Kogi State has a total of 20 Tertiary institutions in the state, making it the most educated state in north-central Nigeria and one of the most educated in Nigeria.
Here is a list of tertiary institutions in Kogi state;
Federal Universities in Kogi state
- Federal University Lokoja
- Ahmadu Bello University, Kabba College of Agriculture
State Universities in Kogi State
- Kogi State University, Ayingba
- Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara
- Kogi State University, Kabba.
Private University in Kogi State
Polytechnics in Kogi State
- Federal Polytechnic, Idah.
- Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.
- Prime Polytechnic, Lokoja.
- Central Polytechnic, Ankpa.
Colleges of Education in Kogi state
- Federal College of Education, Okene.
- College of Education Ankpa.
- Kogi state college of education (Technical) kabba.
- Al Hikmah college of education Ankpa.
Schools of Nursing in Kogi state
- UEC College of Nursing, Ochadamu, Ofu LGA, Kogi State
- Kogi State College Of Nursing and Midwifery, Obangede
- School of Nursing, Egbe
College of Health in Kogi State
- Kogi State College of Health Sciences & Technology Idah.
Vocational Training School in Kogi State
- Nigeria-Korea Friendship Institute of Vocational and Advanced Technology (NKFI) Lokoja.
Distance Learning institutions in Kogi State
- National Open University of Nigeria.