Northern Caribbean University (NCU)

  • Description
  • North­ern Caribbean Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate, liberal-​arts insti­tu­tion, and is owned and oper­ated by the Jamaica Union Con­fer­ence (JAMU) and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mis­sion (ACUM) of Seventh-​day Adven­tists. Occu­py­ing a 200 acre prop­erty, and located 2 miles south of Man­dev­ille town, in Man­ches­ter, Jamaica, this uni­ver­sity offers a num­ber of pro­fes­sional, pre-​professional and voca­tional pro­grammes in a spir­i­tu­ally whole­some and phys­i­cally aes­thetic atmos­phere. NCU cur­rently enjoys an aver­age yearly enrol­ment of over five thou­sand stu­dents, from approx­i­mately 24 coun­tries and is one of the largest Seventh-​day Adven­tist ter­tiary insti­tu­tions in the world.

    His­tor­i­cal Statement

    Founded in 1907, North­ern Caribbean Uni­ver­sity is the old­est pri­vate ter­tiary insti­tu­tion in Jamaica, and was first known as West Indian Train­ing School. Fol­low­ing a tem­po­rary clo­sure in 1913 it resumed oper­a­tions in 1919 and offered courses up to the twelfth grade. In 1936 it was renamed West Indian Train­ing Col­lege. As its offer­ings devel­oped to include the­ol­ogy, teacher edu­ca­tion, 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 and was renamed West Indies Col­lege in 1959. Since then, bac­calau­re­ate pro­grammes in some twenty other dis­ci­plines have been added. In 1999 the col­lege was granted uni­ver­sity sta­tus by the Jamaican Gov­ern­ment, and was renamed North­ern Caribbean Uni­ver­sity. Cur­rently the uni­ver­sity offers grad­u­ate and post-​graduate pro­grams in the sci­ences, reli­gion, busi­ness and education.


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