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The Best Universities in Jamaica by Crystal Holness

Jamaica is home to some of the finest tertiary education facilities in the Caribbean which provide  students with an excellent opportunity for educational advancement in a wide selection of academic and professional programmes.  The following institutions represent some of the island's finest.

University Of The West Indies


Founded in 1948, and is is distinguished as one of the first universities in Jamaica, the University of the West Indies or UWI, now boasts an enrolment of 11 000 students. It has its main campus in the part of Kingston known as Mona.

A second campus in Montego Bay gives students in western Jamaica access to many of the same world-class undergraduate and graduate programmes available at the Mona campus. 

The focus on the majority of courses here is how the material being taught pertains to contemporary Caribbean society.

Scholarships, grants, and financial aid are available to eligible applicants.


  • Humanities and Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Science and Technology
  • Law
  • Medical Sciences
  • Mona School of Business

Read more about them at our UWI page or their homepage at http://www.mona.uwi.edu/

University of Technology Jamaica

First opening its doors in 1958, the Papine campus of the University of Technology Jamaica in Kingston offers its student body of more than 10, 000 a large selection of over 100  part-time and full-time programmes in various disciplines at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate, and post-graduate levels.

This school also emphasizes the importance of hands-on, practical learning in today's career marketplace. Bursaries, grants, scholarships, and financial aid are available to students who are eligible.

  • College of Health Sciences- Nursing, Allied Health and Wellness, Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Engineering and Computing
  • Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science and Sport
  • Faculty of the Built Environment- Building and Land Management, Architecture
  • Faculty of Business and Management- Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • College of Medicine, Oral Health Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, and Public Health

Read our webpage on UTEC here or visit their site for more information at www.utechjamaica.edu.jm

Northern Caribbean Uniersity

This liberal-arts tertiary educational centre owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church first opened in 1907, functioning as first a secondary school, then a college, and in 1999 it was granted status as a university by the Government of Jamaica.

Located just outside of Mandeville, the capital of Manchester parish, this facility offers a selection of undergraduate and graduate programmes for its multi-national student body of nearly 6000 pupils.


  • College of Allied Health and Nursing- Nursing, Public Health, Dental Hygiene, Medical Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • College of Business and Hospitality Management
  • College of Humanities, Behavioural, and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • College of Religion and Theology
  • College of Education and Leadership

Read or NCU page for more at visit their website at https://www.ncu.edu.jm/

University College of  the Caribbean

As one of the island's newest and largest private tertiary educational facilities, the University College of the Caribbean provides access to both local and international programmes at the certificate and baccalaureate levels through its partnership with such reputable institutions as Florida International University and London University.

This Kingston based school is fully accredited by the University Council of Jamaica. Several satellite campuses make it possible for those in other parishes outside of the Kingston area to attend many of the same programmes offered at the main campus.


  • School of Business and Management-
  • School of Humanities and Law- Education, Behavioural Science, Law
  • School of Technology and Mathematics
  • College of Graduate Studies

Take a look at their site for more information: http://www.ucc.edu.jm/

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