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About Southern

Welcome to this vibrant community of more than 10,000 students located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, near the artsy and historic Westville Village section of the city.

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs. More than 700 faculty members lead students through a wide range of studies and research specialties.

Three Southern students on campus

Learn about life at the university and in New Haven, view maps and calendars, and find out about the unique partnerships Southern enjoys with this culturally rich region.

Students walking in downtown New Haven

Southern Connecticut State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). In 2012, the university received notice of its full reaccreditation by NECHE, following a self-study report that analyzed Southern’s effectiveness as a teaching and learning institution and assessed the extent to which the university met each of 11 standards for accreditation. In 2016, Southern submitted its fifth-year interim report to NECHE; NECHE subsequently accepted the report. For more information about the NECHE reaccreditation process, and the university's self-study, visit Southern's NECHE Web site. 

Southern is proud to be an institution of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU).