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Savannah State University


Savannah State University (SSU) is the oldest public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The school was established in 1890 as a result of the Second Morrill Land Grant Act, which mandated that southern and border states develop land-grant colleges for black citizens.


  • Academic programs: 30 baccalaureate majors and degrees; 6 graduate programs.


SSU faculty and staff have a strong record in research and grant funding. Grants compose approximately 10 percent of the SSU annual budget and directly support the university's mission to achieve student success (retention, graduation, and entry into the professional workforce)

Student services

The mission of the International Education Center (IEC), in reflection of Savannah State University's mission, encompassing a global societal mission through student centered engagement and faculty/staff interaction. The center promotes internationalization of curriculum through enhanced study abroad programming, international student recruitment, international faculty/staff support, and community outreach.

Housing services

The Office of Residential Services and programs strive to provide a living environment that is comfortable, safe and secure, as well as conductive to academic and personal growth. Savannah State University houses over 2200 students within its seven residential facilities. Living options include Traditional Living, Apartment Style Living, and Hybrid Style Living which combines features of both traditional and apartment style living.

Library services

Asa H. Gordon Library provides access to an integrated, web-based catalog of all the book collections of the University System of Georgia (over six million volumes - 60% of the titles are unique), a circulation system with self-service options, cataloging, and check-in and control functions. 

Medical services

Student Health Services is dedicated to the delivery of excellent health care and the continual improvement of medical services to foster the growth and attitudes for the future.

  • Physician exams and care
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medication
  • STD testing, treatment and counseling
  • Preventive medicine and wellness promotion programs
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Referrals to private providers

Campus life

The 201-acre campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment. We invite you to become a part of the SSU family.

Sports facilities

The office of University Recreation and Wellness Programs (URW) is a vital piece to the overall mission of Savannah State University (SSU). With the lack of physical fitness classes on campus URW fills that needed void. URW's mission is to educate students, faculty & staff on the importance of wellness awareness by enhancing existing wellness activities and programs, implementing and creating new wellness activities on and off campus, and by challenging and encouraging campus leadership to actively get involved.

Student clubs

There are over 70 student organizations here at the University. We encourage you to become a part of one or more because we know that campus involvement contributes to academic and personal success. These associations encourage independence and development or critical thinking skills and overall sense of connection to Savannah State University and other students.

  • Blaq Silhouettes Dance Team
  • Gypsy Belly Dance Troupe
  • Nubian Elite Council of Fashion
  • Sports Management Club
  • American Medical Student Association
  • College of Business Administration-Student Advisory Council
  • Environmental Science Club
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Tiger's Roar Newspaper
  • WSSU, studio radio
  • WSSU, Tiger's Roar TV

  • Accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools  

Savannah, Georgia, United States

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