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Study at Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University, also referred to as SSU, is located in Portsmouth, Ohio, United States. SSU was established in the year 1986. The university campus is spread across an area of more than 50 acres. It offers over 80 degrees and certificate programs in several areas including accounting, business, nursing, international relations, and teacher education. The university has the following colleges under it:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
Shawnee State University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The students of the university are involved in sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, cross country, and tennis. The alumni of the university boasts of eminent figures like Ted Strickland, governor of the State of Ohio; Paul Yost, the most famous professor of Shawnee State; and Robin Hagen Smith, the women's basketball coach at the university.

Profile of Shawnee State University

Shawnee State can be found in Portsmouth, OH (a town not far from a more urbanized area). The school is a public institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at Shawnee State.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in art studies and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Shawnee State Selectivity

Shawnee State is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 3, 699 students were enrolled in Shawnee State.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Shawnee State student athletes compete in American Mideast Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Shawnee State University - the regional state university of Southern Ohio - prepares students for the changing needs of business, industry, education, and society through its diversified degree programs. Recognizing the importance of knowledge, values, and cultural enrichment, Shawnee State University is committed to providing education that fosters competence in oral and written communications, scientific and quantitative reasoning, and critical analysis/logical thinking. To enrich the lives of the community, the University provides opportunities for continuing personal and professional development, intellectual discovery, and appreciation for the creative and performing arts. "

Shawnee State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts137social services, history, English, general studies, sociology, international relations, sign language translation, humanities
Business and Management92business management, business, accounting, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine90registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology79radiation therapist, dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech
Education and Teaching61kindergarten/preschool teaching, elementary school teaching, special education, teacher aide
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy56sports and fitness management, occupational therapist assistant, occupational therapy
Therapy and Counselling49psychology, physical therapist assistant
Science42biology, chemistry, natural sciences, ecology
Engineering Technician35computer engineering tech, electromechanical tech, drafting, plastics engineering tech, instrumentation tech, civil engineering tech
Art Studies21art studies
Law6legal secretary
Engineering5environmental engineering
office and Administration4executive secretary

Contact: Shawnee State

Shawnee State University

940 Second St

Portsmouth, OH 45662

General Phone: (740) 354-3205

http://www.SHAWNEE. EDU

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