School attendance is mandatory for all children up to secondary level. There are a variety of both primary and secondary schools utilizing either the British or American systems of education. Tertiary education is provided from four major institutions: The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), and the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) offers Associates, Bachelors, and Masters programs. Qualifications from UCCI are accepted at British, Canadian, and American colleges and universities. St. Matthew's School of Medicine prepares students to sit the USA Medical Licensing Exam. The Cayman Islands Law School is affiliated with the University of Liverpool in the UK.
The Cayman Islands have a highly educated workforce, with over 82% of the total labour force having completed at least a high school degree, with 26% having completed a post-secondary degree from a local or overseas institution.