Throughout its history, Universidad Central del Caribe has served two very distinct student populations: young adults pursuing graduate and professional degrees and high school graduates aiming to complete an undergraduate education. Currently, these two groups comprise the majority of the full-time student body.
Most recent developments in the graduate and undergraduate programs have conveyed increases in non-traditional students enriching the student body. Diversity at the UCC comprises the added value to the academic community of individuals (staff/administration, faculty and students) representing certain segments of the population, such as those from low socioeconomic backgrounds and first generations in pursuing a professional degree, that enriches the scenarios in which the UCC activities take place. It is expected that these individuals, particularly as pertaining to our students, will provide health care services of excellence to the communities that they are representing. Additionally, the interaction among the constituents will help foster lifelong positive attributes.
The following table summarizes a description of the diversity indicators among UCC students:
|Indicator of diversity||1st year students||Student body|
|Family gross income < $40,00/year||28%||22%|
|First generation in completing a professional degree||32%||33%|
|Raised in a rural community||18%||
Evidence of the quality education provided to students is demonstrated by the multiple achievements of our students and graduates who are supporting the development of health sciences through research, education and services.