Who we are

The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) was legally established as a body corporate on October 27th 2000 by Act of Parliament (Act No. 77 of 2000).

As one of the largest public tertiary institutions in Trinidad and Tobago, COSTAATT awards certificates, advanced diplomas, associate and bachelor’s degrees in a wide range of specialised, technical and academic programmes to full and part-time students. The College is the premier regional institution offering educational programmes in a number of critical areas including: radiography, medical laboratory technology, nursing, business and library studies. In addition, the College is the official translation body for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
COSTAATT plays a role of strategic importance in national development, especially with respect to Government’s plans for social equity and economic diversification. Its mandate for broadening access is pivotal to the achievement of the goal of increasing participation in tertiary education for a more diverse range of students.

The College is one of a few tertiary level institutions within Trinidad and Tobago that are equipped and able to create educational opportunities that transform academically underprepared citizens into meaningful contributors to the national economy.

The Numbers Say it All Why Choose Us

  • 7
    Campus Locations
  • 16,026
  • 73
    Degree Programmes
  • 68
    Certificates and Diplomas

    Students are taught and mentored by experienced, qualified and dedicated faculty


    Training that produces skilled and competent professionals, equipped for employment in a range of industries


    Internship placement form part of some degree programmes to provide students with hands-on experience


    Our comprehensive co-curricular programmes allow students to learn several skills that complement their degree


    Students wishing to move on to other levels of study at other local and international institutions can transfer with COSTAATT credits


    COSTAATT is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)

Alumni Testimonials

  • I was drawn to COSTAATT because of the flexibility it provided. My campus was easily accessible so I was able to attend classes part-time after work, while still maintaining a full-time job. Choosing COSTAATT is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Human Resource Management Graduate

    Leeanna Changoor, Trinidad and Tobago
  • I was impressed by the teaching approach at COSTAATT. The lecturers were always warm, attentive and willing to go the extra mile. There was also a focus on the development of a well-rounded student, exhibited by the offering of core courses which exposed you to a variety of subject areas. Computer Information Systems Graduate

    Harold Antoine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • COSTAATT adequately prepared me to function effectively as a registered nurse both academically and personally. They helped foster qualities such as the appreciation for honesty, hard-work, diligence and determination, teamwork and dedication. Nursing Graduate

    Annika Ottley, Trinidad and Tobago
  • I loved my COSTAATT experience! It’s something I always rave about. My classes were small which meant a lot of personal attention from our lecturers. I also loved that the College kept challenging me to learn more by exposing to areas outside of my specific degree track. Literature and Communication Graduate

    Megan Gomez, Trinidad and Tobago
  • I came to COSTAATT because when I researched, I realised they had the best lecturers in my field of interest. I was already working in the area but I wanted to become certified and develop on my skill. Learning from the best just made sense. Graphic Design Graduate

    Rangie Persad, Trinidad and Tobago
  • COSTAATT helped to open my mind to knowledge of the wider world. I got not only academic knowledge but also practical experience through internships to practice what I learnt in a “real world” context. Mass Communications Graduate

    Alicia Perez, Trinidad and Tobago

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