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Savannah State University

Savannah State University

Savannah State University, also known as SSU, is a four-year, state-supported university located in Savannah, Georgia, United States. It was established on November 26, 1890. SSU's campus spreads across an area of 175 acres. SSU was ranked fourth tier in the U.S. News & World Report 'America's Best Colleges 2008' in the Universities Master's (South) category. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. SSU is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Sciences and Technology

Savannah State University sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. The teams participate in the sports such as football, baseball, basketball, cross-country, tennis, and track and field. The sports teams are nicknamed the Tigers and Lady Tigers.

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Contacting Savannah State

Savannah State University
3219 College Street
Savannah , GA 31404-5310
General Phone: (912) 356-2181
http://www.savstate.edu/

Savannah State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management77business management, accounting, marketing
Family and Social Work53public administration, social work
Liberal Arts46area and Cultural studies, English, political science, sociology, history
Science36biology, marine biology, chemistry, geology
Security and Law Enforcement32corrections and criminal justice
Media29journalism
Therapy and Counseling26child psychology
Engineering Technician24civil engineering tech, electronics tech, computer engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering11information science
Mathematics8mathematics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2parks and recreation management
Art Studies1visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Savannah State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree30023
Master's degree453

Savannah State Student Body

Savannah State is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Savannah State had a total enrollment of 3,169 students (2,882 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 4%
Black 93%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 35%
20-21 31%
22-24 17%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Savannah State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 48 %

Savannah State Room and Board (2007)

Savannah State offers campus housing for 2,286 of its 2,882 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Savannah, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Savannah State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,726
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,018
Room and board $ 5,644
Room charge $ 2,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,044
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,900

Financial Aid:
Savannah State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 159000)

Savannah State Faculty

Savannah State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$58,390
Instructorcalendar year0*4$44,071
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$61,6037$50,208

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year23$72,8838$65,229
Associate professoracademic year20$64,44711$54,189
Assistant professoracademic year24$50,48927$51,330
Instructoracademic year6$25,83312$37,038
Lectureracademic year4$49,9944$29,917
All faculty totalacademic year77$58,85762$49,483

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Savannah State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Football South Atlantic Conference
Basketball South Atlantic Conference
Baseball South Atlantic Conference
Track South Atlantic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total8347130
Football36036
Baseball81523
Basketball19019
Track181230
All Other Sports22022

Savannah State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology

Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Media
Journalism

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Developmental and Child Psychology

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What Sets Savannah State Apart:

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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Savannah State % of degrees in family and social work
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Savannah State Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Savannah State % of degrees in mathematics
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Savannah State Minority % of student body
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Savannah State % of degrees in media
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Savannah State Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Savannah State % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Savannah State % of degrees in science
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Savannah State % of degrees in engineering technician
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Savannah State % of accepted students who choose to enroll
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Savannah State Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Savannah State % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Savannah State % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Savannah State % of freshmen enrolled part-time

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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