One major challenge to access to universities in Nigeria is the Carrying Capacity of the universities. The demand for university education is expanding coupled with the population growth in the institutions. The universities need to be expanded according to the demand. Instead of the expansion to meet the demand, the National Universities Commission (NUC), the regulatory body for all Nigerian Universities, at a time came up with what is known as carrying capacity. The NUC inspected some universities and found out that many are over-populated and facilities are overstretched. The carrying capacity means that students are admitted based on the facilities available. These facilities include adequate lecture rooms, well stocked libraries, good staff/student ratio, accommodation, etc. The policy was expected to enhance quality. However, this policy has become an impediment to access to university education as universities are careful not to exceed this capacity by high margins in order not to incur sanctions from the NUC.