Samar State University

Samar State University (SSU) is the only university in the province of Samar, Philippines. The main campus is in Catbalogan City, Samar. Formerly known as the Samar State Polytechnic College (SSPC), it has three external campuses, namely, the Paranas Campus (formerly known as the Wright Vocational School) in Paranas, Samar; Mercedes Campus (the former Samar Regional School of Fisheries) in Mercedes, Catbalogan City, Samar and Basey Campus.


The university has seven colleges and secondary department. It offers a variety of courses from secondary to post graduate studies.

* College of Graduate Studies
* College of Engineering
* College of Nursing
* College of Education
* College of Arts and Sciences
* College of Industrial Technology
* College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (Mercedes Campus)
* Secondary (High School) Department
* Paranas Campus
* Basey Campus

A satellite campus in Basey will be housing the College of Agriculture and Forestry soon.

History Of Samar State University----

The Samar State University is an educational landmark of vital importance to the province of Samar. It gives everyone the opportunity to pursue higher education, which is very much needed for vocational proficiency, and individual as well as national development.

Samar Trade School was its name upon establishment in 1912, serving as laboratory shop of the Samar Provincial High School. Made later as a purely secondary trade school, it had its first graduation exercise in 1932. On June 21, 1959, by virtue of Republic Act No.2435, the Samar Trade School was converted to Samar School of Arts and Trades (SSAT). It was authorized to offer a two-year technical curriculum in various vocational courses. Not long after, the school was given the leeway to offer the four-year teacher-education curriculum, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE) and the four-year technical education curriculum, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT). It expanded its programs to the evening opportunity classes and extension services and the masteral level. In 1981, SSAT, became one of twenty-three vocational technical institutes in the Philippines to receive the Asian Development Bank of the Philippines-Vocational Technical (ADV-VOC-TECH) counterpart loan of the MECS in the form of equipment for Automotive, Electronics, Civil and Machine Shop Technology. With Batas Pambansa 323 passed on September 7, 1982, and approved on November 18 of the same year, SSAT was converted into the Samar State Polytechnic College (SSPC). From serving as a laboratory shop of a provincial school, it has metamorphosed into a training ground of not only secondary but also tertiary, masteral and doctoral students. Students not only sought their own place in the field of Philippine labor, but also earnestly sought and worked for self-fulfillment, peace and progress for the Philippines.

In October 1999, the Samar Regional School of Fisheries (SRSF) was generated to the college as provided for in Republic Act 8745 and as implemented in the General Appropriation Act of 1999. As recommended by the College Council and later approved by the Board of Trustees, the SRSF became the SSPC Mercedes Campus. As one of its colleges, it is now known as the College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences.

On August 7, 2004, the Samar State Polytechnic College, by virtue of Republic Act 9313, was converted into Samar State University integrating therewith the Wright Vocational School in Paranas, Samar.

Courses Offered (SY 2006-2007)----

College of Graduate Studies
* PhD in Educational Management
* PhD in Technology Management (PhDTM)
* Master of Arts (MA)
* Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
* MA in Education (MAEd)
* MA in Elementary Education (MAEEd)
* Master in Technician Education (MTE)
* Master in Public Management (MPM)
* Master of Engineering (MEng'g) with majors in Water Resources Engineering and Management, Construction Engineering and Management and Engineering Management

College of Engineering
* BS in Civil Engineering
* BS in Computer Engineering
* BS in Electrical Engineering
* BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering

College of Nursing
* BS in Nursing

College of Education
* Bachelor in Elementary Education
* Bachelor in Secondary Education
* BS in Industrial Education
* BS in Technician Education

College of Arts and Sciences
* BS in Applied Statistics
* BS in Information Technology
* Bachelor of Technology
* BS in Information Management
* BS in Psychology

College of Industrial Technology
* BS in Industrial Technology
* Bachelor of Technology
* Bachelor of Industrial Technology
* Competency-Based Vocational Education

College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences
* Master of Science in Fisheries Education
* Bachelor of Science in Fisheries
* Bachelor of Secondary Education (Fisheries Education)

Secondary (BEC)

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