General Information About Savannah State University
SSU's mission statement has evolved over the past four decades. As of August 2009, a task force led by Dr. Mostafa Sarhan, Dean of COBA, completed a two-year process revising the mission statement. This statement (Sarhan-Yarbrough) has been forwarded to the Board of Regents for approval. Savannah State University, the oldest public historically black university in the State of Georgia, develops productive members of a global society through high quality instruction, scholarship, research, service and community involvement. The University fosters engaged learning and personal growth in a student-centered environment that celebrates the African American legacy while nurturing a diverse student body. Savannah State University offers graduate and undergraduate studies including nationally accredited programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Navy)
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Suburb: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 72%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 4,015 Native American 3 Asian 19 African American 3,765 Hispanic 18 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,433 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 88