General Information About Southern State Community College
Our vision is the picture of the future for the society which we want to create: Through a passion for learning, we encourage freedom with responsibility, knowledge with wisdom, and independence with mutual concern. Our values statement is how we want to act, consistent with our mission, while achieving that mission. Our values guide our day-to-day decisions and behaviors: Honesty and integrity in all endeavors, tolerance for different ideas, respect for all individuals, and excellence and creativity in the pursuit of knowledge. Our mission answers the question, “Why do we exist?”: The mission of Southern State Community College is to provide accessible, affordable and high quality education to the residents of its service area. Southern State Community College is a state-assisted college that offers two-year degree programs for baccalaureate transfer and for technical and occupational preparation. It is the only such college serving a rural population though four separate campuses, as well as through outreach centers and efforts in the county where a permanent campus is not located. The mission of the college is to provide accessible, affordable and high quality education to the residents of its service area. This mission includes transfer and technical credit programs, literacy and GED, developmental and remedial activities, and a wide range of community service activities, including workforce-training programs throughout the service area. Accordingly, the College has adopted an open admissions policy; schedules day, evening, weekend, and summer classes; provides a wide range of credit and non-credit instruction; actively recruits traditional and non-traditional students; seeks to identify and meet the training needs of area business and industry; develops articulation agreements with colleges and universities for transfer purposes; and is committed to exploring all avenues for cooperative educational efforts with public and private schools in its service area.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- Weekend/evening college
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- 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).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
Campus Setting Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 75%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 3,915 Native American 16.0 Asian 32.0 African American 65.0 Hispanic 30.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,198 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0