Crawford University was established in 2005; nine years after, the University is manifesting the dream of its founding fathers, put together in the form of the objectives of the University.

The objectives of the University are:
• To give the opportunity of acquiring a higher education to all;
• To provide relevant courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in such branches of knowledge as the University may desire to foster and in so doing make those facilities available on proper terms to such persons as are equipped to benefit from them;
• To promote scholarship and encourage the advancement of learning;
• To conduct relevant research into human problems and their alleviation;
• To relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Nigeria in particular, and the world in general,
• To undertake any other activities appropriate for a University of high repute, and
• To produce well-rounded graduates, who will be academically sound, creative, with good morals and the fear of God.