In 1991, a new diocese was created in Jamaica and was called the Catholic Diocese of Mandeville under the jurisdiction of Bishop Paul M. Boyle, C.P. Developing education was one of his goals for the diocese, especially the upgrading of teachers in the Catholic schools. However, after visiting several schools and talking with principals, it became clear that a structured programme providing qualification in teacher education was the route to go in order to assist the teachers, the children, and ultimately Jamaica. Thus was founded the Catholic College of Mandeville!
In summary, our mission calls us to provide quality tertiary education, in an atmosphere which promotes Christian, ethical and moral standards, and, while maintaining reasonable costs, enables access to this necessary level of qualification for the many needy people including pre-trained teachers (those not yet trained) in this rural part of Jamaica.