Student Achievement

As an open access institution, Shawnee State University has a history of serving students that possess a wide variety of academic preparation. Shawnee State University provides students the possibility to earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Movement of students from one program to another (bachelor's to associate's, for example) potentially misrepresent the overall success of our students. Additionally, students succeed at different levels depending on their level of preparedness. In fact, students with an average score on the ACT have a more than 60% chance of earning a degree from Shawnee State University. Students in the top third of their class have a 65% chance of earning a degree. Students who earned a 2.0 their first semester have a nearly 70% retention rate.

The following illustrate these rates:

Freshman Retention of Students 2007-2013

Students Who Earned a Degree (Entered SSU in 2007, 2008, and 2009)


Institutional Research and Sponsored Programs

Contact Information

Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Massie B-52
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Phone: (740) 351-3688
Fax: (740) 351-3413

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