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Welcome To University College Of The Cayman Islands

Welcome To University College Of The Cayman Islands

For more than 45 years, the University College of the Cayman Islands, the nation's premier provider of post-secondary education, has been transforming the lives of Cayman's residents. Established as a community college for part-time students in 1975, the subsequent growth of our programmes were initiated and fueled by the changing needs of our developing society.

Many changes took place in the intervening years. In 1987, the Legislative Assembly designated the college a semi-autonomous post-secondary educational institution. And in 2004, it changed the name of the institution. The Community College of the Cayman Islands became the University College of the Cayman Islands.



Today, UCCI has evolved into Cayman's choice for comprehensive higher education, offering innovative programmes that prepare students for a lifetime of personal and professional success. The university college offers a broad array of certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees. Additionally, students can enrol in continuing and professional education courses as well as workforce training programmes. We stand ready to assist learners at any chapter in their lives.

UCCI takes a holistic approach to education. We provide high-impact teaching coupled with a dynamic learning environment. Students enjoy a vibrant life experience, enriched by leadership development, co-curricular activities and a host of easily accessible support services.   

We enthusiastically celebrate our student’s successes and are proud to be a part of building our nation. UCCI is where education and real-world experiences converge to create a robust academic setting, one in which quality education is available to anyone.

Join our thriving intellectual community of nearly 2,000 students and 89 full-time faculty and staff members representing 42 nationalities and a wide range of expertise. Whatever you wish to become, do or achieve, start your success story at UCCI.



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Strategic Plan

To achieve its purpose as a cornerstone for prosperity in the Cayman Islands, UCCI has outlined a robust Five-Year Strategic Plan focused on the vision for a suitably resourced, student-centred institution that serves as an engine for economic development, innovation and social change.



The University College of the Cayman Island’s mission is to provide higher learning that contributes to the Cayman Islands and global societies by advancing knowledge and developing innovative graduates through its educational, cultural and social activities.



  • Across stakeholder groups, UCCI is celebrated as the nation’s public university system — a core institution that shapes and enables inclusive economic development and innovation and is instrumental in solving the most pressing economic and social problems.
  • By providing a student-focused, dynamic, affordable and accessible education, UCCI is the foremost contributor to delivering on the nation’s commitment to providing economic and social mobility for all.
  • Across established and emerging industry sectors, UCCI is known for delivering cutting-edge education and training, empowering employees and building the capacity and productivity of organisations that enhance the nation’s ability to attract and retain business and capital while ensuring a favorable quality of life.
  • Student achievement has soared at every level in the Cayman Islands as aspiring students vie for admission into UCCI’s foremost programs and articulated pathways into the local and global workforce.


    • The University College of the Cayman Islands is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).

    The Division of Business and Finance at the University of the Cayman Islands has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.
           I. IACBE Accredited Programmes
           II. 2022-2023 Public Disclosure of Student Achievement

    • The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at UCCI is approved by the Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ).
  • Quality education that provides the best value for money.

  • UCCI offers a variety of programmes in the undergraduate, post-graduate and certificate levels. Technical and vocational, professional and continuing education courses are also available.

  • Take advantage of UCCI's international partnerships to experience semesters in the USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain and other countries.


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