University Campus Suffolk (UCS) is an educational institution located in the English county of Suffolk. UCS is a collaboration between the University of Essex and the University of East Anglia which sponsor its formation and validate its degrees. UCS accepted its first students in September 2007. Until then Suffolk was one of only four counties in England which did not have a University campus.
UCS operates at six sites with its central hub in Ipswich. Other sites are centred around pre-existing Higher Education centres in Ipswich, Lowestoft, Bury St. Edmunds, Otley and in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. UCS operates five academic schools and in 2012 had around 2,200 students. In 2011 some 55% of the student body were classed as mature students and 70% of UCS students were female. There are plans to extend the intake to around 7,500 students by 2014.