A Commitment to Education
The U.S. Virgin Islands is committed to providing an effective and efficient education system that prepares every student for continuing education and rewarding employment. The Territory provides public and private education to all residents from pre-school through college with a variety of public and private K-12 institutions and a public university with nearly 50 degree programs.
The U.S. Virgin Islands offers an array of excellent K-12 options including public schools and highlight affordable private institutions—notably the Good Hope Country Day School in St. Croix and Antilles School in St. Thomas.
The government provides bus service to both public and private schools for students who live over a mile away, and issues ferry passes to students who choose to commute to another island for school.
Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education for a full list of K-12 options available to USVI residents.
The University of the Virgin Islands
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a nationally accredited university with campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix. UVI offers an unmatched, culturally diverse experience for students from throughout the Caribbean, the U.S. mainland and countries around the world. With approximately 2,500 undergraduates and graduate students in 43 degree programs, the University of the Virgin Islands offers associates, bachelors and masters programs.
The University's degree programs are offered through five schools and colleges:
- Business Administration
- Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
- Science & Mathematics
Students at the University of the Virgin Islands benefit from the school's bilateral ties with other notable universities on the mainland, which include Columbia University, the University of Florida, the University of South Carolina and Boston University. The Duel Degree Engineering Program, for example, allows UVI students to transfer to Columbia University after three years at UVI and to earn a duel degree from the two universities.
UVI Research and Technology Park
The UVI Research and Technology Park, one of the university’s greatest assets, has become a hub for knowledge-based commerce, generating $160 million in aggregate annual revenues and employing over 200 people.
Visit The University of the Virgin Islands’ website to learn more.