Founded in 1962, University of the Virgin Islands is a public, co-ed, land-grant HBCU (Historically Black College and 2018 University of the Virgin Islands) in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). UVI’s frequent 8-week starts allow you to complete your degree program 20% faster than traditional 16 week semesters. University of the Virgin Islands is a regionally accredited, non-profit institution.