University description (as per official university website)
The University of Belize is a national, autonomous and multi-location institution committed to excellence in higher education, research and service for national development.
As a catalyst of change it provides relevant, affordable and accessible educational and training programs that address national needs based on principles of academic freedom, equity, transparency, merit and accountability.
In the next five years the University of Belize is dedicated to fostering Belize's development by producing graduates who are socially and ecologically responsible, analytical, self-confident, disciplined, ethical, entrepreneurial, and skilled communicators and who are committed to using these skills and values for Belize's enrichment.
To meet national needs
Encourage sustainable development
Increase self sustainability
Prepare Belize to meet global challenges
Encourage an international student population
The University of Belize Office of Admissions is the recruiting arm of the university which assists students in their college search process by visiting high schools and junior colleges, attending career week activities and corresponding with potential students over email and telephone.
The University currently has an enrollment of 3,246 students in over 49 different programs such as Sustainable Agriculture, Pharmacy, Natural Resource Management, Public Sector Management, Primary Education and History in certificate, associate and bachelor level programs. We are proud of our highly qualified faculty with approximately 82 masters degree and 24 PhDs.
Students have the opportunity to visit our two marine sites at Calabash and Hunting Cayes, participate in intramural and extramural sporting events. Our students also have the options of doing their internship locally or internationally in Florida, Jamaica or in the Dominican Republic.