Savannah State University

University System of Georgia


Established in 1890, Savannah State University (SSU) – a four-year institution – is the oldest public HBCU in Georgia. As the oldest institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, and an enduring part of the state’s history, SSU has consistently served this community with distinction, meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The 201-acre picturesque campus, located minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, with its moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture, creates a tranquil atmosphere for our students. Within the campus’ beautiful surroundings is a vibrant campus life, one where students are pursuing relevant academic majors, participating in engaging lectures and the very latest research, and where quality student-faculty engagement is commonplace. We invite you to continue exploring Savannah State University online, or come see for yourself to learn what it is like to be part of the Tiger family.

  • Undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees offered through the colleges of Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology.

  • SSU has the only marine science undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Georgia based entirely on a coastal campus. The campus is located on a salt marsh tidal creek and on-campus docks and vessels provide access to estuarine and coastal environments for instruction and research.

  • Savannah State is one of the few institutions in the country to offer the Bachelor of Arts degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, which prepares a new generation of responders to lead recovery efforts in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters.

  • The College of Business Administration program is among the 5% of business schools, globally, to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, a specialized agency that accredits business and accounting degree programs worldwide.

  • Savannah State University offers the region’s only four-year Naval ROTC program with tuition-assisted training in science and technology leading to commissioned service in the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps.

  • The university participates in the Regents Engineering Pathways Program. After completing their first two years of core courses and the introductory sophomore-level engineering classes, eligible students may seek a transfer to Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern University, University of Georgia, Mercer University or Kennesaw State University to complete the engineering degree.

  • Savannah State had a regional economic impact of $184 million in FY 2018.

Savannah State University