Shawnee State University

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.

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Contacting Shawnee State

Shawnee State University
940 Second St
Portsmouth , OH 45662
General Phone: (740) 354-3205

Shawnee State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts80sign language translation, English, general studies, humanities, social services, international relations, sociology, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine76EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management67business, business management, accounting, MIS
Medical Support and Technology61dental hygienist, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech
Therapy and Counseling44psychology, physical therapist assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy40sports and fitness management, occupational therapist assistant, occupational therapy
Education and Teaching36special education, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, social science teaching, teacher aide
Engineering Technician32electromechanical tech, plastics engineering tech, computer engineering tech, drafting, engineering technician
Science27biology, ecology, natural sciences, chemistry
Art Studies23art studies
Law7legal secretary
Office and Administration6executive secretary
Engineering3environmental engineering

Number of programs and degrees for Shawnee State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree27024
Associate's degree23224
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years15
Master's degree11

Shawnee State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Shawnee State had a total enrollment of 3,699 students (3,282 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 3%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 33%
20-21 24%
22-24 15%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Shawnee State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %

Shawnee State Room and Board (2007)

Shawnee State offers campus housing for 658 of its 3,282 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Portsmouth, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Shawnee State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,832
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,176
Room and board $ 7,670
Room charge $ 4,838
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,832
Books and supplies $ 1,440
Other expenses $ 6,938

Financial Aid:
Shawnee State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 994200)

Shawnee State Faculty

Shawnee State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2421
Non-tenured and not on tenure track89

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year22$74,03415$72,153
Associate professoracademic year32$59,35914$59,245
Assistant professoracademic year23$50,81414$48,003
Instructoracademic year13$32,65219$39,967
All faculty totalacademic year90$56,90562$53,922

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Shawnee State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Mideast Conference
Baseball American Mideast Conference
Track American Mideast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports9716

Shawnee State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General

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What Sets Shawnee State Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 7%Shawnee State Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Shawnee State % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Shawnee State % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in liberal arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 13%Shawnee State % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in art studies
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Shawnee State % of degrees in art studies
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Shawnee State Number of degree programs
% of degrees in mathematics
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 17%Shawnee State % of degrees in mathematics
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Shawnee State Number of students
% of degrees in science
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%Shawnee State % of degrees in science

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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