SSU held national accreditation from August 16, 2010 to March 1, 2024 from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS closed its business on March 1, 2024. All SSU coursework and degrees/certificates issued during that time are considered accredited.

2022 CAR Report San Diego

2022 CAR Report Irvine

2022 CAR Report Las Vegas

2021 CAR Report San Diego

2021 CAR Report Irvine

2021 CAR Report Las Vegas

2020 CAR Report San Diego

2020 CAR Report Irvine

2020 CAR Report Las Vegas

2019 CAR Report San Diego

2019 CAR Report Irvine

2019 CAR Report Las Vegas

2018 CAR Report San Diego

2018 CAR Report Irvine

2018 CAR Report Las Vegas

2017 CAR Report San Diego

2017 CAR Report Newport

2017 CAR Report Las Vegas

2016 CAR Report Newport 

2016 CAR Report San Diego

2015 CAR Report Newport

2015 CAR Report San Diego

2014 CAR Report Newport

2014 CAR Report San Diego

These are the self-reported data submitted to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

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Southern States University is a private institution that is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the law for approved educational institutions. Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834, , toll-free telephone number: (888) 370-7589, fax: (916) 263-1897.

In addition, Southern States University is licensed in the state of Nevada by the Commission on Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the law for licensed educational institutions. Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education at 2800 E. St. Louis Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104, , phone: (702) 486-7330, fax: (702) 486-7340.

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Southern States University is authorized by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) program to enroll international students (F1) in the USA. For many years, Southern States University has attracted international students to come and study at our campuses in California and Nevada. We are proud of having international students (F1) from all over the world. OPT is available in all programs. CPT is available in all degree programs.