / 7,902
Computer Science
962 / 6,372
887 / 6,773
879 / 5,863
877 / 4,552
839 / 6,373
Public Health
782 / 7,033
745 / 5,903
745 / 5,895
Organic Chemistry
736 / 5,243
725 / 4,995
695 / 3,586
686 / 7,179
651 / 2,906
650 / 3,454
642 / 4,538
611 / 3,504
559 / 3,272
524 / 4,267
Development Studies
512 / 4,868
Quantum and Particle physics
464 / 2,617
446 / 4,311
435 / 2,075
434 / 3,759
Materials Science
421 / 2,782
Family medicine
411 / 3,893
354 / 5,007

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 48 57
1991 40 68
1992 37 82
1993 35 89
1994 34 66
1995 30 54
1996 23 94
1997 20 68
1998 20 105
1999 34 94
2000 29 120
2001 38 146
2002 30 191
2003 22 224
2004 33 226
2005 89 248
2006 49 274
2007 36 345
2008 34 377
2009 43 524
2010 58 637
2011 69 731
2012 73 802
2013 88 831
2014 117 991
2015 121 941
2016 139 931
2017 240 949
2018 214 1116
2019 289 1331
2020 466 2246
2021 504 3531
2022 393 4214
Academic rankings


International studetns 27,600 - 31,600 per session for foreign students (returning); and 144,350 -150,350 for foreign students (new) (NGN)
Local studetns 7,600 - 11,600 per session (returning students); 24,350 - 30,350 (New Students) (NGN)

The University of Jos has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Jos.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
National Diploma Computer Science, Law, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Theatre
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Banking, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Building Technologies, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Criminology, Crop Production, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, French, Gender Studies, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, History, Home Economics Education, Industrial Chemistry, Insurance, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Mining Engineering, Nursing, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Statistics, Surgery, Theatre, Women's Studies, Zoology
Postgraduate Diploma Accountancy, Architecture, Chemistry, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Geological Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Management, Microbiology, Peace and Disarmament, Psychology, Regional Planning, Social Work, Town Planning
Master's Degree Accountancy, Anatomy, Applied Physics, Architecture, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Computer Science, Dentistry, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, English, Finance, French, Gender Studies, Geography, Geography (Human), Geological Engineering, History, Industrial Chemistry, Information Sciences, Inorganic Chemistry, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Peace and Disarmament, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physics, Physiology, Plant and Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Social Work, Sociology, Solid State Physics, Theatre, Town Planning, Urban Studies, Women's Studies, Zoology
Master of Philosophy Accountancy, Chemistry, Construction Engineering, English, Finance, Geological Engineering, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Rural Planning, Theatre
Doctor of Philosophy Accountancy, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Construction Engineering, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, English, Entomology, Ethics, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, French, Gender Studies, Geological Engineering, Geology, History, History of Religion, Inorganic Chemistry, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Microbiology, Nuclear Physics, Organic Chemistry, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physiology, Psychology, Religion, Rural Planning, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Solid State Physics, Special Education, Theatre, Town Planning, Women's Studies

University of Jos alumni

  1. Ali Nuhu Mohammed

    Ali Nuhu Mohammed
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1974-.. (age 49)
    film directorfilm produceractorscreenwriter

    Ali Nuhu Mohammedpronunciation is a Nigerian actor and director. He acts in both Hausa and English movies, and he is also known as king of Kannywood or "Sarki Ali" by the media; Kannywood is the Hausa film industry headquartered in Kano, Nigeria. Ali Nuhu has appeared in more than 500 Nollywood and Kannywood films, and earned numerous accolades. Ali Nuhu is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time in the history of Hausa Cinema, as well as Nigerian Cinema In terms of audience, size, and income, and he has been described as the most successful Hausa film star in the world.

  2. Jim Iyke

    Jim Iyke
    Born in
    Gabon Flag Gabon
    1976-.. (age 47)

    James Ikechukwu Esomugha//, popularly known as Jim Iyke listen (born 25 September 1976), is a Nigerian actor and one of the stars of the movie Last Flight to Abuja alongside Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.

  3. Rochas Okorocha

    Rochas Okorocha
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1962-.. (age 61)

    Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha // is a Nigerian politician of Igbo extraction, from Imo State. He is the senator representing Imo West senatorial district at the 9th Nigerian Senate. From 2011 to 2019 he served as Governor of Imo State.

  4. Dogara Yakubu

    Dogara Yakubu
    1967-.. (age 56)

    Yakubu Dogara is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who served as the 14th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria.

All 29 notable alumni

University of Jos faculties and divisions

Centre : African Centre of Excellence on Phytomedicine Research and Development (ACEPRD) Botany
Centre : Centre for Gender and Women Studies Gender Studies, Women's Studies
Centre : Conflict Management and Peace Studies Peace and Disarmament
Centre : Continuing Education Continuing Education
College : Health Sciences Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Health, Dentistry, Haematology, Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production
Faculty : Arts Arabic, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, English, Film, French, History, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Music, Religious Studies, Theatre
Faculty : Education Art Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Fine Arts, Health Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Science Education, Social Studies, Special Education, Technology Education
Faculty : Engineering Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering
Faculty : Environmental Sciences Architecture, Building Technologies, Environmental Studies, Geography, Real Estate, Regional Planning, Surveying and Mapping, Town Planning
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, International Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Management Sciences Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Banking, Business Administration, Finance, Insurance, Marketing
Faculty : Natural Sciences Applied Chemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Laboratory Techniques, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
Faculty : Pharmaceutical Sciences Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Technology, Toxicology
Faculty : Social Sciences Economics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine Anatomy, Biochemistry, Entomology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Public Health, Veterinary Science
Graduate School : Postgraduate Studies Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science
Institute : A.P Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI) Zoology
Institute : Education Education

General information

Alternative names UNIJOS
Founded 1975
Accreditation National Universities Commission
Motto Discipline and Dedication
Colors blue, white, brown, gold, green

Location and contacts

Address PMB 2084
Jos, Plateau State, 930001
City population 623,000

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