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University of The Southern Caribbean

As one of the oldest tertiary institutions in the Southern Caribbean, USC prides itself in offering a holistic education in a safe, serene and green environment. With over 3,500 students, a low student-to-faculty ratio and professors that care, we allow students to build genuine friendships and careers.

Distance Learning Courses

Social Sciences (5)
Education & Training (2)
Humanities (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The University of the Southern Caribbean was founded in 1927 as East Caribbean Training School, for the purpose of educating the youth of the Caribbean Union Conference. Two years later, it became Caribbean Training College. In 1945, the College developed a well-defined college preparatory instructional programme.


The University of the Southern Caribbean offers a breadth of associate, undergraduate and graduate programs, through its six schools and more than 40 fields of study.


In keeping with the teachings and philosophy of the Adventist Church, the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) believes that the principle of working originated at creation and is inseparable from man’s holistic development.The USC through its Student Resource Centre offers a work/study program to students. This affords the student an avenue to fund their education while developing useful work expertise. Resources and information for this programme are provided below.


Housing services

Living in one of the residence halls at the University of the Southern Caribbean is an important component of a student’s total learning and personal growth experience. It provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in campus life to the fullest.  Residence hall living provides both opportunities and challenges for each resident student; however, the experience allows for the formation of friendships that last a lifetime.

Library services

The Forde Library is the academic centre of the university and provides access to information and academic services of students, staff and faculty. It offers access to a plethora of information as well as provides numerous services to patrons.

ICT services

Students have the option of two wireless networks across the campus. Guests can also have connected services and Eduroam is available on the campus.

Medical services

The Health, Safety and Environment and Security Departments seeks to ensure your safety is not compromised during your stay at USC. Your safety is no accident. Our open door policy encourages students to access information on all aspects of health and safety.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Sports and Physical Education Department goal is to “Build Your Body for a Better Life”. SPED aims to provide a quality physical fitness facility aided by professional staff, giving customers the best option in fitness and training. Our trained, courteous and competent staff is here to give you all the assistance you require to meet your training needs.

Student clubs

The University does not operate fraternities, rather, it encourages the formation of campus clubs associated with nationality, academic disciplines and other interest groups.


USC has recieved full institutional accreditation by the Government of Trinidad & Tobago, through its accreditation body, the ACTT (Accreditation Council of Trinidad & Tobago).

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