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Savannah State University

3219 College Street, Savannah, GA

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Savannah State University is a public historically black institution located in Savannah, Georgia. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Approximately 4,100 students are enrolled annually at Savannah State University.

Areas of study available at Savannah State University include:

  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies

The school has an open enrollment policy, accepting all students that meet the requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, records, test scores, and admissions essays may be requested for certain programs. More information on admissions can be found here.

The tuition at SSU varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $6,500 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $19,000 per year. On-campus housing is available for students, and generally costs around $3,300 each year. Some students at SSU may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided as grants or student loans.

The Savannah State University Tigers participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students who wish to learn more about this school may visit their website at http://www.savannahstate.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Savannah State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Savannah State University is about 4,800. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 25% enrolling as graduate students and 97% as undergraduate students.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $3,900-$4,700
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $14,000-$16,970
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $590-$710 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$6,525
Receiving Student Loans87%$7,461
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Savannah State University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Savannah State University has an overall graduation rate which is around 29%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years8%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Savannah State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Savannah State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
82.64%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
97%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
21:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,956