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 institutions that have been granted Institutional Accreditation or are currently undergoing a review are 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 the Commonwealth Caribbean (registered with the UCJ

as a university college, formerly the University College of the Caribbean)

(inclusive of May Pen, Mandeville, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios Regional Campuses)

Main Campus: 17 Worthington Avenue



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 4 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


Moneague Colleague 

Step 3 of 8                                                                                 

Moneague, St Ann


The Mico University College                                                                      

Step 6 of 8

1A Marescaux Road

Kingston 5