Southern States University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Southern States University is a private institution licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).
Any questions a student may have regarding the catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
Southern States University is also licensed in the state of Nevada by the Commission on Postsecondary Education. In the state of Nevada, the Intensive English Program (IEP) courses are accredited by ACICS but they are not licensed by the State of Nevada as they are not under the jurisdiction of the Commission on Post secondary Education.
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4223, (202) 336-6780 (telephone), (202) 842-2593 (facsimile), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.acics.org, to award bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and certificates.
These are the self-reported data submitted to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California, 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, (888) 370-7589 (toll free), (916) 431-6959, (916) 263-1897 (facsimile).
NEVADA COMMISSION ON POST SECONDARY EDUCATION 8778 South Maryland Parkway Suite 115, Las Vegas, NV 89123, http://cpe.state.nv.us/, (702) 486-7330, (702) 486-7340 (facsimile)
ACICS applies the following Definition of Placement to outcomes reported by member institutions:
- Placed based upon job titles: Any graduate or completer of a program that was placed based upon job titles included in the list of job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students. These job titles must be those published by the institution on its web site in compliance with USDOE Title IV regulations and must be identified in the Department’s CIP-to-SOC Crosswalk (Standard Occupational Classification, U.S. Department of Labor) with the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code of this program.
- Placed based upon the required use of skills: Any graduate or completer of a program that was placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job. These skills must be those listed in the institution’s published program description and a majority of these skills must be documented in the employer’s job description as required or desired skills, duties or responsibilities.
- Placed based upon the benefit of the training: Any graduate or completer of a program that was placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.
ACICS calculates placement rates as follows:
(Placed by job title + Placed by skills + Placed by benefit of training)
((Completers + Graduates) – (Exemptions*))
* Exemptions are: pregnancy, death or other health-related issues, continuing education, military service, visa restrictions, enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESL) program, and incarceration.