Higher Education in Haiti

Given the lack of access to education generally and the cost of attending university, less than 1% of Haiti's young people will go on to receive a university degree in Haiti. Students fortunate enough to pass Haiti's baccalauréat exam often require scholarships or other types of financial support to attend university. One of the largest university scholarship programs in Haiti is run by Louverture Cleary School, a Catholic, tuition-free, co-educational secondary boarding school supported by The Haitian Project, Inc. The school's Office for External Affairs provides scholarships to half of each graduating class, supporting well over 100 alumni on scholarships in any given year.

Higher education in Haiti consists of 4 regional public universities including the State University of Haiti (Université d'État d'Haiti, UEH), 4 other public institutions each associated with their respective ministries, and the private sector. Public universities require an annual fee of 3,000 gourdes ($46.80). The State University of Haiti, in Port-au-Prince, is the largest public university in Haiti and had 10,130 students enrolled in 2008, with 2,340 of them being first year students. Estimates on the number of students enrolled in higher education vary greatly from 100,000 to 180,000, leading to about 40% to 80% of students in the private sector. Many private universities and institutions have emerged in the last 30 years and in total there are around 200, 80% of which are in Port-au-Prince. 54 out of these 200 schools are officially approved by MENFP.

A list of some universities in Haiti includes:
Université Caraïbe (CUC)
Université d'État d'Haïti (UEH)
Université Notre Dame d'Haïti (UNDH)
Université Adventiste d'Haïti (Haitian Adventist University)
Centre de Techniques et d'Economie Appliquée (CTPEA)
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Technologie (ENST)
Ecole Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH)
Institut Universitaire Quisqueya Amérique (INUQUA)
Université Quisqueya (uniQ)