Southern States University

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Southern States University
Type For-profit college, provisionally accredited[1]
Established 1983
Chancellor John Tucker
Location San Diego, California, USA

Southern States University (SSU) is a private American university with three locations, two in Southern California (San Diego & Newport Beach) and one in Nevada (Las Vegas). SSU was formerly accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is seeking a new accreditor.[2]


The institution was founded in 1983, originally in Orange County, California.[3] Its current owner is Tepper Technologies, Inc., which purchased it in 2005.[4]

School Info[edit]

Southern States University (SSU) is a private school in Southern California and Nevada with over 650 active students from more than 40 countries. The school has two campuses in California and one campus in Nevada. Southern States University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). The Chancellor is John Tucker.


SSU is based in San Diego, California. It has campuses in San Diego, Newport Beach (California) and Las Vegas (Nevada). [3][5]

Accreditation and approvals[edit]

Southern States University was accredited in August 2010 by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools,[6] an accreditor which is no longer recognized by the United States Department of Education.[1] SSU has maintained "Institutional Approval" status from the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) since the University's acquisition by Tepper Technologies in 2006, certifying that it has continued to meet the state's statutory requirements for a private postsecondary institution.[7]