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Local News 07 Sep, 2023 Follow News


The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is proud to announce it has welcomed an astounding 1,350 students already for the upcoming Fall 2023 semester, with hundreds of students still enrolling for class. Additional enrolment will continue throughout the fall term and registrations are expected to exceed 1,500 students, which will be record enrolment.

These figures represent a sizeable increase from the enrolment statistics of Fall 2022, where UCCI's commitment to excellence in education saw a total of 1,348 students enrolled from August to December.

UCCI's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Robert W Robertson, stated, "These enrolment figures demonstrate that our recruitment efforts are working and that UCCI is more and more being viewed as a first-choice education in the Cayman Islands. Our strongest area of growth over the past year has been our technical and vocational programs as more and more people are looking to increase their employability by gaining accredited, world-recognized, work-ready skills. These figures serve as a testament to the institution's dedication to providing top-notch education and vocational training.

This remarkable growth is not limited to one season. Summer 2023 witnessing record enrolment of over 970 students.

In another historical first, UCCI celebrated higher enrolments in the spring semester of 2023 compared to the fall semester of 2022, with 1,346 students participating in classes. This is indicative of the community’s need for short courses year-round.

UCCI's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Robert W Robertson, stated, "The traditional August to July model of education is not applicable in today’s day and age as professionals want shorter, accredited courses year-round. UCCI responded to the community need and will continue to listen to our community to drive education for all.”

To meet the growing demand for vocational education and flexibility, this fall UCCI is also piloting a vocational pathway for Year 12 students in 2023, as well as expanding vocational offerings in Cayman Brac.

Moreover, partnerships with prestigious overseas universities, including the New England Institute of Technology and the University of Calgary, have also begun, promising a world-class education for Caymanians.

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