Samar State University

country rank  142
world rank  11460

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University Overview

Established in 1912, Samar State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Catbalogan City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Eastern Visayas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Basey, Paranas, Samar. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, Samar State University (SSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Samar State University (SSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 107 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Philippine higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SSU
Founded 1912
Motto We Innovate. We Build. We Serve.
Colours Aqua blue, golden yellow and white

University Location

Address Arteche Blvd., Brgy. Guindapunan
Catbalogan City (population range: 50,000-249,999)
6700 Eastern Visayas
T +63 (55) 543 8394
F +63 (55) 543 8394
Other locations Basey, Paranas, Samar

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Office of Student Welfare and Development Services- Admission & Recruitment Services
Catbalogan City, Samar 6700
+63 055-543-8394

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Samar State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines-Inc AACCUP

Memberships and Affiliations

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI)
  • Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP), Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC)
  • Eastern Visayas Consortium for Industry and Energy Research and Development (EVCIERD)
  • Visayas Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Program(ViCARP)
  • Visayas-Mindanao Consortium for Journal Publication, Incorporated (V-MCJPI)
  • Research and Innovation Development Council - Regional Development Council (RDIC-RDC) Region 8
  • Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC)
  • Association of University in Asia Pacific (AUAP)
  • United Architects of the Philippines (UAP)
  • Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities of Industrial Technology (PACUIT)
  • Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE)
  • Institute of Electrical Engineer, Incorporated (IIEEI)
  • Philippine Association for Teacher Education (PAFTE)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019