Accredited Institutions

The University Council of Jamaica maintains a list of accredited higher education institutions. The UCJ accredits institutions by establishing standards and evaluating the higher education institutions against these standards. The UCJ also assists registered institutions in the improvement of their institutions and educational programmes.

The list of accredited institutions includes institutions that are currently under review for institutional accreditation by the UCJ. Each institution under review, that has been granted candidacy, is listed at a step in the Institutional Accreditation Process. Learn more about the steps in the process here.

The list of accredited institutions and institutions under review for institutional accreditation as at March 2019 is as follows:


(All tertiary level programmes offered by the Accredited institution have the same standing and recognition as an Accredited programme.)


Northern Caribbean University (NCU)                                         

(inclusive of the Western and Eastern Regional Campuses)

Main Campus: Manchester Road, Mandeville, Manchester


University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)                                 

(inclusive of the Western Campus)

Main Campus: 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6


The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus                         

(inclusive of the Western and Bahamian Campuses)

Main Campus: Mona, Kingston



(The institutions have applied for institutional accreditation and have satisfied the eligibility criteria. See Steps in the process for Institutional Accreditation here.)



Caribbean Maritime University (CMU)                                                    Step 3 of 8

(formerly Caribbean Maritime Institute)

Palisadoes Park, P.O. Box 8051, CSO, Kingston


Excelsior Community College                                                                     Step 3 of 8

137 Mountain View Avenue

Kingston 3


The Mico University College                                                                       Step 3 of 8

1A Marescaux Road

Kingston 5


University College of the Caribbean (UCC, now                                       Step 3 of 8           

trading with the name University of the Commonwealth Caribbean)

17 Worthington Avenue

Kingston 5