Our Institution

We lead, we blaze trails, we innovate.

The University College of the Cayman Islands has never let size stand in the way of achievement – and this "Little University that Could" has been making giant strides for education and community development not only in the Islands, but in the region.

Since its inception as a Community College in 1975, UCCI transformed from being a part-time establishment to a full-fledged tertiary level institution offering a plethora of programmes in the Associate, Bachelor and Master's levels as well as Professional Education and Workforce Training.

Cayman's premier provider of tertiary education has become the institution of choice for many Caymanians and expatriates alike, as they are able to experience the demands of a University environment right on their doorstep. Beginning with the establishment of the Dr. Wm. Hrudey Observatory in 2012, UCCI continues to blaze trails in STEM education through its landmark STEM Carib conference, summer camp and other initiatives. Students at UCCI also benefit from a Performing Arts programme that includes a choir, a dance troupe and a multi-awarded steelpan band, the UCCI Pandemix. Through UCCI's international partnerships, students enjoy various study abroad, immersion and internship opportunities.


UCCI's academic and extra-curricular programmes provide an avenue for students' talents and creativity to take centrestage.


The University College of the Cayman Islands’ 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.

Core Values

UCCI is a TRANSFORMATIVE and INCLUSIVE institution dedicated to NATION-BUILDING. UCCI believes:

  • that equal educational opportunities should be provided for all persons residing in the Cayman Islands;
  • in enhancing employability through quality training in academic and vocational pursuits;
  • in advancing social, cultural and political awareness and in encouraging personal involvement in the wider Cayman society;
  • in providing opportunities for holistic education and for meaningful interactions;
  • in establishing a clear pathway to success and self-realization for persons residing in the Cayman Islands;
  • that character building among its students is of fundamental importance;
  • in inspiring and enriching the lives of its faculty, staff and students;
  • in open, accountable decision making, communication and teamwork and the constant pursuit of good governance.
  • in the provision of an environment that fosters diversity and inclusivity.


Vision Statement

  • 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 that empowers employees and builds the capacity and productivity of organizations enhancing 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.

Strategic Plan

To achieve its purpose as a cornerstone for prosperity in the Cayman Islands, UCCI has outlined a robust 5-year Strategic Plan that focuses 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 Islands is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). UCCI's business and management programmes are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ) provides accreditation for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.


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Quality education that provides the best value for money.

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

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

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