Chancellor's Greetings

"Our mission is to educate the leaders of tomorrow, while preparing you to develop and achieve your personal and professional goals...

I would like to warmly welcome you to our community of international scholars at Southern States University.  I sincerely hope and expect that you will have a wonderful experience with us!"

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Welcome to Southern States University

Southern States University (SSU) is a private Accredited American University founded in 1983. With two campuses in San Diego and one in Newport Beach, SSU is focused on training business-oriented professionals from around the world. The University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree

In addition, SSU offers TOEFL test preparation course and intensive beginner through advanced English courses for students who do not yet possess the English skill level necessary to begin their university studies, as well as for those non-native English speakers who wish to improve their English proficiency.

To assist those students whose intention is to pursue a  degree, SSU can customize a program that includes degree program classes plus intensive English study, to adequately prepare them to succeed with their higher education studies.

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Special Event News!

Southern States University will be hosting a booth at the NAFSA Conference in San Diego. Click on the banner below to go to the website. Attendees wishing to join the campus tour on May 27 th at 9:30 AM click here.

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"The professors are very experienced, and recognized in their fields. Their teaching styles and practical approaches to problem solving are extremely helpful, and I am sure that the knowledge and skills that I acquire here will help me a lot when I start my career in business..."

~Nisarg Patel, India, MBA Student

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