Universities and Colleges in Saint Lucia
The higher education system in St Lucia comprises the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, which offers a diverse range of courses – including 18 associate degrees, one diploma and 18 certificate degrees in subjects such as physical sciences, IT, health sciences and agriculture. Established in 1985, the College has a total enrolment of close to 2000 students, 1500 of which are full time and 86% of students are female (2011). Entry into The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is dependent upon secondary school graduates attaining five or more Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) certificates or General Certificate Examination (GCE) certificates. St Lucia shares in the regional University of the West Indies, which has its main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, and operates in St Lucia through the University Centre at Marryshow House in Castries. Medical training can be obtained at the Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and St Lucia Spartan Health Science University School of Medicine. The female–male ratio for gross enrolment in tertiary education is 2.57:1 (2010).