Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is a private, liberal-arts institution, located in Jamaica, that is owned and operated by the Jamaica Union Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists (comprising the territories the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands). With its main campus only 2 miles south of the town of Mandeville, in Manchester, and three regional campuses situated in Kingston, Montego Bay and St. Ann, this university offers a number of professional, pre-professional and vocational programmes in a spiritually wholesome and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) es una institución privada de artes liberales, ubicada en Jamaica, perteneciente y operada por la Asociación de la Unión de Jamaica y la Misión Unión del Caribe Atlántico de los Adventistas del Séptimo Día (que comprende los territorios de las Bahamas, las Islas Caimán y las Islas Turcas y Caicos). Con su campus principal a solo 2 millas al sur de la ciudad de Mandeville, en Manchester, y tres campus regionales ubicados en Kingston, Montego Bay y St. Ann, esta universidad ofrece una serie de programas profesionales, pre-profesionales y vocacionales en un ambiente espiritualmente sano y estéticamente agradable

NCU operates in harmony with the beliefs, practices and educational philosophy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As such, it encourages students to relate their academic pursuits to their understanding of the Christian faith. It emphasizes the development of a sound Christian character and seeks to maintain an atmosphere, which fosters in its students, commitment and growth in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Thus, faith and learning combine to prepare students for practical Christian usefulness.

NCU opera en armonía con las creencias, prácticas y filosofía educativa de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día. Como tal, anima a los estudiantes a relacionar sus actividades académicas con su comprensión de la fe cristiana. Enfatiza el desarrollo de un carácter cristiano sólido y busca mantener un ambiente que fomente en sus estudiantes el compromiso y el crecimiento en una relación personal con Jesucristo. Por tanto, la fe y el aprendizaje se combinan para preparar a los estudiantes para una utilidad cristiana práctica.

In their conduct and dealings, faculty, staff and students alike must comply with the standards set by the institution in keeping with our Seventh-day Adventist beliefs. For more information about Seventh-day Adventist beliefs, visit

En su conducta y tratos, el cuerpo docente, el personal y los estudiantes por igual deben cumplir con los estándares establecidos por la institución de acuerdo con nuestras creencias adventistas del séptimo día. Para obtener más información sobre las creencias adventistas del séptimo día, visite

Our History.

Northern Caribbean University is the oldest private tertiary institution in Jamaica.

Founded in 1907 the institution started with only 8 students. It operated as the West Indian Training School in Riversdale, St. Catherine and at first only offered courses up to the twelfth grade. The school moved to its current location near Mandeville, Manchester in 1919. As its offerings developed to include theology, teaching, secretarial science, business, and natural sciences, it became a junior college and was then called the West Indian Training College.

It achieved senior college status in the late 1950's when it began to offer the Bachelor's degree in Theology and was known as West Indies College. Since then, baccalaureate programmes in some twenty other disciplines have been added. The college was granted university status in 1999 by the Jamaican Government and the school became Northern Caribbean University. Presently the university offers over seventy degree programmes, (several of which are graduate programmes) in the sciences, business and education.

Meet Our Leaders

Professor Lincoln Edwards


Viviene Quarrie

VP of Academic Administration

Anthonio Anderson

Chief Information Officer

Erroll Malcolm

VP of Finance & Industries

Newton Cleghorne

VP of Student Services

Mission Statement

Northern Caribbean University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, has as its mission, quality Christ-centred education achieved through academic excellence, social interaction, spiritual & physical development and a strong work ethic, thereby fitting each student for committed professional service to country and to God.

Vision Statement

Northern Caribbean University will be the premier institution of higher learning in the Northern Caribbean region offering quality and accessible Christ-centered education.