For outstanding achievements in training of teaching staff in 1945 by Government Decision of Ukraine Odessa Pedagogical Institute was named after an outstanding scientist and teacher - Konstantin Ushynsky .
In 1970, Odessa State Pedagogical University Ushynsky awarded with the Diploma of the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine .
September 29, 1994 Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in Odessa State Pedagogical Institute Ushynsky renamed as South Ukrainian State Pedagogical University Ushynsky.
In 2007, the collective of university awarded by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for significant contribution to the development of education and training of highly qualified specialists fruitful scientific and pedagogical activity and employment gains.
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Association of Media University of Ukraine was recognized as the best among the universities of III- IV accreditation in the training of the teaching staff and awarded a diploma and degree with the award of a gold medal at the All-Ukrainian competition "High School 2008 ."
July 13, 2009 by the Decree of the President of Ukraine granted the status of a national university .
As a result, online survey , which was conducted by the Turkish site www.ukraynahaber.com from 1 January to 31 March 2011, the university , according to foreign nationals , was elected the best universities of Ukraine.
In April and November 2011, the Ministry of Education , Youth and Sports of Ukraine and the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine University was awarded the grand prize and gold medal for winning the competition categories at international exhibitions in Kiev "Education and Career 2011 ".
For the effective implementation of international education program Intel « Education for the Future ", with the assistance of the Information Society in Ukraine in 2011, the University was awarded a diploma.
In March 2012, for participating in the 10th final of the Ukrainian International Turkish Language Olympiad in which varsity team won second place awarded the Diploma of the Department of Education and Science of Kyiv City State Administration.
The exhibition "Modern Education in Ukraine -2012" University, received his winner for the project " International education programs as a catalyst for informational Normal University ."
During the XVI International exhibition "Modern Education in Ukraine - 2013 ", held in February 2013 in Kiev University was awarded a gold medal in the competition category " ICT in education".
In March 2013 the results of the competition held by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Ukraine , National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and by " World Expo " within the IV International exhibition "Modern Educational Institutions - 2013 " , the university received a Grand Prix "Leader scientific and technical activities "and the certificate " Quality of scientific publications "in the index worst in Scopus.