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 (Fashion Valley and La Jolla) and one in Newport Beach, SSU is focused on training business-oriented professionals from around the world.

Authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to issue the I-20 Non-Immigrant Student Eligibility Form, which is the legal document required to obtain an F-1 Student Visa for studies at an American university. SEVIS approved school.

The University offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree; and Certificates in Business Administration and Marketing.

In addition, SSU Intensive English Program (IEP) - English school department – 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.

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We give special thanks to Dr. Gary Lawson for the interesting insightful talk about business social media that he gave at our Newport Beach campus. Our students enjoyed the talk and look forward to having another one in the future. We are also glad that our MBA student Sedat Delareyna was very happy for having […]


"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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