About Covenant

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Our vision

To be a leading World-class Christian Mission University committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of Human endeavor.


About Institution

Covenant University is a private Pentecostal Christian University, which has been operating with official status since 2002 in Ota, Nigeria. The University is one of the leading universities in Africa found on Christian Mission Ethos. According to the Times Higher Education, Covenant is cumulatively West Africa’s leading University in Research, Industry Partnerships, International Outlook, and Teaching. Covenant ranks No.1 University in Nigeria (THE, 2020) No. 1 University in West Africa (THE, 2020), and No.4University in Africa (THE, 2020).

The university is born and driven by a vision to raise a new generation of leaders and to reinstate the dignity of the black race. Covenant has displayed commitment cutting-edge of learning based on enlightening the Total Man. Click here to visit our Research Hub.

1. Covenant University is ranked among the world’s top 500 (401-500) Universities by the Times Higher Education (THE).

2. Our Graduates have gone on to become entrepreneurs and owners of businesses worth millions of dollars. Others are either postgraduate students or Professors at Covenant, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, etc.

3. The University’s serene and green environment, state-of-the-art facilities, a virtual library, and a crop of distinguished faculty provide necessary incentives for effective learning and research.

4. Degrees at Covenant combine the training of the total man (Spirit, Soul, and Mind), rigorous academic study, leadership and business training and certificates at graduation, and professional international internships for students, to give our graduates diverse opportunities to look at today’s action differently and gain insight into unforeseeable challenges.

Ranking / Awards

1. Covenant University is ranked among the world’s top 500 (401-500) Universities by the Times Higher Education (THE)?
2. Among the top 1.2% of all universities in the world
3. Covenant is Cumulatively West Africa’s leading University in Research, Industry Partnerships, International Outlook, and Teaching
4. Ranks No. 4 University in Africa (Times Higher Education THEWUR2020)
5. Ranks No. 1 University in Nigeria (Times Higher Education THEWUR2020)
6. Ranks 301-400 in Engineering & Technology Ranking 2020
7. Ranks 301 – 400 in Computer Science Ranking 2020
8. Ranks 301 – 400 in Business & Economics Ranking 2020
9. Ranks 401 – 500 in Physical Sciences Ranking 2020
10. Ranks 301 – 400 in Social Science Ranking 2020
11. Ranks No.1 University in Nigeria (Times Higher Education, THEWUR 2019)
12. Ranks No. 1 University in West Africa (Times Higher Education, THEWUR 2019)
13. Ranks 151-200 in Young Universities Ranking (THEYUR2019)
14. Ranks No. 30 in Millennium Ranking (THEMR2019)
15. Ranks 801-1000 in World Reputation Rankings (THEWRR2019)
16. Ranks 151st University in Emerging Economies Ranking 2019
17. No.1 Nigerian University with the most employed graduates (STUTERN, 2018)

6 May 2020