Yobe State University is located in Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria. Established in 2006, Yobe State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Damaturu (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Yobe. Officially accredited/recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria. Yobe State University (YSU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Yobe State University (YSU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. YSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.



The Mission of Yobe State University is to provide excellent, modern, free and dynamic environment and adequate facilities, conducive for training and research, through its programs for students to acquire the right type of knowledge and skills of good quality that would enable them to be self-employable and that are relevant to the transformation and accelerated development of Yobe State, Nigeria and the world in general through service.  



  The vision of Yobe State University is to develop an institution of higher learning that shall be a center of Excellence in teaching, learning and research where high quality university education is imparted to all without discrimination, for rapid transformation of the communities.   



 A good university is a product of its socio-cultural environment, dictation by the core values of its society which include knowledge, teaching, good governance, and justice. It must be a vehicle of unity, peace, harmony and progress; a pride for its students, scholars and leaders; and a hope for the young who are aspiring to greater future. A good university is also open to all men and women irrespective of race, creed, social status or religion and is able to attract staff and students from all parts of the world.

The philosophy of Yobe State University is anchored on the principles of the universality of knowledge, freedom and service. The University shall be in a character, a reservoir of knowledge derived from the experiences of its immediate environment, the nation and the world at large. It shall be a center of attraction for all those in search of new ideas and the way forward for the society.

Yobe State University shall provide means for expanding access to quality university education in Nigeria, given the ever-increasing demand for university education. To ensure that the University is able to attract and retain quality staff, strategic welfare packages shall be implemented by the University, which shall include better funding and support for researches; a Staff House Ownership Scheme; and the provision of loans to enable staff own their vehicles, education and computing equipment.