University of the Commonwealth Caribbean

country rank  4
world rank  8930

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University Overview

Founded in 2004, University of the Commonwealth Caribbean is a for-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Kingston (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Savanna-La Mar, Mandeville, May Pen. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Jamaica, University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational Jamaican higher education institution. University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 16 years old Jamaican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Jamaican higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UCC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UCC
Founded 2004
Motto Fostering Leadership and Innovation
Colours Blue, white and yellow

University Location

Address 17 Worthington Avenue
Kingston
Kingston
Jamaica
Tel +1 (876) 906 3000
Fax +1
Other locations Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Savanna-La Mar, Mandeville, May Pen

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
Not reported Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 17 Worthington Avenue
Kingston 5
(876) 906 3000

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of the Commonwealth Caribbean's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Jamaica


Year of first Accreditation

2007


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • OAS Consortium of Universities
  • Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE)
  • Jamaica Association of Private Tertiary Institutions (JAPTIs)
  • Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions (ACTI)
  • Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021