Kogi State University, located at Anyigba, is the state-owned University of Kogi, Nigeria. It was established in 1999 by Prince Abubakar Audu, the former governor of the state. At the time of its establishment, it was known as Kogi State University, It was named Prince Abubakar Audu University (PAAU) in 2002 and later renamed Kogi State University in 2003 (KSU).
Kogi State University commenced academic activities in April 2000 with six faculties: Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Law, Management Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. The university added the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine with extensive office and laboratory complexes. The Centre for Pre-Degree and Diploma Studies was established to run diploma and pre-degree programmes. Students of the pre-degree programme could gain admission into the degree programme if they are successful in the internal exams and need not write the Post-UTME exams.
The university offers many courses such as Medicine, Law, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Geology(combined), Physics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Law, Public Administration, Human Kinetics, Industrial Chemistry, Statistics, Business Administration, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Theatre Arts, Food, Nutrition and Home Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Economics and Extension, Crop Production, Animal Production, Soil Science, Food Science and Technology, Fishery and Forestry, Islamic Studies, Religious and Philosophy, English, History and International Studies, Sociology, Mass Communication, Economics, and Chemistry. 98% of the courses offered in the university are accredited by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC).