Accreditation

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean is registered with and recognized by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official local/regional accreditation Body for Higher Education. All its undergraduate & graduate degree programmes are also accredited or in the process of accreditation. The Bachelors in Law (LLB) degree programme, offered in partnership with the University of London (UOL), is also accredited by the highly reputable Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK. The UCC is the ONLY institution that is registered & recognised by the UOL to offer specific UOL degree programs in Jamaica.

Furthermore, all graduate degree programmes offered by its US partner, the Florida International University (FIU) through the UCC, are accredited by the prestigious US based accreditation body, the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean also has international institutional accreditation from the reputable UK-based, the Accreditation Services for International Colleges & Universities (ASIC).

Registration & recognition mean that UCC is accredited to offer academic, vocational, technical, and professional programmes and to confer awards ranging from certificates through to the graduate level. The University will focus primarily on teaching and the transmission of knowledge, supported by research, professional and community service.

Registration speaks to a rigorous and continuous internal quality assurance system  and framework that will assure our institution, our students and other stakeholders  that awards given in our name satisfy best practice international standards, and that students have appropriate opportunities within an enabling environment to meet those standards. The institution will be ever mindful that policies, procedures, systems, structures and infrastructure within UCC adequately support the delivery of courses and programmes, included through the online and blended modes of delivery.


The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean has international institutional accreditation from the UK-based Accreditation Services for International Colleges & Universities.

The UK-based Accreditation Services for International Schools and Colleges (ASIC) conducted their accreditation reviews of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) during 2016.  This review successfully completed UCC’s application for international institutional accreditation and now has international institutional accreditation status.

Moreover, the ASIC review acknowledged:                             

“The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean has many Areas of Strength and Good Practice and in particular has been awarded commendable grades overall and thus designated as an ASIC Premier Institution”.

The attainment of ASIC Accreditation will boost the profile of UCC and confirms that the institution meets high standards of education, welfare and good practice. This accreditation will reassure our students and stakeholders that UCC is a good choice, and that they will be provided professional teaching, valuable qualifications and a positive learning experience.