According to the National Universities Commissions (NUC) ranking list which was released in December 2019, FUOYE, as the 13th best out of 160 universities in the country outshined all universities established about the same time.
Not only that, FUOYE outshined many older universities like University of Calabar (Unical, 56th) , University of Jos, (UniJos, 16th) University of Port Harcourt, (UniPort, 20th) University of Maiduguri (UniMaid , 34th)and several States owned universities like Lagos State University (LASU, 18th) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH, 17th), Ekiti State University (EKSU, 26th) and so on.
Also, FUOYE outshined several private universities like Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD, 38th), Lead City University, Ibadan (81st), Bowen University Iwo, (47th); Al Hikmah University, Ilorin, (30th) , Babcock University, Ilisan Remo (15th) etc.
FUOYE, which was established in 2011, also performed best among its peers like Federal University Otueke, (59th), Federal University Lokoja (74th), Federal University Kashere (99th), and others.
University of Lagos, University of Ilorin and Ahmadu Bello University were ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively and Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology was ranked 160th position.
Universities are always been ranked every year after the assessment of each University. The criteria for selection includes: being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Nigerian higher education related organization, offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees or post graduate degrees, delivering courses predominantly a traditional, face to face, non-distance education format, infrastructures and conducive environment.
Reacting, many University leaders have been congratulating the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun for this wonderful achievement noting that, this is a result of years of coordinated efforts to improve and develop the University.
For instance, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof A.S Fasina said, “great news for us in FUOYE. I am excited to put in more efforts so that FUOYE can come first. Thank you sir, for this”.
The DVC (Academic) in his own reaction said, “WOW! Starting the New Year and new session on a positive note and with good news. Glory be to God. Congratulations sir and I celebrate with the entire FUOYE family”.
The Ag Registrar, Mr Mufutau Ibrahim, was brief and direct, “Glory be to God for this great achievement” while the Medical Director, Dr Musbau Olawale was even more brief but equally joyous, “Wow! Thank God sir”, he said.
Responding to this, the Vice Chancellor expressed delight over this achievement. He also, appreciated the management team and the entire University for their unflinching support which has hallmarked this achievement and promised to ensure FUOYE keeps growing.