University of the West Indies, Mona
The University of the West Indies is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua/Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The University began at Mona, Jamaica, West Indies in 1948 as a College of the University of London. It achieved full university status in 1962. The Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad was converted into the St. Augustine Campus in 1961 and in 1963, a third campus was established at Cave Hill in Barbados. There is also a Centre for Hotel and Tourism Management in the Bahamas. University Centres in the non-campus countries ensure that a wide cross section of the population has access to a variety of educational resources and services and there is also an innovative distance education facility.
University of Technology Jamaica
The University of Technology, Jamaica was formerly known as the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST).University of Technology Jamaica located within the Greater Kingston Metropolitan Region in the parish of St. Andrew 1958: The original name of UTech was the Jamaica Institute of Technology; just over 50 students were enrolled and only four programmes were offered. 1959: The name was changed to the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) 1995: UTech was formally accorded University status on September 1,1995
Northern Caribbean University
Founded in 1919, Northern Caribbean University (formerly West Indies College) is the oldest private tertiary institution in Jamaica. Formerly known as West Indian Training College, it began by offering courses up to the twelfth grade. As its offerings developed to include theology, teaching, secretarial science, business, and natural sciences, it became a junior college. It achieved senior college status in the late 1950's when it began to offer the Bachelor's Degree in Theology. Since then, baccalaureate programmes in some twenty other disciplines have been added. The college was granted university status in 1999 by the Jamaica Government. Presently the university offers several graduate programs in the sciences, business and education. Northern Caribbean University is a Seventh-day Adventist, English-speaking university. It is located on a two-hundred acre property two miles south of the town of Mandeville, in Manchester, Jamaica. It is owned and operated by West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist which has its headquarters in Mandeville. The University is a private, four-year, co-educational, liberal-arts institution, offering a number of professional, pre-professional and vocational programmes and is the only multi-disciplinary tertiary institution serving rural Jamaica. Its enrollment exceeds 4500 students from over 35 countries.