University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) is a private, coeducational institution with a diverse student body located in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
It is operated by the Caribbean Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist church, which consists of the following territories: Barbados, Guyana, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Windward and Leeward Islands, excluding the French Dependencies.
The University is located on three hundred and eighty-four acres of land in the beautiful Maracas Valley, which is about ten miles northeast of Port-of-Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago.
Graduates from the institution continue to show the richness of the educational package offered at USC, providing employers with a feeling of trust. The USC-reputation extends beyond Trinidad and Tobago to the Caribbean region, and the rest of the world. Graduates of the University serve the church and society, not only in the Caribbean, but also in many parts of the world. The University’s name is honoured as many of its graduates have earned advanced degrees in internationally recognized and renowned institutions.
The University estate, which borders the Maracas River, is covered with beautiful and varied tropical verdure. The mild, invigorating climate, with moderately cool nights, is not only conducive to study, but also provides an environment for healthy living.
USC continues to make significant improvements in faculty, staff, instructional programmes, equipment, and facilities. The library, the academic centre of the University, had its space doubled when the former chapel was converted into additional library space. New features in the library include an audio-visual room, a juvenile reading room, discussion and conference rooms, and a computerized system. The current holdings total approximately 40,000 volumes, besides microfiche, and bound and unbound periodicals. The library has a growth rate of one thousand volumes a year. Study and research are indeed paramount in the institution. There are over 4,000 books, mostly references, in the Simmons’s Collection.